Sunday, 21 September 2008

Summer is over

Thank goodness for that, summer comes to an end and the rain has stopped! I do not know if this was our wettest summer but it has rained a lot, I even managed to get my kayak out for a trip down the river!
September is my favourite month of the year, I like the changing points of the seasons, and love the still, cool mornings when I get up to cook breakfast and the dew is thick on the fields, with mist hanging over the beck.
September is always a busy month for us, but this year the weekends have been exceptional, our real ale sales are well up and we have had some very dedicated malt whisky drinkers!
Hawkshead Bitter and Tim Taylors Landlord remain our best sellers but we have had some great guests from Yates, Cumbria Legendary Ales, Barngates and many other breweries.
Eskdale show is on the 27th of this month and is now all set to go ahead, a dry spell now should see the field in good condition, it is always a great event and was sadly missed last year due to a F&M scare. So if you get the chance pop down to the field by the King George, there will be lots of events, from fell running to carrot judging, stalls selling all kinds of practical out door gear, locally produced food and handicrafts.

Oh yes and a beer tent!