Come and celebrate the new year with us by enjoying a night of guaranteed fun and festivity.
Champagne on arrival with full buffet available.
£35 per person, bookings now being taken.
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The weather has turned and the days are shorter, we are now well into winter and there’s no better place to escape from the cold than the Wilson’s.
Especially now that we are starting to serve our seasonal winter menu with our section of specially chosen winter warmer meals which can be seen here.
Dont forget that our winter special offer of only £19.99 for bed and breakfast per person is also still available until the 30th of this month!
Terms and Conditions with Exclusions may apply when booking your stay.
Well, it’s that time of year again – already!! We are well underway with Christmas preparations and festivities. We have our fabulous, extra large Tree up, beautiful handmade decorations in the bar and Deli (all available for sale), a mouth watering Christmas Party Menu and the Torver Deli has a range of treats and gifts for everyone! From Homemade Mince Pies and Mulled Cider to Hampers, Gift Vouchers, Cakes and Cookies! Make sure you drop into see us.
We would like to take this opportunity to Thank you all for your custom and loyalty throughout the year, and we hope to see you over the coming weeks and welcome you back in 2014!
Have a Merry Christmas and all the very best wishes for the New Year.
The Wilsons has been busy gearing up for the Summer holidays! We have a lot of new benches and umbrellas (for those hot summer days to come) and the back field has been mowed, the Lamb pens are built and we have also built a couple of Pig Arks, for Annie and her piglets.
Annie is a Saddleback pig. The saddlebacks which came about when Lord Western was travelling in Italy and decided that the Neapolitan pigs would be ideal to improve the breed of Essex pigs. He crossed the Neapolitan with the Essex Sows to create the Neapolitan-Essex. Overtime one of his tenants, used the Neapolitan-Essex boars, belonging to Lord Western, and crossed them with his coarse Essex sows and therefore established the Improved Essex. The Essex pig originally had a black head and neck, as well as a clearly defined belt of white over the shoulders and continuing over the forelegs. The rest of the body was black with the tip of the tail and feet being white.
The Essex pig was then crossed with the Wessex (a cross between two indigenous old English bacon pigs which was black all over, with a continuous belt of white hair over the forelegs and shoulder), to “make a feature of the chief colouration marking?…”. So the respective breed societies amalgamated in 1918, in 1967 the British Saddleback breed was established.
British Saddlebacks are hardy breed and are noted for their mothering ability. The breed is known for its grazing ability and has secured a place in organic production.
As well as our normal range of fantastic, local ales, such as Stringers (from Ulverston Brewery), this week at the Wilsons we are trying a new beer from Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery. The Radical is a 4.2% rich, hoppy and malty Bitter – perfect with our line caught Whole Trout, oven baked and served with new potatoes and salad.
The Radical has arrived in the cellar and has begun its “settling” process, ready to be served on Wednesday. The barrels are left undisturbed for a minimum of 24 hours to let the sediment settle and to allow the perfect, clear pint to be served.
Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery Co Ltd was established February 2009 by four “local lads”. A father and son team, who already run a local freehouse in Kirkby Lonsdale, decided to join forces with Roger and Alan, another couple of “local lads”. All of whom share a passion for “real ale” and a keen interest in establishing a local brewery. After many months of planning and preparation the brewery was finally installed and is situated at the Old Station Yard, Kirkby Lonsdale.
Brilliant food – the burgers especially were absolutely amazing. Portions were so big we didn’t eat the next day! The dog was made to feel welcome too. Price was fantastic. Would love to come back again!
We stayed in No. 3 Wilson Cottages in October as part of our Honeymoon. We picked the keys up at the pub and were shown round the cottage. It was wonderful, a bottle of prosecco and a bouquet of lilies, along with fresh bread and a bowl of fresh fruit greeted us at the dining table and a lovely congratulations message in the blackboard.
Every last detail in the cottage was wonderful, the hot tub made it even more perfect. With only 20 steps (yes, we counted!) from our door to the door of the pub it was rude not to call in. We were given such a warm welcome from the staff, it was as if we had known them for some time. The food was wonderful each time we visited there. I would highly recommend the garlic mushrooms as a starter. Unfortunately we could never manage a desert as the starter and main had us full.
The cottage had every mod con available, dishwasher, hot tub, 57” TV and x box. The only disappointment was that it was advertised as having an iPod dock with speakers in every room. We looked everywhere and couldn’t find it. A few manuals for the gadgets would have been helpful but this certainly did not spoil our stay.
The privacy of the cottage with the warmth and friendliness of the pub next door was perfect. The food spoke for itself! We will certainly stay again!
My wife and I dropped in for lunch at around 2pm thinking that the pub would be closing but we could not have found a better welcome. We’d had a fraught trip to Coniston to see the powerboat racing. The journey took more than 1hr 30 mins, with navigational problems compounding our misery + slight case of car sickness in the passenger seat.
But as we walked through the door the roaring fire, the cute pub dog and the welcome from Kathy behind the bar made it all melt away. We told her our troubles, she sympathised and was charm itself.
Great pint of Bluebird, a lovely club sandwich. And Kathy have us a guided tour of the fabulous ladies’ toilets and pointed out the elsive hand dryer!
What a find.
We’d love to go back to enjoy a stay.
It was quite by chance we fell on The Wilsons as Choice Hotels had sent us info for somewhere in the area but we couldn’t get in. In choosing The Wilsons we found the web site informative and straight forward no hidden agendas or costs. It was our first itme away with our dogs and thought we would be in for a rough ride, but at The Wilsons we were all welcome and made to feel right at home.
I even sampled one of the bitters my husband took a shine to and I have to say for the first time since the 80’s I was drinking pints. The decor of room 4 was beautiful the dogs settled in right away. The food was just what we would expect for being ‘up north. Tasty wholesome and plenty of it. (I would suggest that you don’t make it any more fancy.) The breakfast was to die for.
The facilities available were lovely you can see that a lot of thought has gone into planning and positioning.
Andrew in the bar was funny and friendly and by the way Andrew if you look on ‘tinternet’ and put the name [–] watch Buddy lee’s video and you will see what we were on about. Hope this helps you.
All the staff were helpful and polite and nothing was too much trouble.
Yes its a popular place but I think that says a lots if the locals prefer to spend their time and hard earned money there.
We hope to be back this time next year.
Oh and next time sort the weather out for the whole stay…..lol.
Thank you all at the Wilsons.
We had a wonderful 2 night stay at The Wilson’s Arms. The food was simply divine from breakfast through to dinner. The newly refurbished bedrooms were stunning, with an excellent shower & lots of hot water (a must after a long walk in the beautiful surroundings) The bed was heavenly & the Egyptian cotton sheets made for a perfect night’s sleep. The bar, with it’s roaring, open, log fire was so welcoming, with a great selection of beers & wines and plenty of games for wet weather, a selection of daily newspapers, and dog friendly. All the staff we met were really friendly and nothing was too much trouble for them. We will certainly be returning and are more than happy & confident to recommend a stay at The Wilson’s Arms. Pop in for a meal or snack, if passing…you will not be disappointed.