Our hotel group is well known in Cumbria for offering gut-busting food challenges, after playing host to a number of challenges over the years across our Lake District Hotels. From the ‘Hottest Pizza Challenge’ which takes place every Wednesday at LB’s Pizza House, featuring the hottest chili in the world – the Carolina Reaper; to the ‘Man vs Food 72oz Steak Challenge’ at Inn on the Square, which to this day remains undefeated.
We are thrilled to be one of the sponsors for the fantastic Keswick Rotary “Experience of a Lifetime” charity event, which is due to take place for 7 days from the 7th September. On each day, a small group of 14 will have the unique experience of an idyllic location, fine dining with leading chefs, live entertainment, great company, overnight on the fells, an early morning activity, followed by a Cumbrian breakfast, and it’s all for charity!
Our annual cricket match against Keswick Cricket Club took place last night (Thursday 26th July) and what a night it was. It’s been an absolute pleasure for Lake District Hotels to sponsor Keswick Cricket Club and each year we look forward to our annual match. We all had a great time and we’re over the moon to have won the match. A big thank you goes out to all of the staff that took part and to everyone that joined us to support our team!
Would you like to know your temaki from your hosomaki and how to recreate simple flavours of pan-Asia at home? Well now you can! At our Pan Asian cookery demonstration our Head Chef and Sous Chef will demonstrate the art of sushi making, how to make a classic Japanese marinade perfect for meat and fish, top tips on stir-frying and how to make a Thai curry paste from scratch, as well as the chance to smell, touch and taste as you go along .
IN THE PRESS… We have received this lovely review for our brand-new Pan Asian restaurant, Mizu and wanted to share it with our readers…
As part of a two year support project, which has seen Lake District Hotels raise over £8,500 towards the development of Keswick School’s food technology kitchen; recently saw one of our Sous Chefs host a pasta cookery demonstration at the school for a group of year 10 Hospitality and Catering students, aged 14 and 15.
The 2018 Tour of Britain is set to take place from the 2nd to 9th September, which will include a team time trial for the first time, as well as a summit finish on Whinlatter Pass in stages 5 and 6.
With the Summer holidays just around the corner, for many this means time off, daytime activities and long Summer nights spent out with friends. But if you’re a parent, it can mean children under your feet all day, an overflowing washing basket and shelling out for endless meals in cafés and restaurants. The school holidays can cost a small fortune; so, finding places to take the kids for free can be a lifesaver.
Earlier this year we launched a yearlong raffle, and we are pleased to announced the 1st, 2nd & 3rd prize winners for our first quarter draw. The raffle offers fabulous prizes from our seven hotels for each quarter, tickets have been available to purchase from our hotel receptions, as well as online and via Keswick School students, raising £1,788 which will go towards developing the food technology classroom at Keswick School.
We would like to welcome and introduce Davina Hassell, our new Spa Manager at The Falls Spa, which is due to open in Autumn 2018. Originally from Widnes, Davina has had the fortune of working in spas all over the world, from Dubai, Qatar and India, to name a few. Now positioned at the Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa, we’ve asked Davina what she enjoys about working in a spa, why she decided to take up this new role and what’s she’s looking for when it comes to recruiting a team of Spa therapists. Read on to hear more.