John & Carly’s Great Gatsby Inspired Wedding at The Midland

John Kitts and Carly Robb were married in April this year at The Midland. We are thrilled that they allowed us a peek behind the scenes of their romantic and stylish 1920’s wedding celebration.

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Malt of the Month – Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky

The Wild Boar stocks an impressive collection of over 110 whiskies from all over the world. This month our Master of Malt, George, ventures to South Africa for the first time and discovers a very pleasing single grain whisky.

As the Rugby World Cup is starting on the 18th September 2015, this month we are going a little further afield and heading for South Africa. We are also going for a Single Grain Whisky rather than a Single Malt.

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Waterhead Gin of the Month – Bedrock Gin

Waterhead has an impressive Gin Library of over 40 gins and each month we feature one as our Gin of the Month. Bedrock gin has been in our collection for some time, and is a favourite because of its use of local Lake District ingredients.

Vince Wilkins founded the Spirit of The Lakes Ltd company in 2007 in Keswick, the Lake District. He set out with the intent and vision to create the first gin made using spring water from right here in the Lake District. Continue reading “Waterhead Gin of the Month – Bedrock Gin”

6 Vintage Inspired Cocktail Ideas for your Wedding

So you are set on a Vintage Theme for your wedding. Why not try and include Vintage cocktails too! Swap the standard glass bubbly for something more glam, whether it be a Champagne served with gold or a classic cocktail served in vintage crockery. It’s the little touches that will transport your guests into the vintage era. Continue reading “6 Vintage Inspired Cocktail Ideas for your Wedding”

8 Rustic Wedding Favour Ideas

Wedding favours or small gifts are given as a gesture of appreciation or gratitude to guests from the bride and groom during a wedding ceremony or a wedding reception. Gone are the days when the standard wedding favour is a section sugar coated almonds, there is no limit to the scope of creativity that brides and grooms bring to the table to say ‘thank you’ to their guests. Continue reading “8 Rustic Wedding Favour Ideas”

Holiday Book Review – See More

There’s plenty of literature around these days that can make motorists feel that they are gas guzzling galumphs bent on desecrating the landscape. Especially in places of outstanding beauty like the Lake District. It’s refreshing, therefore, to find a publication that is dedicated simply to the wonder of what can be discovered when using bus, bicycle, boat and boots – without lashings of guilt trip on the side. Continue reading “Holiday Book Review – See More”

A Poignant Wedding Renewal at Low Wood Bay

A wedding vow renewal ceremony is an opportunity for married couples to demonstrate that the vows they took, often many years previously, hold true to the present day. Sometimes it’s a way of marking a significant anniversary, perhaps to celebrate the wedding they never had or to acknowledge coming through one of life’s challenges together.

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