National Cake Week: Lancaster House Bake-Off

I’m sure it is no accident that National Cake Week comes when Bake Off is moving into Quarter Finals and the whole nation has gone cake crazy. The team at Lancaster House have had a week of intense competition – sieving, creaming, folding in, rising, dusting, dredging and perhaps one or two soggy bottoms along the way. Now, however, they can reveal their star baker!  Continue reading “National Cake Week: Lancaster House Bake-Off”

Waterhead Gin of the Month – Portobello Rd 171

It’s amazing what you can create from a few roots, berries and peel. Nine botanicals and a lot of research, experimentation and hard work produced this gold medal winning, internationally acclaimed Gin.


Waterhead’s Gin of the Month started at its namesake address and the character of the gin was formed by adding a little here and reducing a little there. Nine months of gestation and Portobello Road No 171 was born.

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Lancaster House Love a Good Cup of Coffee Grounds

Emma Underwood, Operations Manager at Lancaster House is responsible for ensuring that we maintain the highest possible standards in Green Tourism. She leads a team of Green Champions who are always on the look-out for creative ways to conserve, re-cycle and reduce our carbon footprint. To celebrate National Coffee Day they’ve come up with ten tips for using your coffee grounds. Continue reading “Lancaster House Love a Good Cup of Coffee Grounds”

One of The Wild Boar’s Favourites – Balvenie Double Wood 12 year old

Over the months, George, our Master of Malt, has shared many of the malt whiskies that feature behind the bar at The Wild Boar. One that has become a firm favourite with the team here at The Boar is Balvenie Double Wood 12 year old. Continue reading “One of The Wild Boar’s Favourites – Balvenie Double Wood 12 year old”

World Tourism Day – Our Recommended Lake District Itinerary

To celebrate World Tourism Day on 27th September we’ve put together a two-day itinerary for visitors to the Lake District.

There are so many exciting things to do in the Lake District it can be difficult to know where to start, so our itinerary should help those who may not be familiar with the area and who may be travelling without a car. Waterhead is the perfect base for exploring – right next to the jetty for cruising the lake and with a bus stop perfectly positioned for day trips throughout the beautiful Lake District countryside.  Continue reading “World Tourism Day – Our Recommended Lake District Itinerary”

Lancaster House and the Sandeman Connection

Over the next few months Lancaster House Bar Manager, Tom Chalmers, is going to introduce us to the delights of Sandeman ports and sherries featured on our menus and, of course, in our Sandeman’s Bar. He starts by telling us how our connection to the famous brand began.

Tom Chalmers shares a toast with George Sandeman

Sandeman’s Bar at Lancaster House is founded upon a  friendship which had an usual beginning and a local connection with a branch of the Sandeman family, boasting over two hundred years of port and sherry production. Continue reading “Lancaster House and the Sandeman Connection”

Waterhead Gin of the Month – Death’s Door

Our Waterhead Gin of the Month takes us across the Atlantic and tells a story of sustainability at its best. Death’s Door Spirits have reinvigorated the local agricultural heritage as well as creating a superb and highly acclaimed gin. 

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Photo credit Death’s Door Spirits

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