It seems like only yesterday that we opened our doors and welcomed our first guests to The Castle Green Hotel… can you believe it’s been 20 years! We’ve seen so many changes and developments in that time, all of which have helped to create the wonderful Lake District destination we offer today. With this weeks blog we thought we’d take a little look back over what’s changed over the past 20 fabulous years!
Alexander's has seen huge changes and modernisations offering a cosy, relaxed environment and delicious, wholesome food. We are due to begin the refurbishment of Alexander’s and kitchen very soon which will be complete in 2019!
The Greenhouse Restaurant
Our restaurant, The Greenhouse, offers the best of Cumbria cuisine in a contemporary environment and Executive Chef Justin and his team can now boast 15 years of having held two AA Rosettes. We added our conservatory in 2000 as we needed extra space to accommodate the guests due to stay in our new 36 bedroom extension and we renamed the restaurant, The Greenhouse to reflect the new space. We added the theatre kitchen in 2005 allowing you to see the chef’s at work.
20 years in numbers...
We originally opened with 65 bedrooms. We then realised that with a function suite that seats 250, 65 bedrooms was not enough to cope with the enquiries we were getting! So we added an extension in 2000 giving us 99 bedrooms (it would have been 100 but our GM, Ben has to have an office somewhere!)
Our conference, functions and wedding offerings have grown greatly, catering for every need or vision over the past 20 years. We saw big developments in 2000 as the bedroom extension included a new room – The Oak Room, which serves us well as a conference and wedding ceremony room.
Happy and healthy...
Pulse now offers two gyms, free weights and resistance equipment, a pool and steam room. Plus of course, our team of experienced professionals are always on hand to offer guidance or support. We’ve refurbished the pool three times over the past 20 years and have invested £50k on a new steam room this year.
We’ve seen so many changes over the past 20 years, offering more to our guests every day. None of this would have been possible without our fantastic team. They are the talented, passionate force that make Castle Green what it is and we are incredibly lucky to have them on board. This year we are very proud to say we have four team members who are celebrating 20 years of service with us too!
So here’s to a happy 20 years and another happy 20 to come!