On the 1st December we are celebrating our 1st birthday

What an amazing first year we have had!

We would like to thank everyone who has supported us through the year, our customers, our suppliers and of course our amazing team!

With the challenges of COVID and Brexit behind us we are now looking forward to 2023, but before this we have a very busy festive programme ahead of us. Almost all of our party night events are booked but there are still a few places left – please do call us for availability.

Our forward reservations for 2023 include multiple weddings and events in the planning, many coming from far afield!

We shouldn’t forget our sister business, The Queen Inn at Great Corby. The team are preparing for Christmas and have a great festive menu on offer throughout December.

Hospitality nowadays is a challenging business and since opening a year ago, like many other hospitality companies, we have had to adapt with some of the team now focusing slightly differently from when we started. Rob Cowan’s immediate focus is on the Queen Inn while Scott Nicholson has taken up the challenge of Sales and Marketing for the group. Scott MacGregor has stepped up from Events Manager to General Manager of the Fleece and is supported by Head Chef, Ben Parker and his kitchen team. Front of house is ably led by Ashleigh, Lesley and the three Gills with Housekeeping led by Jean Nicholson and her team.

We have a number of projects coming up next year which are currently in planning stage – starting with our annual maintenance week in the second week of January; the introduction of Bridge Restaurant – expect mid-February, with an exciting menu that Ben is creating – Our Fleece Book Club with a range of authors dropping in through the year, and we are currently in discussion with Cumbria County Council to adopt the Old Ruleholme bridge and the section of the U1301 that runs past the Fleece so that it can open to our guests, the walking public and of course our newly-wed couples for fabulous pictures. It is early days in our discussions but everyone is hopeful that it will go ahead.

Finally, as part of our birthday celebrations, we are giving out a 10% discount on your new year dining reservation with us. Simply use the link below to reserve and your discount will be automatically applied to your bill during your visit. This offer is valid during January and February 2023 (please check terms and conditions before use).

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To book accommodation with your 10% discount please use code ComeBack during booking.

A very happy Christmas from us all at the Fleece at Ruleholme.