Sunday, 29 August 2010

Westmorland Suite Re-vamp

Yes after some years we have now completely stripped the westmorland room back to the floor and walls, never thought that we would have the time but we have.  All the old dusty bric-a-brack has gone, all those ladders hanging over the ceiling have gone, out with all that memorabilia ( JUNK!!!). We have a new look Westmorland Suite opening for business from the 3rd September. Redecorated in sage with a soft green plaid carpet, new pale green chairs. Matching picture lights and heaters in black and silver, new ceramic uplighters to mood light the vaulted ceiling after all remember that this used to be an old barn. Modern pictures, Just the place for that Meeting or conference, private function or dinner party. Come and have look, we are sure that you will enjoy the new relaxing atmosphere that has been created.
Well Colin has now left and again on a parting note Good Luck. Changes that are now afoot at our hotel, we welcome Gareth as new Chef to our kitchens, Gareth was previously Chef at The Gilpin Bridge. we will see some some changes I have no doubt to the menu in time. On a personal note I am semi retiring from the strains of Kitchen Life, (if all goes to plan)  Gemma Daughter No1 is taking the ranes of the Hotel with Emma as no2, (with guidance from June and I) New ideas are surfacing all the time watch out for our new SPECIALS Blackboard. See you soon.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Been absent for quite a while, funny how things tend to work out! Why do we have sudden changes in the weather. Ever since they announced a hose pipe ban in the region it has rained everyday for the last 3 weeks, we are beginning to grow back our webbed feet. The grass is now growing faster than I can cut it, Holiday season is upon us and I am feeling good. A BIG Thank you to all our customers because without you we wouldn't be here, also a thank you to Colin Scott the Hotel Manager who will soon be leaving us for pastures new _ he is taking his own PUB the Greyhound at Halton just outside Lancaster.  GOOD LUCK (in this climate you will need it.) . The new Christmas party menus are now on line for you to have a look at, don't leave it to the last minute book it now. New Years Eve also is in the pipeline, it will be as Cheap to stay over as book a Taxi so just book it.Also this year we will be CLOSED for 3 days over the Xmas period this is my Time with the Girls. We are more and more a throw away society for example when a TV fails to switch on we go out and buy another, when a hoover breaks down we go out buy another, why? Is it because it is now as cheap to replace than repair? This is not good for our green policy but I guess it is the way things are going. I think I will have a look to see if I can repair. On line bookings are a steady stream did you Know that you can now book on line straight from our web site, also look out for our special offers that only appear on our site these can only be booked by phone. So have a look and pick up that phone. See you soon. Charles