King Charles III has taken residency at 6 hotels in the Lake District, with Lake District Hotels Ltd encouraging guests and visitors to take a snappy photo of the sovereign, with the best photo winning a lavish prize.
To commemorate the upcoming Royal Coronation, the cardboard kings have been carefully placed across all 6 of the group’s properties, which include the Inn on the Lake at Ullswater, the Borrowdale Hotel and Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa within the Borrowdale Valley as well as the Inn on the Square, Skiddaw Hotel and Kings Arms Hotel in the centre of Keswick.
Taking the celebrations one step further, the family-owned group have launched a social media competition where guests are encouraged to locate the royal monarch within each hotel, snap a photo with him and share their photos on social media.
“As a family, we love traditions and celebrations, and expect that the month of May, with its 3 bank holidays, will be a time of conviviality. We can’t wait to see what our guests’ photos will be like and look forward to sharing them with everyone!” – Dani Hope, Director of Lake District Hotels
To be in with the chance of winning a delicious Coronation afternoon tea for two, guests who participate must tag either the relevant hotel Facebook page in their post OR the Lake District Hotels group Instagram account.
Over the next few weeks, team members from the hotel group will peruse through all entries posted online and the single best photo will be announced as the grand winner on Tuesday 9th March following the Coronation.
Multiple entries are permitted and images may be shared on either Facebook or Instagram. The competition runs from 10th April – 9th May, however the regal cut-outs will remain intact up until the end of May for guests to continue to enjoy.
What’s more, from 1st May an exclusive ‘Coronation Afternoon Tea’ will be available at the Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa, Inn on the Lake and Borrowdale Hotel which is complete with a selection of sweet and savoury delights inspired by King Charles’ favourite foods; including a chocolate & earl grey brownie, a lemon curd tart and a savoury lime muffin with smoked trout & caviar.
The stately spread will also be served at the Inn on the Lake Orangery on Monday 8th May at the hotel’s bank holiday ‘Coronation celebration’ where the hotel will be joined by local pianist, Karen West, and talented vocalist, Isobel Godden, who will entertain diners with a selection of musical theatre songs.
Also performing on the day is the gifted acoustic youth ensemble, IRIS, who will amuse guests with an eclectic arrangement of popular classics; from the Beatles, to Leonard Cohen, to Billie Eilish.
Live music will run from 12pm-5pm. Lunches are served from 12pm-2:30pm and Coronation Afternoon Teas will be served from 2:30pm-5pm. To book a table, please call 017684 82444 or book a table online here.