Johnny Vegas has just enjoyed a stay at the George Hotel in Penrith with his Mum, after check out Johnny tweeted saying, “What a lovely overnight stay at The George Hotel. Massive thanks to all the team who made ourselves but especially Ma Vegas feel like a star for the night. She’s decided to get herself that cardigan from The Edinburgh Woolen Mill so is currently on cloud nine #newcardybuzz”
Students from Keswick School proved they had excellent taste when it came to submitting their sandwich recipes into our ‘Design a Sandwich’ competition. We have been working closely with Keswick School throughout 2018 to raise funds to improve their food technology kitchen, kick starting our fundraising activities by involving the students in an exclusive competition.
Getting to the Lake District is about to become even easier as Carlisle Lake District Airport re-opens to commercial airlines for the first time in 25 years. Until now, it has been primarily used for flight training or local sightseeing tours, but from the 3rd September 2018 it will be connected to hubs in London, Dublin and Belfast with Scottish airline Loganair.
Fewer than 40% of British children can cook five savoury dishes before they leave school, a survey by the Sunday Times found, so this year we plan to inspire young children to cook and find chef’s of the future by raising money to upgrade the food technology facilities at Keswick School.
Sourcing good, reliable chefs has always been a battle within the hospitality industry, it’s a challenging occupation with high staff turnover and a shortage of talented young chefs on the horizon. According to the skills development agency ‘People 1st’ 51% of catering colleges have seen enrolments drop, in an industry which, by 2020, will need a predicted 11,000 new chefs.
If you are busy planning a wedding, come along to the Inn on the Lake’s Spring wedding fayre on Sunday 18th March. Here you can enjoy an arrival drink and canapes, before exploring our luxury venue; as well as meeting our wedding co-ordinators and local exhibitors to get inspiration and advise to help plan your wedding day.
What do you have planned for your Mum on Mother’s Day. If your Mum loves the Lake District, how about treating her to a gift voucher at one of our seven family owned hotels, from afternoon tea for 2 to a leisurely lake cruise or a cosy night’s stay, our gift vouchers are a perfect surprise. Below we’ve rounded up our top 5 gift voucher experiences for your Mum.
The Royal wedding will be a time of national celebration and our ever-talented pastry chefs have been busy creating an afternoon tea worthy of the Royal seal of approval! Masterfully presented with an array of picture perfect, hand crafted delicacies, our royalty-inspired afternoon tea is ideal for a special occasion – or just an afternoon treat.
If you enjoy eating out in the Lake District but long for a fresh take on restaurant dining, you’ll love Mizu! Located on the shores of Derwentwater at the Lodore Falls Hotel, our brand-new Pan-Asian restaurant open on the 11th May 2018, serving a selection of tempting Japanese, Korean, Malaysian and Thai specialities.
We’ve asked our brides what was the main reason they chose to book their wedding at Inn on the Lake and this is what they said: