Category Archives: News

Climbing Scafell Pike

02 November 2015 . News . No Comments

Early October provided us with some fabulous weather in the Lake District, and after a busy summer in Keswick, we couldn’t turn down the opportunity to get out onto the fells. There are some fells, however, that seem particularly prone to cloud cover irrespective of the weather in general. Visitors to Keswick will be well…

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It’s not all about the fells…

26 July 2015 . News . No Comments

The Lake District is well known as a destination for hill walking, and certainly a large proportion of our guests do go walking on the fells at some point during their stay. But if you are visiting Keswick, it doesn’t have to be all about the hills, because there is one other rather large and…

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Abigail’s Party

10 June 2015 . News . No Comments

Abigail’s Party was originally written in 1977 by playwright Mike Leigh as a stage play, but to anyone of a certain age, it will bring back memories of the hugely popular televised version of that same year. In that “Play for Today” version, Leigh’s then wife Alison Steadman pretty much made her name playing monstrous…

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Cumberland Sausages – “the best in the world!”

02 May 2015 . News . No Comments

Traditional British food has taken a lot of knocks over the years, most notably as a result of World War 2 and the period of rationing that followed. Age old recipes and techniques were forgotten, indigenous animal breeds disappeared in the race to increase productivity and speed up food production, and over time tastes changed…

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Winter Walks

09 March 2015 . News . No Comments

With Easter just around the corner and a taste of spring in the air, it looks like the worst of the winter weather might be coming to an end here in Keswick (I’m not talking about wet and windy weather, by the way – that can happen all year round here!). However, for once, we’ve…

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Keswick Events 2015

13 January 2015 . Events, News . No Comments

It’s going to be another busy year in Keswick, with a full programme of events on offer. Here are some of the major events taking place:   Words by the Water at the Theatre by the Lake – 6-15th March Now in its 14th year, Words by the Water has become one of the country’s…

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Climbing Skiddaw

10 November 2014 . News . No Comments

November tends to be the start of the “off” season in Keswick, and the time when guest house owners like us start to think about what they can do to fill their time over the winter. Unfortunately, tedious and sometimes expensive things need doing like redecorating, but it’s a long winter and there’s still plenty…

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Lunch at the Royal Oak, Keswick

16 July 2014 . News . No Comments

Of the many pubs to choose from in Keswick, one of the most popular for many a year has been the Inn at Keswick, previously the Keswick Lodge. It came as something of a surprise, then, when the pub suddenly closed in May for a major refit. The builders moved in, and after only 2…

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Dining at Magnolia Cafe Bar, Keswick

08 May 2014 . News . No Comments

Being a guest house owner in Keswick has certain benefits. One is that in the off-season, we tend to get invited by other local businesses to sample their offerings, in the hope that we will recommend them to our guests. And so, earlier this year we were invited for an evening at Magnolia Café Bar…

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