English Lakes and Lakeland Vintners – a Fine Collaboration of Wines

There’s always a buzz of anticipation around the hotels when the Chefs are getting ready to launch a new English Lakes menu. However, a menu without a wine list is as limiting as a knife without a fork. I dropped in to visit Tony Jackson of Lakeland Vintners to see if he could shed any light on the art, or science, of developing great wine lists to complement our new Spring menus.

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Help for Heroes Lake District Adventure – Ryan’s Story

Following a season of BBC programmes on the issues surrounding mental health, and particularly how sport or exercise can benefit our psychological well-being, we feel privileged that ex-serviceman, Ryan, participating in a Help for Heroes expedition to the Lake District has shared his story with us. Continue reading “Help for Heroes Lake District Adventure – Ryan’s Story”

Help for Heroes & WWII Military Vehicles – Steve’s Lake District Adventure

Following a season of BBC programmes on the issues surrounding mental health, and particularly how sport or exercise can benefit our psychological well-being, we feel privileged that two of the ex-servicemen, Steve and Ryan, participating in a Help for Heroes expedition to the Lake District have shared their story with us.  Continue reading “Help for Heroes & WWII Military Vehicles – Steve’s Lake District Adventure”

Growing Popularity of Gin Tasting at Waterhead

Waterhead now has a regular following at their Gin Tasting events and it was great to welcome both David Barbour of Fever-Tree Mixers and Rory Gilbert of Masons Yorkshire Gin recently. Here’s a little snippet of the event, and a few facts about both companies.

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A Splendid Day Out at The Midland

During the first weekend in June, there will be a completely different vibe in Morecambe as A Splendid Day Out festival rolls into town. We will be transported back to the future with the influx of Steampunk aficionados, bringing with them a rich and magnificent wardrobe, a host of events and a unique sense of adventure.

The Midland has joined forces with the organisers and will be providing space for the performers, afternoon teas and a gin bar. Rob Bracewell, one of the festival organisers, took time out to explain a bit more about Steampunk and what we can expect for the weekend.

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Five Great Lake District Days Out in the Easter Holidays

Looking for suggestions for family activities in the Lake District over the Easter holidays. Here’s a few we’ve selected for you …

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Five Great Lancashire Days Out in the Easter Holidays

We like to keep up to date with things going on around the area so that you can plan your holiday activities. Here are a few events worth checking out in the Lancashire area, close to Lancaster House and The Midland in Morecambe.

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