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If you're a fan of cosy pubs with rooms, homemade food and a glass of whatever takes your fancy, then don't miss your chance to win a   fantastic stay at an Inn Collection Group pub with the launch of our Inn Club.

Inn Club members get access to exclusive special offers and The Inn Collection Group pub deals, travel ideas and insider location secrets as well as being entered into a draw to win a three-night dinner, bed & breakfast stay for two at the inn of their choice.

The Inn Collection Group’s Sean Donkin said: “Whether you’re travelling for pleasure or for work, being a part of our new Inn Club brings you cracking new special offers and deals as well as insider insights from travel gurus with their ear to the ground about what's happenning around our award-winning inns. 

“If you’re a fan of gems like Durham Cathedral and Heritage Coastline, the Northumberland coast, Roseberry Topping and unique attractions like Lindisfarne Priory and Castle then all it takes are two ticks of your time to make a couple of clicks to be part of the inn crowd – and also to be in with a chance of winning a fantastic stay in one of our award winning inns." 

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Hop effort – The Lindisfarne Inn raises funds to preserve The Sandstone Way cycling trail

Cyclist friendly pub The Lindisfarne Inn in Northumberland has raised almost £200 to help towards the upkeep of the new mountain biking route, The Sandstone Way.

The Lindisfarne Inn, the nearest mainland inn to Holy Island, wanted to help support and maintain the new Sandstone Way trail, which passes right by the Beal-based inn and is used by many of its cycling customers.

For every pint of local brewery Hadrian and Border Sandstone Way Ale sold in the bar over the past six months, the inn has donated 5p to support ongoing vital upkeep of the 120-mile trail, enjoyed by cyclists riding between Berwick-upon-Tweed and Hexham.

The Lindisfarne Inn general manager Chris Taylor and his wife, Leonie, presented a cheque to Graham Vickers of The Cycle PaD, the social enterprise that helps manage The Sandstone Way. The funds will be used towards ensuring the route is managed and maintained for cyclists to enjoy in the future.

Chris Taylor said: “Cyclists and walkers are a growing part of our customer base here at The Lindisfarne Inn. We always do our best to make sure we give them a very warm welcome and have invested in facilities such as bike repair equipment, wash down areas and bike stands to add value to their visit.

“The Sandstone Way is a brilliant new trail that passes right by us, which many of our customers enjoy. We wanted to give something back to the cycling community and the route by pledging our support and contributing towards its upkeep by giving donations of our aptly named Sandstone Way Ale to the project.”

Graham Vickers said: “We are very grateful for the continued support of The Lindisfarne Inn and to their customers. Together, they have really put their money where their mouth is, to give something back to the cycling community. 

“The Sandstone Way was conceived in 2009 and took six years to bring to readiness as a waymarked, mapped and promoted route for mountain bikes. It took a lot of hard work, teamwork with time freely given by volunteers in the implementation process of creating the route.

“Once they are in place, however, cycle routes don’t just look after themselves. Donations like this will help us to maintain the route so many more cyclists can enjoy it for years to come.

“Upkeep of The Sandstone Way is an ongoing process and we rely on donations and contributions from businesses like The Lindisfarne Inn to help us. Inspired by the support of The Lindisfarne Inn, we’re calling for people to give us a pint-sized donation of £3 to help towards the upkeep of the trail.” 

Donations to The Sandstone Way can be made at www.sandstoneway.co.uk/listing/Donation 

Further information on the Sandstone Way is available at www.sandstoneway.co.uk For more information on cycling in Northumberland visit www.cyclenorthumberland.org.uk 

The Commissioners Quay Inn steps up to welcome RNLI charity walker

RNLI charity walker Alex Ellis Roswell at The Commissioners Quay Inn Blyth

The Inn Collection Group's Blyth pub - The Commissioners Quay Inn -  stepped in to offer some much needed rest and recuperation to a charity fundraiser who is walking 9,500 miles for the RNLI.

Alex Ellis-Roswell started walking the 9,500-mile coast of Britain and Ireland in August 2014 and when The Commissioners Quay Inn heard his epic trek had reached Northumberland, though he was in need of a much-needed break.

General manager Daniel Evans said: “We were massively impressed with Alex’s incredible challenge and his unerring commitment to supporting such an important charity as the RNLI. We wanted to support his challenge – and show our continued support to the RNLI by offering to put Alex up for a couple of nights, to give his feet a well-deserved break so he can complete the final 1,000 miles of his walk down the east coast of England. 

“We were waved him off on the final stages of his journey with an extra spring in his step – and some great memories of Blyth and our legenedary Northumberland hospitality. 

“The RNLI is a charity we are delighted to support. Our location on the sea front here in Blyth and close proximity to numerous pleasure and commercial marine vessels as well as people just enjoying being by the sea and river brings home just how important the RNLI are in safeguarding people on the water.”

 When Alex completes his challenge, he will have walked for more than three years and taken over 20 million footsteps. 

During his time in Blyth, he went along to the local RNLI lifeboat station and met up with some of the crew who were training that evening. The challenge includes visiting all 237 lifeboat stations in Britain and Ireland. 

Alex, who has raised nearly £60,000 so far, said: “There’s no doubt lifeboat volunteers are heroes. “Their dedication, sacrifice and bravery is an inspiration. “The fact that I’ve managed to raise so much money to support them says to me how much respect people have for the volunteer crews and what they do for us. “It’s unfortunate there’s so much bad news in the world right now, but here are thousands of men and women – from all different backgrounds – coming together to help others. 

“I’m very grateful to The Commissioners Quay Inn for its hospitality during my time in Blyth, which is very much appreciated.” 

To donate to the charity online through Alex’s challenge, visit www.bt.com/DonateToLifeboats

Be the Early Robin - Book Now for an Inn Collection Group Christmas

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It may be the silly season with sun cream, shorts and sandals still uppermost in people’s minds.

But here at The Inn Collection Group the festive season is already upon us as our thoughts turn to Santa hats, party nights and turkey dinners.

If it seems a tad early to be talking about Christmas, think again.

Before you know it, December will have arrived, and if you haven’t got ahead of the game you could easily find yourself left out in the cold with nowhere to go for your office party, family get together or New Year’s Eve bash.

With the fantastic line-up of festive events on offer this year across our inns throughout Northumberland, County Durham and North Yorkshire, you’ll want to make sure you’re the early Robin that catches the worm.

Operations director Sean Donkin said: “While it may still be summer, now is the time to be thinking about the festive season to avoid the disappointment of losing out on the best Christmas party nights, festive meals and of course where to enjoy Christmas Lunch on the big day itself.

“We have our best ever line up this Christmas of entertainment acts and fantastic festive menus that you, your friends, family and work colleagues deserve at what is the most special time of the year.

“It's all too easy to put off booking with Christmas seeming so far in advance. But as our venues are such popular places to celebrate we recommend booking early to secure the venue and party occasion of your choice. Just drop in to one of our inns, give us a call, or send an email to christmas@inncollectiongroup.com, so we can make sure you Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas rather than a Silent Night.

“After all…it tis the season to be jolly!”

Full details of entertainment, menus and how to book is available on the Christmas pages of each of our inns.