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Recipe to Make Our Braised Ox Cheek Terrine at Home

27 Feb 2013
Often when one is planning what to make for a dinner party, or even just a large family meal, the two main considerations are not being stuck in the kitchen all evening whilst your guests are enjoying themselves and not breaking the bank when it comes to ingredients. Andrew Caulfield, head chef at Waterhead has […]
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Live Chainsaw Wood Carving in the Lake District

19 Feb 2013
[wpvideo 5fdyImze]  [ About This Video ] This weekend Low Wood Bay hosted the first ever Sine Dubio Lake District art festival. The Free festival championed the work of 15 artists from across northern England (including nine local Cumbrian artists). Andy Levy, Wood Sculptor creates beautiful wood sculptures and tree carvings using traditional tools and chainsaws, […]
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Picture Perfect Views Framed Ahead of New Arts Festival

13 Feb 2013
Have you see the giant picture frame is touring the Lake District this month? Our spectacular mountainous landscape of the Lake District has long been a sought-after destination by artists – inspiring old masters such as Constable and Turner, as well as modernists like Kurt Schwitters. The large four metre by two metre frame has […]
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5 Things To Do in the Lake District This Half Term

11 Feb 2013
Our Lake District Hotels are the perfect location for taking your family away on a half term break. With plenty of things going on in the Lakes District we have put together five fun filled ideas for things to do this half term. If you have any more half term ideas let us know below […]
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The Big Chill Swim – Extreme Open Water Swimming in Windermere

06 Feb 2013
[wpvideo vMrkjwfS]  [ About This Video ] The Big Chill swim took place at Low Wood Bay Marina on Saturday 2nd February 2013. It is billed as “one of the coldest swimming races you’ll ever do” and with the water temperatures hovering around 4.6 degrees in Lake Windermere on Saturday, it certainly was chilly! The […]
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A Simple Recipe to Create Smoked Salmon at Home

05 Feb 2013
As most of our followers have a keen interest in food and many are accomplished cooks, I hope the Chefs of English Lakes can help inspire you to be even more creative and try new recipe ideas. When we run our smoking courses in conjunction with Jo and Georgina from Smoky Jo’s, the hot Smoked […]
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Some Like it Hot, Some Like it Cold – Chill Swim this Weekend!

31 Jan 2013
To be honest, I prefer toasting my toes in front of a roaring fire, but there are those with a passion for all things cold. Last Saturday Wim Hoff, aka ‘The Iceman’ broke his own record by standing engulfed in 1,550 lbs of ice for an hour and 12 minutes! He also holds the world […]
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Dublé – Michael Bublé Tribute “Cry Me a River”

24 Jan 2013
[wpvideo rUAbIF2X]  [ About This Video ] Dublé is one of the first and definitely still one of the best Michael Bublé shows around, with a sensational voice that never fails to astound his audiences. This clip is of his opening performance of “Cry Me a River” at Lancaster House Hotel in 2012. Dublé returns […]
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Murder Mystery – A Great Night Out!

14 Jan 2013
I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect when our party of seven arrived at The Wild Boar Inn for a Fawlty Towers meets Murder Mystery evening on Friday! Yes, it was everything that has just come to mind … Manuel in full slapstick style, Sybil’s soul shivering shrieks, Polly lending a note of sanity to […]
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Burns Night Celebrations at The Wild Boar

11 Jan 2013
[wpvideo z0d5k7Qw]  [ About This Video ] Highlights from our Burns Night Celebration at rel=”canonical”>The Wild Boar in 2012. Our Next Burns Night Celebrations for 2013 are to be held on Wednesday 23rd January 2013 We begin the evening with a drinks reception followed by a 4 course dinner being served whilst the evening unfolds, […]
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