On Sunday 10th May the George Hotel, Penrith received a very special visitor… when Fern Britton popped in, along with a group of cyclists who were participating in the Fern Britton #Challenge57. The #Challenge57 is a unique adventure, where anyone can join in and cycle with Fern from John O’Groats to Land’s End to raise funds to help Genesis Research Trust put a end to miscarriages.
Looking to relax, unwind and revive ahead of your special day? You’ll find all you need at the fabulous Falls Beauty Salon, which offers a huge selection of beauty treatments, pamper days and breaks designed to enhance wellbeing and make you look and feel great from top to toe.
The Skiddaw Hotel hosted a fairytale afternoon tea party on Bank Holiday Monday with Frozen’s Princess Elsa. There was a fabulous turn out for the event, with 35 excited youngsters and not to mention 20 just as excited Mum’s and Dad’s.
The award-winning Inn on the Lake in Glenridding is the perfect setting for a glamorous event, set on the shores of Lake Ullswater, with stunning 360 degree views. Each year the hotel hosts an annual charity show with Genevieve of Carlisle in aid of Hospice at Home, this year’s event took place on Thursday 30th April which attracted 64 ladies from various parts of Cumbria.
Residing in an enviable location overlooking both lake and mountains, you might think the Lodore Falls Hotel would struggle to match the beauty of its surroundings. But with five Keswick in Bloom awards, vast lawns and an array of gorgeous flower beds, the beauty shines in its own right. The man behind the impressive landscaping is our Head Gardener John Curran.
On Saturday 25th April a group of Harley Davidson enthusiasts visited the George Hotel, using the hotel as a base for touring the Lakes. The Harley owners group ‘Aire Valley UK’ was formed in 1997 and has approximately 300 members who like riding their bikes and having fun.
We are delighted to introduce Mark Harris, the new Head Chef at the award-winning 2 AA Rosette Inn on the Lake in Ullswater. Mark has been part of our team since February and has put his own spin on the menu, by introducing new creative and inspirational dishes. A few new favourites on the A la Carte menu to try are West Coast White Crab with daikon radish, cucumber, caviar and young shoots; or for dessert, Mark’s Chocolate Dome with tapioca, mocha mousse, peanut butter crumb is to die for.
With the cricket season about to kick off, Lake District Hotels is proud to offer their support for a second year running to Keswick Cricket Club, as the clubs main sponsor. Both parties see the sponsorship arrangement as being a mutually beneficial one and last summer Dani Hope (Marketing Director for Lake District Hotels) leant a hand at the opening ceremony of their new £16,000 practice net area, by cutting the tape, along with Henri Olonga (former Zimbabwe test cricketer).
April’s Recipe of the Month comes from the George Hotel’s Sous Chef, John Lennon. John has created the perfect plum pudding recipe, which is easy to follow at home to impress your dinner guests. The combination of the fruit and spices works brilliantly, there’s nothing like a bit of spice to brighten up a fruit pudding… Go on give it a go!
After a long cold winter the changing of the seasons can make us feel more relaxed and alive, everyone starts looking forward to lighter nights and warmer temperatures, and many of us are eager to look and feel our best… Follow Christine Bibby, Salon Manager at The Falls Beauty Salon at the Lodore Falls Hotel useful tips to help you break out of the winter blues and put a spring back in your step.