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Lake District Hotels

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Lake District Hotels Ltd. is a group of 6 family owned and run hotels situated in the picturesque market town of Keswick and on the shores of Derwentwater and Ullswater. The company was established in 1983 by Kit and Charles Graves when they bought the Kings Arms Hotel in Keswick. In 2011, Kit and Charles’ daughter, Daniella Hope, joined the group and became Marketing Director in 2014. The family is actively involved in running the hotels and can often be seen in and around them.

Lake District Hotels has a dedicated senior management team in each hotel and in the head office, many of whom have been working for the group for many years. The day to day running is over seen by Gwyn Jones, Group Operations Manager.





Our History

About us

Golden Chopsticks Award Winner

2019

Golden Chopsticks Award Winner

Mizu Pan Asian Restaurant at Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa wins the Golden Chopsticks Award for Best Newcomer

The Falls Spa opens

2018

The Falls Spa opens

The brand new Spa and 18 new Spa Suites open at the Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa

The George Hotel is sold

2018

Mizu Pan Asian Restaurant Opens

2018

Mizu Pan Asian Restaurant Opens

Mizu Pan Asian Restaurant at the Lodore Falls Hotel opens

Lodore Falls Hotel refurbishment

2017

Lodore Falls Hotel refurbishment

Lodore Falls Hotel closes for 6 weeks in January to undergo a complete ground floor refurbishment, while the old leisure club is demolished to make way for an exciting new development.

Candleroom opens

2016

Candleroom opens

The Candleroom is added to the Rambler’s Bar at the Inn on the Lake.

Brossen Wins Award

2016

Brossen Wins Award

Brossen Steakhouse at the Inn on the Square wins the Cumbria Life award for Best Local Restaurant.

Inn on the Square opens

2015

Inn on the Square opens

The Queens Hotel is renamed Inn on the Square and opens its doors in June to reveal a brand-new look including 34 new bedrooms, 13 of which feature Herdwick sheep walls, and Keswick’s only dedicated steakhouse, Brossen Steakhouse. Inn on the Square received 4 AA stars and 1 rosette for dining in Brossen Steakhouse within 6 weeks of opening.

Queens Hotel purchased

2014

Queens Hotel purchased

The Queens Hotel in Keswick was purchased in April and closed in November for a £2.5million renovation of ground floor and all bedrooms.

Borrowdale Hotel refurbished

2014

Borrowdale Hotel refurbished

The Borrowdale Hotel receives the final instalment of its refurbishment with lounge, bar and conservatory getting a complete makeover.

Biomass boilers installed

2014

Biomass boilers are installed at the Lodore Falls Hotel and Borrowdale Hotel.

Kings Arms Hotel refurbishment

2013

Kings Arms Hotel refurbishment

Kings Arms Hotel receives a full ground floor refurbishment

Additions and Awards at the Inn

2013

Additions and Awards at the Inn

The Orangery at the Inn on the Lake is built and opened offering 360 degree views of lake and fells. Inn on the Lake won Cumbria Tourism Large Hotel of the Year award and Outstanding Customer Service award.

Refurbishment of Inn on the Lake

2011

Refurbishment of Inn on the Lake

Inn on the Lake receives a complete ground floor refurbishment

Borrowdale Hotel purchased

2008

Borrowdale Hotel purchased

Borrowdale Hotel is purchased and all bedrooms receive a full refurbishment.

LB’s Pizza House is relaunched

2006

LB’s Pizza House is relaunched

Loose Box Pizzeria is refurbished and renamed LB’s Pizza House

Lodore Swiss purchased

2004

Lodore Swiss purchased

Lodore Swiss Hotel is bought from Hilton, renamed The Lodore Falls Hotel and regains 4 AA stars.

Inn on the Lake reopens

2001

Inn on the Lake reopens

The Ullswater Hotel is renamed Inn on the Lake and reopens in April after a full refurbishment.

The Loft Nightclub opens

2000

The Loft Nightclub, situated above LB’s Pizza House in the Kings Arms Courtyard, opens.

Ullswater Hotel purchased

2000

The Ullswater Hotel is purchased and receives a complete refurbishment.

George Hotel is purchased

1998

George Hotel is purchased

The George Hotel in Penrith is purchased in November.

Skiddaw Hotel is purchased

1995

Skiddaw Hotel is purchased

The Skiddaw Hotel next door to the Kings Arms Hotel is purchased.

Casablanca Piano Bar opens

1988

Casablanca Piano Bar opens in the Kings Arms Courtyard, having formerly been garages and a flat.

Loose Box Pizzeria opened

1985

Loose Box Pizzeria opened

Loose Box Pizzeria (now LB’s Pizza House) was converted from an old stable in the Kings Arms Courtyard.

Kings Arms Hotel is purchased

1983

Kings Arms Hotel is purchased

The Kings Arms hotel in Keswick was purchased. There were 21 bedrooms with 4 shared bathrooms. This was soon changed to the existing layout of 13 en-suite bedrooms. The hotel was bought at auction from Jennings Brewery.

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Reservations: 0800 840 1240
Email: reservations@lakedistricthotels.net

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