Iconic Tynemouth hotel officially opens after multi-million pound refurbishment

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A 14-month long multi-million pound refurbishment of a Tynemouth hotel has come to an end as the venue officially opens.

The Inn Collection Group has officially reopened The Tynemouth Castle Inn on Monday, November 6, following a 14-month long refurbishment.

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General manager Jason Milburn and members of his team marked the opening with a ceremonial ribbon cutting as more than 100 customers waited to be the first through the doors.

The hospitality group has revealed that more than 500 dishes of food had been served by 6pm at the Tynemouth Castle Inn, with more than 1,000 pints served within the first six hours of trading.

The Tynemouth Castle Inn was officially reopened on Monday, November 6. Photo: Other 3rd Party.The Tynemouth Castle Inn was officially reopened on Monday, November 6. Photo: Other 3rd Party.
The Tynemouth Castle Inn was officially reopened on Monday, November 6. Photo: Other 3rd Party. | Other 3rd Party

The venue’s relaunch was then marked with an impressive fireworks display, organised by South Tyneside-based Spectrum Fireworks.

Sean Donkin, group CEO of the Inn Collection Group, expressed his delight at how well the new look venue was received on reopening day.

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He said: “This stunning building is an institution on the coast in Tynemouth and we are delighted to be giving this icon a new lease of life for people in the community and visitors alike to enjoy.

“Our restoration has been a significant investment and has been carefully carried out to preserve the individual character and distinctiveness of the building.

The venue’s bedrooms have all been refurbished with new décor, furniture and bathrooms. Photo: Other 3rd Party.The venue’s bedrooms have all been refurbished with new décor, furniture and bathrooms. Photo: Other 3rd Party.
The venue’s bedrooms have all been refurbished with new décor, furniture and bathrooms. Photo: Other 3rd Party. | Other 3rd Party

“We are looking forward to being a part of the community and contributing to North Tyneside’s wider economic growth, prosperity and employment opportunities through increased, year-round trading.

“We knew our improved bar and dining areas would attract new and local custom, but we are genuinely delighted to see so many people come down and be part of the first day of The Tynemouth Castle Inn’s new story.

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“There are good occupancy levels for this opening week in the bedrooms too and we are very pleased to see such a strong start.”

The reopening was marked with an impressive fireworks display. Photo: Other 3rd Party.The reopening was marked with an impressive fireworks display. Photo: Other 3rd Party.
The reopening was marked with an impressive fireworks display. Photo: Other 3rd Party. | Other 3rd Party

The opening marks a new chapter for the hotel, which has stood overlooking the famous Longsands Beach on the town’s Grand Parade for more than 80 years.

Changes have been made to out the interior and exterior of the building, with new rendering outside giving the The Tynemouth Castle Inn a brilliant white appearance, along with new signage, window fittings and an outdoor terrace.

Newly constructed extensions have been added to the venue to provide additional bedrooms, a new fish and chip shop called Oswin’s and Cones ice cream parlour.

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These are in place of the old ballroom extension that has been demolished as part of the renovation work.

As guests enter the venue through the outdoor terraces, they are treated to panoramic views of the shoreline below, with the new bar found directly ahead.

The rooms at the hotel have made up of a variety of twin, double and family rooms to ensure that there is something for everyone.

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Each of the rooms has been fitted with new decor, furniture, carpets and bathrooms of part of the renovation work.

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