It’s time to wave goodbye to the old year and welcome in the new at the Inn on the Lake. This New Year, we have prepared a programme full of exquisite cuisine, impeccable service, a warm atmosphere and unmissable events, creating a New Year unlike any you’ve ever experienced before. Scroll down to read all about the fabulous festivities that await you.
Harpist in the Orangery
Cocktail afternoon tea buffet
Sparkling wine and canapés reception
Four-course dinner with delicious dessert buffet
Hot toddies and treats by the lake
Fun night at Races
On arrival, take a seat in the Orangery and listen to our resident harpist, whilst enjoying an indulgent cocktail afternoon tea, including finger sandwiches, savoury treats, festive cakes, tea and coffee, and a tempting cocktail.
In the evening, join our General Manager and his team for a sparkling wine and canapés reception before proceeding to the elegant Lake View restaurant for a four-course dinner with a fabulous dessert buffet.
Afterwards, join us on a candlelit walk to the Victorian gazebo by the lake for a hot toddy or mulled wine, toasted chestnuts and marshmallows. With only the light from our lanterns and the moonlight reflecting off the lake and surrounding mountains, you’ll feel as if you are in a Winter Wonderland.
The evening will be finished by a light hearted night at the races with the team.
Full Cumbrian breakfast with bucks fizz
New Year’s winter scavenger hunt
Soup, sandwiches and delicious sweet treats
Ullswater Steamer cruise (weather permitting)
Mulled wine & mince pies on board the steamer
Photos by the Christmas tree
Spectacular 6 course black-tie dinner
Traditional piper and live entertainment
Glass of bubbly at midnight & night time snack
Prepare for the forthcoming celebrations with a hearty Cumbrian breakfast and a glass of Bucks Fizz. Afterwards, enjoy a leisurely morning with a stroll to the spectacular Aira Force waterfall, or join our winter scavenger hunt around the hotel grounds, followed by soup, sandwiches and delicious sweet treats in front of the roaring fire.
In the afternoon, gather the family for a cruise on the Ullswater Steamers around the lake (weather permitting). Admire the beautiful scenery, with a glass of hot chocolate and cookies.
Later, dress to impress and pose in front of the Christmas tree for a photo which is then yours to take home as a memento of your stay. Tonight’s six course black-tie dinner has been prepared by our Head Chef and his team so you can look forward to a unique dining experience followed by live entertainment from our resident singer & DJ. Be on the look-out for the traditional piper.
Raise your glass for a Champagne toast at the stroke of midnight, then carry on dancing until 1am. Finish the evening with a night time snack.
Full Cumbrian breakfast
New Year’s Day Jazz Brunch
Guided walk with a nip & nibble
Deluxe hot chocolate station
Fun mince pie tasting
4 course farewell dinner
New Year’s Day quiz
There is no need to hurry down to breakfast if you have had a late night, because today we are serving a jazz brunch from 10am to 2pm. Start with a Bucks Fizz and then make your way to the fabulous hot and cold buffet. Relax and recover from last night’s festivities whilst listening to our jazz band, with sounds from New Orleans and Mississippi.
If you feel fresh air is on the agenda, then why not join our guide who will take you on a not too strenuous New Year’s Day walk to a local beauty spot? In the afternoon, help yourself to our indulgent hot chocolate station, where you can expect the full works - milk and white chocolate, Nutella, whipped cream, mini marshmallows and more, before putting your taste buds to the test in our fun mince pie blind tasting.
Later, make time to pose for a fun illustration from our legendary caricaturist before your sparkling four course farewell dinner. Afterwards, join us for a bit of light-hearted fun in the lounges where your knowledge of all things trivia will be tested to the full with our famous New Year’s quiz – with prizes to be won.
Full Cumbrian breakfast
After a full Cumbrian breakfast, it is time to say goodbye and wish you all the very best for 2023.
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