Gary Wilson has been the General Manager at the Inn on the Lake in Ullswater since the Graves family purchased the hotel, back in 2000. Recognized for his enthusiasm, commitment and his innate ability to wear the many different hats that are required of a successful General Manager, we wanted to give you an insight into the life of Gary.
Keswick is the only town in Cumbria to be able to give a warm welcome to a team of 6 wounded war veterans when they arrive in Market Square after completing the Scafell Pike leg of a 1,000 mile walk around Britain. So the call is out for all residents, visitors, school children, Scouts, Brownies, Cadets – in fact everyone to give a big Keswick welcome to the soldiers who fight on our behalf.
Lake District Hotels collected three awards for their gardens at the Keswick Tourism Association and Keswick in Bloom 2015 awards ceremony, held at Hope Park in Keswick on Monday 10th August. From Lake District Hotels, the Lodore Falls Hotel had been put forward in the ‘Large Hotel’ garden award, along with the Queens Head Bar for ‘Pub’ garden of the year award.
Vic Reeves has just enjoyed a stay in our new four-star hotel with his wife Nancy Sorrell and their twin daughters. The Inn on the Square came to Vic’s rescue by offering two luxury bedrooms after he’d been washed out camping in the Borrowdale Valley.
At Lake District Hotels our staff love living and working in the Adventure Capital of the UK, so it seemed only fitting to take part in the Total Warrior 2015 event. 12 staff members from across our hotel group joined forces to take on the 10k race of endless hills, rivers, mud (tonnes of it!), woodland, rugged Lake District terrain and 30 obstacles, which took place on Saturday 1st August.
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.