Busy Busy…

Paul and Stuart Tour de Staveley

Pam and Alan enjoy the hot tub and views over to Loughrigg Fell

Ambleside Rushbearing

Well the weather has been glorious and summer is here at last. Lots of things going on very busy indeed, Rushbearing in Ambleside was great with a huge turn out for the procession around the village. Followed by an open air service and then picnic tea and sports for the children and of course the fell race up Loughrigg, a great day was had by all locals and visitors a like.

Westie our Westmorland Bear has also been busy nipping over to Staveley to watch Paul and Stuart in the Tour de Staveley cycle ride and checking out the fabulous local gala over at Chapel Style in Langdale last weekend.He has also been busy getting our latest room ready for occupation Rothay the hot tub is up and running and it had its first guest’s to stay and they really did enjoy the hot tub …. just fantastic and what views over the town and fantastic fells.

Breaking News …. Food Glorious Food

We would just like to say a great big thank you to all of our guests who have submitted their emails and received their special dinner voucher. We are now bringing that particular offer to a close and vouchers will no longer be accepted after the 30th of June 2013.

But we wanted to let you know our New Fantastic News

We are very excited to announce that in July 2013 we will be launching our fabulous new Brassiere menu, to replace the existing Restaurant and Bistro Menus- now that’s something to tickle your taste buds! We think this fantastic new menu has something for everyone

 

If you are Westmorland Club member and you still have a dinner voucher to use … don’t panic! You will receive a £28 allowance per voucher towards the new menu, as will guests who book on Dinner Bed & Breakfast. We will still have a resident’s only dining area as before, where we use our finest cloth napkins and still provide a traditional individual restaurant style service, but we think this new menu will give more choice and satisfaction to all.

 

If you haven’t yet joined our Westmorland Club we’d love to have you on board. A one off payment of £13 is all that’s needed to unlock a host of amazing benefits….. dinner vouchers, 10% off food, drink and standard rates, a special gift each time you stay and a regular news letter to keep you up to date with the gossip  and goings on here at The Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa. Remember only our Westmorland Club members receive our best and most exclusive offers!

 

Contact our reception team and get signed up today …. It’s just too good to miss!

 

Don’t forget the best way to keep up with all the fabulous news of what’s going on at The Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa is by the joining Westmorland Club and also following us on Facebook or Twitter as ‘There is never a dull day at the Sally’!

 

 

Westie’s Blog – Sports Roundup

Well  it’s been another busy few weeks here especially sporting wise! Westie had a great time following the Fred Whitton cycle challenge around the Lakes. A gruelling 112 miles taking in Wrynose,Kirkstone, Whinlatter and Honistor to name a few. Stuart our very own Bradley Wiggins and maintenance Manager managed an amazing time of 7 hours 42 minutes a PB!

Also on the sporting front Paul our General Manager completed the Keswick mini Triathlon at the Keswick Mountain Festival, he swam, ran and cycled his way into 173 place out of 250. For a first attempt we think that’s fantastic well done Paul ….’ Iron Man’ challenge next perhaps!

 

 

 

Westie’s Blog ….. busy week!

Hi I’m Westie the Westmorland Bear a permanent member of the team here at the hotel. I have had such a busy week, firstly I helped our photographer Ben Barden www.benbarden.co.uk  with some new pictures for the hotel and boy was that hard work, with all that camera gear to carry around I was worn out. Then the nice chaps from the lift company came to do a service on the lift, so obviously I lent a hand there.

With all this hard work and the arrival of a new hot tub for one of our soon to be finished feature rooms I’m looking forward to the weekend off , or  perhaps a pamper at Oxley’s or a nice swim in our pool to chill out…. it’s hard work being a hotel Bear!!

 

 

Mum’s The Word

Why not treat Mum to a fabulous Sunday lunch. Bookings now being taken for Mothering Sunday, the 10th of March.Our 3 course lunch is served 12 until 2pm and is just £15.95 per person. Children under 12 can eat from our special kids menu. Give Mum a break on her exclusive day, a complimentary glass of fizz for all Mums with lunch and a £10 Oxley’s voucher towards an indulgent pmper treatment.

 

Half Term Happenings

School half term already! We are almost saying goodbye to February! We have had some wonderful weather recently proper spring days it’s been great to be out and about. Mike our head chef and Gerry our full time joiner had a great time on their ‘Boys Walk’ yesterday through the Newlands valley near Braithwaite and along Hindscarth Edge to finish with a well earned pint.

 

We have some new and ‘shocking’ news for you …. in our support of a greener community we are pleased to announce the installation of two electric car charge points. One is situated at the front of the hotel with a handy pull in parking place and the other is situated in the covered car park by the lodges. We hope that it’s an ‘electrfiying ‘success and not a ‘shock’ to anyone!!

Who Stole January!

We can’t quite belive we are in February already (come on own up who stole January from us!)   Valentines is coming up  for all you old romantics out there  and half term is just round the corner. We have had a little snow which does look picture perfect on the fells and of course last weekend we had the Big Chill Swim at Lowwood Bay. Over 200 swimmers braved the chilly lake and donned their goggles, hats but not their wetsuits  and plunged in to Lake Windermere. The event attracted a whole range of swimmers form as far a field as Canada, Russia & Latvia and of course our own swimmers Mike D (our Head Chef) and Mike H (our plumber/maintenance man). We think they are all a bit billy bonkers for competing but the atmosphere and organisation was amazing and a great day was had by all …. well done to our own Big Fish the two Mikes! Brrrrrrr…….

January….

A bit of a belated Happy New Year! Not quite sure whta has happened to January it’s almost come and gone! We have been busy firstlt with our fabulous Westmorland Club post Christmas Party weekend . Those Clubbers who couldn’t manage to to get away in December enjoyed a great weekend, good food, good company and good entertainment a all round good time was had by all.

Then we had the ‘Bond’ dinner (no not the 007 kind!) a local tradition over 200 years old, local villagers or Bondsmen would be responsible for law and order of course we have no need these days but the traditon of meeting up for a meal and roll call still carries on.Ambleside is one of just a handful of Bond’s still up and running if only socially!

Lots of guest’s taking advanatage of our winter rates so the hotel is ticking over nicely, we are keeping our painter busy by giving the back stairs a make over

Busy now finishing our new room and Dance Studio for guest’s and gym members watch out for classes and imformation soon!