Bamburgh Castle Inn among the best pubs in the country

September 2019

The Bamburgh Castle Inn was named in the top six pubs in the country at The Great British Pub Awards.

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Reaching the finals for Best Freehouse and Best Inn, The Bamburgh Castle Inn was also the only pub in Northumberland to be shortlisted for the awards, dubbed The Oscars of the Pub trade.

Ed Bedington, editor of The Morning Advertiser, which organises the award, said: “These pubs represent the best in the business, and it’s a real honour for us to be able to celebrate with all our winners and finalists in this year’s competition.”

General manager Simon Lumsden said: “Reaching the finals is absolutely fantastic. It’s a real pat on the back to know we are one of the top six best inns and freehouses in the country and were the only Northumberland pub to reach the finals.

“Getting this recognition on a national platform is very rewarding. It reflects a lot of hard effort and dedication by the whole team of staff back at Seahouses, from our housekeepers to our kitchen and front of house teams. I’d like to say a big well done to everyone and we look forward to welcoming in customers to experience just why we’re among the best in the nation.”

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