Waterhead – Be Kind to Food Servers Month

January is Be Kind to Food Servers month and at Waterhead, we want to pay tribute to a great restaurant and bar team who work tirelessly every day of the year to go the extra mile, and be kind to our guests.

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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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Low Wood Bay to Host Brathay’s 70th Anniversary Ball

English Lakes have been privileged to support the work of Brathay Trust over the years and are delighted to be hosting their 70th Anniversary Ball in November 2016 at Low Wood Bay.

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Brathay Hall

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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

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English Lakes Mascot ‘Sam’ travels to Space

Sam the dog, our mascot has been to some lovely venues around the Lake District, but this adventure is taking  ‘day out’ to a whole new dimension! Here is the full story about this ambitious project to send Sam in to Space. Continue reading “English Lakes Mascot ‘Sam’ travels to Space”

A Career for Life with English Lakes

Congratulations are certainly in order for the longest serving member of staff at English Lakes, Maria Walker, who celebrates thirty years in the company this month. Here, she shares a little of her English Lakes journey. Continue reading “A Career for Life with English Lakes”

The Calm in the Storm: Desmond didn’t put a dampener on this Wild Boar Wedding

When Storm Desmond dropped one month’s rain in a single night, we watched the footage of the devastation and disruption caused in its wake. Our hearts went out to individuals, families and businesses that were affected. Without detracting from the difficulties that many have experienced, it would seem that there is a corresponding note of triumph as communities rallied together to overcome the adversity of these circumstances. Continue reading “The Calm in the Storm: Desmond didn’t put a dampener on this Wild Boar Wedding”