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Rock on at The Bamburgh Castle Inn

October 2017

Eagle eyed people out and about the North East should look out for a beautifully painted rock featuring The Bamburgh Castle Inn.

The rock, painted by talented artist Ashleigh Louise Legg of Fingerprint Art, is one of seven, each depicting The Bamburgh Castle Inn and its six sister inns: The Lindisfarne Inn near Holy Island, The Hog’s Head Inn at Alnwick, The Commissioners Quay Inn at Blyth, The Kingslodge Inn at Durham, The Seaton Lane Inn at Seaton and The King’s Head Inn at Newton under Roseberry. 

Each painted rock has a message asking the rock to be returned to the inn where they can claim a prize. People can share the rocks they find on social media before they are hidden again for people to discover.

Operations director Sean Donkin said: “We’ve been inspired by the rock painting craze of Tyneside Rocks, Durham Rocks and Northumberland Rocks that is sweeping the region, which sees people painting rocks and hiding them for others to find.

“We thought it was a lovely idea and a great way to get people out and about enjoying the coast and countryside around our inns and away from mobile phones or computer screens but there is still the connection to social media which children – and adults enjoy.

“Ashleigh, a talented local artist, has painted our inns – which are all distinctive in landmark locations like The Bamburgh Castle Inn which overlooks the harbour in Seahouses.  

“We hope people have a lovely time searching for our rocks. And if you’re not lucky enough to find one yourself, why not try your hand at painting one of our inns for other people to discover, too?”

The Bamburgh Castle Inn at Seahouses supports the RNLI Fish Supper campaign

The Bamburgh Castle Inn goes hook, line and sinker for RNLI Fish Supper campaign

October 2017

The Bamburgh Castle Inn is going hook, line and sinker to support the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s Fish Supper fundraising campaign.

Promising ‘trout of this world’ fish dishes on Friday nights throughout October, The Bamburgh Castle Inn is giving a £1 donation (50p children’s meals) from every RNLI Fish special to the charity which saves lives at sea.

The Bamburgh Castle Inn general manager Nicola Austin said: “What better way can there be to support a fantastic charity like the RNLI than enjoying one of our local beer-battered fish and homemade chip meals right here by the seaside - and knowing that by doing so you are helping a very worthy cause. 

“Given our immediate location to the sea - and with Seahouses RNLI literally on our doorstep we see on a very frequent basis the amazing job the local volunteer Seahouses crews do. We’re proud to support the RNLI so that they can continue to save even more lives at sea.”

The nationwide RNLI Fish Supper event honours lifeboat crew members who miss meal times and special occasions with loved ones to save lives at sea. 

The money raised from The Bamburgh Castle Inn fish suppers will be used to buy equipment and pay for training for RNLI volunteers.

The RNLI’s fish-themed annual fundraiser aims to raise awareness of crew who drop everything ­– even weddings, birthdays and births – to venture into often dangerous waters to rescue people who have found themselves in difficulty.

Last year, RNLI lifeboat crews across the UK and Ireland rescued 8,643 people and saved 431 lives. It costs over £485,000 per day to run the RNLI, and the charity relies on donations from the public to continue its lifesaving service.

The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and has more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,200 lives.

Robin Palmer, RNLI volunteer crew member said: “As a volunteer crew member, my pager can beep at any time. Whether I’m at work, asleep in bed or about to tuck into my dinner – I’ll stop what I’m doing and go straight to the lifeboat station, ready to save lives.

“Events such as Fish Fridays hosted by The Bamburgh Castle Inn are a great way for people to get together, enjoy a fantastic meal and raise vital funds for our lifesaving charity.”

The Bamburgh Castle Inn's sister inns are also taking part in the campaign.

In Northumberland, participating RNLI Fish Supper The Inn Collection Group pubs are The Lindisfarne Inn at Beal, The Hog’s Head Inn at Alnwick and The Commissioners Quay Inn at Blyth.

In Durham The Kingslodge Inn in Flass Vale, Durham City Centre is involved while also offering up RNL Fish Supper feasts are The Seaton Lane Inn at Seaton, County Durham and The King’s Head Inn at Newton under Roseberry, Great Ayton.

For more information about the RNLI’s Fish Supper campaign visit RNLI.org/FishSupper

Eco furniture at bamburgh castle inn northumberland Bamburgh Castle Inn Northumberland outdoor beer terrace overlooking the sea made with milk cartons

41,413 bottles....

September

 

Not so much ten green bottles but a whopping 41,413 plastic ones have been upcycled to make The Bamburgh Castle Inn’s stunning new outdoor furniture. 

Settling down in one of The Bamburgh Castle Inn’s stylish new outdoors chairs with glass to hand, taking in the views of the sea and Farne Islands, you’d find it hard to believe our new outdoor furniture started life as a plastic milk carton. 

The Bamburgh Castle Inn may have has one of the best sea front locations in the county – if not the UK. But finding outdoors furniture that can withstand the elements of being beside the North Sea is a challenge. Cue Rondeau Leisure’s ‘Pacific Ocean’ outdoor furniture - not only for its stylish design, remarkable durability - but for the furniture’s compelling eco backstory. 

Each one of our inn’s funky wood-effect tables and chairs are made from recycled plastic milk cartons. Plastic waste, otherwise sent to landfill, undergoes an advanced moulded extrusion process, to be transformed into chic pieces of ‘Pacific Ocean’ outdoor furniture that grace the inn’s beer garden atop lime kilns in the fishing village of Seahouses. 

Each of their nine round picnic tables is made from 3613 recycled milk cartons and each swivel chair snapping up 556. 

Sean Donkin, operations director of leisure operators The Inn Collection Group, which owns The Bamburgh Castle Inn, said: “We are very fortunate to have an amazing location, right on the water’s edge here in Seahouses. But finding outdoor furniture that looked good and withstand the elements was a challenge. 

“We are wowed by the finished product, as are our guests. The fact this furniture also has an amazing green backstory makes it all the more attractive to us. 

“We are committed to preserving the natural environment around our inns. Supporting a company which uses such innovative and creative ways to improve the environmental impact of landfill waste and plastics in our seas is of great importance to us.”

Rondeau Leisure’s managing director, Stuart Cooke, says: “We are delighted by The Bamburgh Castle Inn’s feedback, but also buoyed up by having another ambassador who can help us spread the plastic waste message and do our bit to clean up the world’s oceans and ease the strain on landfill. All of our customers praise their ‘Pacific Ocean’ furniture to the hilt, so we are extremely proud to be its sole UK distributor.

“The Bamburgh Castle Inn has provided a shining example of how hospitality providers can cut Rondeau Leisure has christened ‘mood waste’. This can be done by not increasing the pressure on landfill sites by scrapping outdoor furniture every few years.”

The Bamburgh Castle Inn with Rondeau Leisure has backed the SKY Ocean Rescue campaign which highlights the worrying environmental issues caused by plastic in the ocean. Even plastic destined for landfill sites often finds its way into the sea, so opting for furniture like ‘Pacific Ocean’, which recycles tonnes of plastic, makes sense to us.

 

Win a stay at The Bamburgh Castle Inn Seahouses

Win an Inn Club stay at The Bamburgh Castle Inn

August 2017

Fans of The Bamburgh Castle Inn are in with a chance of winning a fantastic stay at our seaside inn, with the launch of The Inn Collection Group’s Inn Club.

 Inn Club members get access to exclusive special offers at The Bamburgh Castle Inn and our sister Inn Collection Group deals, travel ideas and insider location secrets as well as being entered into a draw to win a three-night dinner, bed & breakfast stay for two.

The Inn Collection Group’s Sean Donkin said: “Whether you’re travelling for pleasure or for work, being a part of our new Inn Club brings you cracking new special offers and deals as well as insider insights from travel gurus with their ear to the ground about what's happenning around our award-winning inns. 

“If you’re a fan of gems like Durham, the Northumberland coast, Roseberry Topping and unique attractions like Bamburgh Castle then all it takes are two ticks of your time to make a couple of clicks to be part of the inn crowd – and also to be in with a chance of winning a fantastic stay at The Bamburgh Castle Inn – or one of our sister award winning inns." 

Join the Inn Club and be in with a chance of winning a stay at The Bamburgh Castle Inn by clicking here