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Penrith on a Plate & Tripadvisor COE 2018

Penrith on a Plate

Eden's signature food festival day - takes place around the town centre all day on Saturday 21st July, 10am - 5pm.

Sample some of the finest foods and beverages lovingly produced in Eden and beyond at the annual Penrith on a Plate food festival day.

This picturesque market town right in the heart of Cumbria hosts the talented artisans behind award-winning produce and crafts.

​Add in a hearty helping of music and entertainment, and it’s a delicious day out for foodies and families alike.

More details and information about Festival Wristbands can be found on the Eden Food Festival website Eden Food Festival

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Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2018

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Spring 2018 - Latest News & Events

Penrith Goes Orange

The annual Penrith Goes Orange festival (in conjunction with the Worlds Original Marmalade Festival at nearby Dalemain House), takes place on Saturday 17th March in Penrith town centre. The town is turned orange with and array of orange themed stalls, together with loads of music and entertainment. The event is FREE. There is also a free shuttle bus to take you out to historic Dalemain House for even more marmalde and orange !

More details can be found on the dedicated website for this event at penrithgoesorange

Touring Routes

We have been working on some self guided touring routes for motorbike or car. These will be particularly useful if you are not in the area for many days and want to see as much as you can while you are here in Cumbria. We have three route to choose from:

1) Lake District Mountain Passes - a drive or ride through all the tarmaced mountain passes. Probably a full day including stops for coffee, lunch, photos, etc., approx. 120 miles.

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B&B Training - Quality Assurance/Star Ratings - The Future ?

Which is best in 2017 ?

Which is your 'go to' source for information about standards of accommodation ?

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We have set out our current thinking in the article below.

Star Ratings (Quality Assurance Schemes)

Traditionally star rating schemes have been awarded to accommodation providers following an annual inspection, based on set criteria and a subjective interpretation by the individual carrying out the inspection !

These are awarded either by one of Visit Britain, Visit Wales, Visit Scotland or Tourism Northern Ireland. They are also still awarded by the AA. Since 2006 these organisations have collaborated to produce Common Quality Standards. This means for example, if you have been inspected and have a rating from Visit England, you could just apply for an associate membership with the AA, without the need for any further inspection – because the quality standards are the same.

Awards take the form of stars or diamonds, usually on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest. There are often additional awards such as welcome schemes for walkers and cyclists or for breakfast quality, as well as enhanced Silver and Gold star ratings.

For information, the RAC scheme was discontinued in 2006. All RAC branding should have been removed by now.

‘Quality’ in the Modern Age

Since around the same time, i.e. 2006, there has been an exponential growth in user generated content on the internet, which in this context has taken the form of online reviews by guests across multiple sites, Online Travel Agents (OTA’s) and meta search sites such as Trivago awarding their own stars and comments, reviews and photos on social media.

Has the opportunity for guests to leave their own reviews, e.g. on Tripadvisor, Google, Booking.com or facebook, made the need for a traditional star rating obsolete ?

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Staying 2 nights or more ? 5% discount for direct bookings (min 2 night stay), in July 2018, subject to availability

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B&B Courses

Elaine and Richard at The Red Townhouse have designed a comprehensive 2 day course on the day to day running of a B&B or small guest house.

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From the blog...

  • Penrith on a Plate & Tripadvisor COE 2018 +

    Penrith on a Plate Eden's signature food festival day - takes place around the town centre all day on Saturday 21st Read More
  • Spring 2018 - Latest News & Events +

    Penrith Goes Orange The annual Penrith Goes Orange festival (in conjunction with the Worlds Original Marmalade Festival at nearby Dalemain Read More
  • B&B Training - Quality Assurance/Star Ratings - The Future ? +

    Which is best in 2017 ? Which is your 'go to' source for information about standards of accommodation ?       Read More
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