Costa del Ullswater – Inn on the Lake Hosts its own Spanish Fiesta in the Heart of the Lake District

On the 3rd September, the Inn on the Lake hosted our second ‘Tapas on the Terrace’ event, simulating our very own sunny Spanish holiday right in the heart of the Lake District. By emulating these delicious delicacies amidst our own scenes of natural beauty, we have proved you don’t have to go far to feel the relaxation going abroad brings you.

Our 4-star hotel’s soiree was a sell-out event featuring an hour of unlimited red or white sangria, an array of tantalising Summer tapas dishes, and a euphoric atmosphere created by live music. All of this happened under the glare of the glorious sun on one of the UK’s warmest days of the year – the universe was looking out for us!

Tapas on the Terrace Highlights

Guests were metaphorically transported to the sun-drenched shores of Spain as they stepped onto our brand-new 75-metre terrace which overlooks Ullswater; a grand architectural marvel costing £600,000 which stands proudly as one of the largest outdoor terraces in the Lake District.

The star of the show was undoubtedly the sumptuous selection of tapas dishes that graced the tables. Particularly note-worthy dishes included the melt-in-your-mouth salt and pepper calamari, the fiery and flavourful spicy pork meatballs bathed in a rich tomato sauce and the decadent chocolate churros, which provided the perfect sweet ending to the afternoon feast.

Gary Wilson, General Manager of the Inn on the Lake expressed his great enthusiasm: “our ‘Tapas on the Terrace’ event was an overwhelming success! The ambience, food and the sheer joy of our guests made it a truly memorable day. It’s incredibly rewarding to hear the positive feedback from both our valued visitors and our cherished locals. We aimed to bring a slice of Spain to Ullswater, and it seems we hit the mark!”

The Future for Inn on the Lake

The Inn on the Lake continues to stand as a beacon of hospitality and innovation in the Lake District. The unveiling of the breathtaking terrace is a testament to our dedication, providing guests with unparalleled experiences in a setting of natural beauty that only the Lake District can offer.

As the Inn on the Lake looks toward the future, we remain committed to crafting extraordinary moments for our guests, whether that be through gourmet culinary experiences, relaxing stays, or captivating events on the terrace.

To find out what upcoming events are being hosted at the Inn on the Lake, please visit