We are pleased to announce the opening of our first brand new apartment, The Herdwick!
This Luxurious apartment is fitted out to a very high standard. features a large open plan Kitchen/Living Room with a Log Fire, You can enjoy some of the amazing views of the Coniston Old Man from the balcony or in the hot tub.
This apartment is now available for bookings via the Sykes Cottages website at the link below.
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.
This month we’ll be anticipating the arrival of a selection of new ales and guest beers from local brewers, including: Jubilee Stout from Kirkby Lonsdale, Langdale Ale, Black Sail, a new copper ale from Hesket Newmarket, and fine ales from Barngates. Loweswater Gold & Coniston XB are also served behind the bar – all essential for relieving some of the heat from those humid, thirst-quenching summer days ahead!
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!
Wendy & 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!
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!
We have, without doubt , had an industrious couple of weeks at the Wilsons. To begin with, some of our Herdwick Lambs have been sent to Aireys Abattoir and Farm Shop to be prepared. The meat has been hanging for two weeks and is now in the pub and on the Menu! (Hanging the meat for a period of time helps to improve and enhance its flavour). Our Chefs are preparing the Lamb in various ways to compliment all the different cuts. We are very proud to be serving our own products and having them enjoyed so much.
The work on the Deli is also coming along smoothly and we are very excited to get it finished and open. The shelves have been built, the pizza oven is fitted, the doors are in place, the floor has been laid, the Butchers block has arrived, the wood burner is on the way and we are finalizing the last minute touches, signs and lists. The team involved in the building work has done a fantastic job and we are looking forward to seeing the end result.
Superb food, beers and wine. Hardworking staff on the ball. A real cosy pub atmosphere in a great location for any outdoor pursuits . Has charm and character that larger places lack. Nice to see the wine list sensibly priced unlike most establishments. We will return!
Only stopped for a drink and was amazed by how nice it was! Really cute and the staff are so friendly, we were served by a girl called Kelly, she was extremely friendly and made the best hot chocolate ever! The out door heaters outside are lovely. There is a Wii for the kids to play on, free WiFi computers, games and a place to charge up your phone, all for free! I would advise anyone to go! Amazing!