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.
The Borrowdale Hotel has just recently accommodated a group of staff members from City West Housing Trust (now a ForViva group member), as 16 of them took part in the challenge of a lifetime, to run 130 miles in 5 days around 10 of the main lakes in the Lake District.
Whether you’re a dog lover or sun worshipper the weekend of 20th / 21st June is set to divide the crowds. Each year the summer solstice rises upon us to mark the first day of the summer season in the Northern Hemisphere. Known for being well celebrated at the famous Stonehenge, it has become somewhat overcrowded with around 20,000 people each year, however make your way up to the Castlerigg Stone Circle in Keswick and you will be greeted by a more intimate crowd of a few hundred or so people, patiently waiting for the sun to rise up over Blencathra.
June’s Recipe of the Month comes from Dan Grimshaw, Head Chef at the Kings Arms Hotel. If you are looking for that perfect main course, that’s nice and easy but really scrummy, then this is your dish. Irish sea mussels, shallot and cider broth suits both the Summer and Winter season and is perfect if you are throwing a dinner party and really want to impress your guests.