World Chocolate Day – 6 Sweet Facts about Chocolate

World Chocolate Day – what better excuse do we need to consume as many sweet, glorious gooey treats as we possibly can? The team at Lancaster House share one of their chocolate delights. 

Before we get down to the real business of chocolate chomping, we did a little research and found out a few facts about one of the nation’s favourite obsessions.  Continue reading “World Chocolate Day – 6 Sweet Facts about Chocolate”

The Wild Boar Malt of the Month – Glenfarclas 10 Year Old

Our Wild Boar Malt of the Month is Glenfarclas 10 Year Old, another Speyside spectacular. In the words of one of Glenfarclas’ competitors…

Of all the whiskies malt is king – of all the kings Glenfarclas reigns supreme

Copper Still at Glenfarclas Distillery Andrew Abbott/ licensed for reuse CC 2.0
Copper Still at Glenfarclas Distillery Andrew Abbott/CC 2.0

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Ambleside Sports – Look Out for the Waterhead Gin Bike

Keep your eyes peeled! Waterhead’s Gin Bike is out and about in South Lakes and offers a chance to win a stay at Waterhead, including a special gin tasting experience. The Gin Bike locations to date have been a carefully guarded secret, but we’ve had some leaked  information that it will definitely be appearing at Ambleside Sports on 28th July.
Waterhead Gin Bike is out and about in South Lakes
Waterhead Gin Bike is out and about in South Lakes
All you have to do for a chance to win is grab a photo selfie with the Gin Bike and post on Twitter and Facebook remembering to include #WaterheadGinCycle.

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Waterhead Gin of the Month – Bloom London Dry

There’s something for every taste in the burgeoning Waterhead gin library. This month we have a fine example of how gin is being expressed in fresh innovative ways. Bloom London Dry gin declares ‘summer has arrived!’ Summer, that is, in an English country garden.

A refreshing gin and tonic served in the garden
A refreshing gin and tonic served in the garden

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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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A Walk Around the Historic City of Lancaster

For those enjoying a weekend break at Lancaster House Hotel, you don’t have to go far to explore the rich history that forms the character of this royal city.

The Romans built a fort in the first Century AD situated above the River Lon, or Lune. The word for fort ‘castra’ became ‘ceaster’ in Anglo Saxon, so the fort became ‘Lonceaster’, and eventually Lancaster. Here are five historic landmarks to get you started. Continue reading “A Walk Around the Historic City of Lancaster”

Lake District Adventure on the Via Ferrata Xtreme

Whether your ideal day out in the Lake District is a gentle stroll by a meandering stream, a more strenuous hike up a mountain or a heritage rail journey, it would appear that there is something for everyone.  Here’s one for the more adventurous. Continue reading “Lake District Adventure on the Via Ferrata Xtreme”