Lancaster hotel strikes gold with green award

Green_tourism_gold.logo_web Lancaster House has achieved a ‘gold award’ following an inspection by the national tourism environmental assessors.

Following an audit by the Green Tourism Business Scheme Lancaster House has been accredited with the highest level of award achievable.

The hotel, which is located in south Lancaster and is part of English Lakes Hotels Resorts and Venues, was commended for its strong management of the hotel which ensures that energy, water and waste are monitored to achieve reductions. The audit revealed that the hotel’s staff are well informed and trained in sustainability issues. Lancaster House has supported various environmental and social projects and is keen to encourage its guests to be more aware of the impact of their stay.

Other initiatives which led to the Gold Award include the use of water coolers to reduce plastic bottle waste, the fitting of LED lighting, reduced water flows and also good recycling.

Lancaster House’s Taste of Lancashire award for sourcing produce from within the county was also taken into consideration.

Emma Underwood, operations manager at Lancaster House, said: “It is fantastic that we have been recognised for all the work and effort that has gone in to really reduce the hotel’s impact on the environment.

“English Lakes Hotels Resorts and Venues take sustainability and the environment extremely seriously and have worked hard to introduce a range of measures to make Lancaster House, and all the other hotels we operate, much more environmentally-friendly.”

Stuart Brain, senior assessor with the Green Tourism Business Scheme, said: “The Green Tourism Gold Award is a significant achievement that reflects the commitment and dedication of the recipient to assess their business’ impact on the environment."

“Lancaster House has obviously invested a lot of time and effort to reduce its environmental footprint and is thoroughly deserving of this Gold Award.”

Waterhead’s New Bar & Grill

Rob-photographer-24-MODIFIED2-M The Waterhead at Ambleside has recently introduced a whole new concept of dining, Bar & Grill at Waterhead.  Previously the Bay Bar & Restaurant, the Waterhead now offers an extensive all day menu served between 11.30am and 7pm, and then an evening a la carte menu from 7pm until 9.30pm.

Bar & Grill at Waterhead offers a bright, modern setting in which to enjoy anything from a classic Afternoon Tea to a selection of steaks cooked exactly to your liking from the grill menu.  Bar & Grill at Waterhead has the perfect garden terrace to enjoy the views of the lake and the historic steamers dropping passengers off at the pier opposite.

Rob-Photographer-43-LThe concept of Bar & Grill is inspired by the wealth of fresh Cumbrian produce that is available right on our doorstep, mixed with comfortable interiors, good beers and wines and attentive, but not intrusive service.

Bar & Grill is offering 50% off all grill items throughout October (available Sunday-Thursday only, grill menu available 7pm until 9.30pm), for example, 8oz fillet steak is usually £25, and will be £12.50 for the duration of the offer.  Booking is essential and you must quote the offer on booking.

Perfect for all occasions from an in intimate dinner for 2 to a hearty family Sunday lunch, please call 015394 30708 to make your reservation today.

The Wild Boar Wins Guest Accommodations of the Year

Wild Boar Awards The Wild Boar Inn Grill & Smokehouse are among the winners announced at the 2011 Cumbria Tourism Awards revealed at a ceremony in Kendal on Thursday 7th July 2011.

Hundreds of tourism professionals and businesses from around the county gathered at the event. Host for the evening was ITV's ‘Loose Woman' Rachel Agnew who announced the winners and entertained the audience.

The Wild Boar won Guest Accommodation of the Year 2011. Andy Lemm, General Manger at The Wild Boar, said: “We are delighted to receive this award. The Wild Boar team is committed to providing a guest experience as individual as the guests themselves. In only our second year of being established as a four star Inn, it is an honour to be named Guest Accommodation of the Year 2011. ”

Fourteen coveted prizes and two commendations were awarded, recognising the exceptional standards of quality and excellence on offer at tourism businesses across the length and breadth of the county.

Ian Stephens, Managing Director for Cumbria Tourism, said: “The winners at the 2011 Cumbria Tourism Awards are powerful ambassadors for Cumbria’s tourism industry and we are incredibly proud of their achievements.”

Waterhead, English Lakes 4 star property on the shore of Lake Windermere, Ambleside was also highly commended on the evening as Small Hotel of the year 2011.

The Wild Boar Inn Grill & Smokehouse are among the winners announced at the 2011 Cumbria Tourism Awards revealed at a ceremony in Kendal on Thursday 7th July 2011.

 

Hundreds of tourism professionals and businesses from around the county gathered at the event. Host for the evening was ITV's ‘Loose Woman' Rachel Agnew who announced the winners and entertained the audience.

 

The Wild Boar won Guest Accommodation of the Year 2011. Andy Lemm, General Manger at The Wild Boar, said: “We are delighted to receive this award. The Wild Boar team is committed to providing a guest experience as individual as the guests themselves. In only our second year of being established as a four star Inn, it is an honour to be named Guest Accommodation of the Year 2011.

 

Fourteen coveted prizes and two commendations were awarded, recognising the exceptional standards of quality and excellence on offer at tourism businesses across the length and breadth of the county.

 

Ian Stephens, Managing Director for Cumbria Tourism, said: “The winners at the 2011 Cumbria Tourism Awards are powerful ambassadors for Cumbria’s tourism industry and we are incredibly proud of their achievements.”

 

Individual Room Competition

278260_189281261129357_129784910412326_523431_4886490_o In April we announced our new Individual Rooms where Waterhead became the first hotel in the Lake District to give its guests the opportunity to personalise their rooms.

Following a public vote, today we have an addition to our individual room collection chosen by you. Before now we have simply referred to it as “Modern Teapot” which received over 150 votes in our Facebook competition.

The new addition is an Alessi Tea pot designed by Michael Graves which adds a contemporary look to the much used and loved tea pot. On our Facebook page Kara Harris described it as “a very classy modern piece, which speaks for itself” and Suzie Dickens says “It reflects clean lines and clean living, just like the fresh open air in the Lakes.”

We could only have one winner and unfortunately our quirky “Post Office Teapot” described by Jen Lambert as “kitsch and fabulous” lost the battle. Our Bathtub and Rubber Duck Tea Pot retains its quirky crown in the collection.

We are pleased to announce that Emma Mays was randomly selected as the winner of a stay in one of our new individual rooms at Waterhead.