Summer BBQ Party!

On Sunday 27th of July Embleton Spa Hotel and Sporstrek Coaching are hosting our Summer BBQ party, with sports challenges, live music and a free BBQ. Tickets cost £5 for adults and £2.50 for Children, with all ticket money going to charity.

Tickets are available now, please book early to reserve your place!

Update:  Thanks to everyone who came and enjoyed the BBQ, despite the heavy downpour!  Thanks to everyone’s generosity a total of £304.25 was raised for Embleton Youth Club.


Building our menu

One of the more daunting tasks in taking on the hotel has been developing our new menu. Fortunately our fantastic chef Ellie and I have been able to draw on lots of help from regular customers, friends and our very helpful suppliers.

To start with we decided to avoid a fixed menu and offer a selection of different dishes each day, ranging from classics like Lasagne with Ciabatta garlic bread, to 8oz Cumbrian sirloins and Moroccan chicken stew. Some things went well, others less so. Despite being one of my own favorites I was surprised by the popularity of Steak and Ale pie, it quickly became a staple as we put together our day-time menu. We now serve our day menu from 12 to 6pm each day and extend it with 3 or 4 specials in the evening – you can view our day-time menu here

We’re still continuing to experiment with new dishes, both Cumberland Sausage Cassoulet and Solway Potted Shrimps (amazing!) have been triumphs recently and I’m looking forward to bringing some game into the kitchen soon – with the weather turning frosty its definitely the season for hearty stews!

By |November 24th, 2013|Cumbria, Cumbria Hotels, Food Festivals, Lake District, Lake District Hotels, Taste Cumbria|Comments Off on Building our menu|

Taste Cumbria 2013 and beyond….

There’s a buzz in the area around Embleton Spa….
Could it be something to do with the forthcoming Taste Cumbria 2013 Festival next weekend? It always brings so much to the historic town of Cockermouth close to Embleton Spa Hotel, and more importantly to the whole of Cumbria.

Of course there is the income that is generated from the influx of visitors which brings a welcome boost to the economy, but it is so much more than just that. To see the town and the county firmly on the “foodie map”, reinforcing the message that so many of us believe in about locally sourced produce and seasonal ingredients, is truly fantastic.

We’ll most certainly be there to enjoy the wide range of food and drink on offer, celebrity chefs, pop up restaurants, the music, street entertainment and fabulous atmosphere. There is even an inspired Marvejols market, following the cultural exchange that took place earlier this year. To find out more about Taste Cumbria follow this link.

If you’d like to book in for a weekend, combining the best of Taste Cumbria, with a relaxing and enjoyable stay at Embleton Spa Hotel, take a look at our three for two offer – extend your weekend either before or after and make the most of a break in the Lake District! Normally, this offer is only available midweek, but we’re opening it up to offer more opportunities to stay close to the action.

There’s so much happening at Embleton Spa Hotel, with a new manager on the horizon, new website, and an opportunity to sign up for offers here. We hope you have a wonderful time at Taste Cumbria, and also that we will see you at Embleton Spa Hotel, [...]

By |September 24th, 2013|Accommodation Lake District, Cumbria, Cumbria Hotels, Food Festivals, Lake District, Lake District Hotels, Taste Cumbria|Comments Off on Taste Cumbria 2013 and beyond….|
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