Multi award-winning Derbyshire hotel and restaurant, East lodge, is once again sponsoring the Concours d’Elegance at the Bakewell Show. Talking place on Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 August, this year’s 180th Bakewell Show will be one of the main country events of the summer, for everything from cattle judging and Carriage Driving to the Royal Motorcycle display team.
The Bakewell Show and East Lodge have been permanent fixtures in the local area for some 180 years. “The Show has been part of our local history since 1819 and since East Lodge was built in around 1800, it is fitting that we should be an active supporter of the Show,” said East Lodge managing director, Iain Hardman. “Last year we had a great deal of positive feedback from our involvement, so we are already looking forward to this year’s Show.”
An annual event organised by the Bakewell Agricultural and Horticultural Society, the Bakewell Show offers something for everyone, including over 300 trade stands presenting a selection of local crafts and produce, with food, clothing, garden furniture and much, much more for sale.
Known as the ‘Little Royal’, the show continues to draw over 65,000 visitors annually from all over the UK. Located just three miles south east of Bakewell, the close proximity of East Lodge makes the hotel the perfect place to stay for the duration of the show, allowing visitors to relax and unwind whilst taking in the attractions of the region and the largest tented agricultural event in the UK.
Both East Lodge and the Bakewell Show are set in their own grounds, each with its own picturesque landscape in the heart of the Peak District. So after a busy day at the show, East Lodge makes the perfect welcome retreat: either for an overnight stay, or dining in style in the hotel’s award winning restaurant, which uses the very best of locally sourced produce to create an exceptional dining experience to savour.
East Lodge is owned by the Hardman family and has picked up a wide range of prestigious accolades over recent years. The hotel has again achieved the coveted AA “Inspectors’ Choice” accolade with three red stars for 2010, placing it within the top 150 hotels in the UK and East Lodge is one of just 48 hotels in UK presented with a Visit England Gold Award.
The strength of the Bakewell Show is clear from the fact that it has survived over the years when many other shows have fallen by the wayside. Even the Foot and Mouth outbreaks were not enough to stop it and this hear the show is expected to be better than ever. The Bakewell Show opens its doors each day at 8.30 am and finishes at 6.30 pm each evening.
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