A Tynemouth landmark will have a new identity when it reopens in 2023, as The Inn Collection Group unveil a brand-new name for their first site in North Tyneside.
Overlooking Longsands beach, The Park Hotel will become The Tynemouth Castle Inn once work is completed on a multi-million-pound refurbishment by the Newcastle-based hospitality company.
Taking its name from the complex that has sat on the headland to the south east of the Inn, fortifications are believed to have been present at the site since the 11th century until the mid-part of the 20th.
With its new moniker and crest in place, the much-loved venue has an instantly recognisable look and feel ready for when it returns to welcoming guests as part of the pub-with-rooms company’s portfolio.
Acquired by the group in April 2021, works at the iconic art-deco building are progressing apace with Gateshead-based STP Construction leading on the project and GSS Architecture in place as Lead Designer.
The exciting redevelopment is set to breathe new life into the historic establishment and includes an extensive remodelling of the current bar and dining areas along with the site’s existing rooms.
A two-storey extension is to be built in place of a previously underused function and events area will create additional bedroom space for guests, while a further single-storey construction will add a fish and chip takeaway and ice cream parlour.
New external seating areas and terraces will be added, maximising the venue’s 180-degree sea views of famous coastline.
In keeping with The Inn Collection Group’s family friendly ethos, the venue will welcome families, be dog and outdoor enthusiasts friendly, embracing Tynemouth’s beach and cycling credentials.
It will feature secure bike storage; Sheffield bike stands and lockers as well as multi-use wash down areas.
Louise Stewart, property director said: “Works are now underway at The Tynemouth Castle Inn and the group are eagerly anticipating their competition as much as the local community.
“With the new name in place, we are another step closer to welcoming people back and look forward to sharing further updates as the refurbishment continues to progress.”
Zoe Cooper, marketing manager for The Inn Collection Group said: “The Tynemouth Castle Inn is going to be an exciting place for visitors from both Tyneside and further afield and we’re very excited to confirm the new identity.
“The new look gives the site its own style whilst embracing its position as part of the wider group and we hope people are going to embrace it once we re-open.”