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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The Making of The Famous Sandeman Port

Lancaster House is proud to serve the Sandeman range, so much so it’s bar in names after the famous family, The Sandemans Bar.

The principles of Sandeman port production have remained almost unchanged from those employed by George Sandeman in the 1790s. We take a look at how our favourite port is made…

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Malt of the Month – Glen Garioch 12 Year Old

The Wild Boar‘s Malt of the Month has a couple of claims to fame – it comes from one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland and, geographically, it is the most easterly. However, it’s history shows that it is famous for much more than that…

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Waterhead Gin of the Month – Sipsmith London Dry Gin

Waterhead loves to add another bottle to its blossoming gin library, and to discover the unique character of each one. Our Gin of the Month is Sipsmith London Dry, a gin eminently suited for the crisp and refreshing gin and tonic combination.

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Pasture Promise Milk – The Journey from the Farm to our Hotels

Lancaster House is proud to support local suppliers. This week the FAO (the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations) celebrated World Milk Day so we followed the milk trail from farm to dairy to see first-hand where our milk comes from. Cherrie tells us about their grand day out…

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Celebrating English Wine Week at Lancaster House

The UK is a premium wine-producing region, with around 500 vineyards in England and Wales with vineyards covering over 4,500 acres and producing many prestigious sparkling and still wines.  With English Wine Week fast approaching, Saturday 28th May – Sunday 5th June 2016 we take a look at the history behind English Wine. Continue reading “Celebrating English Wine Week at Lancaster House”

Morecambe Bay Shrimps at The Midland Seafood Festival

One of The Midland’s most popular dishes, we have the great privilege of living just a stone’s throw from where Morecambe Bay Shrimps arrive on shore. From net to Chef in a matter of hours – there’s nothing that beats the freshness of that daily catch. Continue reading “Morecambe Bay Shrimps at The Midland Seafood Festival”