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By on August 25th, 2016

News from the George Hotel in Penrith

News from the George Hotel

There’s a real air of optimism at the George Hotel, with plenty of smiles and a very relaxed atmosphere. That’s down to the team at the helm… Dave Hobson our General Manager, Fiona Sellars our Sales Manager, John Lennon our Head Chef and many more…

Dave Hobson is relatively new to his role as General Manager, but he’s certainly not new to Lake District Hotels. We like to promote from within and Dave started working at the George Hotel nine years ago as Assistant Manager before transferring to the Kings Arms in Keswick where his passion for real ale helped the Kings Arms achieve their Cask Marque Award. After a seven year stint, Dave has returned to the George Hotel in his first role as General Manager. There’s a real sense of family spirit which we know customers appreciate.

Head Chef John Lennon, not a Beatle but he has cooked for one…
John’s added modernity in the kitchen, implementing as many contemporary techniques as he can. Food is a science and John uses gels, molecular gastronomy and other forward thinking ideas, turning liquids into powders and crumbs with an intense flavour and quietly adding that up-to-date twist to classic dishes.

John cooked for Sir Paul McCartney in the Lakes when he proposed to Heather Mills. John says, “It was a really great moment; he came into the kitchen, shook our hands and made a joke about my name which was a real ice breaker.”

Celebrating a decade with the hotel…
This summer Fiona Sellars celebrates a decade working at the hotel… Today she looks after conferences, parties, weddings and organises all the themed nights which include immensely popular Murder Mystery nights and musical evenings. To keep an eye on our events calendar, visit – www.lakedistricthotels.net/events/georgehotel. Fiona’s favorite famous guests at the George include Prince Charles, Fern Britton and Pudsey Bear!


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Email: reservations@lakedistricthotels.net

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