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Topping Out ceremony for Amble sister inn

August 2018

The completion of the structural building work at The Hog's Head Inn's sister pub with rooms, The Amble Inn, has been marked with a topping out at the development site in Coquet Enterprise Park, Amble.

The new 30 bedroomed Inn, developed by Arch and its successor company Advance Northumberland will be operated by The Hog's Head Inn owners, the multi award winning Inn Collection Group. It is located off the A1068 leading into Amble from the south, the two-storey building has been designed to provide an attractive venue for daytime and evening trade. 

The investment of £4m is expected to create the equivalent of 35 full time jobs in the town once the building work and fit out completes later this year.

The Inn has been designed with 30 bedrooms including a mix of family and twin rooms, with a 150-seated restaurant and bar with further seating in an external terrace, car parking and cycle spaces.  The development is part of a wider plan to enhance Coquet Enterprise Park and the Inn will contribute to the town’s tourism offer by increasing the accommodation availability and helping to attract additional visitors.

The Inn will operate on The Inn Collection Group model of providing value-for-money accommodation, quality beverages including local real ales, and homemade pub fare served all day, 365 days a year. The Inn Collection Group has an expanding portfolio of inns with rooms across the North East and North Yorkshire.

The Inn Collection Group's managing director Sean Donkin said: “We are excited to have reached this important milestone in the building of The Amble Inn and look forward to the completion of this landmark property.  

Our focus will now be placed on the building’s interior design and build. We will be creating something rather special which, once finished, will be a hugely popular dining and bar area supported with an excellent accommodation offering.

The Amble Inn will be a key driver in supporting Amble’s regional economy with strong job creation and inter trading opportunities as well as providing those who live, work and are visiting Amble with an outstanding new environment to eat, drink and sleep in.”

Richard Wearmouth Chair of Arch said: "This key development will bring quality, new accommodation which would undoubtedly mean more visitors and therefore more business for Amble. The Inn will not only enhance Coquet Enterprise Park as part of our long-term plans for the area but it will also bring much needed jobs to Amble. It’s developments like this which increase the potential for attracting inward investment to benefit Northumberland as a whole.”

Father's Day 2018 at The Hogs Head Inn at Alnwick for the best father's day present

We've got Father's Day covered at The Hog's Head Inn

June 2018

Father’s Day is fast approaching on Sunday June 17.

Finding the main man in your life the perfect Father’s Day gift is no easy task.

The Hog's Head Inn at Alnwick has just the answer with a winning combination of great food, superb real ales and a leisurely stay away close to top class golf courses, beautiful beaches and world-class attractions like Alnwick Castle.

Gary Turner is general manager of The Hog's Head Inn and a dad himself.

He said: "Speaking as a father, spending quality time with your family is a real treat and a far greater gift than dodgy socks or a novelty mug. Whether it's some well earned time away or a meal everyone can enjoy together The Hog's Head Inn is just the place to do that.

"We've got incredible golf courses in Alnwick itself and nearby Alnmouth, fantastic countryside to go on a family walk around as well as amazing attractions like Alnwick Castle – home of Harry Potter's Hogwarts for dads to introduce their kids too. And of course we've fantastic homemade food and real ales which are sure to appeal to dads everywhere."

Father's Day gift vouchers at The Hog's Head Inn are available to purchase. Call us directly on 01665 606 576 or on our booking hotline on 0191 580 3610 (during office hours) or book accommodation online anytime. 

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May 2018

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Sean Donkin is managing director of The Inn Collection Group, owners of The Hog's Head Inn. 

Sean said: “We fully support GDPR as it’s designed to give you more control over how your data is used, but at the same time we don’t want you to miss out on our newsletters with our latest news, updates and exclusive offers for The Hog's Head Inn and our other award-winning pubs with rooms. 

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Iconic sister inn reopens in County Durham - The Seaton Lane Inn

Our legendary sister pub The Seaton Lane Inn reopens in County Durham

It's been closed for a major top to toe refurbishment. And now our sister inn The Seaton Lane Inn is open once again with a remarkable new look...

The overhaul includes a total redesign of this landmark County Durham inn’s dining and bar area which has an outdoors-indoors theme, complete with vivid prints; pops of bright, earthy colours and accessories and a blend of contemporary and retro signature furniture and lighting. 

The addition of a bold, botanical-themed orangery complete with water feature and plant walls forms a central showstopper for customers to relax in. 

Each of the inn’s 18 en-suite bedrooms have been refurbished, with signature wallpaper, natural-coloured paneling and metallic detailing. 

In a nod to tradition, the inn’s exterior retains its white upper section, while an olive green ground floor continues the natural theme. 

Seaton resident John Wight was the first customer through the doors. He said: “It’s fantastic. I never envisaged it would look like this – it’s amazing. It’s great to be back. There’s nothing like being at your local, the staff are excellent, you can’t fault them. They are like a family. 

“It’s brilliant to have The Seaton Lane Inn back and looking so beautiful.” 

General manager Paul Brown said: “What a transformation. It is absolutely stunning. The best thing has been seeing people’s reactions when they step inside. We went to great lengths to keep the new interior a secret and the end result is spectacular with real wow-factor. 

“The investment has transformed The Seaton Lane Inn into a sophisticated, yet relaxed place you just won’t want to leave and a tremendous asset for business and consumer guests in County Durham, serving quality homemade food and drink all day, every day as well as providing high-quality, AA four-star accommodation.”