The Calm in the Storm: Desmond didn’t put a dampener on this Wild Boar Wedding

When Storm Desmond dropped one month’s rain in a single night, we watched the footage of the devastation and disruption caused in its wake. Our hearts went out to individuals, families and businesses that were affected. Without detracting from the difficulties that many have experienced, it would seem that there is a corresponding note of triumph as communities rallied together to overcome the adversity of these circumstances. Continue reading “The Calm in the Storm: Desmond didn’t put a dampener on this Wild Boar Wedding”

Business as Usual at English Lakes

Over the weekend Storm Desmond hit Northern Ireland, north Wales, southern Scotland and especially north-west England. Record-breaking amounts of rain fell in Cumbria resulting in localised flooding and power outages that affected the operation of all five English Lake properties and the surrounding area. Continue reading “Business as Usual at English Lakes”

Waterhead Gin of the Month – Hoxton Gin

 Hoxton, the latest gin to feature as Waterhead‘s Gin of the Month, is perfect for a classic English cocktail. To add this to your Christmas repertoire, we’ve also added a wonderful English daiquiri recipe below. Continue reading “Waterhead Gin of the Month – Hoxton Gin”

Malt of the Month – Glen Moray 10 Year Old

We are staying in Speyside for this month’s Malt of the Month, Glen Moray, characterised by its sweet and smooth nature. This was a favourite of Michael Berry, English Lakes late Chairman and Managing Director. Continue reading “Malt of the Month – Glen Moray 10 Year Old”

Waterhead Welcomes Cumbria Wooden Spoon

Cumbria Wooden Spoon returned to English Lakes Hotels, Resorts & Venues for their annual dinner which this year was held at Waterhead in Ambleside on Thursday 26th November 2015. Continue reading “Waterhead Welcomes Cumbria Wooden Spoon”

Happy Lancashire Day! 5 Reasons To Visit Lancashire

Did you know today is Lancashire Day? With so much history, things to see and explore Lancashire has lots to offer. Here are just five reasons Lancashire is worth celebrating. Continue reading “Happy Lancashire Day! 5 Reasons To Visit Lancashire”

Turkey Again for Christmas? Try These International Favourites…

By popular demand, the Chefs of English Lakes will be serving up hundreds of platters of succulent turkey with all the trimmings this Christmas. It’s reckoned that the British nation consumes around 10 million turkeys at this time each year. Why is this country gobbling so many of these big birds and where did the tradition come from? Continue reading “Turkey Again for Christmas? Try These International Favourites…”