The Inn Collection Group opens £4m pub in Northumberland
The Inn Collection Group has opened a £4m new build pub with rooms in one of Northumberland’s most dynamic seaside towns.
The group’s 30-bedroom The Amble Inn fills a gap in provision for quality, affordable accommodation in the buoyant tourism market of Amble.
The 150-seated restaurant and bar with additional external terraces has been designed to serve the daytime and evening food and beverage trade in addition to its letting rooms.
It was purpose-built by Northumberland County Council’s development company Advance Northumberland, who appointed The Inn Collection Group (ICG) as operators ahead of national competition.
ICG’s operations manager, Paul Brown, said: “The Amble Inn fills a long-standing gap for year-round, affordable accommodation of this type as well as providing people with a fantastic new environment to eat and drink in.
“It is so rewarding seeing the project brought to life and being enjoyed by so many. We are looking forward to giving people a great experience whether they are staying, eating or enjoying a drink in the bar with us.”
The development is part of a wider regeneration plan for Amble, with the new inn helping contribute to the town’s tourism offer by increasing accommodation availability to attract valuable additional visitors.
The Amble Inn was awarded a £448,500 grant from the Rural Growth Network’s Strategic Economic Infrastructure Fund.
This is part of the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) £6m capital programme that aims to support rural businesses and stimulate business growth within the rural areas of Northumberland, Durham and Gateshead.
Colin Bell, Business Growth Director at the North East LEP, added: “This is a substantial tourism investment in Amble supported through our Local Growth Fund.
“The inn is a welcome addition to the town’s tourism and commercial capability, increasing the area’s accommodation offer which will in turn help to attract valuable additional overnight visitors and further boost the economy.”
The Amble Inn will operate on the ICG model of providing value-for-money services including accommodation, dining and drinks all day, 365 days a year.
The opening of The Amble Inn brings the Alchemy-backed ICG’s portfolio to nine trading properties in Northumberland, County Durham, North Yorkshire and the Lake District with further expansion in the pipeline.