GEORGE FISHER was born at the foot of Helvellyn, in what was The Old Nag's Head Inn. "Mountains have always held a fascination for me, and I have spent my life on the mountains", he said. In 1947 the Keswick Mountain Rescue team was formed, and over the years George as team leader was involved in hundreds of rescues.
|When George Fisher retired in 1989, the new management team headed up by Anita and Michael Standring set about a complete refurbishment of the old building. In doing so they maintained the link with the past by incorporating many Abraham pictures throughout the newly enlarged store and named the new tearoom, located underneath the rafters, as Abraham's Tearoom. It is now acclaimed as one of the most delightful tearooms in the Lake District.|