When the morning air starts to nip a little, and summer holidays have slipped to a distant memory, it is time to plan an Autumn break. This is the season for candlelight and keeping nice ‘n snug, comforting slow-cooked food with a glass of full bodied red. Surely nature is at its best when it throws out its spectacular colour and light show just before the approach of the inevitable winter greys.
The Wild Boar, our 5 Star Inn, has all the ingredients of a romantic Autumn get-away…
Roaring Fires, Rustic Beams and Traditional Hospitality
Bursting with character, The Wild Boar Inn is one of the Lake District’s oldest and finest hotels. In the past it was also a farmstead, a cottage industry supplying flax for a bustling local textile industry and a training ground for WWI shooting practice.
The Inn is named after the infamous legend of Richard de Gilpin, who, in the early thirteenth century, tracked a ferocious Wild Boar through the forest to its lair. After a ferocious battle, Sir Richard slayed the beast and emerged a local hero.
Today, we’ve kept all the best bits of The Wild Boar history. You might see the occasional boar’s head, but you will also enjoy crackling open fires, rustic beams, cosy guest bedrooms and a very warm welcome.
Alternative Afternoon Tea
Definitely not a traditional Afternoon Tea! This comes with mini savoury treats including our famous pork scratchings and a bat of beer. We have, however, kept the classic favourite, Scones with Jam & Cream – it would be just wrong not to.
There’s also a Vegetarian Afternoon Tea with lots of tempting treats for those following a plant-based diet. All dietary requirements are catered for – just let us know the specifics at the time of booking.
Making time to kick the leaves is so important in our busy lives. Where better than in the beautiful Wild Boar Woods. Seventy-two acres of ancient woodland to explore - perfect for bringing the family pooch along too. There are some majestic trees in the woodland - oaks, fir, alder, larch and wild cherry to name just a few. See how many of the forty species of birds you can spot, including sparrow hawks and peregrine falcon, or perhaps you will catch a glimpse of the red and roe deer that can be seen roaming in the woods.
A Wee Dram by the Fire
With a choice of over 110 whiskies from around the world, or the opportunity to bring your own, you will feel right at home. Sit by the open fire and warm the cockles of your heart. If you bring your own malt we will gladly put it on the shelf, with your name on, ready for your next visit.
With our own brew-house at the Inn, we also offer a great choice of real ales, guest beers and draft and bottled beers.
Wholesome Food with a Little Spice
Head Chef, Dylan, will certainly add a bit of warmth to your Autumn get-away. His style is very much colour, flavour and spice. Spending a few years of his career in Kuala Lumper and Saudi Arabia, he brings a Middle Eastern inspiration to several of his dishes. His unfussy, best fresh ingredient, bold flavour approach puts dishes on the table that are perfect after a stroll through The Wild Boar woods. Choices from our on-site Smokehouse also features large on the extensive menu.
Watch the theatre of our Chefs preparing your order at our open kitchen and grill – a real foodie treat.
Comfy Bed and Stylish Rooms
Thirty four individually styled rooms with Egyptian Cotton-clad beds ready to sink into. Feature or luxury rooms offer something a little bit special, from cosy fireplaces to large freestanding roll-top copper baths in your room. Sleep tight, see you for breakfast!
Two Night Autumn Saver
Check out our latest Autumn Saver for two nights between 22nd September to 30th November, with dinner on the first night and breakfast included. Your cosy Autumn break is just a telephone call away 0330 4042 690