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Make Sure You’re the Early Robin that Catches the Worm - Book now for Christmas

July 2017

It may be the silly season with sun cream, shorts and sandals still uppermost in people’s minds.

But here at The Bamburgh Castle Inn the festive season is already upon us as our thoughts turn to Santa hats, party nights and turkey dinners.

If it seems a tad early to be talking about Christmas, think again.

Before you know it, December will have arrived, and if you haven’t got ahead of the game you could easily find yourself left out in the cold with nowhere to go for your office party, family get together or New Year’s Eve bash.

With the fantastic line-up of festive events on offer this year at The Bamburgh Castle Inn, however, you’ll want to make sure you’re the early Robin that catches the worm.

General Manager Nicola Austin says: “It may still be summer, but now is the ideal time to be thinking about the festive season to avoid the disappointment of losing out on the party or event you were dreaming of.

“We put a lot of thought into our festive offering and ensuring it has the added sparkle you, your friends, family and work colleagues deserve at what is a special time of year.

“Putting off booking could mean you sadly miss out on the cracking Christmas you are looking forward to and instead end up being a Scrooge when everyone around you is getting into the festive spirit.

“We know our fabulous array of festive packages and party nights are going to be popular, so don’t delay and pop by, give us a call, or drop us an email to to see what we can do for you and ensure you Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas rather than a Silent Night.

“After all…it tis the season to be jolly!”

Highlights include:

Friday 15 December: Christmas Party Night, 7pm-midnight, £30 per person. Enjoy a delicious three course meal and superb selection of drinks alongside fantastic entertainment from Steve Powell performing songs from Michael Bublé and The Rat Pack, to Bruno Mars and Maroon 5.

9 December: Breakfast with Santa, 10am-12pm. Enjoy breakfast with some very special guests from the North Pole. Each child will receive a gift from Santa and one of his Elves – as long as they have been well behaved, of course! Adults £10; Children, £5.

25 December: Christmas Day Lunch. Relax in style on the big day and let The Bamburgh Castle take the strain. A delicious three course Christmas meal awaits at £34.95 per person (under 12s £20).

31 December: New Year’s Eve, 7pm-1am. Welcome in 2018 at The Bamburgh Castle Inn with mouth-watering food, a superb selection of drinks, and live entertainment from Future Echoes, a lively rock and pop band performing music from across the decades.





Youngsters take inn-spiration from pub visit

July 2017

From front of house workings to housekeeping know-how, with an added sprinkling of kitchen career inspiration, pupils from Seahouses Middle School enjoyed an all-access visit to The Bamburgh Castle Inn.

The year eight pupils were invited to take part in a behind-the-scenes tour by The Inn Collection Group, to learn more about career prospects within the industry. 

The year eight youngsters took part in a showaround about the inn to see the different range of bedrooms and meet with members of the inn’s housekeeping, front-of-house and kitchen teams.

Pupils also took part in an interactive pizza making session with The Bamburgh Castle Inn’s head chef David Barella, with prizes being awarded for the best pizza based on taste and presentation. 

Nicola Austin, general manager at The Bamburgh Castle Inn said: “Working in businesses like The Bamburgh Castle Inn, which serves the needs of people living in and visiting the area, is often the first step on the job ladder for young people in the district. 

“We place a lot of importance in bringing school children and students out of the classroom and into a real-life working environment where they can see first-hand the range of different jobs available and learn more about the full range of transferable skills they can gain. These can either be used as a springboard into other areas of employment or as a pathway to progression within our group.”

Pupils met Charlotte Turner, office manager at The Inn Collection Group, which has over 200 bedrooms in seven pubs with rooms across the region. 

Said Charlotte: “What started as a fun, waiting-on job for me at The Bamburgh Castle has turned into a rewarding career within the leisure industry that I really enjoy. 

“The Inn Collection Group is an employer that is keen to support young people with training and mentoring to progress up the ranks. I hope that bringing these young people out of the classroom and into the inn today will help open their eyes to the scope of work opportunities that exist here for them and help them to find employment in the future.”

Year eight teacher Sarian Creigh said: “I think it’s very important that young people are helped to understand the value of tourism and the impact it has on the community we live in and the range of jobs that are available in the leisure and hospitality sectors. 

“Year eight found the whole experience of the visit very stimulating and rewarding. They learned about the world of work and the skills and attributes they will need for the future. The children learned the value of skills learned at school that can be transferred to the work place including time keeping, reliability, presentation, interpersonal skills and the willingness to learn and take on new challenges. It really made them think about the future and the possibility of jobs in the hospitality business. Hands on learning, like the pizza contest organised by David Barella helped to show that learning can be fun – and of course the competitive element helped too!”  

Fathers Day present idea pub stay at The Bamburgh Castle Inn Seahouses Northumberland

Top of the Pops - Treat Your Dad to a Father's Day Stay Away at The Bamburgh Castle Inn

May 2017

We've already celebrated Mother's Day and the countdown to the day for Dads everywhere is on. 

Father’s Day takes place on the third Sunday of June and this year it's on Sunday June 18.

If you're stumped what to get your Dad this Father’s Day we’ve got just the answer with a winning combo of great food and superb beer at The Bamburgh Castle Inn for the main man in your life to enjoy some well-deserved 'Dad-time' with those special to him. 

The Bamburgh Castle Inn general manager Nicola Austin said: "What could be better than giving the main man in your life a lovely break away to enjoy some much-deserved Dad-time? Which Dad wouldn’t be over the moon with a stay by the sea, a range of cracking real ales and plenty of winning Dad-friendly dishes on the menu?"

To book your Father's Day stay at The Bamburgh Castle Inn call 01665 720 283 or 0191 5803610 or book online, anytime.


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It’s In Our Nature – The Bamburgh Castle Inn partners Visit Northumberland to promote county

May 2017

The Bamburgh Castle Inn has teamed up with Visit Northumberland to celebrate the unique character of Northumberland and encourage people to explore England’s most northerly county. 

#ItsInOurNature hails Northumberland’s individuality and wide ranging features, including celebrated beaches, wildlife and nature reserves and remote, nature-rich hill country. 

The Bamburgh Castle Inn’s general manager Nicola Austin said: “We are delighted to be partnering Visit Northumberland and love nothing better than to shout out about all that’s brilliant about Northumberland. 

“Just looking out of the windows here at The Bamburgh Castle Inn at The Farne Islands, the bird life, the beaches and not one but two castles and you see just a snapshot of what makes Northumberland so distinctive and unique and why we enjoy championing it. 

“As well as being Northumberland Ambassadors, we are very proud to work with Visit Northumberland to promote just what’s in our nature to encourage people to visit and explore Northumberland. 

It’s In Our Nature runs until August 2017.

Follow #ItsInOurNature across social media networks and look out for the campaign in national press.