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Website of the Week: The Royal Oak, Appleby


This week's website of the week goes to The Royal Oak, Appleby. The Royal Oak Appleby is an award winning family run Inn (voted the best tenanted and leased pub in the UK) nestled in the unspoilt Eden Valley and only 20 minutes from the Lake District.

Senior Project Manager Lanara, began firstly by creating a full width panel responsive website design, based on the clients existing branding, and using images that the client provided.

The home page features a number of panels featuring call to action buttons, an introduction, a parallax scrolling image and a footer area with accreditations and contact details.

The internal pages feature the same style with full width panels, imagery relevant to the topic on the page, and well presented text.

Because the website has a lot of information, and it needs to be easy for the customer to find what they are looking for and to make a booking, the call to action buttons really help assist with the navigation of the site as a whole.



The contact page provides location information, to accompany the Appleby page that discusses things to do and see in the area. The Google map is interactive and can be used as a GPS on smartphones.

The website passes Google's mobile-friendly test with flying colours, meaning that the website is responsive to the device it's being viewed on. This is a must when it comes to people viewing the website on the go!



The client kindly gave us 5 stars out of a possible 5 and said that they received excellent response times for updates to the website.