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Family-run Lakes hotel switches name to bring bar into focus

Tweedies Bar & Lodge, restaurant

A family-run hotel in the Lake District has unveiled a new look and new name following a major investment.

The rebranded Tweedies Bar & Lodge has been converted from the former Dale Lodge Hotel and Tweedies Bar to switch its focus to its food and drink offering, with a new identity designed to appeal to couples, families and groups.

Alongside six new Tweed bedroom suites, the newly-styled Tweedies Bar & Lodge includes updated furniture and decor in the main public areas, with tweed-themed features ranging from lampshades to bedspreads.

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Owners Gillian and Brian Roberts ensured they worked with a range of local suppliers, including Coniston-based Loungy Upholstery, and Charlotte Chaplin, who develops Herdwick tweeds from her farm in Finsthwaite.

The latest work also follows the complete refurbishment of the kitchen in 2015, as well as the construction of the luxury Mews Suites.

The refurbishment of Tweedies Bar & Lodge ties in with the upcoming 15th anniversary of the Roberts family taking ownership.

Gillian and Brian Roberts run the business with their two sons, James and Alex, and are also the driving force behind the annual Grasmere Guzzler Festival.

Head chef, James Goodall, trained under the renowned Raymond Blanc and is continuing to reinvent the food and drink offering.

Gillian Roberts says: “We’re all very excited to unveil the latest stage in the growth of Tweedies Bar & Lodge. This is a true family business and we are immensely proud of what we have already achieved. At the same time, it is so important to stay ahead of the game and keep innovating in a competitive hospitality industry.

“These latest developments are all about us continuing to grow and thrive, building both on the Tweedies name and the reputation that the hotel has built up over almost 15 years.”

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