On Thursday 18th June the Inn on the Lake in Ullswater hosted a fabulous Royal Ascot Ladies Race Day in aid of the Great North Air Ambulance. 90 glamorous ladies travelled from as far as Scarborough, Newcastle, Carlisle and various other parts of Cumbria to take their seats in the “Royal Enclosure” for a live television transmission of one of the most popular events of the summer’s social calendar.
Lake District Hotels are over the moon to have now opened our new hotel on Friday 12th June, in the charming market town of Keswick. Formerly known as The Queen’s Hotel, the property has been completely renovated combining strong elements of Scandinavian design with a love of all things Cumbrian.
The Borrowdale Hotel has just recently accommodated a group of staff members from City West Housing Trust (now a ForViva group member), as 16 of them took part in the challenge of a lifetime, to run 130 miles in 5 days around 10 of the main lakes in the Lake District.
Whether you’re a dog lover or sun worshipper the weekend of 20th / 21st June is set to divide the crowds. Each year the summer solstice rises upon us to mark the first day of the summer season in the Northern Hemisphere. Known for being well celebrated at the famous Stonehenge, it has become somewhat overcrowded with around 20,000 people each year, however make your way up to the Castlerigg Stone Circle in Keswick and you will be greeted by a more intimate crowd of a few hundred or so people, patiently waiting for the sun to rise up over Blencathra.
June’s Recipe of the Month comes from Dan Grimshaw, Head Chef at the Kings Arms Hotel. If you are looking for that perfect main course, that’s nice and easy but really scrummy, then this is your dish. Irish sea mussels, shallot and cider broth suits both the Summer and Winter season and is perfect if you are throwing a dinner party and really want to impress your guests.
The Kings Arms Hotel in Keswick held a fabulous ‘Welcome to Summer Launch Event’ on Wednesday 27th May, where local guests, suppliers and B&B owners were invited to enjoy a drinks reception and mouth-watering canapés, to showcase the Kings Arms new Summer menu, designed by Head Chef Dan Grimshaw.
Did you know… Keswick’s Market was voted best in the UK at a prestigious industry awards ceremony in January 2015.
Well-known Keswick couple Malcolm and Joan Craghill celebrated their golden wedding anniversary last Friday. The couple were married on 15th May 1965 at Crosthwaite Church, Keswick and then held their wedding reception at the Skiddaw Hotel, which was the first wedding reception to be held at the hotel.
Christine Bibby, Salon Manager at The Falls Beauty Salon at the Lodore Falls Hotel in Borrowdale, has years of experience in famous Spa’s in the UK and Europe.
Booking a holiday and buying a new bikini will mentally prepare you for summer, but your skin may need a little extra help to get over the cold season. For gorgeous, smooth skin follow Christine’s top tips which you can do at home or treat yourself in the salon, to get you looking and feeling good for summer!
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.