Two great nights for one great price!

Chefs at work Storrs Hall and Kendal College are working in partnership to bring you a culinary treat, in the form of two spectacular dining events on two separate nights, one at Kendal College and one at Storrs Hall.

On March 24th the Kendal College culinary team will be cooking and serving at the prestigious Storrs Hall, to recreate the Grade 1 Centre of Vocational Excellence food that Kendal College is well known for.

On March 31st Will Jones and his team from Storrs Hall will be taking control of the Kendal College kitchen and restaurant to produce the two AA red rosette food of Storrs Hall, using the College culinary team as their restaurant team and kitchen brigade.

This opportunity to attend these exciting events will cost only £50 per person for dinner at both venues. To secure your place call Storrs Hall on 015394 47111.

Whilst we can only take payment as a single booking for both nights, places are transferable, so if you can’t make both nights you are welcome to offer a place on one of the nights to a friend, relative or loved one.

Simon Berry visits the Open Arms village in Kenya

Simon, Diana and Elliott Berry recently visited the Open Arms village in Eldoret, Kenya. As well as getting to know the children who are now living in the village and enjoying a much improved quality of life, they were able to help mark out the plot where the English Lakes orphan home will be built. This home, made possible by the fundraising efforts of the staff of English Lakes, will house 16 orphaned children and two sets of house parents. Whilst there, they were also able to see first-hand how the village is becoming self-sustaining with crops and livestock and their plans for extending the village.

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Lancaster House Annual Spring Wedding Fayre

Your perfect Wedding Day starts at the Lancaster House annual Spring Wedding Fayre on Sunday 27th February 2011!

Meet over 40 of the regions finest Wedding suppliers including florists, jewellers, photographers, stationers, cake decorators and many more: plus a catwalk show with 4 Bridal Shops modelling their latest dress collections.

Free entry, free parking and free prize draw as well as exclusive discounts if you book on the day.

Date:                 Sunday 27th February 2011
Venue:               Lancaster House, Green Lane, Ellel, Lancaster, LA1 4GJ
Doors Open:       11:00am
Catwalk:             1:00pm – 1:45pmIStock_000005338875Large
Fayre to Close:    3:00pm

Some of the confirmed exhibitors to date include:

  • Banks Lyons 
  • Bridal Collection
  • Bridal House of Torrisholme
  • Broughton Wedding Cars
  • Butterfly Bridal
  • David Lancaster
  • David Millington
  • Deborah Jayne Bridal
  • Double Act Wedding Stationary
  • Events by Design
  • Greenwoods Suit Hire
  • Lakeland Productions
  • Lancastrian Imaging
  • Newdawn
  • The Icicle Tricycle Company
  • Wedding Flowers by Catherine

Interested in exhibiting at our Wedding Fayre? Contact Deana Chesterton: 01524 585175

Burns Night Whisky Tasting at The Wild Boar

The_Balvenie_5762_Original[1] Enjoy a selection of whiskies with the ‘Friends of The Wild Boar’ and Balvenie ambassador, Andrew Forrester, on Burns Night, Tuesday 25th January.

"For you will enjoy a range of the finest whiskies and a traditional haggis supper"
£30.00 per person

For booking and more information about this event telephone: 015394 45225

Did you know? You can have your very own bottle of whisky on our shelves to enjoy whenever you, or your family or friends, visit The Wild Boar. The whisky can either be bought from our extensive range of over 50 different whiskies, or bring your own bottle. (Corkage charge applies).

It is a chance for you to create your own memories and stories in the future, and know that your bottle will always be here waiting for you on your next visit (until you finish it of course!).

Unique Charity Firewalking Event at Lancaster House

Fire Walk On the 23rd February 2010, starting from 7pm, Lancaster House will play host to a unique charity firewalking event. The night will start off with the firewalking experts, BLAZE who will guide you through a 2 hour fear busting seminar, before walking 20 foot of hot, fiery coals at 9pm. Anyone wanting to watch is very welcome, there will be food and drink available on the night.

If you would like to take part in this fantastic event, please email lancasterhouse@englishlakes.co.uk or telephone 01524 844822 and request to speak to Katie Bradshaw, a £10 registration fee is payable and the event organisers request that you raise a minimum of £100 in sponsor money. To make this ambitious event happen we require a minimum of 30 participants.

All proceeds and sponsorship from your participation in this exciting challenge will be donated to Children Today to purchase vitally-needed equipment which will improve, assist and enhance the lives of children and young people living with disabilities.

“Children Today is a charity that raises funds to provide specialised equipment for children and young people with disabilities throughout the UK. Our aim is to ensure that every disabled child and young person fulfils their potential and leads an active childhood. With your support we can achieve this.”

The Wild Boar Nature Detective on ITV’s ‘The Lakes’

219966693 The ITV series 'The Lakes' returned to screens on Monday 3rd January with a new 12 part series. The 2011 series follows the same winning formula, with each episode following in the tracks of a variety of colourful individuals in around the Lake District National Park.

The new series should prove to be of particular interest to guests and staff of English Lakes as the series follows, Nature Detective, Andrew Mottram in the woods at The Wild Boar Inn. Andrew's enthusiastic interest and love of nature have been a lifelong passion and this wealth of experience and his character should make 'The Nature Detectives' exploits around the woods at the Wild Boar avid viewing.

The 2011 series of 'The Lakes' started on Monday 3rd January with Andrew being featured throughout the series. Please see the ITV schedule for further programme information and broadcast times.

Take a look at one of Andrews wildlife videos below:

http://blip.tv/play/htwsgpqMVwA%2Em4v

£45,000 Fundraising Target Reached!

Congratulations and thanks to everybody that helped raise an incredible £45,000 in 2010 which will build and equip an orphan home in the Open Arms village in Eldoret, Kenya.  This has been a tremendous effort by all and the results will undoubtedly, and in a very real way, improve the lives of dozens of children for years to come.

The Open Arms fundraising project has clearly shown the dedication and care of the staff at English Lakes who have risen to the challenge with their usual enthusiasm and commitment. The list of activities undertaken this year demonstrates the creative energy that we have within the group:

Open Arms Car Wash Sponsored swimmers, face painting, aerobathon, boxing dinner, raffle, salary giving, learn-to-sail scheme, jumble sale, 3 peaks challenge, 5-aside football competition, sponsored walkers, country and western evening, cellar tours at Storrs, guess the baby’s weight, cake baking, cross bay walk, sponsored runners, Christmas gift fair, silent auction, staff raffle, pyjama party, beauty evening, Land’s End to John o’ Groats static bike ride,  photo competition, car washing, Morrison’s collection, pub quiz, tuck shop … the list is long and impressive!

We hope that the building work on the orphan home will start in Spring 2011 – watch this space for more details.