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Win a stay at The Lindisfarne Inn by joining the Inn Club

Win a stay at The Lindisfarne Inn

August 2017

Fans of The Lindisfarne Inn are in with a chance of winning a fantastic stay at Holy Island's nearest mainland inn, with the launch of The Inn Collection Group’s Inn Club.

 Inn Club members get access to exclusive special offers at The Lindisfarne Inn and our sister Inn Collection Group pub 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 at the inn of their choice.

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 Lindisfarne Priory and 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 Lindisfarne 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 Lindisfarne Inn by clicking here


Sandstone Way Cycling Accommodation at The Lindisfarne Inn Beal nearest pub to Holy Island

Hop effort - The Lindisfarne Inn raises funds to preserve The Sandstone Way cycling trail

August 2017

The Lindisfarne Inn has raised almost £200 to help towards the upkeep of the new mountain biking route, The Sandstone Way.

The Lindisfarne Inn, the nearest mainland inn to Holy Island, wanted to help support and maintain the new Sandstone Way trail, which passes right by the Beal-based inn and is used by many of its cycling customers.

For every pint of local brewery Hadrian and Border Sandstone Way Ale sold in the bar over the past six months, the inn has donated 5p to support ongoing vital upkeep of the 120-mile trail, enjoyed by cyclists riding between Berwick-upon-Tweed and Hexham.

The Lindisfarne Inn general manager Chris Taylor and his wife, Leonie, presented a cheque to Graham Vickers of The Cycle PaD, the social enterprise that helps manage The Sandstone Way. The funds will be used towards ensuring the route is managed and maintained for cyclists to enjoy in the future.

Chris Taylor said: “Cyclists and walkers are a growing part of our customer base here at The Lindisfarne Inn. We always do our best to make sure we give them a very warm welcome and have invested in facilities such as bike repair equipment, wash down areas and bike stands to add value to their visit.

“The Sandstone Way is a brilliant new trail that passes right by us, which many of our customers enjoy. We wanted to give something back to the cycling community and the route by pledging our support and contributing towards its upkeep by giving donations of our aptly named Sandstone Way Ale to the project.”

Graham Vickers said: “We are very grateful for the continued support of The Lindisfarne Inn and to their customers. Together, they have really put their money where their mouth is, to give something back to the cycling community. 

“The Sandstone Way was conceived in 2009 and took six years to bring to readiness as a waymarked, mapped and promoted route for mountain bikes. It took a lot of hard work, teamwork with time freely given by volunteers in the implementation process of creating the route.

“Once they are in place, however, cycle routes don’t just look after themselves. Donations like this will help us to maintain the route so many more cyclists can enjoy it for years to come.

“Upkeep of The Sandstone Way is an ongoing process and we rely on donations and contributions from businesses like The Lindisfarne Inn to help us. Inspired by the support of The Lindisfarne Inn, we’re calling for people to give us a pint-sized donation of £3 to help towards the upkeep of the trail.” 

Donations to The Sandstone Way can be made at 

Further information on the Sandstone Way is available at For more information on cycling in Northumberland visit


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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 height of summer with sun cream, shorts and sandals still uppermost in people’s minds.

But here at The Lindisfarne Inn the festive season is already upon us as our thoughts turn to Christmas cheer, Santa hats 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 Lindisfarne Inn, however, you’ll want to make sure you’re the early Robin that catches the worm.

General Manager Chris Taylor 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 get together you wanted.

“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. 

"What's more, we have discounted room rates available - subject to availability and choice - when booking one of our festive events, so book in quick while there still is room at the Inn! Just give us a call for our best rates. 

“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:

1-24 December: Cracking Christmas Fayre Menu. Feast on two festive courses for £12.95 per person (under 12s £6.95) or three courses for £16.95 each (under 12sd £8.95). Perfect for celebrating with friends, families and work colleagues. Must be booked in advance and is available every day excluding Sundays.

Saturday 23 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 Lindisfarne Inn take the strain. A delicious three course Christmas meal awaits at £39.95 per person (under 12s £15.95).

31 December: New Year’s Eve, 7pm-1am, £40 per person (under 12s £20). Welcome in 2018 at The Lindisfarne Inn with mouth-watering food, a superb selection of drinks, and live entertainment.




Mark brings an army of flavour to The Lindisfarne Inn

June 2017

He’s served in both Gulf wars, cooked for Royalty and the Prime Minister and served up high-end banquets to over 300 guests. 

Now talented Mark Bocking has joined The Lindisfarne Inn as our new head chef.

It was in the fiery heat of a desert kitchen that Royal Air Force veteran Mark began his kitchen career. He joined the RAF as a chef, and has served in jungle field kitchens in Belize, and fed over 3,000 personnel at a time in Mount Pleasant, an RAF station in the Falkland Islands, where the corridors from one end of the camp to another were over a mile long.

Former Prime Minister John Major dined on Mark's food at Chequers, while Princess Anne was the guest of honour at an RAF banquet where Mark was part of a right-royal kitchen-brigade.

Closer to home, Mark is widely regarded on the local food scene for his stellar cookery. He spent seven years as head chef at The Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel in Embleton and three years as sous chef at the acclaimed Treehouse Restaurant in Alnwick.

Now, he is looking forward to making the kitchen at the award-winning Lindisfarne Inn his own and adding his flair to the food offer there. 

Said Mark: “It is an exciting new chapter for me and a completely different challenge to what I have done before. I’m really looking forward to putting my own stamp on the menu here, which is a lot more technical elements and dishes with a bit of a twist like a chicken panacotta – it’s my version of a chicken and sweetcorn soup. 

“I love the fact the inn uses a lot of seafood – I’ll certainly be keeping that on the menu, but adding in my own touches.”

Mark confesses to having a sweet tooth. “I have always been a dessert person. I like making my own desserts like a chocolate parfait. Everything is homemade – the pastry, the sorbets. It’s how it should be.” 

Look out for Mark’s new menu coming soon.