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Rock on at The Lindisfarne Inn

October 2017

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

The rock, painted by talented artist Ashleigh Louise Legg of Fingerprint Art, is one of seven, each depicting The Lindisfarne Inn and its six sister inns: The Bamburgh Castle Inn at Seahouses, 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 Lindisfarne Inn which is just off the A1 on the Holy Island junction. 

“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 Lindisfarne Inn goes hook, line and sinker for RNLI Fish Supper campaign

October

The Lindisfarne 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 Lindisfarne Inn is giving a £1 donation (50p children’s meals) from every RNLI Fish special to the charity which saves lives at sea.

The Lindisfarne Inn general manager Chris Taylor said: “As if you didn't need an excuse to enjoy our homemade battered fish and perfectly cooked chips! There can be no better way to help a lifesaving charity like the RNLI than tucking into one of our local beer-battered fish and homemade chip meals in the knowledge that you’re helping to support a great cause.

“Given our location to Holy Island causeway and the Northumberland coast - and the amazing work our local volunteer Seahouses and Berwick 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 Lindisfarne 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 Lindisfarne Inn are a great way for people to get together, enjoy a fantastic meal and raise vital funds for our lifesaving charity.”

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

In Northumberland, participating RNLI Fish Supper The Inn Collection Group pubs are The Bamburgh Castle Inn, Seahouses, 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

 

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 www.sandstoneway.co.uk/listing/Donation 

Further information on the Sandstone Way is available at www.sandstoneway.co.uk For more information on cycling in Northumberland visit www.cyclenorthumberland.org.uk