Roaring fires, cosy, wood-panelled interiors and the warmest of welcomes ensure that you will enjoy a memorable, traditional Christmas break with us at the George Hotel. Excellent food and drink, trees decorated with twinkling lights and sparkling decorations inside and out create a memorable festive atmosphere for you to share with family and friends, both old and new. Ideally placed to simply relax or explore the attractive market town of Penrith and the Lake District, you’ll discover why guests return time and again to this gem of a hotel.
Call us 0800 840 1242 or book online
We had a fantastic time and was well looked after by all of the staff. We could not have asked for more or been treated better Mr and Mrs Butlers
Take time to settle into your warm, welcoming room before enjoying a delicious cream tea. Your evening commences with a welcome cocktail and canapés reception hosted by our General Manager and his team, to meet with friends old and new and to hear about the programme for the next 2 or 3 days.
Following this, an exquisite candlelit dinner will be served in the beautifully decorated Georgian Ballroom. After dinner, relax in our lounges with coffee and petit fours. As the midnight hour approaches, wrap up warm for an escorted trip to St Andrew’s Church (just a short walk from the hotel) for Midnight Mass, returning to the George Hotel for hot chocolate with a dash of rum and toasted marshmallows.
Enjoy Christmas morning opening gifts from loved ones before donning your boots to enjoy a walk from our very own walking book, taking you to panoramic vistas of the stunning Eden valley.
After the fresh air has stimulated the senses, meet in the lounges for bubbly and canapés before your sumptuous 6 course Christmas Day lunch is served in the magnificent Ballroom.
Following a leisurely afternoon, join us later in the evening for a ‘Taste of the Lakes and Fells’ buffet. The perfect opportunity for you to taste some traditional Cumbrian specialities, prepared by our Head Chef and his team. With relaxation in mind our fabulously entertaining Christmas quiz begins to round off a very special day.
After a hearty breakfast, step aboard our private coach and enjoy the scenic drive (approx. 50 minutes) to the recently renovated 1850’s dairy farm now the Lakes Distillery.* You will be taken on a grand tour to learn the history and the processes involved in whisky making. After a wee dram (or two) you will be whisky’d away to the beautiful town of Keswick. Here you will enjoy a light lunch at LBs Pizza House and a little shopping time too.
On return to the hotel tea and hot buttered crumpets await you while you take some time to relax by the open fires. We end the day with a fantastic four course farewell candlelit dinner followed by a fun game of bingo. *Please note guests will need to advise the hotel PRIOR TO ARRIVAL if they wish to take part in the tour to The Lakes Distillery.
The George was incredible and second to none. The food was very lovely and never a lack of it. Would recommend this hotel to any who would listen! Mrs Erica
Book your magical Christmas Break in the Lakes from £480 per person
Call us 0800 840 1245 or book 3 nights online
Tea with scones, cream and jam on arrival
Cocktail and canapés reception
4 course candlelit dinner (including coffee & petit fours)
Rum hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows after Midnight Mass
Full Cumbrian breakfast
Bubbly and canapés
6 course Christmas Day lunch
‘Taste of the Lakes and Fells’ buffet
Full Cumbrian breakfast
Private coach to the Lakes Distillery including tour and tasting
Light lunch and a little shopping time in Keswick
Tea and crumpets on return
4 course candlelit dinner
Prize winning bingo