Staff are Northumberland Ambassadors
Our staff are on their way to becoming Northumberland ambassadors.
We’ve teamed up with Northumberland County Council and Northumberland College in a partnership project as part of an initiative to help visitors get more out of their stay in Northumberland.
The ‘Know your Northumberland’ initiative is seeing staff taking place in a series of one day familiarisation trips to ramp up their knowledge of the county, so they can share what they have learnt with customers.
The Lindisfarne Inn’s Alex Clarke said: “I’ve really enjoyed the familiarisation trips and learning more about the amazing attractions that are both on our doorstep and a little further afield in Northumberland.
“We’re often asked by our guests about things to see and do while they are staying with us and I’m looking forward to sharing my experiences as a Northumberland ambassador. Our aim is to enhance their visitor experience while in Northumberland, and encourage them to spend more quality time in our county and to return in the future.”
Northumberland County Councillor Val Tyler, policy board member for community infrastructure and culture said:
“Northumberland is a very large county with a huge amount of things to see and do.
“By offering these trips we are hoping to create a team of ambassadors for the county and help visitors get the most out of their stay.”
Happy New Year from us all at The Lindisfarne Inn
Our team here at The Lindisfarne Inn wishes you a very happy and healthy 2014.
We've celebrated the festive season in fine style with entertainment from top North East entertainment acts including Glen Roughead and Simon Cain. Now, we're looking forward to a new year offering our customers the very best hospitality and the warmest of welcomes.
General manager Anna Turner said: "The team and I at The Lindisfarne Inn wish all our customers a very happy and healthy New Year. We would like to thank all our customers - diners and residents for their custom and look forward to welcoming you again in 2014.
"January is the time to enjoy Northumberland at its unspoilt best when the Christmas crowds have gone. Why not take advantage of our brilliant winter break rates which are just £44.50 per person per night including dinner, bed and breakfast. We've also three night dinner, bed and breakfast packages available too, so beat the January blues and enjoy a super time away in Northumberland with us."
Anna added: "Don't forget to make the most of our great food offers too, including kids eat free on Sundays and free starters or desserts for adults too. Visit our special offers page for more details."
New manager for The Lindisfarne Inn
We're delighted to announce the appointment of our new general manager, Anna Taylor.
Anna, who has worked at The Lindisfarne Inn for 18 months has been appointed general manager of the inn by our owners, Inn Collected Topco Limited.
It's an exciting opportunity for mum-of-three Anna, who splits her time between the UK and her family home in Tromso, Northern Norway where her children Connor, Zack and Jacob live. And it is also a return to Anna's Northumberland roots.
"I hail from Wooler originally," said Anna. "My parents owned the Black Bull pub in Wooler, so I have come the full circle, coming back to the hospitality sector and returning to North Northumberland to work.
" I am thrilled to have been given this opportunity. The Lindisfarne Inn is a wonderful place to work and it has carved out a real name for itself as a good place to eat, drink and stay, with locals and visitors alike. I really enjoy the interaction with our customers and we have a great team in place here.
Anna will be responsible for managing our 21-bedroom inn which employs up to 28 staff at peak times.
They're back - our famous winter breaks return
Our famous winter breaks are back again. From November 1st until March 31st our popular winter break rates apply meaning you can enjoy a two-course dinner, bed and breakfast stay for just £44.50 per person, per night.
There's also three night two-course dinner, bed and breakfast packages available too, for just £119.50 per person.
Maybe you’ve been inspired by Robson Green’s new ITV series Tales From Northumberland, so why not come up and explore the sights of our wonderful county for less. The island of Lindisfarne is just a short drive away, as are historic sites like Flodden and Bamburgh Castle.
General manager Anna Taylor said: "Our fantastic winter breaks are back again! It’s that time of year when you can enjoy a wonderful winter getaway for less, but our winter breaks also make the perfect Christmas gift idea as well. Our inn is perfectly placed for enjoying north Northumberland and its many attractions in wintertime.
"As this is such a popular offer, we do recommend early bookings. We’re looking forward to giving you a warm welcome at The Lindisfarne Inn this winter.”
Find out more about our winter breaks here
Tasty autumn food offers launched
As the leaves begin to fall this autumn, our prices have too!
We've launched a tempting set of autumn foodie offers including Kids Eat Free on Sundays, a free pudding with every main course meal purchased and a sizzling Thursday night Steak Night Offer where you can enjoy two steaks for two people and a free bottle of house wine, for just £25.
All you have to do is visit our Future Events and Promotions page to download and print off the relevant voucher, complete this and hand it in when you order! While it is one voucher per transaction, you can print off as many vouchers as you like to use every time you dine with us.
Gary Turner, our general manager said: "We're delighted to launch our new autumn offers which are designed to benefit everyone from families to couples dining out. Following the success of last year's Little Book of Offers, we've handpicked the most popular offers for you this autumn. You can download vouchers to use from our website as many times as you like for our offers, which run until next April. Just complete the details and hand your voucher over when you order!"
Inn group pulls national first in cellar awards
From left: Three cheers! Lindisfarne Inns director Keith Liddell with Matt Simpson of Carlsberg and Sean Donkin
The Lindisfarne Inn and our sister inns have become the first group in the country to gain a coveted award by major brewer Carlsberg.
Our owners, Lindisfarne Inns Group, whose pubs include The Bamburgh Castle Inn at Seahouses and The Hog’s Head Inn at Alnwick, have become the first multiple operator in the country to achieve Carlsberg UK’s sought-after Gold Award at each of its pubs.
The beer quality awards, which reward licensees for outstanding cellar standards, have been operating for three years.
Jeff Acton, trade quality manager for Carlsberg, said: “Lindisfarne Inns have become the first in the county to gain a full complement of Carlsberg Gold Awards across all their units.
“This is an outstanding achievement for Lindisfarne Inns and indeed to their individual units which do all they can to ensure consumers get the perfect pint they deserve every time.
“The Carlsberg Gold Award should be seen as a quality stamp, whereby consumers can rest assured that they will enjoy a high quality offering.”
“From cellar to glass, the awards are all about quality. Lindisfarne Inns have proved they have the product quality, cellar hygiene, dispenser techniques, glassware and equipment cleanliness to deliver our products to the consumer at the highest quality.”
Sean Donkin, Lindisfarne Inns’ operations manager said: “We are delighted and very proud to achieve this landmark result for our inns and what is also a national first. It is a fitting accolade for the first-class cellar management employed across our inns into preparing and presenting the perfect pint for customers to enjoy.”
The Carlsberg Gold Award is the latest honour for the Lindisfarne Inns Group. The collection of inns has scooped a clutch of awards across its sites, including Cask Marque accreditation as well as securing the top five-star ranking in the national Food Standards Agency’s Food Hygiene Ratings at each site.