Sam the Dog Gets Out and About in the Community

Guests at English Lakes Hotels, Resorts and Venues always find either Sam the Dog or Boris the Boar waiting to greet them in their bedroom at the hotels. These cuddly toys are there to welcome our junior guests, but can also be purchased and taken home. They have found their way all around the world – you may even have seen Sam’s exploits in space!

Sam the dog on the edge of Space
Sam the dog on the edge of Space

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The Wild Boar – Dressed in Flowers

It is so exciting to see the The Wild Boar Inn transformed with flowers on the day of a wedding, each couple putting a unique stamp on their chosen wedding venue. Katie of Made in Flowers can often be seen at The Wild Boar laden with flowers that have had the benefit of her amazing design skills, and placing them to best effect to create the perfect finishing touch.

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Real Wedding: Nicky and Gareth’s Perfect Lake District Day

We love to share the stories of The Wild Boar’s Brides and Grooms. Nicky and Gareth’s wedding brought together so many elements to ensure that their day was truly unique, making the most of all that the Inn has to offer. Here they write poignantly about how they met and about their big day. Continue reading “Real Wedding: Nicky and Gareth’s Perfect Lake District Day”

Five Reasons to Book your Lake District or Lancashire Spring Break

Spring is nature’s way of waking up from sleepy hibernation, and don’t we all need to shake ourselves awake from cosy winter repose? Colour-bursts of new life in the Lake District and Lancashire showcase the vibrant hue of deep-pile carpets of bluebells, Wordsworth’s beloved sun-glow daffodils and fresh green of woodlands putting on their new clothes.

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Lancaster House Visit Grandma on the Cheese Trail

In their quest to taste and treasure the best cheeses that Lancashire has to offer, Lancaster House Head Chef, Damian Ng, and Food & Beverage Manager, Gary Tennant, spent some time at Grandma Singleton’s dairy, which produces one of the strongest Traditional Lancashire cheeses available, and then at the farm which supplies the milk for their sheep’s cheese.

David Orchard shows Gary and Damian around the farm
David Orchard shows Gary and Damian around the farm

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Lancaster House Discover the Tasty Cheese Trail

Lancaster House Head Chef, Damian Ng, and Food and Beverage Manager, Gary Tennant, have been out on the cheese trail again. This time, the Tasty Cheese Trail. Taking a few of Damian’s cheese recipes and a determination to find a few new innovate flavours, they called in at the famous Mrs Kirkham’s and Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses.

Head Chef, Damian (left) and F & B Manager, Gary, out on the trail for cheese
Head Chef, Damian (left) and F & B Manager, Gary, out on the trail for cheese

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Lancaster House Taste the Best of Lancashire’s Creamy Cheese Trail

Lancaster House Head Chef, Damian Ng, and Food & Beverage Manager, Gary Tennant, have been out and about on the Lancashire Cheese Trails, sharing a few recipes using local cheeses and discovering new and innovate flavours from the local artisan cheese makers. There are three trails – Crumbly, Tasty and Creamy  beautiful walks in the Lancashire countryside that pass the door of no less than seven dairies producing world class cheese.  Continue reading “Lancaster House Taste the Best of Lancashire’s Creamy Cheese Trail”