Entries by Michael George

Port Erin to Calf Sound and Return

We had a family outing and walked from Port Erin to the Calf Sound along the Raad ny Foillan (literally translated as the Road of the Gull, the IOM coastal footpath travels 95 miles around the Island, mostly very close to the sea) which is one of the most beautiful sections, though there are many […]

Cloud Burst in the West!

Last Sunday, following reports of a basking shark sighting off Niarbyl, as it was a beautiful afternoon, we decided to go and take a look. With it not having rained in Douglas all morning, we were very surprised to find lots of standing water and miniature rivers flowing down the roads! With our customary timing […]


La Soirée Française 28th May

On Friday 28th May, we will be having a French Celebration in the restaurant! Our menu French Night has been especially created by Chef Kris and there will be some extra French wine on our Carte du Vin! Two Courses from £25 or £30 for three. Overnight stay £100 per couple in a standard room […]

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South African Evening Returns!

Following the success of our theme nights in 2020, South African Evening will be held Friday 14th May with a new menu, created by our chef, Kris. Two courses will be £25 and three courses £30 with an overnight stay at £100 per couple in a double room, £125 in a deluxe. We will also […]

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Theme Nights Return this Month

Hello to All Our Customers – Past and Future! Over the next few Fridays, we will once again be running our theme nights, commencing with South Africa 14th May, then returning to Europe with  a French evening 28th and our Spanish Event 4th June. We are currently working on the menus and the cost but […]

Following in Prince Albert’s Footsteps

At Ramsey Hairpin on the famous TT course is the foot of Lherghy Frissel (In Manx, the direct translation is Slope of the Clan Fraser) and there are a few lovely walks around the area of Glen Elfin, Claughbane or you can go Milntown around foot of the Mountain, the outskirts of Crossags Campsite and […]

Hotwheels Harry

Many of our guests over the last ten years will remember our grandson, Harry who used to be around the hotel regularly, particularly when his mum, Lucy worked at the Welbeck. Anyone with whom he became engaged in conversation (and there are many!) will have immediately ascertained that from a very young age, he was […]