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!

”Four out of four”

If you are walking in the Lake District there are four things you want from a pub: a friendly welcome; a fire; good food; and a range of decent ales. Wilson Arms offers all four.

The Arms has an a la carte menu – including some retro touches like prawn cocktail and gammon with pineapple – and a range of daily specials. And it’s refreshing to see that, wherever possible, the food is sourced locally – the menu includes a gallery of local suppliers with their food miles scores.

The food is well prepared and the portions are generous. My choice of whitebait, the Cumbrian classic Lamb Henry and individual Pavlovas was a great success. My companions were equally happy with lamb chops, burgers and fish pie with various desserts.

For entertainment as well as food, look out for Wilson’s quizzes and race nights.

”Friendly accommodating staff, real fire, delicious food”

We came here for dinner on our first visit to the lakes. We popped in on the way back to our cottage for a drink and once we met the friendly bar manager Andrew and saw the real fire and friendly atmosphere we booked a table for two days later. On return we found a wide selection of real ales and wines. A varied menu with a specials board to suit all tastes and a roaring log fire on a cold winters evening. Whilst we perused the menu we were given a complimentary aperitif of olives and delicious bread. We then went through to the cosy restaurant for a meal which did not disappoint  All In all a lovely, friendly establishment which we would definately recommend.

”Great location for a break”

If you are looking for a nice break at an atmospheric location don’t look any further. Wilson Arms has it all. Good restaurant with honest local food and a cosy pub/bar area with log fire.
Great to come back to after a long walk in the beautiful area

”Honeymoon Heaven!”

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!

”We spent little but were treated like big spenders”

Just popped in for coffee – mainly due to the illy coffee sign. The welcome was warm, the coffee, accompanied by a delicious square of fruit cake, was excellent. The cost was most reasonable and the ambiance very comfortable. We were extremely impressed and will definitely darken their door again before we return to North Wales.