Lake District Hotels host Christmas lunch for the elderly

On Wednesday 7th December, not one but two Lake District hotels welcomed in a group of elderly senior citizens for a discounted festive feast. Both the Skiddaw Hotel in the centre of Keswick and the Inn on the Lake hotel in Glenridding each hosted the lunches to spread some well deserved festive cheer to senior citizen in the local areas.

Over 70 guests visited each entered the warm atmosphere of each of the hotels and tucked into a 3-course Christmas dinner. The courses included soup to start, a traditional turkey roast for their main course and sticky toffee pudding for dessert.

“The festive lunch is not only a great event for those who attend who need a bit of extra care at Christmas time, but our teams really enjoy them too. It gets everyone in the Christmas spirit.” – Neels Ferreria, General Manager of the Skiddaw Hotel

At the Inn on the Lake, guests dined in the beautiful Lake View Restaurant where they were able to admire views across Ullswater lake on a bright and sunny day. At the Skiddaw Hotel guests enjoyed the lively atmosphere of the elegant Greta Suite which was adorned with twinkling lights and Christmas decorations.

These elderly festive lunches have been running annually for 45 years now and those aged 60+ are invited to be our guest.


At the Inn on the Lake, General Manager Gary Wilson personally collected 2 of the guests from their homes and brought them to the hotel in true Christmas spirit. He also delivered meals on wheels to 3 guests who were unable to make it to the hotel on the day. At the end of the lunch, 29 children from Patterdale School visited the hotel and sang Christmas carols to all the elderly guests which truly got everyone into the festive spirit.

“These lunches are always such a fantastic local event that really do get everyone in the festive spirit. Glenridding has a wonderful community and I did not want anyone to miss out so I was more than happy to go and collect those who were unable to get here on their own accord.” – Gary Wilson, General Manager of the Inn on the Lake


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Festive Dining in the Lake District

Festive dining is available across all 6 of our Lake District Hotels up to 22nd December. Seasonal specialities are served daily, which includes festive lunches, yuletide afternoon teas, Christmas treats and other specials that will help you get in the spirit.

To see all festive dining available, please click here.

Please note, the hotels can get especially busy over the festive period so we recommend booking a table to avoid disappointment.