Inn Collection reopens Tynemouth castle after major refurb
Pub with rooms operator the Inn Collection Group has completed its multi-million-pound refurbishment at the Tynemouth Castle Inn in North Tyneside.
General manager Jason Milburn welcomed customers back to the site on Monday 6 November following the 14-month renovation.
Inn Collection Group CEO Sean Donkin said: “This stunning building is an institution on the coast in Tynemouth and we are delighted to be giving this icon a new lease of life for people in the community and visitors alike to enjoy.
“Our restoration has been a significant investment and has been carefully carried out to preserve the individual character and distinctiveness of the building.
“We are looking forward to being a part of the community and contributing to North Tyneside’s wider economic growth, prosperity and employment opportunities through increased, year-round trading.”
Inside, the venue, which has 72 bedrooms, has received new décor, furniture, carpets and bathrooms as well as a new kitchen.
Refreshed rendering and signage as well as window fittings in an art deco style with newly constructed extensions, including additional bedrooms, a new fish and chip shop and ice cream parlour have also been put in place.
Outside, the pub offers panoramic views of the shoreline below and boasts a newly created front terrace as well as new outdoor seating areas.
Donkin added: “We knew our improved bar and dining areas would attract new and local custom, but we are delighted to see so many people come down and be part of the first day of The Tynemouth Castle Inn’s new story.”
Admiral invests more than £450k into pub estate
Admiral Taverns has invested more than £450,000 into renovations in its pub estate.
The Cossham Inn in Bristol and the Samuel Pepys in Huntington, both part of Admiral’s Proper Pubs division, have undergone complete internal and external transformations.
In line with the Proper Pubs offering, both venues provide a wide range of drink offers, including cocktails, wine and fizz promotions, as well as a full sports package of Sky Sports, TNT Sports and Horse Racing.
Customers can also expect to enjoy regular weekend entertainment, such as Karaoke and DJ nights.
Proper Pubs operations director Matthew Gurney said: “The refurbishments look fantastic – the teams have worked really hard to ensure success for the local community.
“On behalf of the Proper Pubs team, we would like to wish our community heroes every success for the future.”
Roxy Leisure opens third site in Liverpool
Roxy Leisure has officially opened its Liverpool site, Roxy Lanes, featuring a range of activities including American pool, shuffleboard, ice-free curling, tech darts, karaoke booths, beer pong, ten pin bowling and more.
Guests can also enjoy Sky Sports and TNT sports, alongside both new food and beverage menus at the School Lane bar.
The new opening brings the firm’s total number of sites across the country to 18 and the third in Liverpool.
While the brand’s existing Hanover Street and Cavern Quarter sites are over 18s only, the new venue is family-friendly and open to under 18s when accompanied by an adult until 7pm Sunday to Friday and 5pm on Saturdays.
Roxy Leisure sales and marketing Director Joel Mitchell said: “We love Liverpool and are so happy to announce our new Roxy Lanes site has officially opened!
“School Lane has been designed to offer guests a new Roxy experience, with a focus on ten pin bowling and the fact both families and adults will be able to visit the venue every day of the week.
“We look forward to welcoming our loyal Liverpudlian customers into our new venue.”
Joseph Holt reveals new look for Swinton pub
Family-run independent brewery and pub operator Joseph Holt has unveiled a new look for the Golden Lion in Swinton.
The Manchester-based firm, which has been in the same family or six generations, overhauled the venue’s exterior by repainting it blue as part of a £250,000 investment into the refurbishing the pub.
Other changes at the Golden Lion, the first Joseph Holt pub to be painted blue, include the installation of a pizza oven.
Joseph Holt estates executive Denis Maddocks said: “The Golden Lion has always been a popular pub and is well known in the area.
“However, it’s on the pavement of a busy road and when we decided to do the refurbishment, we wanted to make it more of a landmark.
“The colour we have chosen is a distinctive shade of blue which makes it hard to miss, enhances the rendered external walls and protects it from environmental discolouring.”