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
The brand new Spa and 18 new Spa Suites open at the Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa
The George Hotel is sold
Mizu Pan Asian Restaurant Opens
Mizu Pan Asian Restaurant at the Lodore Falls Hotel opens
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.
The Candleroom is added to the Rambler’s Bar at the Inn on the Lake.
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
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
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
The Borrowdale Hotel receives the final instalment of its refurbishment with lounge, bar and conservatory getting a complete makeover.
Biomass boilers installed
Biomass boilers are installed at the Lodore Falls Hotel and Borrowdale Hotel.
Kings Arms Hotel refurbishment
Kings Arms Hotel receives a full ground floor refurbishment
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
Inn on the Lake receives a complete ground floor refurbishment
Borrowdale Hotel purchased
Borrowdale Hotel is purchased and all bedrooms receive a full refurbishment.
LB’s Pizza House is relaunched
Loose Box Pizzeria is refurbished and renamed LB’s Pizza House
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
The Ullswater Hotel is renamed Inn on the Lake and reopens in April after a full refurbishment.
The Loft Nightclub opens
The Loft Nightclub, situated above LB’s Pizza House in the Kings Arms Courtyard, opens.
Ullswater Hotel purchased
The Ullswater Hotel is purchased and receives a complete refurbishment.
George Hotel is purchased
The George Hotel in Penrith is purchased in November.
Skiddaw Hotel is purchased
The Skiddaw Hotel next door to the Kings Arms Hotel is purchased.
Casablanca Piano Bar opens
Casablanca Piano Bar opens in the Kings Arms Courtyard, having formerly been garages and a flat.
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
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.