Multi-million pound refurbishment of an iconic Tynemouth hotel nears completion

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A 14-month long multi-million pound refurbishment of a Tynemouth hotel is coming to an end.

The Inn Collection Group are preparing to open the The Tynemouth Castle Inn this autumn following a multi-million pound refurbishment of the iconic venue.

The hotel has stood overlooking the famous Longsands Beach on the town’s Grand Parade for more than 80 years and is now about to embark on a new chapter following a 14-month programme of works.

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The first guests are expected to check in to the new venue in early November, with Sean Donkin, CEO of The Inn Collection Group, looking ahead to the reopening.

The Tynemouth Castle Inn is set to reopen later this autumn. Photo: Other 3rd Party.The Tynemouth Castle Inn is set to reopen later this autumn. Photo: Other 3rd Party.
The Tynemouth Castle Inn is set to reopen later this autumn. Photo: Other 3rd Party. | Other 3rd Party

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.

“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.

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“Our improved bar and dining areas are going to attract new and local custom whilst the increased bedrooms will generate increased overnight bookings throughout the year.”

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

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 the Cones ice cream parlour.

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

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

Set out in an arrowhead shape, the bar stretches back through the new seating areas and will be ready to cope with the anticipated demand of the Inn.

The Inn Collection Group has confirmed that the site will have 72 bedrooms, with more than 50 of them set to offer a sea view.

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A CGI image of how the venue will look once the refurbishment work is complete. Photo: Other 3rd Party.A CGI image of how the venue will look once the refurbishment work is complete. Photo: Other 3rd Party.
A CGI image of how the venue will look once the refurbishment work is complete. Photo: Other 3rd Party. | Other 3rd Party

The rooms will be made up of a variety of twin, double and family rooms to ensure that there is something for everyone.

Each of the rooms has been fitted with new decor, furniture, carpets and bathrooms ahead of the reopening later this autumn.

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