The Inn Collection Group to add 40-bed pub to portfolio

By Nikkie Thatcher

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New venture: Sunderland City Council leader Graeme Miller (left) and The Inn Collection Group boss Sean Donkin (right)
New venture: Sunderland City Council leader Graeme Miller (left) and The Inn Collection Group boss Sean Donkin (right)

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Award-winning multiple operator The Inn Collection Group has been given the go-ahead for a 40-bedroom site on the seafront.

The city’s council planning committee has approved an application from the pub group that means the pub with rooms can go ahead on land at Seaburn, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear.

The development will be designed with 40 bedrooms across three floors as well as a bar and eatery, which will provide covers all year round.

The Inn Collection Group managing director Sean Donkin said: “We are delighted to have the green light to move forward with plans for what will be a fantastic addition to the seaside in Sunderland on a prime coastal spot.

“The business has a proven track record in delivering purpose-built inns operating on a model that provides value for money, accommodation, quality beverages and home-made pub fare served all day, 365 days a year to local people and visitors.”

Popular addition

He added: “Seaburn will become a popular addition to our portfolio of pubs with rooms in the north’s best-loved destinations, including the Northumberland coast, Durham and the Lake District.

“We look forward to seeing it rise from the ground with a view to opening our doors towards the end of 2020.”

This comes after the group took a new strategic direction to develop a wholly freehold estate as it continues to roll out ‘buy-and-build’ growth plans, which will see the business more than double its 10-strong portfolio of pubs with rooms by 2020.

The Inn Collection Group will continue to seek out new development opportunities in the Lake District and Yorkshire as well as within the north-east.

Great development

Its most recent new-build developments, including the Commissioners Quay Inn, Blyth, Northumberland; and the Amble Inn, Amble, also in Northumberland, which was a £4m development that opened in January. The group is also opening the Ambleside Inn, Ambleside, Cumbria, later this month (November).

Sunderland City Council leader Graeme Miller said: “I’m delighted to see plans approved for another great development in the city.

“We have world-class beaches and we need to ensure they are maximised with places for families to enjoy.

“The new Seaburn Inn will be somewhere that not only residents from the city can enjoy but a place for visitors to stay and enjoy but a place for visitors to stay and enjoy the sights of the city with lovely views over to Seaburn seaside.”

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