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.
A warm welcome to new general manager Gary
We're delighted to give a warm welcome to our new manager Gary Turner.
Gary, who has a wealth of experience in the hospitality sector, is excited about his new role at the helm of our inn.
Said Gary: "The Lindisfarne Inn has a great reputation locally and with visitors too, as the messages of thanks and repeat bookings show. It is a fantastic place to spend a night or few and to enjoy good, well-cooked, home made food and drink.
"There is a terrific and talented team here who excel at looking after our guests and customers and I am looking forward to working with them.
"The Lindisfarne Inn is in such a great location, being so close to Holy Island. It is a very exciting time to join the inn, as the Lindisfarne Gospels have made a monumental return to the North East. We are enjoying welcoming people who are making the visit to Holy Island, the birthplace of the Gospels, which is just a short drive away across the causeway."
We would like to wish Scott Hughes, our former general manager good luck in his new role as manager at our sister inn, The Hog's Head Inn at Alnwick. Why not pop in and say hello to him if you are passing?
‘House’ for Inn group’s clean sweep in the food hygiene stakes
We're celebrating a clean sweep of top food hygiene scores.
Operations manager Sean Donkin of joint hospitality venture Lindisfarne Inns Limited and Greensfield Moor Developments are celebrating a hat trick of top scores for their trio of inns.
The Hog’s Head Inn at Alnwick, The Lindisfarne Inn at Beal and The Bamburgh Castle Inn at Seahouses have each been awarded the highest score of five in the Food Standards Agency’s national Food Hygiene Rating Scheme.
The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme allows consumers to make informed choices about the places where they eat out or shop for food.
The hygiene standards found at the time of inspection are rated on a scale of “0” to “5”. At the bottom of the scale is ‘0’ which means urgent improvement is required, while at the top of the scale is ‘5’ representing very good hygiene standards.
Sean Donkin said: “We are delighted to have a full house in the food hygiene scheme, with all of our inns achieving top scores of five marks.
“We take food hygiene extremely seriously at all of our inns, which this clean sweep of top scores for our high hygiene standards, knowledge and understanding of food storage and preparation and how this is implemented, shows.
“We fully support the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme which gives consumers, that all important information and confidence to choose where to eat out or shop for food by giving them information about the hygiene standards achieved in pubs like our own, restaurants, cafes, takeaways, hotels and food shops.”
Northumberland County Council moved from the former ‘Scores on the Doors’ system to adopt the national ‘Food Hygiene Rating Scheme' to enable their ratings to be consistent with those elsewhere in the country.
The ‘Food Hygiene Rating Scheme’ is a local authority/Food Standards Agency partnership initiative. The national scheme provides consumers with information about hygiene standards in food premises at the time they are inspected by local food safety officers to check compliance with legal requirements – the food hygiene rating given reflects the inspection findings.
Spring forward with The Lindisfarne Inn's new menu
Spring time is here and to celebrate we've launched a fantastic new menu.
Created by our talented head chef, Robert Stott, our Spring and Summer menu features a great selection of family favourites as well as some ingenious tasty twists too.
You'll find starters bursting with flavour like our moreish Loaded Nachos, a sublime Homemade Chicken Live Pate and finger-lickingly good Lemon and Garlic King Prawns.
Main courses include Sauteed Haddock sauteed in lime butter until it's skin is crisp and golden, a winning combination of juicy Roast Chicken with Apple and Stilton, while Robert's famous Steak and Ale pie cooked to his top secret recipe just cannot be taken off the menu.
Vegetarians are well catered for too, with delicious dishes like Roasted Vegetable Tart with garlic and thyme infused vegetables bound in an individual tartlet and a Coriander and Chickpea Burger which is sure to tempt even the most carnivorous of meat lovers too.
We cater for gluten free diners too, and have a cracking new range of children's dishes and light bites too.
Robert said: "We're really pleased with the new menu. The staff and I have all enjoyed taste testing recipes and ideas and the results here are proven favourites with everyone here at the Inn. We do try to use local ingredients too, and don't forget to check out our Specials board too.
"We're sure our guests are going to enjoy tucking into our new menu - it's good enough to eat!"
Browse The Lindisfarne Inn's new menu here.
Marvellous Morgans at The Lindisfarne Inn
We're a big fan of classic cars, here at The Lindisfarne Inn.
And the Morgan is a car we're particularly taken with! We were very proud to feature in MOG magazine, the magazine for Morgan enthusiasts. The Lindisfarne Inn and our sister Inn, The Hog's Head Inn were both featured in the magazine's Epic Drive around Northumberland.
As we're handily close to the A1 and near to Holy Island, we really are the ideal place for a pit stop or as a base for exploring Northumberland and it's many epic drives. One of which is definitely driving across the Causeway to Holy Island, just a few minutes drive from our Inn. And if you're driving to or from Scotland, we're in the perfect location to break up your journey, as Morgan owners have discovered.
After appearing in the magazine, we've been delighted to welcome more Morgan owners who are enjoying the Epic Drive around Northumberland and travelling on to Scotland.
The owners of this beautiful car had read about The Lindisfarne Inn in MOG and called in to enjoy our famous hospitality on their way to Scotland. What's more, they made our general manager Scott Hughes' day by letting him get behind the wheel and have his picture taken!
We're looking forward to welcoming more Morgan enthusiasts - please call in and say hello - or why not stay with us from just £42.50 per person, per night, bed and breakfast?
Inn backs NFU Buy British campaign
The Lindisfarne Inn is backing a national campaign urging customers to ‘Buy British’ as the horse meat scandal continues.
The inn is backing the National Farmer’s Union (NFU) rallying call ‘Make it British, make it local, make it happen’ highlighting the message that Great British Farmers produce Great British food.
The Lindisfarne Inn operations manager Sean Donkin said: “We fully support the NFU’s Buy British campaign. Our policy has and always will be to buy quality assured British red meat from trusted local suppliers and to support farmers from the North East.
“Our customers can be fully confident that the food they are eating is made from scratch in our kitchens using fully traceable red meat. The end result is a quality product that tastes delicious and has regional - if not local - provenance. It is simply nothing less than our customers deserve.”
The NFU campaign is in direct response to the scandal which has seen horsemeat being passed off as beef in some imported frozen foods and has highlighted the complexity of the food chain in some imported products.
NFU President Peter Kendall said: “British farmers are very proud of what they produce and are, quite rightly, furious about this current situation. They feel let down by what looks like a criminal element in an isolated part of the food chain which has certainly not helped in reassuring consumers that the food they are buying is what they say it is.
“Our meat industry is one of the most highly regulated in the country and it is imperative that we remind consumers that British farmers work to some of the most stringent standards.”
The Lindisfarne Inn is further showing its support of the NFU campaign by using the twitter hashtag #buybritish to champion British produce to show their support as well as continuing to buy the high standard food produced on British farms.
Supporting local suppliers
What have Fortnum and Mason and The Lindisfarne Inn got in common?Answer: We both support local food and drink businesses!
Traceability, supporting local suppliers and offering our customers great tasting food is very important to us.
That’s why at The Lindisfarne Inn all our meals are homemade by our talented team of chefs and we know the provenance of our ingrediants. And where we can source exceptional products made by local food and drink businesses we do.
Head chef Robert Stott said: “We’re always on the look out for new ingredients and products from local suppliers that taste good and allow us to support the local community too.
“We’re proud to have on our menu Beckleberry’s gourmet ice creams to accompany our home mad desserts and to serve in their own right.
“As well as having delicious flavours, people want to try a product that is local to the area they are visiting."
As well as listing Beckleberry’s as a supplier, the Inn serves Newcastle based Rington’s teas and coffees, while fish and shellfish come from North Shields and local fishermen depending on catch availability. Season products include game from Cragside Estate and Low Heighley Moor in Northumberland.
The Lindisfarne Inn is Cask Marque accredited, why not wash down your fully traceable home cooked meal with a glass of Northumberland real ale from Alnwick or Newcastle-based Hadrian and Border Brewery.