Wellwood opens at last
You can hardly have failed to see the improvements to the exterior of the Wellwood pub at the top of the High St. but inside promises to be a whole new experience in Amble for anyone fancying a drink or pub meal.
Owner Mark Jones (pictured) told The Ambler “We’re trying to do something innovative for Amble. We’re aiming for a mature crowd and people who would generally travel to go out. For the food, it will be different meals to those at Zecca. though we have the same ethos – making it from scratch. We’ll be offering things like home cooked, locally sourced steak and kidney pudding, game casserole, Amble fish and chips.”
The refurbishment cost around £200,00, but Mark believes the new venture will be worth it.
“There’s a gap in the market – there are plenty of places for the guys to go, but nowhere really for the girls, or groups of girls. We’re targeting those who’d go to Warkworth, Alnwick or Newcastle. We’ll be selling real ales and cocktails will be made by a trained mixologist who used to work at the Malmaison.”
The venue opened on Friday 17th December for drinks, with food expected to be on offer the following week. You can read sample menus and find out more information at www.thewellwood.co.uk