Penrith hotels very dapper new bar
The name DAPPERS BAR was chosen from over 270 entries ranging from the very traditional to the very
modern and quirky. John Fisk from Shap entered the winning name. He thought the many sided 400 year old
history of the hotel could tie in to the new look and feel of the new bar.
The hotel was a buzz during the 1700’s, Bonnie Prince Charlie came to stay and King George II was on the
throne. Noted for being smart and well dressed in his fine clothing, King George II was nick named Dapper
King George. Now the bar is modern and distinctive, it too feels like a dapper place to be.
Justin Wales, General Manager at the George Hotel part of the Lake District Hotels Ltd Group said “Finding a
name has been very difficult because there were so many to choose from and everyone has a different idea
what it should be. John was really pleased when we told him that we had decided on Dapper’s Bar because
of the link to King George II. He reigned during an important part of the hotel’s history and it was his
forebears that the George Hotel was named after.”
John and his wife Sue called in to the bar this week to collect their £60 dinner vouchers and were impressed
with the welcoming ambiance, comfy sofas and the fine detail like the gold leaf light fittings. They also shared
some of their research on the dapper king and his life with Justin who has already commissioned a special
plaque to commemorate the new name. It is being crafted to sit at the entrance of the bar and will recount the
famous words that Queen Caroline allegedly uttered about King George II: “You may strut, dapper George,
but ’twill all be in vain, We all know ’tis Queen Caroline, not you, that reign.”
As well as refurbishing the bar, the Lake District Hotels Ltd Group have also made improvements to the rear
entrance with the entrance dressed in a new coat of paint and a new barrier entrance to control the car park.
It means guests will have much easier access to car park and a pleasant entrance to the rear of this Penrith