Local produce

Throughout the year the hotel restaurant also uses other local suppliers such as:

  • The More! bakery at Staveley, near Windermere
  • Taste of the Lakes, Maryport
  • Cheeses from Appleby Creamery
  • Honeycomb from Alston or Northumberland, depending on how busy the bees have been!
  • The Wooden Spoon Company, Ulverston
  • English Lakes ice-cream in Kendal

In addition of course, all the beef and lamb comes from our own farm in Orton, only a couple of miles from the hotel.

As a family business, our commitment to locally sourced food can be felt throughout, in particular in our farm shops and butchers counters which are quite literally a five minute stroll from the hotel.

Within the first year of trading the farm shops won the prestigious Britain’s Best Local Retailer in the BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards, then in 2008 after opening the first and only butchers counter on a British motorway, we made it to the final 3 of Farm Shop of the Year in the prestigious national butchers awards. We are not gloating, just very proud!

Not one to rest on our laurels, we have continued to develop the farm shops which stock an impressive selection of products including food from 82 local producers, 33 cheeses from the British Isles, over 100 Great Taste Award winners, locally reared meat and game, fresh vegetables and freshly baked bread - the list is endless. Remember to use your 10% farm shop voucher received on check in to treat yourself to some goodies! We also offer an order and collect service at our farm shops and cool bags for those long journeys, find out more here.

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