Recipe: Blade of Beef, A Real Treat

Michael Wilson, Head Chef at The Midland
Michael Wilson, Head Chef at The Midland

With this recipe Head Chef at The Midland, Michael Wilson, proves that you can take a relatively ordinary cut of meat such as the blade, and transform it into a glorious melt-in-the mouth triumph. Just perfect for wholesome meal accompanied by your favourite glass of red wine!

This method requires the meat to be placed in a deep pan with enough liquid to cover the piece of meat. The pan must be covered with a secure-fitting lid to prevent the liquid from evaporating during the long cooking process (if you don’t have a deep pan, we have also tried this in a slow cooker).
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The Wild Boar & The Midland: Finalists in VisitEngland Awards

We are pleased to announce that two English Lakes properties have been named as finalists in the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2015.

The Wild Boar, Windermere, has been shortlisted for Tourism Pub of the Year and The Midland, Morecambe, is in the running for the Tourism Event of the Year, for the Vintage by the Sea Festival. Continue reading “The Wild Boar & The Midland: Finalists in VisitEngland Awards”

Start your Coast to Coast Cycle at The Midland

The Way of the Roses is one of the UK’s great coast to coast cycle routes. Best cycled from west to east to take advantage of the prevailing winds and favourable gradients, traditionally you start by dipping your back wheel in the Irish Sea at Morecambe and finish when your front wheel splashes in the North Sea at Bridlington. Continue reading “Start your Coast to Coast Cycle at The Midland”

10 Creative Seaside Wedding Theme Ideas

The seaside has inspired some of the best wedding themes we have seen here at English Lakes. It allows couples to get creative, bringing the beach indoors using shells, sand or pebbles to decorate your wedding ceremony or wedding reception tables to bring the beach theme to your day. The Art Deco Midland Hotel, curving gracefully along the coast, located in the English Seaside town of Morecambe is the perfect venue to host your seaside themed wedding, especially if you want to mix it with 1920’s vintage – the British Seaside heyday.

If you are on the hunt for seaside inspiration, we have put together some quirky ideas which we have seen on Pinterest. Got any more ideas? Let us know in the comments below. Continue reading “10 Creative Seaside Wedding Theme Ideas”

Photos of Vintage By The Sea in Morecambe

Thousands of people flocked to sunny Morecambe this weekend (6th and 7th September 2014) for the second Vintage By The Sea festival hosted in and around The Midland hotel.

The seafront area was transformed into a celebration of all things vintage including music, fashion, dance, craft and food. Here is a selection of our favourite moments from the weekend as shared by Twitter users… Continue reading “Photos of Vintage By The Sea in Morecambe”

The Midland Hotel – A Walk Around the Past

Brian Jenkins
Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins, Concierge at The Midland in Morecambe, is always in demand for his interesting and insightful tours of the hotel.

Guests from all over the world with an interest in architecture and history visit The Midland and Brian is happy to be in a position to enhance the guest’s experience by furnishing them with details of the original design and architect, Oliver Hill, the restoration, artwork by Eric Gill, Marion Dorn and Eric Ravilious as well as anecdotes of life in the hotel past and present.

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Passionate About … Drama!

English Lakes employs passionate people! Passionate about going the extra mile for our guests. This usually comes from a good work-life balance which allows time for other interests and hobbies. This time we meet…

Lee-Harry Hitchmough, The Midland


Lee-Harry Hitchmough is our wedding and events co-ordinator at The Midland – a perfect job for Lee as he has been hosting his own dramatic events for many years.

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