Looking Forward to 2015

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Hoping you all had a brilliant start to the new year and that the rest of the year continues to be just as good!

Here at The Wilson’s we have a lot of plans for 2015 starting off with two new luxury self catering apartments, furnished to the same high standard as our very popular Wilson’s No.3 and The Mews, both will be available to let starting from Easter. We are very excited about these, expect more information about the apartments as they get closer to completion.

 

New Refurbished Rooms!

Refurbished RoomsAfter months of hard labour our old, outdated rooms have finally been fully refurbished to an exceptional standard! For more information please visit The Wilsons Rooms.

Many thanks go to Dave Pennick from Photo Express, Ulverston for providing the images!

Summer At The Wilsons

Annie’s Retirement
For months our extra, extra large resident, Annie, had us all convinced she was pregnant and ready to once again contribute to our ever-expanding family. To everyone’s disbelief it turns out she wasn’t in fact pregnant at all! She was however found to be reaping all the maternity benefits whilst chowing down on a few too many pig’nics! Unfortunately we’re now saying goodbye to Annie as she embarks on her final journey for some well-deserved R&R and all the swine and cheese she can consume in that bottomless pit of a stomach!

PigsWendy & Piglets
On a much lighter note, Annie’s heavyhearted departure is met with some exciting news as we welcome her sister Wendy, along with 10 of her healthy piglets to grace our presence and provide some great entertainment for the summer. Be sure to stop by and see how they’ve all settled in!

Bike

 

Coniston Lake Race
With summer once again around the corner, you’ll be given the opportunity to challenge Matthew in a 14 mile bicycle race around the picturesque lake of Coniston. For a £10 entry fee, this feat of endurance enables you to compete for a place on our wall of fame, and every penny will be donated to aid local causes! Upon completing the scenic route, which takes approximately an hour and 15 minutes, you’ll be rewarded with a refreshing pint of cold beer to help soothe the impending fatigue and signify the end of the race. Once your glass is empty, your time will be recorded behind the bar and the winner will be announced once all participants have safely returned!

The Wilsons Hog Roast

Last weekend we hosted our first Hog Roast!  It is our latest venture to cater for events and large groups.    It went down very well and we were scraping the last remnants of pork off the bones (after serving 130 portions).  The pork was absolutely delicious!  The roast was switched on at 5am, and it cooked slowly all day, which resulted in a perfect round of crackling, melt in your mouth slices of pork, served in a large white roll, topped with a spoon of stuffing and a big dollop of apple sauce.   Perfect with a pint of local Ale.

Hog roasts have been cooked for centuries and are performed around the world as celebratory events and traditional occasions.

A Spit/Rotisserie is a method of cooking slowly, over hot coals or a flame over a long period of time.  The meat is skewered on a long solid rod and is supported at each end.  This is then turned slowly, to ensure an even cooking.  In the medieval times, this was done manually, usually a boy, known as a “spit boy” or “spit jack”.  Methods of turning the animal on the spit have improved over the years.  Dog treadmills, steam power and mechanical clockwork are some of the methods that have been used.  Ours is very modern and uses Gas!

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The Wilsons News

We have had a fantastic, busy weekend with the Pub and Deli.  All the new stock has arrived and we have been busy pricing, stocking and organising it all so finally we get to open the doors of the Torver Deli!

We have also been looking after a large group of men, staying up at Tranneth, making sure that they were all well fed and watered throughout their weekend.  Kirsty and Kieran put out a splendid Buffet for them with food ranging from Beef Curry to local Smoked Cold Meats and Cheeses, Breads and a home made giant Pork Pie.

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So now we look forward to what the week ahead holds for us and to welcoming everyone to the Torver Deli, and invite you to come and enjoy the new patio area outside the pub with our very own and unique Wishing Well (Created using the original well dating from around 1838!)

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”The full package, superb!”

We stayed in the adjacent executive cottage for the weekend, 5 meter from door to door, perfect!! Absolutely surpassed all expectations. Facilities perfect, complimentary bottle of wine and the recent modernisations are excellent, 56″ flat screen TV, multi fuel burner with hot plate, ideal for chestnuts or warming the mulled wine and mince pies.

We also ate at the pub which provides excellent food, great choice of local ales, log fire, really friendly staff and for the techno minded (of which I am not included) free Wifi and mobile charging.

A must stop off point in the Lakes.

”Worth the trip… Excellent!”

I live in Scotland and went to the Wilson Arms. I went down for a short holiday in the Lake District. The food was superb, they had a selection of award winning beers (which the bar staff allowed us to try before buying!) and the atmosphere and service was also first class. Will definitely be back when I’m down next!

Stuck for a last minute Christmas present??

Why not treat someone special to a 2 nights stay in the Lake District, whether it be the other half, the parents, or even your friends!

Our Lake District Getaway deal  is only £129.00 for 2 people, 2 nights.

The deal includes..
2 nights mid week stay
Three course meal on their first night
Continental breakfast on each morning
Bottle of wine on the second evening, served with their meal.

 

Want to make their stay extra special? We have various upgrades available..
Stay the weekend
Prosecco or Champagne in their room upon arrival
Full English breakfast each morning
Breakfast in bed
Walking chaperons available to hire
Outdoor pursuits can be arranged
Packed lunches can be provided
Bring their dog and borrow our dog bed.

 

If you think they may want something more adventurous then take a look at our other package deals that we have on offer from 4×4 off road driving, kayaking, climbing & gorge scrambling.

*Package deals subject to availability and/or peak time exclusions & Fri/Sat supplement of £10 pppn.

 

”Enjoyment in The Lake District.”

This was our 3rd visit to The Wilson Arms in Torver near Coniston each time the occasion gets better. The refurbishment is well underway with bedrooms tastefully upgraded and a shower that works and a reluctance to leave it. The ladies’ toilet is a highly creative construction in wood and stone and Lakeland slate and is worth a visit on its own. A roaring fire in The Lounge, splendid service, wholesome food and overall value for money all contribute to an enjoyable stay.Highly recommended with Coniston Old Man sitting nicely outside.

Newly refurbished Room 5 – Torver

Recently newly refurbished to an exceptional standard. Reopened on 8th November 2012.

En Suite Double Room with Shower facilities.

Complimentary bottled water.

Tea & Coffee making facilities.

Fresh Towels and toiletries provided.

Colour Freeview TV.

Radio alarm clock.

Free Wi-Fi.

LED night lights.

Room Rate: £89.00 per night.

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