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”

10 Romantic Reasons to Consider a Winter Wedding

Traditionally the weather-obsessed Brits have chosen Summer as the time for tying the knot. However, there is a growing trend for a cosy intimate winter weddings. There’s a number of good reasons for this, here are our top ten. Continue reading “10 Romantic Reasons to Consider a Winter Wedding”

January Gin of the Month – Williams Chase Elegant Gin

As the collection of premium gin continues to grow at the Waterhead, Anthony’s choice for January’s Gin of the Month is Williams Chase Elegant Gin. This gin takes us to Herefordshire and to the distillery owned by Williams Chase.

Chase Distillery

It is at this rural distillery that they make some of the most complex and elegant gin in the world and they are extremely proud to be British. They grow their own raw materials and they distil and hand bottle all of their products from the family owned single estate farm in Herefordshire. It is both the innovative methods and hard work at the distillery that has created a truly special gin collection. They have already been collecting accolades with their Chase Vodka which was awarded the world’s best tasting vodka at the prestigious San Francisco Spirits Competition. Continue reading “January Gin of the Month – Williams Chase Elegant Gin”