Great News for the Hotel, trade is once again on the up, we are definately more up-beat this month. Normally after the Christmas Rush we see a sharp decline in hotel guests and diners in our Jules Restaurant this year is certainly better. Thank you one and all, it is greatly appreciated. Did you know that we have a New Special Bistro lunch menu being served in our olde worlde Cottage Restaurant, yep you can dine two courses for £10.95 either a starter followed by a main course or a main course followed by one of our famous desserts.This is Great Value for Money even if I say so myself, I had one of the main courses today and it was great, Gareth our head chef has done us proud. Gemma and new husband Viveck are working flat out to create new ideas and offers for the Hotel, which is just what we need as I am a bit of a Dinosaur, (old fashioned, washed up on the shelf) so why do they still need me to run things by. Experience thats what and I have years of it.. Next Year we are going to pull out all the stops to have an extravaganza of Christmas Lights, maybe you will be able to see the hotel from space, the picture I have used on this page is taken from the Kendal to Preston canal which is no longer used it shows our Hotel from the roadside just and old farm and barn converted into a 30 bedroomed en-suite 3 star hotel with bar and restaurant dated from 1750, there is still some of the old Character left inside and out. did you know that this old ale house used to brew and sell their own ale long before it became popular with the gastro pubs, ale was sold from the front room to any weary traveller it more than likely looked like a tankard of scrumpy complete with straw, Oh how times have changed. We have a couple of Traditional Beers on the bar Black Sheep from Masham and another, what you should do is book a night or two away here let me know that you are coming and I will have a pint ready for you with my compliments. See you soon.