So, What Makes A Great Coffee?
Coffee is one of the most popular beverages worldwide, as most coffee lovers know, a lot goes into making that perfect cup of coffee. If your relationship with coffee is anything like ours, starting off a day on the fells without a powerful jolt of caffeine is like a pupil going into an exam without […]View Post
Britain’s Favourite Walk…Helvellyn
It is official! Helvellyn takes gold. On 30th January many tuned into ITV’s ‘Britains Favourite Walks: Top 100’. Presented by an avid walker and former Country File presenter. Julia Bradbury. In this two hour show, it counts down the top 100 walks in Britain, voted by the public; from a poll of 8000 people. […]View Post
Donald Campbell: King of Speed
Donald Campbell was born in Kingston on Thames, Surrey in 1921. His father was Sir Malcolm Campbell a pioneer in speed records, who himself broke 13 world records during the 1920s and 1930s. Donald continued his fathers record breaking attempts after the war. In 1939 Donald volunteered at the RAF as World War 2 broke. However, […]View Post
A Huge Thank You
Over the past couple of weekends, companies and individuals from the British Association of Landscaping Industries came together to help restore our beer garden following the floods in December which destroyed all lower grounds. Diane Mculloch, Media Sales & Sponsorship Officer at BALI usually contacts the hotel to book their annual Christmas Party however, last […]View Post
Introducing Beckside Bar.
On the night of 5th December 2015, Storm Desmond completely destroyed our lovely Ratchers Bar, everything Ratchers was and stood for no longer existed. It was then, my family and I sat and discussed the future of Ratchers and what it mean’t going forward. It was agreed, that keeping Ratchers would be staying at that […]View Post
Rich in History
With works still ongoing at the hotel, we take a break from interior design and delve into the history of this wonderful hotel. The ‘old building’ (as we call it) is the main hotel, this consists of reception, Lantys lounge and everything above. The first record I could find was in 1894, unconvinced this was […]View Post
Glenridding Mini Market – Set to reopen
Another business that had been devastated by Storm Desmond in December 2015 was the Glenridding Mini Market, owned by the Brown family. The Brown family have had their business for over 30 years, and this has been the longest they have not been open. We understand just how hard it has been for them, and […]View Post
Flood hit hotel set for grand reopening
Feature from the News & Star 23rd June 2016 Last winter the Glenridding Hotel was flooded out four times during the devastating storms which battered Cumbria. Run by the Ali sisters, the hotel soon became an icon of our region, as its determination to keep going was applauded across the country for embodying the spirit […]View Post
Lambert-gill Ltd appointed for Reinstatement of the Bar.
Lambert-gill Ltd. have been appointed to reinstate the lower ground bar and kitchen. The appointment was made last week and have started work once their Health and Safety paperwork was complete. They believe completion of works for the reinstatement should take 14 weeks. Established in 1974 Lambert-gill is a local family run building firm with […]View Post