The Kings Arms Hotel in Keswick is renowned for its great selection of cask ales, there are always four on offer, as well as a resident hand pulled cider. At the start of March, the hotel served an exclusive ale to mark a special occasion, as the General Manager, Garry Price turned the BIG 50.
Jennings Brewery in Cockermouth, created an exclusive barrel of ‘Garry’s Ale’ to mark his birthday and to make it a double celebration, the Kings Arms Hotel donated the money raised from the exclusive 72 pints to Blood Bikes Cumbria (the hotel group’s charity of the year) raising a total of £252.
The Kings Arms is part of Lake District Hotels Ltd, a hotel group of seven family owned hotels, Dani Hope, Marketing Director for the group commented; “We’re proud of our Cask Marque beers, and wanted to incorporate this to celebrate Garry’s big birthday, as he has worked hard to achieve our Cask Marque status.”
“It’s also a great way to raise some money for our charity of the year; throughout 2017 we have various fundraising events planned; our popular Royal Ascot event takes place at the Inn on the Lake in June, we’re offering the chance to win 7 nights of dinner for two people in our seven hotels, don’t miss our Monster Halloween Ball at the George Hotel in Penrith and much more. To keep up to date visit www.lakedistricthotels.net/charity-of-the-year.”
Blood Bikes Cumbria, is part of a nationwide organisation that provides out-of-hours transport, 365 days of the year to transport urgently needed blood, drugs, human tissue and other medical requirements between hospitals and blood transfusion banks. The charity was set up to save the NHS money which was being spent using public taxi services to provide this service.