HISTORY: ROBIN HOOD


The Robin Hood is a community focused village pub, We have been trying to develop the venue over time, gradually updating the old inn to our standards. Unfortunately, since March 18th We have been closed under government restrictions put in place for pubs and restaurants, due to the Coronavirus lockdown.

We have been busy working behind the scenes to create a new hub for the community on our website.


If you were a regular with us before the lockdown, or you are new to our little village pub community, we would like to take this chance to to welcome you all.


The Robin Hood Inn is now officially OPEN come and take a look around, join the conversation. We have a great selection of drinks available.


As it is an important moment in the history of the modern world. We will look at the history of the pub. if you have any old pictures or media related to the pub, we would love to hear more from you.

ROBIN HOOD - and his merry men?

The obvious name of the pub has always thrown up a few questions??

I grew up in Chapel-en-le-Frith, once on the edge of the Great Sherwood forest, not far from the grave of Little John in Hathersage. So I was intrigued to know how he made it up to Smithfield, Carlisle of all places?

After extensive research by the pubs owner. We have been led to believe the pubs name derives from a Local cock fighting legend. Not the knight and archer extraordinaire from Loxley.

According to local records Cockfights would regularly take place at the rear of the building which dates to the 1700's


It has been noted that the emblem of Dalston, the fighting cock robin hood, regularly fought at this site, which is why the name of the pub evolved from red house, to Robin Hood


Robin Hood through the years


Starting from the private management in 1972 The new sign and logo, now reflects the real heritage of the real Robin Hood.

During these uncertain times we have evolved to help sustain the village pub.

moving online has provided a future for the pub.

to show your support you can now donate to us via JustGiving

Search: robin-hood-smithfield

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We feel so so humbled by the generosity of people. #viralkindness We find that we had a mystery donation of £500 to our JustGiving page.

We are now 51% of the way to our target.


Every donation we have received has meant so much to us. We would like to thank everybody who is spreading kindness and community during this time.

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