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.
December’s recipe of the month comes from Head Chef Dan Grimshaw from the Kings Arms Hotel… This unusual festive dish will set your taste-buds tingling, it’s perfect for adding an extra special touch to any dinner party and will wow your guests and get them talking!
For over 35 years the over 60’s luncheon at the Inn on the Lake has gone from strength to strength, thanks to Jean Smith, who years ago started a swear box in the Hickers Bar, now known as Ramblers Bar situated in the grounds of the hotel.
The award-winning 4 star Inn on the Lake enjoys one of the most spectacular settings in the Lake District, set in 15 acres of grounds with lawns sweeping to the shores of Lake Ullswater and breath taking scenery towards the magnificent Helvellyn range… it’s the perfect location to hold a photographic workshop.
Are you wanting to look and feel amazing for your Christmas party? It’s the one night of the year where you get the chance to really let your inner party animal loose in front of your colleagues – and it’s important to look your best. So with the Christmas season just around the corner, there’s no better time than the present to start planning ahead…
There was great excitement at the Inn on the Lake on Sunday night (30th November) when pupils from Patterdale School and children from Glenridding came to celebrate the switch-on of the Christmas lights.
Nowhere does Christmas quite like the Lodore Falls Hotel – we’re crackers about the festive season and go all out to ensure our guests have a yuletide to remember. We offer three-day Christmas and New Year packages and are booked up months in advance by eager customers who can’t get enough of our extravagant hospitality.