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Events at the Washington Central Hotel

We regularly hold Gin Tasting and Food evenings with the Lakes Distillery at the Central Bistro, check back in the New Year for our 2020 dates.  Below is an example of an evening we held in October.


The dishes served have been designed to complete the only gin with true Cumbrian provenance produced with crystal clear water from the River Derwent and a selection of Cumbrian botanicals.

IntroducinGIN No1

Lakes Damson Gin, Rose Lemonade, blueberries, & rose petals

  • Toasted rye bread, bratwurst and Limburger cheese croute
  • Red cabbage gazpacho
  • Smoked salmon and horseradish canapés

PresentinGIN No2

Classic Lakes Gin, Fentimans Oriental Yuzu Tonic, lemon & lime zest, and junipers

  • Cajun chicken sliders and sweetcorn relish
  • Deep fried Cumbrian Brie
  • Crab and bacon salad with Parmesan crisps
  • Spiced duck spring roll

Re-invigoratinGIN No3

Rhubarb and Rosehip Gin, Ginger ale and fresh apple slices

  • Pecan pie
  • Lakes Gin-a-misu
  • Mint chocolate panna cotta
  • Schwarzwalder Kirschtorte

EndinGIN No4

Sloe Gin, Prosecco and raspberries

Previous Events include:

  • Steak Tasting Evening
  • New Seasonal Menu Tasting Evening
  • Seafood and Fizz Tasting Evening
  • Tapas and Treats Tasting Evening

Sunday Lunch

Valentines Packages

Winter Lunch Special

Read all our Testimonials…..

The food here is always excellent, from presentation to taste and quality. Andrew and the staff always make you feel welcome and looked after. Tried the flaked salmon, crab and tomato risotto as a starter which was fab, will have this as a main next time!
February 2016