With the nights are getting darker and cooler, people want to venture out less and less… but you can still have fun without going far. Throw a dinner party and gather everyone together, you’ll really WOW your guests with Brian Alston, Head Chef at the Skiddaw Hotel’s recipe for white chocolate panna cotta with passion fruit coulis.
The ‘Walk of Britain’ team visited Keswick last week, as part of their 1,000 mile expedition between Scotland and England. The aim of the walk, is to help raise money and awareness for Walking with the Wounded, a charity set up to retrain and re-skill the wounded and support them in finding new careers outside the Military.
We were happy to see Julia Bradbury checking in to the Inn on the Square on Monday, whilst she was in the area filming her new TV series, ‘The 8 Bradbury’s Best Walks’ which will be on ITV early 2016. Julia is a big fan of the Lake District and has become one of our most popular on-screen faces appearing in programs like Wainwrights Walks, The Wonder of Britain and Countryfile.
The Inn on the Square was honored to welcome a group of veterans from Walking with the Wounded into the hotel, as part of their 1,000 mile expedition between Scotland and England. The four British and two US veterans, who have all sustained a range of injuries whilst serving on the front line, are raising money and awareness for Walking with the Wounded, a charity set up to retrain and re-skill the wounded and support them in finding new careers outside the Military.
Hurray – our brand new Special Breaks Brochure is now available to download or pick it up from one of our hotels. It’s filled with our best offers for you to enjoy in the Lakes from 1st November 2015 till 31st October 2016. From £92 per person* for a 2 night break this brochure will give you a wide choice of options.
It’s not unusual for our guests to ask our receptionists and members of staff if they can recommend any good walks in the Lake District. After all when you come to stay with Lake District Hotels, 9 out of 10 of our guests are here to enjoy the beauty of the area and want to get outside and explore.
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.