Jun
28
2013

Wimbledon Interesting Facts

Jill Craybas playing at Wimbledon

Wimbledon, it is one of England’s most prestigious events. For Wimbledon fans their biggest worry is whether it will rain or not. Every year millions of people attend or tune into Wimbledon, whether you are a fan or not, a lot of work goes in to it each year to making sure it runs smoothly. Below are a few facts and figures that we thought may be interesting.

Jun
7
2013

Golden Memories at Windermere Hotel

Golden Memories for Mona and Jim

Golden Memories for Mona and Jim Jack from Thornhill when they took a trip back in time to when they visited The Windermere Hotel, where they spent their honeymoon after getting married on 23rd March 1963. The couple from Queensberry Beaches, even took their original receipt. The hotel staff were so delighted by their arrival they showered the couple with gifts. Mona who is 79 said: “We had the original receipt, the hotel staff were [...]

May
24
2013

Exploring Keswick and Cumbria

David McDonald New General Manager at The Derwentwater Hotel, Keswick

Having recently taken up role the as General Manager within The Derwentwater Hotel, Keswick it is an exciting time for me both professionally with a new challenge leading a well established and successful team but also personally with a great opportunity to explore and learn about the local area, visit new attractions and meet new people. Having spent the majority of my life living in Plymouth, Devon within easy reach of Dartmoor I felt I [...]

May
9
2013

Wallace and Gromits “Grand Day Out”

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If like us you’re a fan of Wallace and Gromit you will love the fact that they have recently teamed up with Visit England to help promote “101 things to do before you go abroad”. Along with a host of famous names ranging from Bill Oddie to Yeoman Warders from the Tower of London, each specialist selected the top 20 experiences from their categories and all have used their expert knowledge to compile this list [...]

Apr
12
2013

Riggs Family and The Windermere Hotel

Riggs Windermere Hotel

Since its creation The Windermere Hotel has had a varied history, we start with the arrival of the railway to Windermere opening in April 1847.  It was owned by “The Kendal and Windermere Railway Company”. A company with shareholders which also provided at least some of the finance for the construction of the Hotel, which was overseen by Abraham Pattinson being in charge at the time and the architect was Miles Thompson of Kendal. The [...]

Mar
8
2013

The Jane Austen Reading Room

Guest Lounge Area at The Lansdown Grove Hotel

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s iconic novels, The Lansdown Grove Hotel is about to launch a new reading room. From this April, guests will be able to use the newly created Jane Austen Reading Room, which is located just off the reception area. Guests will be able to learn about one of Britain’s most celebrated writers who lived in Bath and set two of her novels in the vibrant city. Jane Austen [...]

Mar
1
2013

Upcoming Local Events

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Planning a short break in the next few months? Why not take advantage of some of the upcoming local events up and down the country. Here is a glimpse of some upcoming events, if you want more inspiration and ideas take a look here.       March Bath Literature Festival (1st March to 10th March) Are you a fan of books, authors and reading? If so Bath Literature Festival could be for you. The [...]

Feb
14
2013

Name our restaurant and WIN!

The Restaurant

We’d like you to come up with a new name for the restaurant at The Imperial Hotel in Tenby (Wales). Currently called “The Cliff Hanger”, the restaurant has stunning views across the beach and sea to St Catherine’s Fort. On a clear day you can see the coast of North Devon. The winner will win a Two-Night Weekend Break for two at anyone of our hotels, including Dinner, Bed and Breakfast. The prize excludes, Easter, [...]

Feb
8
2013

Pancake Recipe

Pancakes

Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake Day in Britain, is the day before Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent – ‘Shrove’ stems from old English word ‘shrive’, meaning ‘confess all sins’.  It is called Pancake Day because it is the day traditionally for eating pancakes as pancake recipes were a way to use up any stocks of milk, butter and eggs which were forbidden during the abstinence of Lent.    

Feb
7
2013

January Email Signup Winner

The outdoor swimming pool at The Savoy Hotel

Congratulations to Bill Gowlett who has won a weekend break for two staying at any one of our Coast and Country Hotels. Bill signed up to our E-newsletter and was entered into the January draw. Bill has decided to take his break at The Savoy Hotel in Bournemouth. The Savoy Hotel is positioned in a superb cliff top location on the South Beach with stunning sea views, if you are visiting the hotel why not [...]

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