Homespun furnishings grace a newly refurbished hotel in the heart of the Lake District.
Gillian and Brian Roberts have rebranded the former Dale Lodge Hotel in Grasmere as Tweedies Bar and Lodge after merging it with the village's renowned Tweedies bar.
The couple have transformed the hotel with six new Tweed bedroom suites, following a major investment which has also seen them updating furniture and decor in the main public areas with tweed-themed features.
They have achieved this by working with a range of local suppliers including Coniston-based Loungy Upholstery, and Charlotte Chaplin, who develops Herdwick tweeds from her farm at Finsthwaite near Windermere.
The latest work follows the complete refurbishment of the kitchen in 2015, as well as the construction of the luxury mews suites.
The refurbishment of Tweedies Bar and Lodge comes as the Roberts family celebrate the 15th anniversary of them taking ownership of the hotel. Gillian and Brian run the business with their two sons, James and Alex, who are also the driving force behind the annual Grasmere Guzzler Festival.
Gillian said: “We’re all very excited to unveil the latest stage in the growth of Tweedies Bar and Lodge.
"This is a true family business and we are immensely proud of what we have already achieved. At the same time, it is so important to stay ahead of the game and keep innovating in a competitive hospitality industry."
She added: “These latest developments are all about us continuing to grow and thrive, building both on the Tweedies name and the reputation that the hotel has built up over almost 15 years. We believe this refurbishment will appeal to 21st century visitors who appreciate quality, authentic surroundings but also want to relax and make themselves at home.”