The Belted will Inn.

'The Belted Will' provides bed and breakfast accommodation, Restaurant and a Bar that serves a selection of fine ales, spirits, wines and also provides a takeaway service.

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The Inn is shown on maps produced in the 1860's as "The Kings Arms Inn" and the name "The Belted Will Inn" Is said to have originated in the poem by Sir Walter Scott. "Lay of the Last Minstrel".  In his poem he nicknamed Lord William Howard "Belted Will" because of the broad belt that he wore. 

Lord William Howard was Lord of the Manor and resided at Naworth Castle. The Howard family are still large landowners in the area and Naworth Castle their seat.

In 1797 Sir Walter Scott spent some three months at Wardrew House in Gilsland, a spa resort at the time. In fact he met his wife Charlotte Charpentier (or Carpenter) during this period. They married within a year in Carlisle Cathedral.