A Fond Farewell to John

John Waddilove one our hard working Kitchen Porter’s finally hung up his rubber gloves for good, John has worked for Westmorland Hotels since 1997 when he started at the Red Lion.After a semi retirement he missed us all so much he came back to work at the Sally in 1999! We had a little send off for John with fizz and cake and presented him with a case of his favourite tipple and a stack of books on motorbikes to keep him busy! John hopes to spend more time on his beloved motorbike and hopes to walk around Britain as another of his hobbies is walking. We really do wish him a long and very happy retirement and many thanks for all his hard work over the years!

All the very best John…. we hope he enjoys his Guinness cheers!

Westmorland Club Weekend

We are getting ready for yet another fabulous Westmorland Club Christmas Party weekend! Everyone is due to arrive tonight to chill out and relax and tomorrow perhaps a little shopping, walking or just a dip in the pool!  Saturday night is our  party night with fizz, nibbles, festive food and entertainment from David Ford.Guest’s can enjoy a fantastic Sunday lunch before departure….. going to be a good one!


It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas….

What a fantastic weekend the Lantern parade and light switch on was amazing, lots going on in the village with stalls, crafts, entertainment even a ice rink! The parade it’s self was fabulous lots of imaginative lantern creations, and hundreds of people joined in locals and visitors alike. Father Christmas even brought a few Reindeer along, a great time was had by all and to finis off the day a spectacular firework display in Rothay Park. Guest’s enjoyed mulled wine and candy floss and a birds eye view from the front of the hotel. We think the coint down to Christmas really has begun!

One of our Christmas Bears all lit up and ready foe Festive fun!


The man himself switching on the Ambleside Lights!


Dusting off our Christmas Decorations

Well there is not long to go now to the fantastic Father Christmas Cruise, Lantern Parade and Ambleside light switch on. Stuart our ever ready maintenance man and Paul our very own exterior designer have spend the past two days sorting out all our fabulous decorations ready for the 17th of November.We are going all out again on the decorations with some new additions and old favourites to light up the hotel. Let’s hope Paul and Stuart didn’t get themselves in a tangle with the lights …. hope they have checked all the bulbs! I think it’s fair to say that both Paul and Stuart have most definitely seen the light!!

Please ‘bear’ with us so many lights so little time!

Ambleside Lights & Lantern Parade

We are almost full for the Ambleside Christmas light switch on and fabulous lantern parade, its the weekend of the 16th & 17th of November.Tickets are still avialable for the famous Father Christmas Cruise both morning and afternoon and can be purchased fro F. W Tysons Market Place Ambleside LA22 9DB.

Telephone 015394 33329  email fwtyson@btinternet.com

Christmas Time




Gym News

James Pendleton our personal trainer is offering a fantastic November discount for a key change for our gym members for just £10 a 50% saving!

James Pendleton personal trainer & The Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa

If your are coming to stay with us and fancy a work out why not pre book a personal training session with James during your stay, give us a call and we will make the appointment for you. www.jppt.co.uk


Half Term Happenings

We hope you like our new Blog ,  we are getting all geared up here for the half term holiday, lots going on in and around Ambleside. Our schools in Cumbria break up today but there will be no rest for some of the pupils as they will be busy rehersing  for their up and coming production of The Phantom of the Opers…. very swish!

We are looking forward to a great half term, the colours on the trees and fells are really amazing it’s been a beautiful Autumn.

Calm & Peacefull


Messing About On The Water

Here are a few photo’s of Paul our Manager enjoying some Kayaking on Grasmere lake in the beautiful Autumn sunshine we have been having.

Introducing Our Fabulous New Room Helvellyn

At last some fab pictures of our newest room Helvellyn we are really pleased with the room, it’s has a really trendy and funky feel to it . We have already had some great comments about the room from guest’s who have stayed and really liked the contempary decor and additions.