Head Chef at The Midland shares Recipe with Freshly Picked Ingredients

You can’t get fresher than picking it yourself. The Midland Head Chef, Michael Wilson, his sons and their friend went foraging for the wild garlic used in this dish featured on The Midland’s dinner menu.


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Former Midland Manager Returns for Nostalgic Visit

It was a privilege to welcome the Speirs family back to The Midland after many years. Mr Robert Speirs, now 91, was The Midland Manager through much of the 1960s.

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The Wild Boar Real Wedding – Jodie and Mark

 We love to celebrate with our Wild Boar wedding couples and are delighted to share a little bit of Jodie and Mark’s journey with you, culminating in a glorious celebration at The Wild Boar Inn. What a fantastic day was had by all … Continue reading “The Wild Boar Real Wedding – Jodie and Mark”

Lancaster House Welcomes Wines from Rioja Vega

When I heard that Luis Marcoleta of Rioja Vega was visiting Lancaster House with Tony Jackson and Sandy Potts of Lakeland Vintners, the diary was cleared for the afternoon so that I could join the celebration of wines from this delightful part of the world.

The Rioja Vega building in the heart of Spain’s wine making countryside

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Low Wood Health Club introduces this year’s Top Fitness Trend

Many are tipping it as the top fitness trend for 2017, so the team from Low Wood Bay Health Club made sure they checked it out earlier in the year. Floatfit® HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) is a full body workout which takes place on water. The team loved it so much, they are bringing it to Low Wood Bay, and Fitness Instructor, Shauna King, tells us a bit more about what we can expect.

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The Midland Welcomes Ice Cream from Scoop and Saddle

We are thrilled to be working alongside Scoop and Saddle this Summer when they will be serving ice cream from just outside the Rotunda at The Midland. I-do-like-to-be-beside-the-seaside holiday-goers will be treated to delicious iced treats, not from a traditional van, but from a very stylish vintage bicycle. Jess, the owner of Scoop and Saddle, tells us a little more about her company.  Continue reading “The Midland Welcomes Ice Cream from Scoop and Saddle”

Grasmere Gingerbread® – Part of our Cultural Landscape

In July 2017 we will discover whether the Lake District is to become the UK’s first National Park to be awarded World Heritage status. Seeking inscription under the ‘cultural landscape’ category, this is defined as a combined work of nature and man.  There have been many Lake District businesses, sometimes starting out as no more than a back room cottage industry, which, through perseverance, hard work and love of the landscape, have produced a rich heritage of products and service that define this beautiful part of the world. Continue reading “Grasmere Gingerbread® – Part of our Cultural Landscape”