Senior team appointments for expanding Inn Collection Group

Paul Brown and Gary Turner join The Inn Collection Group's Senior Management Team expands

Pub operator The Inn Collection Group is on the expansion trail with a duo of senior appointments. 

Expansion plans across the Group’s North East of England stronghold have led to the promotions of Paul Brown as operations manager and Gary Turner as commercial and compliance manager as the company develops its senior team.

Paul, an experienced operations manager who has worked in the sector for 25 years having held roles at Shearings Holidays and J D Wetherspoon plc, joined the Group in 2014 to head up its Cleveland unit, The King’s Head Inn at Newton under Roseberry.  He will spearhead operations and drive performance at the seven-unit site, which is set to open an eighth unit in Northumberland later this year.

Gary, who joined the Group to manage its 53-bedroom operation, The Hog’s Head Inn in Alnwick, Northumberland five years ago, has been promoted to take up a new company role of commercial and compliance manager. He brings with him 17 years leisure and travel tourism industry experience, working in the sector with Bourne Leisure and Haven.

The Inn Collection Group’s managing director Sean Donkin said: “Both Paul and Gary have been tremendous assets to the company since joining and have been involved in operations that have had significant impacts on our performance.

“Their appointments come at a pivotal time for the Group as we begin to roll out strategic ‘buy and build’ growth plans as part of the company’s continued evolution journey. Both Paul and Gary will play an integral role in our expansion while maximizing trading operations at our existing sites.”




We've Father's Day covered

Fathers Day with The Inn Collection Group

Father’s Day is fast approaching on Sunday June 17. Buying the main man in your life the perfect Father’s Day gift is no easy task.

The Inn Collection Group has just the answer with a winning combo of great food, stellar beer in the perfect pub - and a leisurely stay away.

Managing director Sean Donkin and a father-of-three himself said: "Speaking as a father myself, there's nothing better than spending time with your family, whether it's some well earned time away or a meal out that everyone can enjoy together.

"We've inns in fantastic locations to appeal to dads everywhere, whether they love a game of golf, a spot of fishing or just relaxing with a pint and the papers, a stay or meal with The Inn Collection Group would be a very well received gift to give this Father's Day."

Here are Sean's pick of Father's Day favourites: 

For golf-loving dads our inns will suit him to a tee. Surrounded by some of the best golf courses in the country, here’s our pick of where to putt. 

The Lindisfarne Inn – near Goswick, Berwick, Bamburgh and Seahouses golf courses. 
The Hog’s Head Inn – close to Alnwick and Alnmouth golf courses. 

Which dad doesn’t love a pint of real ale in a proper pub with the newspapers? With a fine selection of local ales and the pre requisite comfy corner for dad escapism, our inns certainly hit the spot.

The King’s Head Inn, Newton under Roseberry, North Yorkshire – quintessential country pub with changing guest local guest ales and sun trap beer garden. 

The Kingslodge Inn, Durham City – country pub in the heart of the city with ales from Durham Brewery.

For fishing-dads 

If your dad’s angling for a great gift, look no further than a stay at one of our seaside inns for a stay that will make his day hook, line and sinker.

The Seaton Lane Inn, County Durham – for sea fishing off Durham’s Heritage Coast 

The Bamburgh Castle Inn, Seahouses, Northumberland – find the one that got away off the stunning Northumberland coast

The Commissioners Quay Inn, Blyth, Northumberland – for great rainbow, brown and blue trout river fishing as well as sea angling trips.

Father's Day gift vouchers are available from the inn of your choice of by calling our booking hotline on 0191 580 3610 (during office hours) or for accommodation, book online anytime. 

Annexe is an excellent addition to The Bamburgh Castle Inn

The Bamburgh Castle Inn annexe is now open for bed and breakfast accommodation in Seahouses Northumberland

It's proving an excellent new addition for guests staying at our Seahouses pub with rooms  - The Bamburgh Castle Inn Annexe is now open. 

Newly opened this month, The Bamburgh Castle Inn Annexe includes 13 new en suite rooms in carefully converted former fishermen's cottages adjacent to The Bamburgh Castle Inn building, just a few yards from Seahouses harbour with its beach and colourful boats leaving daily for the Farne Islands. 

The Bamburgh Castle Inn general manager Nicola Austin said: "We delighted with the new Bamburgh Castle Inn annexe. The rooms are beautiful and extremely comfortable. They've been converted to the same AA three star gold standard as our main inn and are a welcome addition to our award-winning inn. 

"We're enjoying excellent feedback from guests and look forward to welcoming visitors coming to stay with us."

The Bamburgh Castle Inn Annexe offers en suite double, twin, single and family room options.  Room rates include a full Northumberland breakfast. 


Rooms fit for a king

Newly refurbished bedrooms at The Kings Head Inn Newton under Roseberry North Yorkshire best room rates

Overnight guests at The King’s Head Inn in North Yorkshire will be bedding down in the inn’s all new bedrooms following a complete refurbishment of the Newton under Roseberry pub's rooms. 

The inn's en suite bedrooms have been updated with a natural palette reflecting the inn’s peaceful, countryside location in Newton under Roseberry.

Original features such as exposed beams, brickwork and a vintage stove have been retained, duck egg tongue and groove paneling line the inn’s fresh-hued en suites, while crisp, white cottons and sage coloured fabrics contribute to a fresh country style. 

Tartan carpets for guests to pad upon and soft furnishings bring a touch of warmth to the rooms in covered 17th century cottages adjacent to the inn, which sits beneath iconic Roseberry Topping.

Chris Moor is general manager of the 12-bedroom Inn Collection Group owned King's Head Inn. He said: “We are absolutely delighted with the makeover to our bedrooms and en suite bathrooms. 

“We have invested significantly in refreshing, enhancing and upgrading our facilities so our guests enjoy staying in a lovely environment with a fresh, new look.  

“We have taken our time over the refurbishment to avoid disruption to our guests, and the end result is certainly worth waiting for. We’re looking forward to welcoming guests to come and enjoy the new King’s Head Inn with us.”