Press release

A Taste of the Lake District

Tuesday 14 January 2014

Saga Holidays has launched a new foodie break in the sleepy Lake District countryside for those who love great big helpings of warm British hospitality

A perfect gastronomic getaway is on the menu at the Wild Boar Inn, near Windermere.

Guests can try their hand at curing meat in the Wild Boar’s own smokehouse and sample ales brewed on site.
There’s an opportunity to learn about Cumbrian cuisine at a renowned cooking school near Kendall, while watching a chef skilfully prepare, cook and serve a feast of culinary delights. Guests can then devour the lunch which could include baked lemons with Morecambe Bay shrimp, wild boar casserole and a dessert of Grasmere gingerbread crumble bread and butter pudding served with Cumberland rum butter.

Accommodation is on half-board basis and in the evenings tuck in to a gastronomic three-course table d’hote dinner of locally sourced produce.

The Wild Boar Inn is four miles from Windermere so enjoy a cruise on the beautiful waters and visit the magical World of Beatrix Potter, where all of her well-loved tales are brought to life.  

Dove Cottage, where William Wordsworth lived with his family, the Lakes Aquarium and the Lakeland Motor Museum are all nearby to make this a Great British getaway.

Price: Four nights from £549, March to November 2014

For details visit or call 0800 414 441