A NEW restaurant has opened at a Lake District attraction.

The Gaddum Restaurant at Brockhole near Windermere was officially unveiled on Thursday evening.

It is named after Brockhole’s former Victorian owner, William Gaddum and was by Hilda Gaddum, widow of Anthony Gaddum, William Gaddum’s third cousin once removed.

Mrs Gaddum, a councillor at Cheshire East and former member at the Peak District National Park Authority, joined Richard Leafe, Chief Executive of the Lake District National Park Authority to welcome guests to The Gaddum.

Mrs Hilda Gaddum said: “I am honoured to have been invited back to Brockhole on this special occasion. I have fond memories of visiting here with my husband and children. What you have all achieved here is quite magnificent”

Mrs Gaddum shared some family memories and anecdotes and presented Richard Leafe with a book, The Gaddums Revisited: A History of the Gaddum Family, by her husband, Anthony H Gaddum.

Kerry Powell, LDNP Director of Communications and Resources said: “We are more than delighted with the results of months of hard work and now, having sampled the menu, I am confident that The Gaddum restaurant is set to become a favourite for local food lovers and Brockhole visitors alike.

All the profits go straight back into the wonderful landscape of lakes, fells and mountains of England’s largest national park which is now a world heritage site.