Latest News - News From 2016 / 2015 / 2014 / 2013

Gathers Day gift ideas stay at The Lindisfarne Inn hotel near Holy Island

Top of the Pops - celebrate Father's Day at The Lindisfarne Inn

Sunday June 18

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 just the answer with a winning combo of great food and great beer at The Lindisfarne Inn for the main man in your life to enjoy some well-deserved 'Dad-time' with those who are special to him. 

A father himself, The Lindisfarne Inn general manager Chris Taylor said: "I know as a Dad myself, there's nothing better than enjoying some quality time with my family. Getting to do that and enjoy a perfect pint and some really good food is the icing on the cake, so a stay with us would be the perfect gift for any Dad this Father's Day.

"Not only that, we're surrounded by some of the best golf courses in the UK, amazing bike trails and miles of beaches, so we're sure he'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to things to see and do while he's here."

To book your Father's Day stay at The Lindisfarne Inn call 01289 381223 or 0191 5803610. 

Bamburgh Castle beach The Lindisfarne Inn ItsInOurNature

It’s In Our Nature – The Lindisfarne Inn joins forces with Visit Northumberland to promote Northumberland

May 2017

With some of Northumberland’s most iconic natural and cultural attractions on the doorstep, it’s fitting that The Lindisfarne Inn is a partner in a campaign which celebrates the character of Northumberland. 

As the nearest mainland inn with rooms to Holy Island, The Lindisfarne Inn enjoys close access to some of Northumberland’s star attractions, including Holy Island and its unique causeway, Lindisfarne Priory, The Cheviot Hills, Berwick upon Tweed and mile-upon-mile of empty beaches. 

The campaign, It’s In Our Nature, is the brainchild of the county’s destination marketing agency Visit Northumberland, which celebrates the inimitable, contrasting make-up of Northumberland. 

General manager Chris Taylor said: “Where else but Northumberland can you have some of the finest yet most remote beaches in the UK, dramatic hill country and vast open skies all within an hour or so drive? It’s In Our Nature celebrates the amazing array of character that makes up Northumberland. 

“The Lindisfarne Inn is perfectly placed to allow people to take a journey through Northumberland and discover its many experiences.” 

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

It’s In Our Nature runs until August 2017. 


The Lindisfarne Inn goes the extra mile to welcome walkers


The Lindisfarne Inn is lacing up its boots to go a step further for walkers with a new range of walking breaks. 

The Lindisfarne Inn has paired up with self guided walking publisher, to offer new ‘Walk-Inn’ breaks with easy-to-follow, self-guided walks, key meals and accommodation at the nearest mainland inn to Holy Island, and close to well-loved destinations like the Northumberland coast, Cheviot Hills, and Scottish Borders.

Great for walkers of all levels including families, relaxed ramblers and serious yompers, the breaks include Walking-Books’ self-guided packs, each containing 20 classic walks around the inn.

Also included is a hearty, two-course dinner for you to walk off, plus a comfy room to bed down in and, of course, a full English breakfast to fuel you up for the day ahead. Packages also include a welcome drink on arrival plus a picnic to enjoy while on the go.

Chris Taylor, general manager at The Lindisfarne Inn, said: "We have always been a beacon for walkers thanks to our great location close to Holy Island, our warm welcome and because we are open all day, every day. We wanted to go a step further to encourage people to come and experience the fantastic walking country around us with self walking guides to help them make the most of their stay.”

Walking Books director Mike Law said: “We’re delighted to have teamed up with The Lindisfarne Inn and applaud their efforts to make walking accessible to as many people as possible. I hope that together we can inspire people of all walking abilities to head out and enjoy the fantastic scenery around the inn on foot.

“Walking Books guides are completely different to anything you will see in the shops. Our aim when deciding to publish our guides is to make them as user-friendly as possible so we decided on our concept of putting the walks on handy, durable, weather-proof walking cards with a unique combination of concise, easy-to-follow routes local information and professional mapping. To complete our pack we added a useful user guide and decided to provide a custom made map-case for the walking card which meant the walker had everything they needed for their walk on an A5 weather-proof card that could be carried conveniently around the neck or in a jacket pocket.”


  • A single night Walk-Inn break starts from less than £90 per person (based on two people sharing)

Spring into The Lindisfarne Inn’s New Menu


Award-winning Beal pub The Lindisfarne Inn is stirring things up in the kitchen with the launch of a delicious new spring menu.

Fresh seasonal flavours, local produce, and exciting new dishes, are the order of the day as The Lindisfarne Inn waves a final goodbye to winter.

Hearty root vegetables and comfort dishes have been traded for lighter and more delicate seasonal ingredients. 

Local game, vibrant fresh line-caught fish, and R Carter and Sons famous award-winning Bamburgh Banger – voted Northumberland’s best sausage – are among the tasty options out to woo diners at the inn which stands at the gateway to Holy Island.

Also new for spring are rustic homemade pizzas with a choice of chicken, mixed seafood or vegetarian-based Mediterranean toppings, and a range of tempting desserts.

The man behind the new look menu is the Lindisfarne Inn’s general manager, Chris Taylor. 

With 10 years experience as a head chefs under his belt, talented Chris is in the perfect position to create dishes inspired by the best produce the region has to offer.

He said: “The menu focuses on high quality dishes that are a step above conventional pub food. You’ll still find the pub classics like our homemade steak and ale pie and fish and chips, but there are tempting new dishes such as the Northumbrian venison burger with hints of cranberry topped with real ale chutney, that draw on classic flavours executed in a very contemporary way.

“I make no excuse for the fact we have an abundance of game on the menu with our starter of Northumbrian wood pigeon served with pea and bacon fricassee and raspberry vinaigrette, and the Northumbrian venison loin from the mains with butter fondant potatoes and black cherry jus.

“I am a big fan of wild, fresh game, and there is nowhere better to get it than here on our doorstep in Northumberland. As a meat it has a lot going for it. You can do so much more with it than just roasting it, and we’re looking forward to helping raise its profile with diners.”

Seafood is another highlight of the new menu, with mussels cooked in locally brewed ale, smoked haddock Florentine and mixed seafood tagliatelle.

Fish specials include line-caught mackerel, coley, cod and pollock, which are set to take their place as the ‘catch of the day’ once they come into season.

Chris said: ''We are not a run-of-the-mill pub. We don’t buy in. Everything is homemade from the pizza bases to the chicken fillets on the children’s menu made using 100% breast meat cooked in a light batter.”

Desserts are equally moreish, with classic sticky toffee pudding; chocolate and orange fondant; lemon, blackberry, mandarin and honey posset; chocolate and hazelnut alfredo; and caramelised lemon tart.

Prices range from £5.25-£7.95 for starters, and £8.95-£29.95 for mains, with desserts all coming in at £5.95.

Little ones aren’t left out. With two young children of his own, Chris has devised a stand-alone menu that offers plenty of homemade dishes to tempt even the fussiest young taste buds.

Starters of vegetable sticks with mayo dip, tomato soup, and garlic bread can be followed by crunchy battered cod, Bamburgh Banger sausages, tomato and mozzarella pizza, mini chicken fillets, breaded scampi and tomato penne pasta.

Those who have room for afters have a choice of sticky toffee pudding, ice cream, fruit salad or an ice lolly.

Two courses come in at just £6.50 and three at £7.25. Food is served daily from 7.30am until 9.00pm.

Sunday lunch with a choice of hand-carved beef, pork, turkey or all three with all the trimmings, is served from 12pm-5pm and costs £7.95 for a light portion, £9.95 for a standard, and £11.95 for the giant. The children’s portion is £5.95.