Smoking Delights at The Wild Boar Inn

Learn a new skill in a day – our Smoking Course is the perfect opportunity to discover how to hot and cold smoke food without the need for any professional equipment. 

The Wild Boar Head Chef Miroslav
The Wild Boar Head Chef Miroslav Likus

Partnering with Jo and Georgina from Smoky Jo’s – supplier of smoked goods to Prince Charles! – our one day course will inform, delight and entertain. At the end of the day celebrate with a huge banquet prepared by Chef using the foods smoked by you and fellow participants. Invite your partner, friends and family members to the meal for added kudos!

Enjoy a banquet with family and friends
Enjoy a banquet with family and friends

 

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Bring on the Cakes – Great British Bake Off

Joining the throng of Great British Bake Off enthusiasts, the ladies in English Lakes Central Reservations Department will be glued to the screen this evening. However, they have their own resident Queen of Cakes, Denise, who regularly surprises and delights them with her delicious and creative creations.

Central Reservations Department (l to r) Ami, Denise, Maria and Simone
Central Reservations Department (l to r) Ami, Denise, Maria and Simone

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Lancaster’s Play in the Park – The Hobbit – Best Yet!

Lancaster House sent Kris off on a mission to Williamson Park to capture the highlights of the latest The Dukes Play in the Park performance. He found himself bound for Middle Earth. Continue reading “Lancaster’s Play in the Park – The Hobbit – Best Yet!”

Real Wedding: A Disney Fairytale at Low Wood Bay

Low Wood Bay was honoured to host Simon and Claire’s winter Lake District wedding just a few weeks ago, bringing together the wonderful stuff of fairy-tales, with more than a few recognisable Disney touches. Continue reading “Real Wedding: A Disney Fairytale at Low Wood Bay”

Health Professionals, Cancer Survivors and Dragons at Low Wood Bay

Now in their eighth season, Paddlers for Life will host the North West Cancer Survivorship Conference at Low Wood Bay on Saturday, 12th September and the spectacular Charity Dragon Boat Regatta the following day.

This is an opportunity for GPs and health professionals, cancer rehabilitation specialists, cancer survivors and supporters to get together in the heart of the beautiful Lake District, discovering together what the future can hold for cancer survivors and to build a greater understanding of the eclectic nature of the physical, social and practical needs of cancer survivors in order to drive practice improvement.   Continue reading “Health Professionals, Cancer Survivors and Dragons at Low Wood Bay”

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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Blencathra – An Emotional Ownership

Lancaster House General Manager and keen fell walker, Tim Bell, tells us why this mountain is deserving of a special place in his heart.

Growing up in the North Cumbrian town of Penrith, the view directly west from my home was the distinctive and unique shape of “Saddleback”, or better known as “Blencathra”. It rises majestically and powerfully on its own from the gently undulating, low-lying moors which separate Keswick and the market town where I spent the first 18 years of my life. Continue reading “Blencathra – An Emotional Ownership”