Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel Afternoon Tea Review: November 2017
Proud members of ‘Small Luxury Hotels’, ‘Pride of Britain Hotels’, achievers of 3 AA Rosettes in 2018 under the helm of head chef Jake Jones, the Holbeck Ghyll, nestled high up hillside, is situated in an enviable location between Bowness on Windermere and Ambleside. The Holbeck Ghyll has been graced with the presence of many celebs such as Rennie Zellweger Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon to mention a few.
Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel Review: November 2017
Proud members of ‘Small Luxury Hotels’, ‘Pride of Britain Hotels’, achievers of 3 AA Rosettes in 2018, the Holbeck Ghyll, nestled high up hillside, is situated in an enviable location between Bowness on Windermere and Ambleside.
In 1888 the ‘yellow earl’ and first president of the automobile association Lord Lonsdale acquired the property to use as his private hunting lodge. Now, the Holbeck Ghyll offers guests a sensational stay without the stuffiness. A romantic, relaxing retreat to simply kick back, unwind and forget life’s stresses.
The Holbeck Ghyll has been graced with the presence of many celebs such as Rennie Zellweger during her filming of Miss Potter. Also, this was the onset location for Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, who filmed their series the Trip in 2010.
The inviting oak panelled, arts and crafts styled, entrance sets the scene with stunning stained-glass windows, an inglenook roaring log fire and an even warmer welcome from Katherine and the Holbeck Ghyll team. Katherine a true ambassador for the brand who provided passionate, professional, personalised, attentive and genuine service throughout.
Renovations have been sympathetic to the original historical features retaining both the character and charm emphasising their beauty without an ounce of vulgarity. Unique room offerings span from traditional to contemporary. Suites have been presented with ‘Lake District’ names such as “Miss Potter”, “Lord Lonsdale”, but importantly the theme is subtle and in keeping with the sophisticated surroundings.
The Easdale junior located in the ‘Tarn House Building’ which offers guests a contemporary rural retreat. An impressive and inviting entrance way transports guests to pure bliss. The spacious junior with floor to ceiling windows provides the perfect backdrop offering sensational views overlooking Lake Windermere and The Langdale Fells.
Natural Beverage Co Juice & Smoothie Review: May 2017
Natural Beverage Co based in brilliant Bristol are the UK’s largest producer of Fairtrade beverages, including the newly launched BE juices and the Froo-t super smoothies. Exciting stuff to see the 100% natural and ethical juice drink BE being stocked on shelfs across the UK. Straight out of #Bristol this drink is taking the market by storm and comes in a range of bright, bold beautiful flavours.
EAT. Manchester Arndale Review: May 2017
With 20 years’ experience and over 100 shops based in the United Kingdom EAT. know a thing or two about fab fresh food. Seasonal changes mean that new fresh innovative menus are launched frequently. Food waste is also managed at EAT. where the brand donates as many of their leftover sandwiches and salads as possible to local charities that work with the homeless. They also work closely with the homeless charity Crisis, so this is a winner for me!
Bill’s Liverpool Breakfast Review: April 2017
For those who don’t know, Bill Collison both driven and inspired by his Dads love for fresh home grown produce, started out in a small space that his dad showed him, which was no bigger than a shed, just off the high street in Lewes in East Sussex. Rapid Success and growth meant the need to acquire new premises, but tragedy struck in 2000 with the heavy floods wiping Bill’s shop out. Starting from scratch Bill remained positive and went from almost bust to boom.
The Cereal Club Review: November 2016
Start the day the right way! Sounds a cliché, but breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day, as it kick starts your metabolism, helping burn those calories and also providing that burst of energy to simply get things done. Admittedly, at times a guilty “breakfast skipper” myself, but only to pay for it later in the day by over snacking on sugerific foods in the hope of a quick energy kick.
Cosy Club Manchester Visit: October 2016
Sundays are synonymous with having a cosy snug duvet day, but I have found a home away from home where Sunday can be just as cosy – The Cosy Club Manchester. Part of the iconic corn exchange, the building dates back to 1903 and was home to city traders. Today, the venue is bustling with locals and tourists looking for a place to get cosy and enjoy some delicious delights.