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Lancaster House, New Manager Inspires a Green Future

Lancaster House welcomes Andy Lemm as General Manager. Andy has bags of vision for the future of the hotel, but he is also returning to a place that is a significant part of his past. 

Lancaster House has always been a special place for me. It was my home for nearly two years and I met Michelle, my wife, here when she was Restaurant & Banqueting Manager.  We married at Lancaster House and so it has been a huge part of my life already. Lancaster House was a great management training ground and prepared me for my first general manager’s position at The Wild Boar, also part of the English Lakes family of hotels.

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Marathon Challenge at Low Wood Club – Training Diary Part 2

Emma Robinson, Fitness Instructor at Low Wood Club continues her training for the Coniston Marathon and already she is seeing an improvement in her pace and technique as she enters week two.

Missed Week one? Find it here.

Let take a look at Emma’s training plan for week two… Continue reading

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10 Top Tips for Exciting Lake District Walks with Children

In theory, walking with children in The Lake District should be a delight and a family bonding activity. However, the reality can sometimes fall a little short.

If memory serves me correctly (and it is a few years ago now), getting my young children out on a family walk in the Lake District could be as painful as sticking pins in my eyes! Apart from the initial wails of protest followed by the multitudinous reasons why they couldn’t possibly join their parents on a pleasant Sunday afternoon stroll, there was the inevitable and literal dragging of heels and the prolonged sulks which seemed to evaporate only as we reached our tea shop destination.

Despite the initial moans and groans, once the kids are out in the fresh air they soon discover there is so much to explore. So if you are planning a family day out here are our top 10 suggestions that might be worth experimenting with … Continue reading

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Diet Challenge – ’50 by 50′ part 4

Sandra Gibson, Low Wood Club, is over half way through her journey to lose 50 lbs before she turns 50. Here she tells us about some of the encouragements she has had along the way. 

The Countdown Continues …

Only another 8 weeks to go! After the frustration of pre-Christmas weight loss followed speedily by post Christmas gain, I’m now determined to lose the remaining 20 lbs to reach the 50 lb weight loss target before my half century birthday. Continue reading

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Marathon Challenge at Low Wood Club – Training Diary Part 1

Emma Robinson, Fitness Instructor at Low Wood Club tells us about her latest challenge to run a marathon and how she is going about training for it…  Continue reading

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Malt of the Month – Old Pulteney 12 year old

This month, George, our master of malt, takes us as far up north as it’s possible to go without falling into the sea. The Pulteney Distillery is one of the few remaining that shun technology, preferring to stick with traditional distilling methods.

The History of Pulteney Distillery

Pulteney Distillery is the most northerly distillery on the Scottish mainland, situated in the fishing port of Wick. Established in 1826 by Mr James Henderson, it was located there for ease of transportation by sea, the only means available at this time to reach the main consumers in the provincial towns of Scotland. Continue reading

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Gin of the Month – Brockmans

For April’s Gin of the Month Anthony has chosen Brockmans, a beautifully crafted ultra premium gin, one that is defined by its unique, intensely smooth and original gin taste.

A group of friends got together to share their skills and experience to deliver a gin that was completely new and original. Their knowledge of gin history and fascination and love for the spirit combined with the influence of their individual styles of gin distillation was invaluable. They set about to create a gin that was different to every gin already on the market and one that was intensely smooth and that you could drink neat over ice. Throughout the creation various methods and recipes were tried before deciding they had developed the right balance of the finest botanicals from around the world which brought the taste of Brockmans. Continue reading