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

local-events

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 [...]

Jan
18
2013

Witches Turkey A Winter Warming Recipe

Head Chef Suzie Molnar

Turkey breast filled with Prunes and smoked Cheese bound in Parma Ham served with a fruity red wine Fig sauce and sweet Potato Donuts. Suzie joined The Ship and Castle Hotel, St Mawes in August 2009 as 2nd chef and was promoted to Head Chef in September 2010. Since being at the hotel Suzie has successfully overseen a number of menu changes. Suzie started her career in her native Hungary before spending three and a [...]

Jan
11
2013

Connect With Us

connect

Did you know we are on a number of Social Networks? We have lots to talk about and thought we would share it with you. Here is how to connect with us.

Jan
4
2013

Ship and Castle Community Projects 2012

View from the lounge inside The Ship and Castle Hotel

I spend this brief quiet period between Christmas and New Year reflecting on my first year at “The Ship and Castle Hotel” and attached “The View Café” evaluating the successes and challenges of 2012, one positive thing which really sticks in my mind is the vast change in our standing within the local community. The once “closed” doors of the hotel are well and truly open now, and many factors have lead to this shift [...]

Dec
21
2012

My Holiday in Stratford Upon Avon

Deer at Charlecote Park

Normally, I am one for jetting out of the country for a break and the thought of a UK based holiday used to make me wrinkle my nose and say, “Really?” I am also not normally one to admit when I have been proven wrong so it almost pains me to admit that I thoroughly enjoyed my first UK break in the Charlecote Pheasant Hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon. When we arrived at the hotel after a [...]

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