Lakes Hospitality Trade Show hailed as “huge success”

With a headline Brexit debate, more than 140 exhibitors and 1,200 visitors through the doors, Cumbria’s longest-running trade show has been described as the biggest and best yet. 44th annual Lakes Hospitality Trade Show The 44th annual Lakes Hospitality Trade Show has brought together a diverse range of hospitality businesses at the Junction 36 Rural Auction Centre over the last […]

Shap Chippy launches line up for Kendal Calling

It has to count as one of Cumbria’s craziest gigs of the year.  Regulars dropping in at the Shap Chippy for their Friday night fish supper were treated to a performance from top Cumbrian band Hardwicke Circus. Carlisle rockers acoustic set And of course, the Carlisle rockers had to open their acoustic set with a […]

Trainee chefs given chance to run top Lake District restaurant

A trio of aspiring young chefs have been given the opportunity to run their own restaurant for a night. The apprentice take charge Three apprentice commis chefs from Cumbria and Lancashire stepped in to take charge of the menu and cook for the diners at Blue Smoke on the Bay on the shores of Windermere. Career […]

£1m Lake District hotel refurb’ complete at Rothay Manor

A £1 million refurbishment project at the Lake District’s Rothay Manor hotel has been completed, just in time for the beginning of the spring and summer seasons. Refurbishment embracing heritage As part of a major renovation project this iconic Lake District Hotel has been rejuvenated with a fresh new look, whilst embracing its heritage. The beautiful décor […]

Stylish new neighbourhood bistro opens in Grange-over-Sands – The Estuary

A new classic neighbourhood bistro and bar has opened in the seaside town of Grange-over-Sands on the Morecambe Bay coast.  Creating local employment Creating up to 10 new jobs as well as providing months of employment for local building and electrical contractors, The Estuary is the sister property of the AA rosette Porto Restaurant in Bowness-on-Windermere. Champions […]

Shap Chippy wins second award in two weeks

Shap Chippy in Shap has been named as one of the UK’s Top 50 Best Fish & Chip Takeaways – one of only 2 fish & chips shops in Cumbria make the prestigious list. Frying Magazine accolade The accolade follows an extensive search by leading trade publication Fry Magazine to find those takeaways serving up […]

Cumbrian tea with a twist….

Inspired by the work of a famous author with one or two Cumbrian connections… the multi-award-winning team from the Handsome Brewery, Bowston, have crafted a beer with a twist…Handsome Brewery, Bowston, have crafted a beer with a twist… Mad March hare beer Their new beer, Mad March Hare, is inspired by the antics of two […]

Shap Chippy claims Cumbria’s Best Fish and Chip Shop 2019 Award

Award winning Shap Chippy has taken the honour of claiming this prestigious award, thanks to England’s Business Awards. These awards are nominated for and voted by the general public, then the shop is mystery shopped to make sure that the food, hygiene standards and customer service really are the best. UK’s best Fish & Chip […]

Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield

Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfieldis a four-star luxury boutique hotel on the shores of Lake Windermere in the resort town of Bowness-on-Windermere in the Lake District. The hotel sits amidst six acres of landscaped gardens with unrivalled views over England’s largest lake. Laura Ashley designed property The Laura Ashley designed property offers style and elegance […]

Shap Chippy go gluten free

Following the success of their first Gluten Free evening, Shap Chippy is now running a monthly event. Rave reviews on TripAdvisor & Google Last month, the fish and chip shop created a dedicated Gluten Free menu, and everything served that night was completely Gluten Free – Fish, Sausages, Battered Halloumi, Fishcakes to name but a few items on […]

Higginsons nominated as finalist in Cumbria Life Food and Drink Awards

Grange-over-Sands based Butchers and Pie Makers, Higginsons of Grange have been announced as finalists in the 2019 Cumbria Life Food & Drink Awards.  Food, catering & hospitality sector talent Every year the awards celebrate and promote the fantastic array of talented people that work within the food, catering and hospitality sector in Cumbria.  As previous […]

Marmalade awards show global ap-peel of this most British preserve

The 14th World’s Original Marmalade Awards, held at Dalemain Mansion, Cumbria, have just closed for 2019. With almost 3,000 entries received from over 40 countries worldwide, they have shown that despite dire predictions about the future of marmalade, far from going out of fashion, it has now firmly become a global obsession.  Marmalade making pinnacle The Awards are seen as the pinnacle of marmalade making and as well as entries from marmalade enthusiasts […]