The Borrowdale Hotel in the pretty Borrowdale Valley is well known for offering an unforgettable afternoon tea experience with fresh, homemade food and a great selection of teas. Early this year our talented pastry chef created a themed Wimbledon afternoon tea which was a huge hit with all the tennis enthusiasts out there. To continue to wow our guests with something new and exciting, we’re gearing up to serve a ghostly afternoon tea filled full of hocus pocus.
One of the best kept secrets of the Lake District is that it doesn’t rain half as much as people think, however when it does we all know about it! Here are some positive suggestions to help our visitors enjoy an occasion downpour. Rainwater can be used for a rain filled bath, to wash your muddy boots, add to your scotch or a bowl to wash your hair in – on top of that there’s heaps to see and do on a rainy day in the Lake District.
The elves at our 7 family owned Lake District Hotels have been busy making sure our festive season is wrapped to perfection. With crackling fires, lantern-lit walks and local carol singers, our three-night Christmas and New Year breaks are not to be missed.
If you are planning a wedding, save the date and visit the Inn on the Lake’s Winter Wedding Fayre on Sunday 5th November. Here you can enjoy an arrival drink and winter treats, before exploring our luxury venue; as well as meeting the wedding co-ordinators and local exhibitors to get inspiration and advise to help plan your wedding day.
A recent AA inspection has revealed that we have retained our four-star rating and AA rosette status for a third year running at the Inn on the Square, with an impressive AA merit score of 81%. Inn on the Square A … Continue reading
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The Ullswater Outdoor Festival 2017 is due to take place from Saturday 23rd September – Sunday 1st October, packed full of guided walks, outdoor adventure and experiences, as well as films and talks that celebrate the great outdoors, with a special focus on Ullswater.
Have you started thinking about Christmas yet? Autumn is only starting, however lots of folk are already dreaming about a white Christmas, with twinkling lights, festive feasts, and the smell of mulled wine. While it might feel really out of place to think about Christmas in mid-September, right now is the perfect time to start planning your festive break or works Christmas party.
Throughout August, you might have seen the following message around our hotels – ‘buy a pint and we’ll donate’. With the aim to raise money for our charity of the year, by encouraging locals and visitors to the area to buy a pint of Cumberland Ale, which has become a firm favourite nationwide and is Jennings Brewery best-selling brand outside the Lake District.
As we say goodbye to summer and look forward to Autumn in the Lake District, we’re reminded of how stunningly beautiful the landscape is. As the trees start to turn to their autumn colours, and the nights get darker, it’s the perfect time of year to enjoy a good dinner party with friends and family.