Malt of the Month – Laphraoig Quarter Cask

Our Master of Malt, George, returns to Islay one year after his previous blog on Laphroaig, to explore a little more of the history of the Distillery and to highlight another expression of Laphroaig that has become a firm favourite with himself and a couple of other team members at The Wild Boar. Continue reading “Malt of the Month – Laphraoig Quarter Cask”

The Wild Boar Malt of the Month – Balvenie DoubleWood 12 year old

For June’s Malt of the Month I have chosen what has become a firm favourite with a few of the staff here at The Wild Boar, The Balvenie DoubleWood 12 year old. Continue reading “The Wild Boar Malt of the Month – Balvenie DoubleWood 12 year old”

Real Wedding at The Wild Boar: Paul and Stephanie

Paul and Stephanie, one of our wedding couples, knew instantly that The Wild Boar was just right for the fun, relaxed and intimate wedding they had envisioned. Here, they share some of the details leading up to their big day.  Continue reading “Real Wedding at The Wild Boar: Paul and Stephanie”

English Lakes Bag Two VisitEngland Tourism Awards

Last night English Lakes picked up a national silver award for excellence in VisitEngland’s hospitality, catering and tourism Awards.

The Wild Boar secured a place at the top table at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2015, coming in second position in the Tourism Pub of the Year award category. Continue reading “English Lakes Bag Two VisitEngland Tourism Awards”

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”

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 “Malt of the Month – Old Pulteney 12 year old”

The Wild Boar Festival of Smoke

A free family day of fiery fun! After the success of the first Festival of Smoke in 2014, we decided it needed to be an annual event. On 22nd March we opened the doors of The Wild Boar Inn Grill & Smokehouse and it was even bigger and better this year! 


Food Smoking demonstrations

Smoky Jo and Georgina who run our The Wild Boar Smoking Courses, guided us through the various stages of smoking food and the science behind it. Samples from our on site smokehouse took centre stage including wild boar sausage, salmon, steaks, cheese and a few surprises!

The Wild Boar Brewhouse

Our master brewer Tim, from Fell Brewery, inspired us in the art of making real ale. Beer bats of our home brewed ales were available to whet the appetite including Mad Pig, Smoked Porter and Hog’s 54!

Smoked Themed Menu from the Grill

Our evening Smoked taster menu was a very special and sumptious feast with even a smoked twist on a traditional Sunday Roast.

Fun in The Wild Boar Woods

If you went out in the woods today … you would have discovered  Woodmatters bush craft who provided fun taster sessions on skills needed to survive in the outdoors and the Clay pigeon shooting drew quite a crowd. There were also demonstrations in Swedish candle making and Charcoal making. The younger members of the family loved taking part in the cuddly Wild Boar hunt!