British Sausage Week or as many will recognise more on social media #BritishSausageWeek will be creating waves on the British foodie scene during the week November 2 until the 8. Sausages are a British institution, unbelievably tasty and versatile and in recent years have helped pig farmers from the brink of extinction. Just think how many different varieties there are available now, the fact the quality is now so high they are found on high end restaurant menus and how people far and wide are rating British bangers as the best.
The humble sausage can be de-skinned and used instead of mince in a pasta sauce, made into meatballs for a super tasty and quick supper or as the ultimate stuffing for roast meat (and Christmas is just around the corner so make a note!).
Cumberland sausage 2 ways at Tebay Services an the Tebay Services Hotel
Breakfast, the Full Cumbrian or Full Lakeland as it is referred to in this county, is a delight and what so many visitors discuss, talk about and review. It is not “Full” without a quality Cumberland or pork sausage let’s face it.
It’s hard to write about the upcoming British Sausage Week without talking about the mighty Cumberland sausage or local sausage pioneers and champions, Tebay Services and its Hotel. The services where the Cumberland sausage bap is one of their biggest sellers, to the farm shops where you’ll be spilt for choice of what flavour to buy to take home to the hotel where the mighty sausage features in various dishes and of course, the breakfast.
Special winter rate rooms are available in the Tebay Services Hotel on the M6 Motorway (starting from just £84, 2 sharing including breakfast) and all guests receive a 10% off voucher for use in the farm shop so that’s an even bigger reason to stock up on quality, Cumbrian farmed and produced sausages. Check availability and book here http://www.westmorlandhotel.com/ or call 01539 624351.
Boutique hotels in the Lake District are not just for summer, they’re for the whole year. With this, the largest and busiest of all the National Parks, the Lake District is a year round place to visit no matter what the season and now, thanks to luxury boutique hotels, can be enjoyed whatever the weather throws at you.
It’s now time to eradicate those thoughts of not being able to visit this northern destination in the winter and realise it has just as much going on, charm, beauty and intrigue as any other time in the year. In fact, it’s probably even better as you can have it more to yourselves. Out of school holiday times and as once called the off season means that little bit more tranquillity, less traffic, hustle and bustle.
Although the fells must be respected and there are various times during the year where venturing up too far is not at all advised, they are a resource, activity and adventure source open all year round. Brimstone on the Langdale Estate has it all sewn up for winter whether it’s when within the suites or in the Lake District outdoors.
Starting externally and Brimstone offer guests the chance to access the Berghaus Bootroom full of technological kit perfect for Lake District outdoor adventures for use whilst staying. They even have a little added bonus in a pimped up Land Rover Defender. Brimstone Hosts can deliver gusts to their walking start destination (handy they say if you’ve had an extra hour in bed!).
Back to Brimstone and light the woodburning stove in the suite, feel rejuvenated and thoroughly warmed in one of the luxury baths then head to The Reading Room for complimentary refreshments. If the weather is really too much, or the woodburner too enticing to leave, room service is the answer. Full meals and delicious wine and beer choices can be delivered to the suite.
So Brimstone really have got it wrapped up in every way for a wonderful winter break in the Lakes. Check availability here http://www.brimstonehotel.co.uk and for more information. Also not the book 30 days of more in advance for a saving of 20% on room rates.