The sights are simply amazing! If you haven’t visited the Lake District yet, have a look and judge for yourselves!
Apparently, there has always been an inn here from 1496 onwards, so when Mr. and Mrs. Darcy went to the Lake District at some point or other after their marriage – as they must have done, to make up for the trip that never happened – they might have stopped here, at Kirkstone Pass Inn.
Still, it’s a lovely place, some 300 years old and converted from a dairy, the proprietor said.
No. 4: Only coins of the realm may be tendered for the purchase of liquor. Cheques or notes of hand will not be accepted from those below the rank of Royal Duke. (So even Darcy would have had to pay hard cash!)
No 8: The following penalties may be invoked for swearing: an oath 1d, a curse 3d, a blasphemy 6d, it being for none but the proprietor to categorise.
No. 10: There may be no dicing, whether the die be fair or loaded.
No. 13: No spirituous liquors shall be served for the consumption by dogs, except before fights.
And lastly, No. 14: Seamen and travellers are invited to be moderate in the telling of tall stories, lest the credulity of the company be strained, and the King’s peace threatened.
So I suppose that with all the travellers, the dog-fighting, gambling and brawling, this might have been a bit below par for the Darcys – but wherever they might have stopped, I hope they enjoyed their trip, and were delighted with the scenery, as well as with each other!