One of the famous festivities in the Lake District – The Newby Bridge Hotel Christmas Carvery

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s all about food and festivities thanks to the tempting menu’s on offer in the Lake District. A full Christmas roast isn’t just for the big day. In December, fit as many in as you can!

The now fabulously famous Sunday Christmas Carvery at the Newby Bridge Hotel is the official start to the everyone’s festivities. December 16th is the date, from 12pm is the time for delicious food and a true Lake District Christmas atmosphere.

The Newby Bridge Hotel is already adorned in decorations throughout from reception to the restaurant and Huntsman’s Inn with real log fire. Enjoy the celebrating with friends, family or work colleagues for great food, fine wine and fantastic location.

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The Sunday Carvery is available each Sunday in December but the 16th is set to be extra special thanks to extra mulled wine and festive tunes from the Ulverston Town Band to get you in the spirit. Call us on 015395 31222 to reserve your table.

This set to be the perfect start to Christmas and whether you’re living or working in Cumbria or not, the cherry on the Christmas pud is an overnight stay at the Newby Bridge Hotel Lake Windermere too. Enjoy the Christmas carvery followed by a leisurely walk or a cruise down Lake Windermere followed by relaxing drinks in the Huntsman’s Inn. Choose from the 2 night Winter Deal or just choose to stay on a one night bed & breakfast basis. Both provide excellent value for money, the official start of Christmas and even fit some last minute Christmas shopping in. Just a short distance from the hotel are the lovely towns of Ulverston, Kendal, Bowness and Windermere which all have a great choice of independent shops and gifts galore.

Visit https://www.newbybridgehotel.co.uk for more information and to book both the carvery and rooms.


It’s been a busy month at Langdale’s Wainwright’s Inn

If heading into the summer holidays with all the extra visitors wasn’t enough, Wainwright’s Inn owned and run by and located on the Langdale Estate have had an even busier and exciting last 4 weeks.

Firstly and foremostly, new beers. The inn has been a leading real ale pub for some time now showcasing beers from a couple of miles away, throughout the North West and further afield. Championing small scale, craft breweries have been the name of the game for Wainwright’s. But news on a slightly different scale has dominated the social media accounts of the inn, the launch in mid July of Wainwright’s ale on the pumps of the Wainwright’s Inn.

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Eric Robson, Chairman of the Wainwright Society launching the ale

So many people will have heard of Wainwright’s Ale being available nationwide and bottles in so many outlets. It continues to be an extremely popular ale, light but not too hoppy and something that can quench thirst but is always welcome in the winter too, a real all year round ale. Although Thwaites the brewers are a large concern, being a Lancashire based company firmly keeps the authenticity of their beers.

Scottish breweries are really taking off and new to Wainwrights this month have been Fyne Brewery ales brewed in Argyll. Look out for Jarl, Avalanche, Maverick and Hurricane Jack on the pumps.

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Fine Fyne Ales and smoky specials

With so much beer to try, it is always wise to keep food in mind and the newly operational smoker at Wainwright’s is proving a real hit. They’ve been smoking everything from meat to fish and cheese in the smoker (AKA an old hot water cylinder – keeping with the eco ethics of the Langdale Estate!). Just one of the latest special has been smoked BBQ ribs with classic sides of chips and coleslaw. Just imagine, Pint+Ribs=Post Walk Perfection. Guests of the Langdale Lake District Hotel & Spa can also choose to dine at Wainwright’s being just a stones throw away.


It’d better be a special meal if you’re staying in this Valentine’s then!

I can possibly start to forgive some people for not organising a Valentine’s meal out or getaway this year. The weather has had to be factored in with any plans that require road and train travel to some extent I suppose. That said, it doesn’t mean the day should be forgotten and should be marked as equal a celebration as it possible in ones home.

I have to confess, I am going to be championing Cumbria and the Lake District produce in this post. That’s not to say I am discrediting local produce from other areas in any way, just that, I can from first hand experience very much champion the food and drink produced and grown in my home county.

This post ties in quite well as some of the top food producers in Cumbria and the Lake District were representing this county yesterday at the House of Commons to mark Cumbria Day. If all the tweets and comments are correct, MP’s and the Prime Minister were very much taken with the delights these producers were showing off.

So what should we be looking at cooking to mark Valentine’s Day either tonight or at the weekend? Something very quickly comes to mind and that is a really good steak. The Lake District produces some of the finest beef from cattle native to Cumbria such as the belted Galloway. Reared slowly, naturally and healthily this beef is marbled, tender and delicious. Why not really go to town and create a seafood starter using Morecambe Bay potter shrimps and smokes salmon from Riverside Smokehouse in Frizington.


I’m possibly describing my ideal menu but I do think it will appeal to many and makes use of the wonderful larder found in Cumbria and the Lake District.