It’s been a busy time at Winder over the last few months. Busy, but exciting! After the fun and success of festive breaks, rounded off by a fabulous two day full-house at New Year to welcome in 2011, we spent the first few weeks in January freshening up our beautiful Lake District Hotel! Swinside has a lovely new look, and we’ve also had fun upgrading the rooms with flat-screen TVs and ipod docks. We felt it was time to update the technology, whilst keeping the luxurious and welcoming fabric of the hotel that people comment on so warmly! We’re over the moon to receive recent fabulous reviews on Trip Advisor mentioning our new additions!
The other area that has received great feedback is our food! More and more people are staying for dinner, bed and breakfast at Winder Hall, and we’re enjoying having our elegant and intimate restaurant buzzing with happy diners. We’ve always enjoyed crafting a daily menu based on fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, but as we are now open for resident and non-resident diners every night, we’re loving developing even further our range of cuisine. Some guests who stay a few days still enjoy to sample the local restaurants in Cockermouth and Keswick, or enjoy the lovely food at our local pub the Wheatsheaf, and then dine with us on a couple of nights as well. A perfect combination, allowing them to make the most of their time in the area.
This got us thinking… why not respond to all the requests we’ve had over the last year or so to serve Sunday lunches? So, from March 6th that is exactly what we’re doing! Sunday lunch will be “on the menu” from next Sunday, and will be a regular fixture. It will be full of choice, combining traditional sunday lunch with that extra bit of flair and expert twists to make it a truly luxurious, five star experience! It’s going to be busy, busy, busy as this is the most popular day for afternoon teas as well – we can’t wait!
So… we’ve now expanded the team at Winder Hall to make sure we offer a really perfect stay at Winder Hall, we’ve introduced free use of mountain bikes so that people can enjoy the beauty of the Lake District from our doorstep, we’ve upgraded the rooms so guests can enjoy improved technology whilst still relaxing in the peace of our welcoming Country House Hotel, and we’ve expanded our dining to include Sunday lunch after many requests. We’re really striving hard to deliver exactly what our guests (resident and non-resident) are asking for……… watch this space for more developments! It’s a fun journey, and I’m so enjoying being one of the latest additions to Nick’s team! Having got married here 7 years ago, Ann and Nick couldn’t keep me away when an opportunity came up to work with them. So here I am, and I hope for many years to come. That’s if they’ll put up with my insatiable appetite for cups of tea!