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.

 

The Wilsons Saddlebacks

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.

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”2 men, 2 women & a dog!”

After a soggy wet day on the fells we came here for an evening bar meal. Immediately we were impressed with the welcoming & cozy ambiance & settled down near the blazing log fire.
We had been a bit apprehensive about bringing the dog out in the evening, but she was made as welcome as any other 2 footed customer.
We enjoyed some great local beers & a lovely meal made from local produce.
We all chose the burgers which were absolutely amazing-excellent quality, well presented & colossal in size.
Seeing other food coming out of the kitchen, on another of our visits to the lakes we will come back here again & try some of the other lovely looking food.

”Amazing Place”

We really enjoyed the whole event, food, service and bar all really excellent! Had a T Bone, which was a special, excellent!!!

”Great lunches”

Had a lunch there last week, I can honestly say it was magnificent, the pork fillets and the fish cakes were delicious. This together with warm and friendly atmosphere in the bar and superb service really made our day. Will definitely come back.

”Superb”

Live 10 miles away, called in the other night for a meal. Very cosy with open fire. Staff were very friendly and helpful. My husband had haddock and chips and I had the scampi, the food was excellent including the chips which were homemade. Portions very generous (too much for us). Good choice of beers behind the bar. Very impressed and will definitely return and would highly recommend.

”Great food, great service and great experience!”

Spent two nights on a mid week special deal, excellent value. We paid £129 for the two nights which included a three course meal on the first night, continental breakfast both mornings and a free bottle of wine if we ate there the second night. No question, we did eat there the second night as the food was so good. If there is a wait for the food, its because it is freshly cooked and we couldn’t fault the first class friendly service we received.
The room was lovely, only thing we would say is that the bathroom required attention, but renovation is planned.
The bar was comfortable, cosy and welcoming and we spent both nights having pre-dinner drinks infront of the lovely log fire.
As a result of our experience, we are planning a return visit soon.
The Leaks, Shropshire