New Year at The Borrowdale Gates

Celebrate this New Years Eve in style at The Borrowdale Gates Hotel with fine dining, good wine and classical music. Our fabulous offer allows you to stay for a minimum of 3 nights arriving on either the 30th December, departing on the 1st January or arriving on the 31st December and departing on the 2nd January. If you decide to arrive on the 30th December you can stay a 4th night for just £75 per person. Rates starting from £445 per person.

Combine your stay at The Borrowdale Gates with some of these events happening over the New Year period.

The Theatre by the Lake
The Emperor and the Nightingale is being performed at the wonderful Theatre by the Lake in Keswick over the Christmas and New Year period. With two performances a day featuring exquisite puppetry from Puppetry Director Jimmy Grimes (The Shepherd’s Life, War Horse), glorious music in an original score, and all the colour, movement and spectacle of Chinese theatre, this joyful adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale is a feast for the senses that will delight the whole family. 26th November to 14th January.

The Keswick Museum and Art Gallery.
Wainwright – A Love Letter to the Lakeland Fells. A major exhibition for all those who love the English Lakes, exploring Wainwright’s world; his walks and unique method of recording them; his enduring challenge to us… as well as celebrating the sheer beauty of the fells! This is a fun and informative exhibition with hands-on exhibits for all and trails for families as well as plenty of original archive material and personal memorabilia. Running until the 4th January 2017.

Savage Arena – The Legacy of Joe Tasker. Joe Tasker’s disappearance on Everest with Pete Boardman in 1982 remains a mystery but his legacy as a pioneering mountaineer, as well as a writer, thinker, photographer and filmmaker lives on. This exhibition explores Joe’s life and achievements from family life, school and early adventures in the Scouts and exploring the Lake District; to expeditions on the world’s highest mountain and Joe’s continued influence as a writer through his books Everest the Cruel Way and Savage Arena. Running through to May 2017.

The Lakes Distillery
Experience the excitement of a working distillery – see ‘behind the scenes’ of the heat, the smell and the buzz of England’s largest award-winning whisky distillery. Take a sensory tour backstage and walk amongst the sleeping spirit in our atmospheric cask warehouse. The Lakes Distillery offers a family friendly atmosphere – stop off in the cafe and say hello to our family of resident alpacas!
Call The Borrowdale Gates on 017687 77204 to book your New Years break.

Dining at The Borrowdale Gates

We have always been proud of the dining experience we offer to guests at The Borrowdale Gates, and never more so than now.
Our Head Chef Chris Standhaven has been entered in the new Chefs of Distinction Book for 2016. Chris has worked at the Borrowdale Gates since 2009 and has brought a wealth of knowledge from working in Michelin – starred kitchens. He manages to combine traditional British dishes with classic French cuisine leading to a fine dining experience in a casual setting. His menu at the Borrowdale Gates caters for everyone, offering a full vegetarian menu alongside the standard a la carte and daily specials.
The emphasis for our menu comes from sourcing local produce from some of the best Cumbrian suppliers. Herdwick lamb comes from Yew Tree Farm, game is sourced from Cartmel Valley and local cheeses from the Cheese Larder in Kendal.
When it comes to Fine Dining with a view and fresh local produce, our culinary expertise and Lakeland setting has earned an enviable reputation, including the AA Rosette for Culinary Excellence. Chris and his team look forward to cooking for you. Panoramic windows in the Restaurant offer captivating fell views to complement our imaginative new menu.
To complement the cuisine, our selection of traditional and new world wines are chosen to delight different palates and we can advise on particular wines that will suit the menu you choose. For those who enjoy specialise wines, we offer a ‘reserve’ selection featuring more exclusive wines made in smaller quantities. These ‘reserve’ wines are available to order in advance of your stay. Kindly inform us when booking whether you would like to enjoy the Reserve Wine List. The stock is held in temperature controlled cellars with our suppliers with only a few days notice prior to delivery.
Some of the delights you can enjoy in our restaurant are King Scallops with Rhubarb Puree, Black Pudding & Salsify or Duck, Chicken and Ham Hock Terrine, served with Cumberland Sauce and Malted toast. Leading on to dishes such as Loin of Cartmel Valleys Venison or Wild Mushroom Wellington. You could finish with a Dark Chocolate Marquise Mini Orange & Lemon Posset, Pistachio Crumb or Orange Panacotta Poached Fresh Fruit, Passion Fruit & Pineapple Sorbet.
“Our menus reflect the diversity and quality of the Cumbrian produce available on our doorstep and we are producing some of the best dishes of my career.” Chris Standhaven, Head Chef at The Borrowdale Gates Hotel
Come and stay at the Borrowdale Gates and enjoy a truly memorable culinary experience in a fabulous setting.