Swan Hotel Newby Bridge

After a frankly fraught early evening in the company of a bored pre teen I decided the only way to rescue the evening was with a meal out. Being near Xmas our first couple of choices were full of people wearing Xmas hats so we decided to try the bar at the Swan Hotel. I […]

The Lighthouse Cafe Windermere a beacon of culinary mediocrity?

I had high hopes of the Lighthouse Cafe. It is in an enviable position in the village with outside tables and on a sunny chilly October day it looked busy and inviting. We bagged a corner table and it was cleared swiftly and our order was taken by the ubiquitous East European as clearly all of us […]

Lake District Restaurants

June 28, 2008 THE WALLS OF JERICHO! Jericho’s restaurant in Windermere village was chosen for our 11th wedding anniversary dinner after much deliberation and angst. The restaurant is within the Waverley Hotel on College Road and turned out to be a real Lake District gem. The dining room is cool and sophisticated in an unfussy […]

Cartmel Races

June 3, 2008 Bank Holiday Monday saw me and the blonde tootle off to Cartmel Races in search of riches beyond our wildest imaginings (trust me they’re wild!). We were taking advantage of some corporate hostility so we were having lunch in “Chasers” which is in point of fact a tent, well alright a marquee […]