Visit England- Dog Friendly Business of the Year Award

We are delighted to announce we have been short listed as a finalist for Visit England’s Dog Friendly Business of the Year Award 2016! A few weeks ago we had a gentleman stay over with his wife and two dogs, who revealed when checking out he was actually a judge for the prestigious award!sun_jan16_24

It is an honour for us that we have been shortlisted, and we are certain to win a Gold, Silver, Bronze or Highly Commended award. We will find out at the award ceremony on Tuesday the 8th of March which award we will receive. This year, Visit England received over 400 applications, with applications up 20% across 16 categories, and the number of direct entries almost doubled. The applicants are then shortlisted based upon the Visit England quality assessment reports, regional award judges’ reports and online customer reviews- so we thank you, our guests, for helping us to achieve this award!

Sally Balcombe, CEO of VisitBritain and VisitEngland says “we received over 400 truly impressive applications this year and there’s absolutely no doubt those shortlisted are representatives of the best in the industry who place delivering an unforgettable experience to visitors in England at the heart of their business operations.”

Lucy Fuller, co-owner of the Sun Inn, says, “It’s exciting to be named as one of the top five dog-friendly businesses in the country by the national tourist board. As a business, we pride ourselves on offering the quality and service guests expect from a luxury inn with a fine dining restaurant, while also being genuinely welcoming to dog lovers too. We’re all looking forward to finding out the final outcome in Blackpool next month!”

200 year anniversary of the birth of Charlotte Brontë

Charlotte Brontë was born on the 21st of April 1816 in Thornton, West Bradford, to the Rev. Patrick Brontë and his wife Maria. Charlotte Bronte

As children, she and her sisters attended school in Leck, which is a 5 minute drive from Kirkby Lonsdale. It is known that the school Charlotte refers to in her novel Jane Eyre is this very school.

We are privileged to be teaming up with Leck Gallery on the 21st April 2016 to celebrate Charlotte’s birthday, during which you are able to visit the school house attended by the Brontë girls. Please click here to read more about it!

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