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Posted Thursday, May 14th, 2015 by

Cocktail

 

May in the Lake District is packed full of of events for foodies. Those of you who are fans of fine cuisine and sophisticated tipples, will be spoilt for choice during the late spring period. The nearby area boasts a host of food celebrations in addition to the Beech Hill Hotel, set against a beautiful Cumbrian backdrop.

 

First up is the Borough Farmer’s Market at Borough Town Hall. The Farmers’ Market is held on the third Saturday of every month, so this time around on May the 16th. Unlike so many other farmers markets this time of year the whole thing is held under cover, sheltering the fresh products from any pests or bad weather. There are some outside stalls, the organic veg seller in particular prefers an outdoor space.

 

For further details see www.broughfarmersmarket.org.uk

A Taste of Townend is on at Troutbeck, Windermere, on the 21st of this month. It celebrates the Brownes’ family recipe book stuffed full of traditional meat based English dishes and even medicines dating back to the 17th century. Hosted by the National Trust, volunteers will be cooking all afternoon to recreate some of the recipes.

 

For further details see www.nationaltrust.org.uk/townend

 

Finally, on the 29th of this month is the Made in Cumbria Farmers Market. Held in the market town of Kendal on the appropriately named Market Place, the market offers the very best in local foods.

 

For further details see www.madeincumbria.co.uk

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Posted Monday, April 20th, 2015 by

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Situated in the historic port town of Whitehaven, The Rum Store is a truly unique, not to be missed experience.    Once through the doors you will leave behind the technology driven culture of modern- day England and be transported back to the tropical paradise of the 18th century Caribbean jungle, where you will begin your nautical journey through the Rum Story.

 

The journey traces the origins of Whitehaven’s sad involvement in the slave trade and its transportation of men and women from villages in Africa to the Antiguan sugar plantations, where they were made to work for wealthy landowners. The stories are filled with tales of morally bankrupt pirates, waring aristocrats and all the customs and cultures of the day. You can experience the legendary punch houses, and see how gangsters operated their illegal pubs and bars in an age of jazz and corruption. The stories all link back to Whitehaven and the Jefferson family who played an integral part in the maritime exploits of the day, as well as preparing and selling their exquisite rum.

 

The Rum Store is a great twist on the traditional museum experience and kids will love it! Last admission is at 15.30 and ticket prices range from Adult £5.45, concession £4.45, child £3.45 and family £16.45.

 

The Courtyard Cafe provides a menu full of home-made nutritious snacks and lunches. There is also a great little gift shop where you can pick up unusual quirky gifts and of course sample some of the famous 1785 Jefferson’s rum.

 

For further information go to the Rum Story Website

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Posted Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 by

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Here’s a date for the diary, all you car enthusiasts; April 25th. The last week end in April is when the city of Carlisle will host it’s famous Pirelli Carlisle Rally. For almost a quarter of a century the city has been home to this high speed, high thrill sport.  The event attracts some of the sports biggest superstars, all of whom are looking to blaze a trail of thunder through the historic Lakeland city. The high-speed action packed display is a must see for all petrol heads.

 

The rally really does bring the community together, with young and old residents alike lining the streets to catch a glimpse of celebrity drivers and to cheer on the gasoline-guzzling mean machines. It really is a colourful celebration of all things petrol-powered. The backdrop could not be more scenic, as the race sets off in full of view of Carlisle’s old town Hall.

 

The Pirelli Carlisle Rally is the only rally which has been a part of the official British Rally Championship since its beginnings. With the cancellation of this years British Championship, due to a last minute loss of contracts with the rally’s main promoters and despite no other rally of its type in the pipeline until 2016, Pirelli Carlisle will still go on as planned, but with a slightly different schedule than in previous years. The city will host a couple of other major series shows this year, including a round, rather than a whole event, of the British Historic Rally Championship, featuring a host of iconic rally cars from days gone by. There will also be a round of the R.A.C. Rally Championship, a National series set to bring in crowds of passionate spectators.

 

The Pirelli Rally takes place on April 25th in Carlisle city centre for more information goto  www.pirellicarlislerally.co.uk

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