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.
Well, it is safe to say Summer is here! The temperatures have been soaring and we have been kept busy with visitors and guests alike. Andrew has been keeping the bar well stocked to help quench the thirst of our weary travelers,while Kirsty and her team have been cooking up a storm, ensuring everyone gets a good plateful of Wilson’s Food and keeping the Torver Deli stocked up.
With the weather being so kind to us the back field is in more use than ever. Annie and her piglets have settled down well and are enjoying their new home. The Pygmy goat and her Kid (named Jack) have arrived to join Annie and the Herdwick Lambs. The bouncy castle is up and the new tables and benches have been assembled. So we look forward to the start of the summer holidays and welcoming you all here: whether its for a plate of Wilsons food, a cold drink, or a room for the night we will be ready and happy to see you.
We stayed at this lovely Inn for a 2 day trip to celebrate my birthday 12th January. Very warm welcome, refurbished room beautiful, staff friendly and very hardworking. Lovely food on both nights and my husband appreciated the real ale choices. We had to cut our 3 day visit one day short due to severe weather warning but would certainly book again. Log fire and papers great treat.. Well done all of you..
The Wilsons now have their very own flock of Herdwick lamb. 99% of all Herdwick sheep are commercially farmed in the central and western Lake District
Herdwick meat is renowned for its distinctive taste and eating quality – this is a natural result of the lambs maturing slowly on the heather and grasses of the Lake District fells.
The meat is succulent, tender and exceptionally tasty with a more gamey flavour than conventional lamb. A scientific study by Bristol University found that the taste and texture of Herdwick lamb was superior to lamb from lowland breeds and that the meat contained beneficial Omega 3 fatty acids. Source
The name “Herdwick” is derived from the Old Norseherdvyck, meaning sheep pasture, a particularly hardy breed they have been known to survive under a blanket of snow for three days while eating their own wool.
In the latter half of her life, the children’s author Beatrix Potter bred Herdwicks and acted as president of the breed association for a time.
Our Herdwick Lambs; seen here in front of the Old Man of Coniston.
Matthew feeding up our flock while the snow lies on the fells.
Our party stayed in little arrow for a new year break just down the road.Nice 15 min walk to this pub and we were not disappointed Food was excellent and could not fault it. We had a lunch time meal and a Sunday dinner and both meals were superb, Kathy and the staff could not of been more helpful We hope to return one day and maybe stay in the cottage. Will be spreading the word about this lovely pub.
Lovely warm, friendly, traditional pub. Food is interesting, plentiful and cooked to a very high standard. Don’t miss trying the rack of ribs! The staff are friendly and very attentive. Once we discovered The Wilsons we ate there every night for the remainder of our holiday in Torver, and are now planning a weekend with friends to stay in this delightful pub. Would highly recommend a visit.