Bread has become increasingly important to us – real bread with nothing added. It tastes great and is better for you than bread made in the modern way. Since opening the bakery in 2015, Andy and Angela Walsh have been stocking the local eateries with their amazing bread. Fresh bread, without any additives and made with locally milled flour. Really excited to be serving their Malted Brown Bloomer and White Farmhouse Bloomer at Maple Bank for our guests.
Our breakfast sausages, bacon, haggis and black pudding are provided by Thomasons in Keswick. A traditional yet modern family butchers and delicatessen in the beautiful Lake District market town of Keswick. The Cumberland sausages are made on site by the Thomasons team and I have selected a UK-based cured bacon from Devon. And very much enjoyed all the taste-testings, thanks guys!
Jeremy and Tricia Jackson have been making traditional farmhouse butter for over 6 years at Winter Tarn, Moreland, Cumbria. Ed Snowboots 3 – the family logo – was Jeremy’s first supreme champion of his own breeding in 2002.
The butter is made with free-range cream and delivered direct from the farm and is simply fantastic! Just want you want on your toast every day. Read more about them at @wintertarn
The family have been farming at Embleton for more than three generations, providing eggs to local businesses for more than thirty years. And it’s these lovely fresh eggs that make our poached, scrambled or fried eggs so very tasty.
The hens are free range during the day and are herded back into their homes at night by Badger - the family Collie – it’s truly a sight to behold!
Scales Farm deliver fresh eggs to Maple Bank every week.
The Clarke family have lived at Braithwaite for over 30 years, producing dairy products for the local residents and businesses, and deliver milk and yoghurts to Maple Bank three times a week – absolute luxury!
We source all our room smellies locally from Pure Lakes, Staveley. The fragrances have been carefully selected with all genders in mind, and are from The World Heritage range. Each room has a complimentary shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, body and hand lotion, and hand soap dispenser, which are refilled for each of our guests. There is a small soap bar that is replaced per stay.
Based in the heart of the English Lake District, all of Pure Lakes' products are handmade with only the finest, high quality natural ingredients and packaged minimally using environmentally friendly packaging.
If you want to know more about Pure Lakes then have a browse through their website
You can also smell and buy their full range in 'Love the Lakes' shop in Keswick or 'The Linden Tree' in Cockermouth. You can also buy direct online.
We offer a range of fruit and herbal teas from teapigs which guests can help themselves to during their stay, as well as the traditional brew served at breakfast.
We have Lemon and Ginger, Peppermint, Superfuit, Chamomile, Earl Grey Stong, Mao Feng Green Tea, and my personal favourite: Liquorice and Peppermint.
If, like us, you're a lover of honey, then you'll be delighted to know that we buy our honey from a local producer: Fieldside Honey, in Keswick.
We have tested a few samples and our current favourite "Fieldside Flower Honey" is just perfect for porridge. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
What a heavenly place for any chocolate lover! We buy our mint creams for our guests here and of course, any other requirements such as Easter Eggs and Christmas Santa's. The truffles are so gorgeous too. You can't really enter here and not come out with something divine!