03 April 2013
Spring is a time of change in Lakeland as the countryside reawakens after winter. Calm, sedate, bright, and fresh - Lakeland really is the perfect place for a relaxing springtime escape!
Shake off the wintry cobwebs with our special rates on 2 night breaks. Book direct to take advantage of our best rates available. Call direct on 015394 32254 to book.
This is a great chance to enjoy Lakeland's most beautiful season, and sample our fine food and hospitality, which so many others have enjoyed.
By Phillip Gerrish, 03 April 2013 –
06 March 2013
Springtime in Lakeland is one of our most popular seasons, and it's easy to see why. By Easter lambs roam the green fells, and there's lots to see and do. Visit attractions like Beatrix Potter, explore local Easter events in nearby Ambleside and Windermere, or simply relax and indulge in fine Cumbrian fare.
At The Regent you'll find fresh, comfortable and stylish accommodation, with a generous and tasty breakfast each morning, providing you with the perfect base for your Lake District break.
Book early and take advantage of our best rate of £139.00 per room, per night.
That extra touch at The Regent
Stay for 3 nights, to savour 4 days of everything the Lake District has to offer, and receive a complimentary Easter Egg and discounted cruise tickets as extra gifts from us to make your time here even more enjoyable.
By Phillip Gerrish, 06 March 2013 –
28 February 2013
Had a trip to Brockhole this week. No, I didn’t go on the zip-wire, don’t be daft! But I did go on the steamer to get there. Pick it up round the corner and get off at Brockhole – simple. I’m well suited to boat travel. You need that old world glamour to make it work, you know? You can get pretty much anywhere from the jetty nearby at Waterhead – Bowness, Wray Castle, Brockhole, continuing right down to Lakeside. And it’s free for me as long as I behave which, of course, I do.
Brockhole is quite an attraction these days, a lot going on. The climbing wall certainly draws the crowds – not really a doggy thing but I can see why people like it. Also the Treetop Trek – watching humans wobble about above me was amusement enough!
On the boat you don’t even need to go anywhere. Seeing the landscape from the lake is the best bit, and you can do that on any of the cruises. An old beau invited me for an evening cruise this weekend, but being a dog I need a human chaperone, and I don’t fancy having Andrew playing gooseberry.
So we’re going to Borrans Park instead which is really close by. Have a sniff about, bit of a dig in the flowerbeds – I’m joking! You must know by now that I have much more class than your common mongrel. I expect I shall lounge on the grass, and maybe have a little bark at the ducks. In my youth I was a sniffer. Oh yes, I loved a good sniff. Thank mercy I have grown up since then. There’s nothing more common than a pooch sticking her nose everywhere.
By Phillip Gerrish, 28 February 2013 –
21 February 2013
Thank mercy that the weather seems to be improving. You think that you have it tough – have you seen my poor naked little toes? All that snow is enough to freeze a girl’s toes right off!
But yes, it is quite beautiful when it snows around here. If you’ve been lucky enough to see it, or even get a picture, you’ll know what I’m talking about. Snow-capped mountains, soft white blankets over the fields… for a dog from Barcelona seeing snow is quite a treat! But I do miss the sun, so I’m glad it’s coming back.
Easter is a popular time here. It’s a time of change in the Lakes, and the number of times it takes people by surprise! Walkers wrapped up in big jumpers stripping them off and sweltering in the sun, chilly ladies in evening gowns digging out their warmest shawls, wind one hour and stillness the next – nobody knows what to expect.
It makes very little difference to me. The fur coat is one evolutionary triumph we dogs have over humans. Minor flaw where our toes are concerned, but apart from that it works.
Speaking of cold, did you hear about the Big Chill Swim held up here a few weeks ago? I’m trying to persuade Andrew to do it next year. That’d keep me laughing right through till Christmas. If you could give him a push, too, in the right direction I’d be very grateful!
By Phillip Gerrish, 21 February 2013 –
12 February 2013
What’s this you’ve brought me now? What am I meant to do with that? It is hardly a gift fit for a dog like me. You’re not brilliant at present giving, are you?
You see, you need to just be a bit more thoughtful. That is step one – know your recipient. In this case, you know that I am a dog with taste and style, appreciative of the finer things. And then you select something suitable.
Here’s a good case in point. Valentines day is when you humans get all mushy and soppy-eyed over each other. I said to Andrew… he’s the head servant I spoke about previously, he does have a name when I choose to call him it, instead of referring to him with ‘garçon!’… I said to him exactly this: select something suitable to give to these people, and after a while he cottoned on to the idea – chocolates and sparkling rosé wine. I was impressed. Lovely chocolates, as well, no cheap rubbish. The man does have taste. Well, he picked me as his Lady, after all.
So anyway, all of our guests staying here over Valentines get these beautiful gifts in their rooms. It’s that extra special touch that makes it, don’t you think?
Back when I lived in France for a time we never stopped drinking wine of one sort or another. Didn’t even have to be sparkling. I was… less refined back then. Age has been kind to me.
If you’ll excuse me, I am meeting an old beau this evening and must go and powder my nose. We will speak again, I am sure.
By Phillip Gerrish, 12 February 2013 –