From having one of the UK’s top 10 towns to hosting some of the best festivals around it’s clear to us that the northern Lake District is a winner, but to prove a point here are our top ten reasons why we think the North Lakes is better than the South Lakes… What do you think? Let us hear your reasons why the North or South Lakes is better.
The management and staff at the Inn on the Square in Keswick are celebrating, following a recent AA Inspection which awarded the new hotel with a four star accolade as well as a rosette for the food in Brossen Steakhouse. The award comes just six weeks after the hotel opened its doors after it underwent a complete renovation which saw the hotel close for eight months.
Lake District Hotels Ltd are in their second year of sponsorship of Keswick Cricket Club and each year look forward to their annual match against them, as with any business deals there needs to be a little bit of fun included. In 2014 Lake District Hotels stole the show by winning the game with the last run, so this year the pressure was really on to keep hold of the Cup trophy, and Keswick Cricket Club had come well prepared by fielding a much stronger team.
Ivan Holroyd has been the General Manager at the Borrowdale Hotel for just over a year now, for those of you that haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Ivan we wanted to share with you his views about empty fells, triathletes and the truth about whether it rains all the time in Cumbria.
The awards ceremony for the 2015 Lakeland Book of the Year was held at the Inn on the Lake on Tuesday 14 July, where a delicious luncheon was served, whilst enjoying views across Lake Ullswater and the surrounding fells.
This month’s recipe of the month comes from Graham Ball, Head Chef at the Borrowdale Hotel. Graham wanted to give our readers a real taste of Cumbria, so he’s included Herdwick lamb in this delicious seasonal recipe.
Whilst more than 20,000 worshipers, revellers and curious visitors made their way to Stonehenge for the Summer Solstice, a group from Lake District Hotels had a more intimate affair at one of the most stunning stone circle locations in the country.
On Thursday 18th June the Inn on the Lake in Ullswater hosted a fabulous Royal Ascot Ladies Race Day in aid of the Great North Air Ambulance. 90 glamorous ladies travelled from as far as Scarborough, Newcastle, Carlisle and various other parts of Cumbria to take their seats in the “Royal Enclosure” for a live television transmission of one of the most popular events of the summer’s social calendar.
Lake District Hotels are over the moon to have now opened our new hotel on Friday 12th June, in the charming market town of Keswick. Formerly known as The Queen’s Hotel, the property has been completely renovated combining strong elements of Scandinavian design with a love of all things Cumbrian.