Burns Night is the time to don the kilt, dust off the bottle of whisky and sample a little haggis… and with the help of over 50 visitors and guests, the Borrowdale Hotel has once again hosted a fabulous Burns Supper in honour of the Scottish poet Robert Burns.
Few hotels can boast a waterfall in their grounds and a lake at the end of the garden… the Lodore Falls can! The 4* Lodore Falls hotel is nestled in the pretty Borrowdale Valley, overlooking Derwentwater and the Catbell mountains. Situated in 40 acres of grounds, with a stunning waterfall, river that runs under a pack horse bridge and grounds leading down to Derwentwater… It’s the perfect romantic setting for a Valentine’s break!
Christmas tipples, turkey with all the trimmings and that extra serving of pudding can all start to add up over the festive season, and we are all guilty of ditching our New Year’s resolution before we’ve even started…
January’s ‘Recipe of the Month’ comes from the Inn on the Lake and is an ideal starter for a cold winter’s day… soups are a great way to stay warm during the cold season, and this soup is smooth and delicious.
Award-winning photographer Mark Littlejohn scooped top prizes at a prestigious national landscape competition in 2014. The Landscape Photographer of the Year competition is run by Take a View, who worked in association with Visit Britain. Mark, from Penrith, beat thousands of photographers at the competition, walking away with the winning title and £10,000 for his image “A Beginning and an End”. The image was taken in Glencoe and described by the judges as “a fleeting moment of beauty” in the Scottish Highlands. Mark also had two images, “Wall Holm Island” and “Deepdale” highly commended by the judges and one commended.
The smashing of the Lodore Falls gingerbread house has become a tradition firmly embedded in the Lodore Falls Hotel New Year celebrations. Each year guests enjoying a delicious New Year’s Day gala buffet, can join in the fun and watch as the children smash the gingerbread house to pieces. Sous Chef, Shane Hamilton, produces the towering gingerbread hotel each Christmas, which is a replica of the Lodore Falls Hotel.
Welcome to ‘Meet the Team’, the time of month when we like to give our readers a sneak preview into our dedicated team of staff. At Lake District Hotels we are recognised for the warmth of our welcome, unrivalled personal attention and excellent service… and we’d like to give you an insight into some of our staff members at Lake District Hotels.
With phase 1 of the Queens Hotel refurbishments well underway, phase 2 got started on the 17th November, which includes 21 bedrooms, 2 lounges, 1 bar, 1 restaurant and an open display kitchen – so a busy time for everyone over the next 3 months!
For the last 28 years Mike Ward, Executive Head Chef at the Lodore Falls Hotel, has produced a magical butter sculpture for the hotel’s festive celebrations. Each year Mike secretly works on his sculptures at home and unveils them to signal the start of Christmas. These amazing sculptures have ranged from unicorns, to ballerinas to dazzling sugar plum fairies, with Mike’s enthusiasm growing every year.
Charles Graves, Director of Lake District Hotels has recently been awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the University of Cumbria for his outstanding services to leisure, tourism and hospitality.