A short break in the Lakes

If you’re thinking of getting away for a few days then I can’t recommend the Lake district enough.  I didn’t realise how much I needed a little break until we went to Penrith for a few days last week.  We stayed in the beautiful Temple Sowerby Hotel, where we were given a very warm and friendly welcome.  The highlight was the outstanding food that was offered in the restaurant, I think it was possibly one of the best meals we have eaten.  We retired to the lounge and sat by the log fire with a little tipple, feeling very satisfied indeed.

From left to right – Canapes(mushroom soup, Salmon croque monsier, Sweet and sour pork – roasted rump of Cumbrian lamb, slow cooked shoulder, pease pudding,lettuce, smoked onion, lamb juices – fragrant slow-cooked feather of local beef, carrot tagine, cous cous, rose veal shin pastilla, braising juices – banana cheesecake, toffee ice cream, confit watermelon, toffee popcorn – regional farmhouse selection with walunts, celery and Ash’s own home-made chutney.

While we were there we enjoyed a couple of lovely walks in the sunshine and revelled in the peace and quiet.  It is certainly a place we will visit again, the perfect way to clear your mind and gain a fresh head.

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Pooley bridge – waiting for the Ullswater steamer to take us to Howtown.


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Beautiful views – walking from Howtown back to Pooley Bridge.

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7 thoughts on “A short break in the Lakes

  1. Thank you for allowing us to share the joy of being at the Lake District! It’s so beautiful – I truly hope my next visit to the UK will include a trip to this part of Great Britain!

    Much Love!

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