Building on Strong Family Heritage – Waterhead celebrates Large Hotel of the Year

Delighted! Two awards in two weeks. First, English Lakes scoops a prestigious national Family Business of the Year Award, then Waterhead is crowned Large Hotel of the Year by Cumbria Tourism.

CUMBRIA TOURISM AWARDS 2016 --- Large Hotel of the Year winner - Waterhead Hotel, Ambleside. (l-r) Justin Moorhouse, Matt Stanaway, Anthony Sutcliffe, and award sponsor Richard Andrew of Armstrong Watson. // Annual award ceremony from Cumbria Tourism celebrating the best in the county's tourist attractions. Held at Cartmel Racecourse and hosted by comedian Justin Moorhouse. Wednesday 22nd June 2016. HARRY ATKINSON
(l-r) Justin Moorhouse, Matt Stanaway, Anthony Sutcliffe, and award sponsor Richard Andrew of Armstrong Watson. Photo Credit: Harry Atkinson

A Company with Strong Foundations

Winners of the national Family Business of the Year 2016, English Lakes, with over fifty years of experience in the hotel and leisure industry, have a strong heritage of putting people – guests, suppliers and team members – right at the heart of all that we do.  Simon Berry, Chairman and Managing Director, and his son, Ben Berry, were delighted to collect the award on behalf of us all.

Simon and Ben Berry at the Family Business of the Year Awards
Simon and Ben Berry at the Family Business of the Year Awards

Simon commented,

Winning is a real feather in the cap for the entire team and it has been fantastic to gain national recognition for what we are doing. It reflects our business ethos, our approach in terms of pastoral care, and family values which go back several generations. Ultimately, it’s the staff who make our business tick. Above all, we strive for everyone here to understand each other’s individual needs, from guests and visitors to colleagues and suppliers.

Waterhead, Large Hotel of the Year

Built on this culture, a second award for excellence followed hot on the heels of Family Business of the Year. The team at Waterhead are celebrating Cumbria Tourism Large Hotel of the Year. We take a moment here to say ‘Congratulations!’ to the team and reflect on some of the great things going on in our boutique town house hotel in Ambleside overlooking the lake.

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Stunning Views

It’s still one of the most beautiful locations in the country.

View across Windermere from Waterhead
View across Windermere from Waterhead

Food for Thought

Head Chef, Nick Martin, has created a strong team around him that have benefited from his training and encouragement. The results are plain to see. Whether it is lunch enjoyed al fresco in the gardens overlooking the lake, a snack in the Bar and Grill, afternoon tea, or our extensive dinner menu, service, taste and presentation is always at the forefront of our mind.

Nick Martin - Head Chef at Waterhead Bar & Grill and
Nick Martin – Head Chef at Waterhead Bar & Grill

A Good Cup of Coffee

Freshly roasted in-house, our reputation for coffee continues to grow. Our baristas have had good fun experimenting with latte art.

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The Freshest and Best

Great relationships with local suppliers gives us the choice of freshest and best quality ingredients.

Gin Ahoy!

Our growing Gin library and regular Gin Tasting Events have their own following.

Williams Chase GB sits proudly in Waterhead's extensive gin collection
Waterhead’s extensive and expandiong gin library

… and so to Bed

A very important component of any great hotel is comfortable night’s sleep. We’ve had to share the details of our mattress supplier with many of our loyal guests!

Waterhead Bedrpp,s Style, with comfort
Waterhead Bedrpp,s Style, with comfort

A Warm Welcome Awaits

Congratulations to Anthony and the Waterhead team who are preparing for another great Summer season and are here to serve.

A warm welcome awaits! Anthony Sutcliffe, Waterhead Manager
Anthony Sutcliffe, Waterhead Manager

 

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