EXCLUSIVE: New restaurant launch and bedroom expansion top of the 2018 agenda at Askham Hall

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The owner of Askham Hall in the Lake District has revealed to BH plans to launch its newly-named restaurant, as well as open a handful of new bedrooms over the next 12 months.

Charles Lowther, owner of the 17-bedroom boutique, said that 2018 will be an ‘exciting’ year for the property, as it launches its Allium restaurant this spring, led up by Richard Swale, head chef.

The restaurant has now been given ‘the identity it deserves’ according to Lowther, with the focus remaining on food quality and the connection with produce direct from the land.

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Alongside the newly-named restaurant, Askham Hall will also launch three new bedrooms in the old stables block on site at the property.

“2018 is set to be an exciting year, as we launch our newly-renamed restaurant ‘Allium’ in the Spring,” Lowther tells Boutique Hotelier.

“At the same time, we’ll be launching three new bedrooms – two with disabled access – in what was originally Askham Hall’s old stable block. The history of the building is immense, and there will be plenty of thoughtful touches, including the original leather tack once owned by the 5th Earl of Lonsdale to make each room truly unique.”

Askham Hall is a family-run hotel, operated alongside the George and Dragon in Clifton, Cumbria. Much of the produce is grown in the gardens and fields at Askham Hall and on the Lowther family estate.



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