The Cumbria Life Home & Garden Show 2020

Friday 13 – Sunday 15 March 2020
Friday & Saturday 9am – 5pm | Sunday 9am – 4pm

Cumbria is well known for its Arts and Crafts heritage, beautiful houses and gardens, as well as designers and makers with a national reputation. The Cumbria Life Home & Garden Show at Rheged brings together an exciting and complementary range of exhibitors showcasing the very best in design, craftsmanship and innovation from across the North, carefully curated by Interior Designer, Maureen Whitemore, of Whitemore & Thwaytes Interiors and Garden Designer Liz Newport, of Buzy Lizzie Garden Design.

The show has established itself as the finest Northern Home & Garden event of the year. With stands from over 100 inspirational exhibitors across five exhibition halls, the show is complemented by a programme of 14 talks and demonstrations as below from leading experts, all included in your ticket.

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Try our Winter menu for just £35

Eat with us up until 22 December and as a valued customer, you’ll get our fixed-price, 3 course menu for just £35 per person! To inspire you – currently there’s pretty little starters featuring beetroot and mackerel, followed by duck or roe deer and then some delightful desserts. See the menu here.

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Terms and conditions

  • Excludes Saturday night bookings
  • No cash alternative
  • Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer

Spring Gourmet Getaway for £195

Enjoy an award winning 3-course dinner then stay over in one of our luxury suites. Finish with a delightful Cumbrian breakfast.
£195 or upgrade to our 6 course tasting menu for just £40.

To book call 017684 86334 and quote ‘Newsletter’

Terms and conditions

  • Valid Feb 1st – 31st. Excludes Saturday
  • New Bookings Only
  • Full Payment At The Time Of Booking
  • Quote “Newsletter” when booking
  • No Cash Alternative
  • Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer

 

Last Chance Vouchers – use them or lose them!

DON’T FORGET – if you have 1863 gift vouchers, check the expiry date!

Our vouchers last 12 months from the date of issue – so if you were lucky enough (!) to get some last Christmas, you need to think about booking in!

And the good news is, eat with us from Sunday to Thursday, pay with vouchers and we’ll give you an extra 10% off your bill!

QUOTE: Last Chance Vouchers!

*Valid for new bookings until 15 December 2019, paid for with gift vouchers that expire before 31 Dec 2019

LOCAL BUS SERVICE RESUMES THANKS TO PARISH COUNCILS’ INTERVENTION – NEW 108 SERVICE MAINTAINS VILLAGE LINKS!

Good news for the bus service running from Penrith to Pooley Bridge via Eamont Bridge, Yanwath and Tirril. Despite fears last week that, due to a funding shortfall, the route would cease to operate during the construction of Pooley ‘New’ Bridge, three parish councils have rallied round, dug deep and raised the necessary funding.

 

Digging into their own limited reserves, Barton & Pooley Bridge, Sockbridge & Tirril and Yanwath & Eamont Bridge Parish Councils have been able to raise enough money to allow Stagecoach to offer a limited but regular service five days a week on the newly-named 108 route which replaces the part of the 508 isolated by the closure.

 

Due to the bridge construction work Stagecoach rerouted the 508 bus service from Patterdale via the A592, with a stop at the temporary car park at Waterfoot. At just under a mile’s walk away from the village centre, this would have caused real difficulties to elderly residents, employees vital to the village economy and tourists making the effort to travel by public transport.

 

Stagecoach offered the services of both a bus and driver, but required around £3700 to pay for fuel and maintenance costs during the period of construction. Cumbria County Council refused to support this on the grounds that it is their policy not to subsidise bus services.

 

Chair of Barton and Pooley Bridge Parish Council, Miles MacInnes commented:

“We’ve fought hard and dug deep to raise the funding for this service and it’s vital that those who need it, use it as much as possible it offers great opportunities for shopping and leisure. We are really disappointed that Cumbria County Council couldn’t underwrite this modest cost, but it’s gratifying to see the three parish councils whose residents and businesses are most affected along with a number of other individuals and organisations, have come together in the spirit of community to put in place a service which we hope will cover the construction period of the new bridge.”

 

Mark Whitelocks MD of Stagecoach Cumbria said,  “I am delighted that we have been able to work with the communities along the route to maintain this link during the closure period. By working together and sharing the costs we are keeping people connected to shopping and employment.”

 

Construction of Pooley ‘New’ Bridge is now underway, with works due to be finished late Spring 2020. In the meantime, Pooley Bridge is very much open for business and with a temporary footbridge now linking both sides of the valley plus a temporary car park on the Ullswater Steamers’ side of the village, businesses and locals are looking forward to ‘business as usual’.
However, in true entrepreneurial spirit, they have worked closely with the Pooley ‘New’ Bridge project team to create a raft of inventive ways of encouraging people to visit the village over the next six months. For more information on all the events, news and developments, visit https://www.ullswater.com/pooleybridge/.

 

Ullswater Droving

Fri 25 October 2019

Fire, Music, Masks and Mayhem in Pooley Bridge!

The two day festival encourages visitors to dress up and ‘join the herd’ by donning a mask, dressing up as a farmer and enjoying the entertainment.

The Ullswater Droving marks the beginning of the two days of droving celebrations and will take place on Friday 25th October with a special torchlight procession through Pooley Bridge led this year by The Baghdaddies.

On Sat 26th October Penrith is transformed with its busiest market of the year, bustling streets, roaming street performances around every corner, and top quality local, regional and national musical acts across 5 stages. This all leads up to the highlight of the day – a magical fire and lantern procession throughout the town, where thousands of people line the streets to watch the spectacle, finishing with a headline act on the main stage.

Created by Eden Arts, The Winter Droving has become one of Cumbria’s iconic cultural events seeing 20k+ attend annually. Now in its 8th year, the event has grown exponentially with audiences making the journey from all corners of the UK.

ULLSWATER RESTAURANT IN THE RUNNING ‘BEST RESTAURANT’ AWARD

Today, Thursday 21 February 2019, Ullswater’s award-winning restaurant with rooms, 1863 in Pooley Bridge has been announced as a finalist for ‘Best Restaurant’ in the Cumbria Life Food and Drink Awards.

 The two AA rosette restaurant has been making waves on the Cumbrian food scene since it opened in Summer 2016. 1863 offers innovative food prepared with skill and love by a dedicated kitchen team, served by knowledgeable and professional staff in a relaxed environment.

Carefully-structured menus allow guests to savour all three courses yet not feel ‘stuffed’ by the end. Ingredients are often foraged, largely local and always changing meaning that customers regularly return (some as often as once a week!)  to try the latest new dish.

In the kitchen, Head Chef, Phil Corrie leads a young, talented and ambitious team comprising four chefs with a combined mean age of 24.5 years! Between them they’ve worked with over 30 local, regional and national suppliers to create hundreds of dishes – there is always something new in development in the 1863 kitchen.

And the team’s dedication and commitment has not gone unnoticed; in addition to two hard-earned AA rosettes, the venue also won the ‘Readers’ Award in 2017’s Cumbria Life Food and Drink Awards and were also finalists in both the ‘Boutique Accommodation’ and the ‘Taste’ Cumbria Tourism Awards.

Owner Mark Vause commented:
Being named a finalist for any award is always an honour. We’re particularly in awe of this ‘Best Restaurant’ achievement as we really are up against some major players with incredible reputations. Whatever happens on the big night, we’re just delighted to be part of it!”

The finalists are L’Enclume, Rogan & Co, Craig’s Kitchen and 1863 – between them, they share 12 AA Rosettes and no less than three Michelin stars! Team 1863 must now wait until 21 March and the awards ceremony at Kendal College to find out if they’ve beaten off this incredibly stiff competition to win the ‘Best Restaurant’ title. For more information on their A la Carte or Tasting Menus and to book, please visit www.1863ullswater.co.uk