Nowhere does Christmas quite like the Lodore Falls Hotel – we’re crackers about the festive season and go all out to ensure our guests have a yuletide to remember. We offer three-day Christmas and New Year packages and are booked up months in advance by eager customers who can’t get enough of our extravagant hospitality.
Two young aspiring chefs from the Liverpool City college joined us at the Inn on the Lake last week, to gain valuable experience and further their skills to help them on their way to employment. We are always looking for young talent to join our team and feel it is important to give students the opportunity to get hands-on experience in a demanding professional kitchen.
The Skiddaw Hotel held their winter fashion show last Friday in the Greta Suite. The event was extremely popular and sold out, with 56 ladies taking their seats to enjoy a delicious late evening afternoon tea and show featuring designs from White Stuff, Joules, Fat Face & Alexandra’s of Keswick.
Work has started on completely revamping The Queens Hotel in Keswick, with plans for the hotel to close completely on 17th November. The project began as soon as Lake District Hotels group purchased the Queens hotel in April this year, when Kit Graves (Director) and Dani Hope (Marketing Director) appointed Hyde Harrington Chartered Surveyors from Carlisle to assist with the project.
For the second year running the Borrowdale Hotel have held their ‘Snap It Up’ competition, offering guests the chance to send in images from their recent stay at the hotel. The best 12 images are selected from each competition and used to produce beautiful glossy calendars, with the winning image receiving a prize of two nights dinner, bed & breakfast at the Borrowdale Hotel and the 11 runners up receiving a bottle of bubbly on their next stay.
Celebrate Christmas this year with the Kings Arms Hotel and treat yourself to a hassle-free Christmas Day dinner in the company of great friends, great surroundings and great food… with a menu to make it a star occasion! But hurry as there are only a few places left!
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… at Lake District Hotels! This week the Christmas cherry picker has been out adding decorations to all of our Lake District Hotels. The Inn on the Lake, the Kings Arms, the Skiddaw Hotel, the Lodore Falls Hotel, the Borrowdale Hotel and finally the George Hotel are now all adorned with festive outdoor baubles and lights.
With the festive season just around the corner it’s time to start planning ahead to those all important dinner parties… and we’ve got all the ingredients you’ll need to whip up impressive and effortless canapés… So let’s get everyone in the party mood by setting a date for family and friends to join you for fun, laughter and fabulous food.
Back by popular demand, the magical Swan Lake Ballet will once again herald the start of the Christmas events at the Lodore Falls Hotel, with over 30 talented young dancers from the Starkey School of Theatre Dance in Whitehaven performing the classic Swan Lake ballet.
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.
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.