Spring Has Sprung!

It’s fabulous day here in Ambleside Spring has arrived and the fells are looking tempting especially in this picture took from the rooftops! Bit of a Spring spruce up going on with our hard working maintenance crew busy re decorating the corridors- no rest for the wicked! We are generally keeping busy with lots of visitors and functions, Rotary Coffee Morning for over 100 of Ambleside’s golden oldies (well over 60′s), Ambleside Sports AGM and a visit from  Civil Engineers tonight for their annual bash- and Easter just round the corner !

Beats Running Round The Restaurant!

Hannah our Saturday  & now Tuesday & Friday night girl has been wizzing up and down the country representing Cumbria for cross country for both schools and individually and for team Cumbria girls. With races in  Leicestershire and Norwich she’s had a few breakfast shifts off to compete. The Cumbrain team finished a impressive 10th overall at the National Finals for schools (blue vest!) with the boys U17 taking the second team prize and in the under 15 girls they scooped the first prize.In the Inter Counties (red vest)  they had some great individual results top 20 positions and a couple of second places and again finished mid table. Well done all!

Bar and Lounge Make Over Masterpiece

Been a little busy with the paint brush and paste our fabulous maintenance crew have been working their socks off to transform the bar and Library Lounge. It’s certainly  looking good with fantastic new fabrics ,colours, furnishings and finishing touches. We hope you like the results!

News Round up

Wishing you all a very Happy & Healthy New Year!

We had a very busy 2016 with lots going on in the hotel, new Fountain Spa to replace the Canadian Hot Tub, bedroom refurbishments with new décor, stylish fabrics, new furniture so the rooms are in tip top condition. Our Restaurant has had a little make over too, new chars,  carpets and décor just in time for the festive season and it’s all looking very swish. Looking forward to welcoming you all back to stay with us soon.

And The Winner is…..

Congratulations to Barbara Nicklin who is our latest competition winner who won a 2 night stay in one of our luxurious Lakeland Rooms and a £500 shopping spree on outdoor clothes kindly donated by our friends at Cunningham’s Outdoor. Here’s Barbara with Ross Cunningham – remember next time it could be you!

Close Shave

We know David is a smooth operator in the Restaurant and now we know why- having his legs waxed for Breast Cancer a charity do organised by our friends in Oxley’s here is David with the girls – well done !

Up Up and Away


Another up lifting experience here at the Sally -the arrival of our all singing all dancing new Fountain Spa thanks to the guys at Lawsons Crane Hire and of course #milkleisure. It’s going to be fabulous and the ultimate in pamper with the best chill lax factor going! We are sure you are going to love it.

Lakeland 50

Congratulations to Paul our GM on completion of the gruelling Lakeland 50 fell face in July. An amazing result and a BP in fact 2 hours off his previous record – now that’s some going and he’s still smiling even if some of the team missed him coming into Ambleside he was just too fast! Well Done that man!

And The Winner is ….






Here’s our lucky competition winner Hayley Renshaw with the lovely Jim from Mountain Factor. Hayley won a fantastic 2 night stay in one of our luxury Lakeland rooms – Todd Crag and a £500 voucher to spend on Fjall Raven clothing in the Mountain Factor store in Ambleside.