Inn Collection Group plans approved to turn hotel into family-friendly pub

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

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Venue transformation: The Park hotel will be re-configured into a pub
Venue transformation: The Park hotel will be re-configured into a pub

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The Inn Collection Group will transform north Tyneside venue, the Park, into a pub, after the council approved plans for the multi-million pound redevelopment.

The iconic art deco venue will be refurbished into a family-friendly pub with rooms. The redevelopment will include remodelling of the current bar and dining areas, alongside the site’s existing bedrooms. 

The venue will feature an ice cream parlour and fish and chip takeaway, while new outdoors seating areas will make the most of the site’s panoramic views of Longsands beach. 

The Inn Collection Group managing director Sean Donkin said: “We are absolutely delighted plans have been given the green light for the former Park Hotel, which will become a truly exceptional venue for North Tyneside.”  

The building is an institution on the Coast in Tynemouth but has been in decline for some time. Donkin was “looking forward” to giving the stunning venue a new lease of life for locals and visitors alike to enjoy. 


A previously underused function area will be reconfigured to create an added 20 bedrooms for guests, including sea view rooms and dog-friendly ground-floor suites. 

The venue will welcome families and outdoor lovers, and will be dog friendly. It will include secure bike storage, Sheffield bike stands and lockers as well as wash down areas. 

There will be on-site parking with EV charging points, and the site will trade in line with the group’s ‘Eat, Drink, Sleep and Explore’ concept, operating all year round for food, drinks and serviced accommodation. 

The restoration will be a significant investment by the Inn Collection Group to improve the offer and quality of the former Park hotel, which will contribute to economic growth and employment in north Tyneside.

Benefiting businesses  

It will generate increased overnight bookings throughout the year, brining additional people to the area, with improved dining spaces attracting new and local custom. 

According to Donkin, this would have a knock on benefits for other businesses on the North Sea coast through creating many job opportunities. 

The venue is expected to re-open this autumn, and will create 70 full-time equivalent jobs. 

The company purchased the 53-bedroom venue on Grand Parade Tynemouth in March. It is the Northumberland-based operator’s debut Tyneside site. 

Outside North Tyneside, the group has 30 further inns across Northumberland, County Durham, Teeside, Yorkshire, Cumbria, Lancashire, Wearside and North Wales. 

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