Our supply chain is important for a number of reasons, support local businesses and buy the best possible products and services.
- Commitment to Fairtrade
A commitment to improved working conditions, sustainability and fair terms of trade for workers, Fairtrade ensures the fair treatment of workers across. Across the Estate, we aim to source and provide Fairtrade products wherever we can, in order to support the fair treatment of workers and farmers in developing countries.
Our way is local
- Locally Sourced
- Trades & Craftsmen
The Lake District, is not just home to breathtaking fells and picturesque scenery, but a thriving hub for ethical, sustainable and natural produce. Proud of our heritage, we aim to source locally wherever we can, utilising the range of valuable and extraordinary natural supplies from the World Heritage Site.
Sourcing locally does not only allow us to support local business and the community, but it allows us to be more sustainable by reducing travel to and from suppliers which may be further afield.
Famous for its delicious Cumberland sausages, mouthwatering Grasmere gingerbread, and of course, the notorious Sticky Toffee Pudding, the Lake District holds home to a range of local delicacies. With fresh, wholesome, quality produce grown on our doorstep, we don’t need to look much further.
Although sourcing locally is a core value of ours, compromising on quality is not. When selecting our suppliers, by no means is quality jeopardised. Our team works hard to ensure the best produce is chosen to provide our customers with an unforgettable dining experience.
Whether our customers are sipping on one of our signature cocktails, or quenching their thirst on a cold soft drink, the wide choice of beverages across our estate include a range of locally sourced products.
From weird and wonderful liqueur concoctions, to malty amber ales, and fruity juices, the Lake District provides an array of liquid delight.
You can read more about our drink suppliers here.
It’s not always the things you see that make the most impact. Behind the scenes, we make sure that even the foundations of our business are constructed from our home.
Trade & Craftsmen
You might already know that our Estate is pretty big, and with all 35 acres of it needing tended to on a regular basis, it’s a big job. Not only is the presentation of the Estate important, but regular improvements are continuously being made to create new experiences for our guests, staff, and owners.
But we can’t do this on our own. That’s why we trust our local trade and craftsmen to come on board and give us a helping hand. Decorators, carpenters, plumbers, electricians… you name it, they help us do what we do!
A big contributor to our energy source on site, our wood chippings are sourced from fallen trees in the local area, which we chip ourselves only metres from our Estate. These chippings are then used to fuel our two biomass boilers, situated on our Estate. A more sustainable energy producer than gas, biomass enables us to generate energy for a considerable amount of our business through a carbon neutral approach.
- Purchase Policy
Where we purchase our supplies and resources from is something which we take pride in at Langdale. Sourcing ethically, sustainably and locally when we can, is a core value of ours. Whether that be food we serve in Stove and Wainwrights’ Inn, the skincare products we use in Brimstone Spa, or even our cleaning products used in housekeeping, our purchase policy ensures the traceability and quality of each product and service that we use.
Supporting Small Businesses
- Weekly Payment of all suppliers to support start-up’s and small businesses
In order to aid the start-ups of local, regional and national businesses, along with supporting smaller companies in the area, we pay all our suppliers weekly when requested. We love to see new, innovative businesses arising across the county, so supporting them in however we can is important to us.
Here at Langdale, we couldn’t function without the help of our friends. Partnered with a range of unique, innovative and professional businesses, each contribute to make Langdale what it is.
From suppliers, to charities, and local community projects, we’re proud to have connections with each and every one of our partners.
Award winning natural skincare professionals, Pure Lakes, are one of our closest friends. They have become a wholesome part of our guest experience with their premium skincare products featuring across our Estate.
Now one of the UK’s leading natural skincare producers, Pure Lakes began in 2006, where founders Sandra and Iain Blackburn transformed a lightbulb moment into a reality. Since the business was adopted by the McKeevers in 2016, Pure Lakes has only excelled, improving the quality, embracing the natural benefits of resources and materials, and making their products even more environmentally friendly. With a combination knowledge, passion and a love of the Lake District, Pure Lakes have created a brand which endorses the natural beauty of our home.
Featuring Pure Lakes products across the Estate, it became clear that their products were a perfect fit. Adding a sense of natural luxury, Pure Lakes became an ingrained part of our guest experience, with many asking where they could buy them for themselves.
Valuing the natural elements derived from the Lake District was a primary element when choosing to partner with Pure Lakes. After working with the brand for multiple years and expressing our admiration of their products and core values, we wanted to take our partnership to a new level. After configuring that our vision aligned, our bespoke luxury range Pure Alchemy was born.
Bespoke and unique to Brimstone Spa, Pure Alchemy is our exclusive brand in collaboration with Pure Lakes. Carefully crafted to embrace the natural essence and benefits of elements sourced from the Lake District, Pure Alchemy offers a spa experience like no other.
With ingredients ranging from aloe vera and geranium, to grapefruit and lemongrass, no scent is disguised. Whether you are looking to rehydrate, heal or revive your skin, regenerate with a range of gentle Pure Alchemy blends and treatments.
Out of the Woods
Talented with an eye for design, John Purcell of Out of the Woods creates handcrafted bespoke furniture made from locally sourced wood. Utilizing the natural grains and tones mixed throughout the wood, John is able to craft pieces which transform and enhance any interior space.
From beds, to coffee tables, to kitchen cabinets, and even the occasional bookcase, John has an outstanding talent to produce eye-catching furniture for any industry. In awe of his work, it was evident that Langdale was craving a touch of John’s designs on our Estate.
Captivating, with each piece completely unique, John was able to add a bundle of character to our onsite restaurant, Stove. Greeted by a large tree trunk on your arrival, seated at a circular slab of Lakeland wood, and invited to relax by a piece crafted to combine the native materials of slate and wood, our restaurant has been transformed into a Lakeland lover’s wonderland.
Along with his work in our restaurant, John constructed a range of wooden designs featured within our luxury Lake District hotel, Brimstone. Not only are they a beautiful visual component, but a piece of our home which we want all of our guests to experience.
Based in Cockermouth, Jennings Brewery was one of the first breweries to originate in Cumbria. Years of experience combined with their passion has allowed them to create the perfect pint, sparking an increasing demand from beer lovers. Now supplying their ale across the county and further afield, the business is only growing whilst putting Cumbrian ale on the map.
With a continued Cumbrian theme throughout their product range, each beer has an interesting local heritage of its creation. Sold in casks, the ale continues a secondary fermentation after it is casked, keeping the beer alive right up until you take your first sip.
From nutty amber beers to light IPAs, we look forward to testing Jennings new creations, along with returning back to their classics. Stocked in Stove Restaurant, Brimstone Hotel and Langdale Hotel, our guests can indulge in many of their delicious beverages on their visit to the Estate.
Working with Badger Press over time, we have gained a strong relationship with the award-winning company. Providing services from graphic design, to branding, to social media marketing, Badger Press have all of your creative needs covered.
As key partner of ours, their environmental stance attracted us to their services. At the forefront of their working practice, Badger Press are continuously monitoring the latest technological developments in low environmental impact print technology, aiming to tailor their services in order to reduce the wastage of all materials used.
Aligning to our company values, we use Badger Press for all our print needs. Whether that may be printing our spa brochure or supplying us with envelopes for our gift vouchers, their services always ensure a high quality finished product.
Pennington’s Spirits and Liqueurs
Innovative and mouthwatering, Pennington’s Spirits and Liqueurs are inspired by the local surroundings of the Lake District. With blends of unique flavours, to classic combinations, their liqueurs and spirits include the best quality ingredients sourced and foraged from the local area.
Their memorable creations are loved and recognised by many, winning national and international awards for some of their most popular products. Bringing their distinguishable bottles to our bar only spurred excitement from guests who were intrigued to test the unusual mixtures. After receiving floods of positive feedback, Pennington’s selection of beverages now hold a special place at the forefront of
Providing people with dreamy beds for over 100 years, Sealy is the biggest bed brand in the world. Creatively designed, offering an innovative way of sleeping, Sealy integrate the newest technological advances into all their products, enabling an infrastructure that is incomparable when it comes to a good night’s sleep.
That feeling of being engulfed by plush sponge and surrounded by soft cotton linen whilst you gently drift into your dreams is one that is hard to beat. A bed big enough to starfish, just the right amount of pillows, and of course, no alarm, makes up the ingredients for the perfect night’s sleep. An experience we want to provide to all our guests, we teamed up with the “sleeping on a cloud” experts to ensure the very best sleep for our guests.
We are committed to giving our guests a peaceful and relaxing night when they stay at Langdale, and with the help of our friends over at Sealy, we have been able to provide the highest quality of beds for all of our guests, with Sealy beds featuring in all of our accommodation.
Capturing inspiration from the surrounding nature, The Lakes Distillery sculpted their award-winning spirits from their imagination encouraged by the World Heritage site. Crafted with the Lake District at their core, The Lakes’ spirits incorporate the very best of Cumbrian heritage, with the ideology of being more than just a drink.
Based five miles from the popular tourist destination of Keswick, in a building with materials sourced from within the Lake District, The Lakes Distillery began their journey of creating a whiskey which encompasses all that their home stands for. Although whiskey sits at the heart of the challenge, the distillery also produces quality gin and vodka.
Highly recognised by locals and those who visit the location from across the world, the Lakes’ range holds a special place in our hearts at Langdale. Whether you’re looking for an exclusive cocktail which features blends of their vodka, a refreshing G&T in the summer sun, or a maybe you’d prefer to relax with a whiskey on the rocks in front of a cosy fire, we have the full range across our hotels and restaurant on the Estate.
What first started out as a mobile grocery shop in 1947, is now functioning as a delivery wholesaler across the county. Providing their services and goods for more than 40 years to a range of businesses across Cumbria, Caterite are committed to providing quality produce.
Proud of their roots, their stock is mostly sourced from local suppliers within the region, a value which is shared between our partnership. Constantly encouraging innovation, Caterite provide an opportunity to improve on our customer dining experience by integrating dynamic and refreshing ideas. Their fast, friendly and efficient service ensures that standards are met, working together to combine a perfect dining experience for our guests.
Plumbgarths Farm Shop
An independent, family-run farm shop, Plumbgarths is a traditional butchery counter, showcasing locally sourced produce. Committed to supporting local suppliers, farmers, artisans and producers, Plumbgarths provides only the best local produce for their customers.
It is visible that the passion for food and farming being passed down for the past five generations as the farm shop aims to mould the connection of passion and local produce to businesses and their customers across Cumbria. With their traditional shop overflowing with a selection of preserves, homegrown vegetables, local liqueurs, and of course, their famous meat selections, the shop boasts all things delicious from the area.
Committed to sharing the ultimate Lakeland experience with our guests, along with supporting local suppliers, the produce provided by Plumbgarths offers a way for our guests to fully indulge in all that the Lake District has to offer when it comes to dining.
An organisation which take pride of Cumbria’s natural environment, Nurture Lakeland is a unique, award-winning conservation organisation. Inspiring both locals and tourists to care for the location, Nurture Lakeland have been working to raise funds to care for the environment within Cumbria and the Lake District for over seventeen years.
With over 340 businesses, tourism associations and other organisations partnered with Nurture Lakeland, there is a substantial amount of passion which goes into their work. With the primary goal of looking after the county’s natural beauty, the organisation primarily aim to fund conservation projects, research the impacts of the increasing tourism in the area, and also provide sustainable solutions.
Proud to work alongside the organisation, Langdale have raised over £250,000 to go towards footpath restoration and other conservation projects. Not only is it a huge part of our guest experience to be able to explore the beautiful landscapes and adventures that the Lake District holds, but it is also our home, and we want to protect it.
Shed 1 Gin
Based in Ulverston, local gin makers Shed 1 Gin are a strong member of our gin collection. Creating small batch, award-winning craft gin from what was originally 1 of 2 garden sheds (hence the name), Shed 1 Gin is one of the most well-known and credited distilleries within the area.
Promoting everything we love about Cumbria; their ingredients and materials are locally and sustainably sourced where possible. Classically distilled, whilst adding their signature Shed 1 touch, the gin is a popular favourite across not only the region but the country.
Windermere Lake Cruises
The most popular attraction in Cumbria, Windermere Lake Cruises is certainly one of the best ways to see the Lake District. Setting sail on the largest lake in England, cruises on Windermere Lake offer breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, quaint towns and of course, the Lake itself.
Whether you’re looking for a day of cruising and attractions, a hop on hop off basis or fancy tucking into a buffet along with way, there’s a cruise for everyone.
Lovers of all things Lake District, we want all of our guests to experience everything it has to offer, and to do so, we teamed up with Windermere Lake Cruises. Kindly offering all guests of the Estate discount on the cruises, guests can admire the natural beauty of Lake Windermere and its surroundings in the safe and knowledgeable hands of our partners.
Langdale C of E Primary School
Our local school, Langdale Church of England Primary School, aim to inspire and engage children, whilst also providing the children with skills and experiences they need for the future. To do this, it is vital that the school have adequate resources.
Langdale has donated a range of resources to the school, including sports equipment and IT technology. Along with this, they have access to our onsite swimming pool so that they can take part in swimming lessons.
Although we continue to support the school, the school also hold a variety of fundraising events over the course of the year, in order to fundraise for any other resources they may need.