Amble Inn opens its doors
A £4m purpose-built pub with rooms has now opened its doors, to much praise and goodwill from the Amble community.
And in a much-needed boost to the local economy, the new venture has created the equivalent of 35 full time jobs.
Some members of the public, local businesses and organisations were invited to pre-launch events at the Amble Inn, where the feedback was very positive. Many messages of support were posted on social media.
Louise Coulthard commented: “The decor is eclectic but works, the food and staff are brilliant, the open fire is a brilliant feature and the bedrooms are huge. We are very impressed. They do pet friendly rooms and also important if you travel with teenagers -connecting rooms.”
Lynne Morelli said: “Have heard nothing but positive feedback. Just what Amble needs. Good luck with your new venture.”
The Amble Inn was built by Northumberland County Council’s development company Advance Northumberland, and is operated by award-winning pub company, The Inn Collection Group (ICG).
The ICG operations manager Paul Brown said: “This is a very proud day for us as a group and for the community here in Amble where people have been crying out for a hotel for many years.
“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.”
Located off the A1068 leading into Amble from the south, the inn has been designed with 30 bedrooms, including a mix of family and twin rooms, with a 150-seated restaurant and bar. There is also a children’s play area, plus car and cycle parking.
Richard Wearmouth Chair of Advance Northumberland said: “I was delighted to help officially open The Amble Inn which is a fantastic asset both for visitors and the local community.
“Amble is an excellent example of a town which is undergoing a great economic transformation and I’m confident this new hotel will be a successful venture for many years to come.”