31 May 2019
7 Great Spots for Afternoon Tea in the Lake District
The Lake District is a quintessentially British part of the UK, rich in Victorian history that has been purposefully preserved throughout the centuries. It stands to reason, then, that one of the best places to try a classic British afternoon tea is right here. If you’re planning a trip to the Lake District and an afternoon tea is a must-do part of your Lake District experience, take a look at some great spots for afternoon tea with some of our favourite Lake District Pound recommendations…
30 May 2019
Alex from Keswick Boot Company
“We wanted to get involved with the Lake District Pound because it highlights the fact that we are a local, independent trader. I think it matters to customers to try and support local businesses and hopefully they will do their research and come across it and be more inclined to come here. There are so many fantastic local businesses, we are very lucky to have them, but they are only there if people support them.”
29 May 2019
Alexandra Boardman of Alexandra’s of Keswick
Situated in a charming courtyard called Packhorse Court is Alexandra’s of Keswick, a women’s clothing shop with a difference. That difference is eloquently highlighted by a sign on the wall ‘We believe clothing should be ethical, sustainable, organic, thoughtful … and stylish.’ The shop is a treasure trove of elegant and colourful ladies clothing and accessories in Keswick, in the north of the Lake District.
28 May 2019
Amanda from Sugar and Spice Cafe Bistro
“We were really excited about the Lake District Pound because it just adds to that community spirit. We love the passport, Ellie and I have our own passport and have it stamped whenever we can. The design is really cool and the whole ethos around it of helping local businesses and giving back to the community that you live in sits right with us."
27 May 2019
Andrew from Catstycam
"We all going walking, we all use the kit and we all know what we’re on about. It’s not about getting the maximum amount of money out of the customer, but making sure they get the right product for them. You need to know what your talking about if you’re going to sell something to people."
26 May 2019
Andrew from Chestnut House
"You want the village to have a reputation for great things and for people to be able to come here and have choice. People come in and they look at the selection of gins and they say ‘Wow’. That is just not what people expect to see when they come somewhere like Pooley Bridge. Who wants to go into a shop that’s the same as any other shop?”
25 May 2019
Chris from Key Cobbler
“Anything that helps local businesses, independent businesses especially, and helps them grow is perfect for us. So something like the Lake District Pound is perfect for Kendal, especially when town centres aren’t as busy as they used to be. The local businesses are doing well in Kendal, but there is always room for more footfall.”
23 May 2019
Chris runs Little Walkers
“There are lots of shops around that you can find in any town or any part of the country. People often come to Ambleside and that’s the first place they go to. I think that’s where something like the Lake District Pound can really help, by encouraging people to go to shops that are not just generic. Once people do it, they realise that it’s a better experience and that’s what retail needs to be these days. You need to provide a really good service, an interesting shop and an experience when you go in.”
20 May 2019
Ewan from Just Good Food
“Starting your own business is tough and takes a lot of time, I’m here at 6.15am and then I get home about 7pm. But you never heard of a successful person who said that at the start it was all easy!"
19 May 2019
Follow Me In: The Lake District Pound Video
Explore the ethos of The Lake District Pound with our stunning promotional video. Follow us in; get lost in the stanzas of poet Phil Houghton, admire the breathtaking landscape of our beautiful countryside and become inspired by The Lake District Pound.
17 May 2019
Heather from Kong Adventure
"It’s great when you’ve been out on a session, whether it’s with a bunch of kids who’ve never been climbing before and they come out at the end of it with a great big smile on their face, to taking a family out Ghyll Scrambling. A lot of the time my job feels like I am getting paid to go out playing and it’s great fun to see people having a great time doing things they wouldn’t normally do."
16 May 2019
Laura of Laura in the Lakes
“I started off working at a local business near to where we were living and one day my husband came home and said, ‘I think I’ve found your next 10 year plan’ and this is it: Laura in the Lakes."