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Sportsman’s Dinner at the Skiddaw Hotel

Sportsmans Dinner at the Skiddaw Hotel

SKY TV cricket commentator, interviewer and former England player Paul Allott gave a highly informative and entertaining talk to guests at a special sportsman’s’ dinner at the Skiddaw Hotel, Keswick.

Paul is well known for his work for Sky alongside the cricket commentary team regulars of Sir Ian “Beefy” Botham, Michael Vaughan, Nassar Hussain, David “Bumble” Lloyd, David Gower, Michael Atherton, Bob Willis and, the latest addition, another former England captain, Andrew Strauss.

Paul’s talk was extremely well received and although the highlight was probably the hilarious story he told of the day when, as as a tail end batsman he encountered one of the world’s fastest bowlers, Paul concluded his talk with a highly amusing poem aimed at the controversial figure of former England player Kevin Pietersen. Paul claimed that he was inspired to write the poem when he travelled through Grasmere to Keswick past the Dove Cottage home of William Wordsworth.

The audience of local cricket and sporting enthusiasts, many of them from Keswick Cricket Club, enjoyed the occasion immensely, with a  delicious 3 course meal in the Greta Suite and a raffle raising over £300 for the Great North Air Ambulance, who gave a brief presentation at the event on their work in the area. Raffle prizes were generously donated from Grapevine, The Herdy Company, The Pencil Museum, Keswick Mountain Bikes, Lake District Wildlife Park, Keswick Golf Club, The Borrowdale Hotel and not to mention a delicious Sunday Carvery for two at the Skiddaw Hotel.

PICTURE:
Pictured with guest speaker Paul Allott (centre) are (left to right) Andrew Bryson, Bill Robinson, Keith Richardson and Paul Hindmarch.
Photograph courtesy of Robert Rathbone.

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‘Meet the Team’ at the Inn on the Lake

Meet the Team from the Inn on the LakeWelcome to ‘Meet the Team’, the time of month when we like to give our readers a sneak preview into our dedicated team of staff. At Lake District Hotels we are recognised for the warmth of our welcome, unrivalled personal attention and excellent service… and we’d like to give you an insight into what our staff like about the Inn on the Lake.

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October Recipe of the Month!

Recipe of the Month October 14

This month’s recipe is a ‘Scotch Quail Egg’ starter from the George Hotel. If you are thinking of throwing a dinner party this festive season, Scotch eggs make a fun starter. Continue reading

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London’s West End comes to Penrith!

Opera d'Amici live at the George Hotel

Opera d’Amici are a group of highly experienced singers from companies such as Covent Garden, English National Opera and D’Oyly Carte. The group came together to share their love and passion for what they do and perform in a variety of different venues. After a strong recommendation to Kit Graves, Director of Lake District Hotels from a personal friend, a date was set for Saturday 18th October for Opera d’Amici to perform live at the George Hotel in Penrith.

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Top 5 tips to a help your body become firmer and leaner…

Top 5 tips from the Falls Beauty Salon

Christine Bibby, Salon Manager at The Falls Beauty Salon at the Lodore Falls Hotel in Borrowdale, has years of experience in famous Spa’s in the UK and Europe.

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Autumn-inspired Toffee Apple Cake

Autumn inspired cake

Join us at one of our seven Lake District Hotels to indulge in this deliciously moist and tasty autumn-inspired cake… it’s a winner following an afternoon walk in the fresh air. Sit down by the fire with a cup of something hot and a slice of toffee apple cake and enjoy with custard for extra indulgence!

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Lake District Hotels urges local retailers to work together this Christmas

Christmas Shopping Break with Lake District Hotels

Earlier this year experts of the centre for retail research predicted that tens of thousands of jobs could be at risk as record numbers of customer’s desert stores to buy online, and with only 77 shopping days left till Christmas these concerns continue to rise for independent shops. With high rents and rates, fewer shoppers and high parking charges, it can be a struggle for these smaller shops to survive.
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Once upon a Cumbrian Christmas…

Once upon a Cumbrian Christmas a fairy tale festive season at the Lodore Falls Hotel
If Santa could sit back and enjoy Christmas, we think he’d feel right at home at the Lodore Falls Hotel… just ten minutes from Keswick is a jewel in the crown of the Borrowdale Valley. The four star Lodore Falls Hotel has its own waterfall in the gardens, a view over Derwentwater and a jetty from which to embark on a lake cruise.

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In the spirit of Downton Abbey

Downton Afternoon Tea at the Borrowdale HotelDownton style afternoon tea at the Borrowdale Hotel is back by popular demand. After the success of last year’s Downton style afternoon tea and with the new series in full flow, the Borrowdale Hotel wanted to give their guests the chance to star in their own version of Downton Abbey.

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September recipe of the month

Recipe of the Month September
Head Chef Dan Grimshaw from the Kings Arms Hotel has recommended his West Coast “Marra-ner” Fish Pie, as his recipe of the month. This dish has been extremely popular with our customers and we wanted to share the recipe with you, so you can have ago at making it yourself.

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