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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We’re Jammin’

15 September 2015 . Recipes . No Comments

When I started making jam a couple of years ago I started with the usual, raspberry and strawberry. But that’s a bit boring isn’t it, especially when you’re serving it to guests at breakfast! Variety is what you need. So, when I saw a recipe for gooseberry jam in an issue of BBC Good Food…

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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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Fabulous Fudge!

01 April 2015 . Recipes . No Comments

Why is it that certain flavour combinations are reserved for certain times of the year? I can think of one in particular that I just can’t understand, white chocolate and cranberry! This is a wonderful combination but for some reason it only seems to appear at Christmastime. Well, not at Grassmoor! Here’s a recipe for…

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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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