"Me – lager. Finchy – lager. Gareth – lager, sometimes cider. So, different drinks for different needs.”

One of the most famous faces of UK comedy has been spotted in Windermere pulling pints.

Ricky Gervais' 'David Brent' character became iconic around the world when The Office first hit screens back in 2001.

And now, he's blessed Cumbria with his presence, of sorts.

@rickygervaislookalike Stag do’s are always better with The Brentmeister General #stagparty #stagideas #davidbrent ♬ original sound - David Brent

Tim Oliver, from West Sussex, is a Ricky Gervais and David Brent lookalike who has even worked for Gervais himself out in America.

You might recognise him from 'The Chippendoubles', previously seen on Britain's Got Talent in 2010.

Tim, as David, visited The Crafty Baa, located on Victoria Street in Windermere and was spotted pulling pints in character as Brent.

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He is a familiar face on TikTok now, engaging with bookings such as weddings and stag parties.

See his website for more.

The Crafty Baa, located on Victoria Street in Windermere, was previously named the North West’s best pub at the prestigious ‘Rural Oscars’ awards.

According to their website, The Crafty Baa was built by Vince, Lisa and Ben in just seven months. They used over 80% recycled and up-cycled materials and opened on August 12th 2016.

It has had rave reviews ever since and won several awards.


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Back in 2021, owner Vince Gregg spoke with us to discuss their beginnings and success: "The whole journey for us began in 2016 when we opened the bar. The one we opened in Keswick was opened last year in 2020.

“For the future we are looking to open the smallest pub in the Lake District. So small we want it to have its own postcode.

“For this business we put in three years research to find out what others were doing, and we found everyone was copying everyone else.

“We don’t copy others. Everything we do is the opposite to everyone else. It makes it more fun."