The Midland Hotel – Sparkling White as Snow(crete)

We love the fact that The Midland is one of Britain’s finest twentieth century Modernist buildings. However, being ‘a building of more than special interest’, awarded Grade-II* listed status in 1976,  means that we are faced with various challenges, both inside and out, when it comes to the operation of the hotel.

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Popular Christmas Brew at The Wild Boar

Tim Bloomer, brewer at The Wild Boar and Head Brewer at Fell Brewery shares some insider knowledge on how he achieves the ‘Christmas in a glass’ taste of the popular Spiced Raisin Brown Ale.

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Low Wood Golden Wedding Celebration – £20.16 in 2016

On their Golden Wedding anniversary, Nell & David Adcock decided to revisit Low Wood Bay where they had spent their honeymoon. Looking through their original wedding mementos, they found the final bill for their 4-night stay at the Windermere hotel – £20.16!  At the time they would never have made the connection between the price and the year of their 50th anniversary.  To mark this special occasion, Low Wood Bay was delighted to honour the rate from 1966. Rea Howell, PA to the Low Wood Manager, shares their story.  Continue reading “Low Wood Golden Wedding Celebration – £20.16 in 2016”

Smoking Delights at The Wild Boar Inn

Learn a new skill in a day – our Smoking Course is the perfect opportunity to discover how to hot and cold smoke food without the need for any professional equipment. 

The Wild Boar Head Chef Miroslav
The Wild Boar Head Chef Miroslav Likus

Partnering with Jo and Georgina from Smoky Jo’s – supplier of smoked goods to Prince Charles! – our one day course will inform, delight and entertain. At the end of the day celebrate with a huge banquet prepared by Chef using the foods smoked by you and fellow participants. Invite your partner, friends and family members to the meal for added kudos!

Enjoy a banquet with family and friends
Enjoy a banquet with family and friends


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Bring on the Cakes – Great British Bake Off

Joining the throng of Great British Bake Off enthusiasts, the ladies in English Lakes Central Reservations Department will be glued to the screen this evening. However, they have their own resident Queen of Cakes, Denise, who regularly surprises and delights them with her delicious and creative creations.

Central Reservations Department (l to r) Ami, Denise, Maria and Simone
Central Reservations Department (l to r) Ami, Denise, Maria and Simone

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Lancaster’s Play in the Park – The Hobbit – Best Yet!

Lancaster House sent Kris off on a mission to Williamson Park to capture the highlights of the latest The Dukes Play in the Park performance. He found himself bound for Middle Earth. Continue reading “Lancaster’s Play in the Park – The Hobbit – Best Yet!”

Real Wedding: A Disney Fairytale at Low Wood Bay

Low Wood Bay was honoured to host Simon and Claire’s winter Lake District wedding just a few weeks ago, bringing together the wonderful stuff of fairy-tales, with more than a few recognisable Disney touches. Continue reading “Real Wedding: A Disney Fairytale at Low Wood Bay”