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Hotel of the year award nomination for Holbeck Ghyll

We're delighted to announce we've beaten hundreds of contenders from across the country to be shortlisted for the Small Hotel of the Year award in the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2013! This comes just a month after we were presented with a Judges’ Award for Outstanding Service, along with a Judges’ Special Award for Outstanding Contribution to Food and Drink for h ... Continue Reading

Conferences and Meetings in the Lake District

Finding an ideal location for your conference or your corporate event is important. The location can say much about your business and it can also affect how clients respond to your business, if the location is of poor quality, then this can negatively affect your business. On the other hand the right location, with the right facilities can get any conference or event off to a great start. If ... Continue Reading

It's official - we're outstanding!

We’re terribly proud of our food at Holbeck, the cleanliness can’t be beaten and we certainly can’t complain about the views, but above all else we strive to give you, our guests, the best possible service you can imagine. Whether we’re plumping your pillows, bringing you the morning’s paper or making sure your favourite wine’s been breathing before you take y ... Continue Reading

A thank you for a talented guest

Deciding what image to use on our Christmas cards each year is a tougher job than it sounds. While we considered calls from our Facebook followers for a photo of the kitchen team in elf outfits or resident retriever Daisy wearing reindeer ears, we knew we’d found our cover shot when we saw some of the wonderful pictures guest Robert Hill took when he stayed the previous winter. The Cheshi ... Continue Reading
Young Chef of the Year contender James Maggiore

A trio of award nominations for Holbeck Ghyll

We're delighted to have been nominated for not one, not two, but three categories in the Cumbria Life Food and Drink Awards 2013. One of the rising stars of our Michelin Star kitchen, James Maggiore, is up for Young Chef of the Year meanwhile we're in the running for The Judges' Award for Restaurant of the Year and the Outstanding Service Award. General Manager Andrew McPherson said: "We're ab ... Continue Reading
The Hoff and the team

The Hoff at Holbeck

We welcome a number of high profile guests to Holbeck Ghyll – and while we’re very discreet about most, occasionally a famous face checks in and has such a presence that we can’t keep it quiet for long. Fast moving up our list of favourite ever guests is David Hasselhoff, who’s been sharing his experience at Holbeck Ghyll with his half a million Twitter followers. 'The H ... Continue Reading

Introducing our new restaurant manager

We are delighted to announce that Tom Henderson, (many of you will know him as 'Scottish Tom) has been promoted to being Restaurant Manager. Tom has worked with us, in the restaurant, for two years so is well placed to take over running such an important part of the business. Tom hails from Perthshire, one of the most stunning parts of Scotland. Before joining Holbeck Ghyll he spent time trav ... Continue Reading

A gift that gives back

You shouldn't give to receive but sometimes generosity needs rewarding. So, if you treat a loved-one to one of our Speciality Weekend packages, you'll enjoy either a complimentary treatment in the spa or afternoon tea for you and a friend.

Celebrate New Year in style

Holbeck Ghyll was built by one of the country’s richest men – the fifth Earl of Lonsdale – for his memorable house parties back in the 1800s and every New Year we continue his tradition with a fabulous three night celebration. With Michelin Star fine dining, breath-taking views over Windermere and the fells, live music and entertainment and luxurious accommodation, Holbeck Ghyl ... Continue Reading

A special guest...or three!

We’re proud to welcome well-behaved dogs to Holbeck Ghyll – which was something of a relief for Chihuahua Maximus, who joined his owner, Olympic medallist Pete Reed, for some downtime at the hotel in September. MBE Pete, who won gold in the men’s coxless four at the London Olympics this summer, visited the hotel with his girlfriend Frauke to celebrate getting engaged at the ... Continue Reading