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Dalemain in Winter

The winter season is here - the Mansion may have closed for the season at the end of October, but we have still been very busy here at Dalemain in the run up to Christmas. The Mediaeval Hall Tearoom has been open 11am - 3pm and has been a popular destination for walkers and Christmas [...]

December 14th, 2017|House and Estate News|

The Launch of the World’s Original Marmalade Awards at Australia House: VIDEO

We wrote a post recently about our launch of the 2018 World's Original Marmalade Awards, which took place on 31st October at Australia House. The event was both a launch party for the 13th World's Original Marmalade Awards and a celebration of the second Australian Festival of Marmalade, which took place in Riverland, Adelaide, in [...]

December 13th, 2017|Marmalade Awards News|

New Marmalade Awards Patrons

We are delighted to announce that we have two new Patrons of the World's Original Marmalade Awards and Festival, as they enter their 13th year. Russell Luckock founded the Marmalashes in 2010, when he contacted Jane Hasell-McCosh with a challenge - the best 12 Australian marmalades to go head to head with the best English. [...]

November 16th, 2017|Marmalade Awards News|

2018 International Marmalade Awards launched at Australia House

The International Marmalade Awards launched their 13th year with a reception at Australia House in the glorious and beautiful surroundings of The Downer Room. The evening buzzed with marmalade energy, fuelled with marmalade sausages, marmalade popcorn and marmalade bitter sweet cocktails. His Excellency The Honourable Alexander Downer AC spoke of the tremendous success of the [...]

November 7th, 2017|Marmalade Awards Press Releases|

Launching the 2018 Marmalade Awards

The World's Original Marmalade Awards are back! Yesterday, we launched the 2018 Marmalade Awards at Australia House in London by kind permission of HE The Hon Alexander Downer AC. It was also a celebration of the second Australian Marmalade Festival which was held in September this year. Jane Hasell-McCosh was asked to judge, and thought it [...]

November 1st, 2017|Marmalade Awards News|

October Garden Update

Our gardeners have been hard at work this year, and have made some great changes. Here's what they are doing at the moment: Now is the time that we start to get busy with all the jobs we've been storing up until it got a bit colder, and the garden begins to go to sleep.  [...]

October 19th, 2017|House and Estate News|

Special tours inspired by ‘Dalemain’s Magical Garden’ – coming soon!

Join us in 2018 for a special range of themed tours inspired by NHK’s wonderful documentaries about the wildlife and family here at Dalemain Mansion in the Lake District. Find out where the squirrels live, discover what happened to the hedgehogs and taste the delicious apple mint jelly and freshly picked apples from the orchard. [...]

October 3rd, 2017|House and Estate News|

Christmas Lunches at Dalemain

Christmas lunches will once again be available here at Dalemain, so why not join us for a festive feast this December. Lunches will be served from 4th - 19th December (Sunday-Thursday) from 12-2:15pm. Alongside the classic roast turkey and Christmas pudding, we will be serving a variety of new dishes which all look delicious. Dalemain's [...]

October 2nd, 2017|House and Estate News|

Dalemain at the Westmorland Show

The Westmorland Show has been a staple in the Cumbrian calendar since 1799, and this year we were fortunate enough to have been offered a place to sell our range of Dalemain Marmalades in the Food Hall. The selection of local produce on offer was huge, and we were so pleased to be able to [...]

September 18th, 2017|House and Estate News|

Sweet Success for Australia’s Best Marmalade

Australia’s best marmalades have been recognised today in the second annual Australian Festival of Marmalade at Renmark in South Australia, heart of the nation’s citrus industry. More than 200 entries were received from across Australia and as far as Europe, with separate competitions for home-made and artisan (small commercial) marmalades. “Once again, the response from [...]

September 12th, 2017|Marmalade Awards News|
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