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Be the Early Robin - Book Now For Christmas

July 2017

The silly season may well be on us, with sun cream, shorts and sandals still uppermost in people’s minds.

But here at The Seaton Lane Inn, 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 at The Seaton Lane Inn, however, you’ll want to make sure you’re the early Robin that catches the worm.

General Manager, Paul Brown, says: “It may still be summer, but now is the ideal time to be thinking about the festive season to avoid the disappointment of losing out on the party or event you were dreaming of.

“We put a lot of thought into our festive offering and ensuring it has the added sparkle you, your friends, family and work colleagues deserve at what is a special time of year.

“Putting off booking could mean you sadly miss out on the cracking Christmas you are looking forward to and instead end up being a Scrooge when everyone around you is getting into the festive spirit.

"We've discounted room rates - subject to availability and choice - if you're looking to stay the night for one of our festive events, so book in quick while there still is room at the inn -  just give us a call for our best rates.

“Christmas lunch here at The Seaton Lane Inn has already sold out and we are now taking bookings for 2018, so we know our other fabulous array of festive packages and party nights are going to be popular. So don’t delay and pop by, give us a call, or drop us an email to christmas@inncollectiongroup.com, to see what we can do for you and ensure you Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas rather than a Silent Night.

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

Highlights include:

1-24 December: Cracking Christmas Fayre Menu. Feast on two festive courses for £15.95 per person (under 12s £9.95) or three courses for £19.95 each (under 12s £11.95). Perfect for celebrating with friends, families and work colleagues. Must be booked and paid for in advance and is available every day excluding Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Pre-booking required Friday-Sunday for parties of six or more.

1-16 December: Christmas Party Nights, 7pm-midnight. Two courses £15.95 per person, or three courses for £19.95 per person. Get inn the festive spirit with a delicious meal, superb selection of drinks, an allocated table for the evening, and fabulous live entertainment on the following dates.

Saturday 16 December: Soul Central – Powerful, top notch soulful vocals and saxophone tones, bluesy keys, funky drumming and grooving bass and guitar, Soul Central boasts a repertoire stretching fron the 1950s to the present day.

Saturday 23 December: Sam Gibson – unique blend of acoustic roc from a wide range of artistes in a variety of genres.

Friday 29 December: Pretty Weeds. This female fronted band plays a mix of soul, pop, rock and Motown.

16-23 December: Santa Events: Special guests from the North Pole will be dropping by to host some very special events. Every child will receive a gift from Santa and one of his Elves – as long as they have been well behaved, of course! Adults £10; Children, £5.

16-17 and 23 December: Breakfast with Santa, 10am-11.30am. Join Father Christmas and his elves for a delicious breakfast.

15 and 23 December: Afternoon Tea, 3pm-5pm. Scrumptious afternoon tea.

31 December: New Year’s Eve, 7pm-1am, £49.95 per person (under 12s £24.95). Welcome in 2018 at The Seaton Lane Inn with mouth-watering food, a superb selection of drinks, and live entertainment from singer, guitarist and live human jukebox, Neil Gibson.

 

 

Welly Walkers Put Best Foot Forward for RNLI

June 2017

 

Staff at The Seaton Lane Inn put their best foot forward - together - to raise over £300 to fund kit for The Royal National Lifeboat Institute’s volunteer crew members. 

Taking inspiration from the kit they were fundraising for, The Seaton Lane Inn’s Debbie Brown, Joanne Curtis, Keeley Mathewson and chef Jennifer Malkin wore their wellington boots for a three-mile, three-legged welly walk from the inn on Seaton Lane to the George Elmy lifeboat at East Durham Heritage and Lifeboat Centre. 

Debbie Brown of The Seaton Lane Inn said: “It was surprisingly hard work - the last time any of us had done three-legged walking was in the school ground! But we had a laugh and it was amazing to know we’ve raised so much money for the RNLI and the fantastic work it does to save lives at sea. As we are such a short distance from Durham’s heritage coast, we felt it was important to do our bit to raise funds for such a relevant charity.

“We would like to thank everyone who supported us in our walk - and to the staff at Seaham Marina and East Durham Heritage and Lifeboat Centre who gave us such a warm welcome when we arrived.” 

As well as raising funds through the welly walk, The Seaton Lane Inn has become a ‘Betty’s Jar’ pick up and drop off point, where customers can pick up small recycled jars called Betty’s 5p pots to fill with loose change and return these to the inns to be emptied, helping towards the cause.

The RNLI’s community fundraising manager for the North East Gill King said: Our crews rely on lifesaving kit, like their yellow wellies, lifejackets and helmets, when they go out in all weathers to save lives at sea. We are thrilled that The Seaton Lane Inn is helping to raise money for the RNLI and thank them for their support.”

 From left, Debbie Brown, Keeley Mathewson, Jennifer Malkin and Joanne Curtis. 

 

 

Welly Walkers Put Best Foot Forward for RNLI

June 2017

 

Staff at The Seaton Lane Inn put their best foot forward - together - to raise over £300 to fund kit for The Royal National Lifeboat Institute’s volunteer crew members. 

Taking inspiration from the kit they were fundraising for, The Seaton Lane Inn’s Debbie Brown, Joanne Curtis, Keeley Mathewson and chef Jennifer Malkin wore their wellington boots for a three-mile, three-legged welly walk from the inn on Seaton Lane to the George Elmy lifeboat at East Durham Heritage and Lifeboat Centre. 

Debbie Brown of The Seaton Lane Inn said: “It was surprisingly hard work - the last time any of us had done three-legged walking was in the school ground! But we had a laugh and it was amazing to know we’ve raised so much money for the RNLI and the fantastic work it does to save lives at sea. As we are such a short distance from Durham’s heritage coast, we felt it was important to do our bit to raise funds for such a relevant charity.

“We would like to thank everyone who supported us in our walk - and to the staff at Seaham Marina and East Durham Heritage and Lifeboat Centre who gave us such a warm welcome when we arrived.” 

As well as raising funds through the welly walk, The Seaton Lane Inn has become a ‘Betty’s Jar’ pick up and drop off point, where customers can pick up small recycled jars called Betty’s 5p pots to fill with loose change and return these to the inns to be emptied, helping towards the cause.

The RNLI’s community fundraising manager for the North East Gill King said: Our crews rely on lifesaving kit, like their yellow wellies, lifejackets and helmets, when they go out in all weathers to save lives at sea. We are thrilled that The Seaton Lane Inn is helping to raise money for the RNLI and thank them for their support.”

 

The picture shows from left, Debbie Brown, Keeley Mathewson, Jennifer Malkin and Joanne Curtis. 

 

 

The Seaton Lane Inn is supporting the RNLI

The Seaton Lane Inn gives it some welly for The RNLI

May 2017

The Seaton Lane Inn is helping to raise funds to buy vital kit for RNLI volunteer crews by supporting the charity’s annual national fundraising campaign. 

A vital piece of kit the inns are fundraising for are yellow wellies. And staff from The Seaton Lane Inn are taking inspiration from this by taking part in a three-legged welly race. 

Duos from the inn will hop, skip and jump the three-miles from the inn on Seaton Lane to Seaham’s Lifeboat Museum wearing their welly boots on Saturday June 10.  

Debbie Brown of The Seaton Lane Inn said: “We jumped at the chance to support the RNLI and the fantastic work it does to save lives at sea. As we are such a short distance from Durham’s heritage coast, we felt it was important to do our bit to raise funds for such a relevant charity – and have a laugh at the same time.” 

Debbie will be leading the three-legged teams from The Seaton Lane Inn as they make their way to Seaham Lifeboat at East Durham and Coastal Heritage centre at 11am. 

The Seaton Lane Inn has also become a ‘Betty’s Jar’ pick up and drop off point, where customers can pick up small recycled jars called Betty’s 5p pots to fill with loose change and return these to the inn to be emptied, helping towards the cause.

Paul Brown, general manager at The Seaton Lane Inn said: “The RNLI is an excellent charity and we are proud to be able to support them with the Betty’s jars campaign. We’re recycling and relabeling our own jam jars for the cause so they become mini-collection pots that are helping to save lives.” 

Sean Donkin, operations director at The Inn Collection Group which owns The Seaton Lane Inn said: “We are delighted to be supporting The RNLI across our pubs which are close to the coast and waterways. The RNLI does a superb and courageous job to save lives at sea and we hope to be able to help raise funds that will provide vital kit for their crew men and women.”

The RNLI’s community fundraising manager for the North East Gill King said: Our crews rely on lifesaving kit, like their yellow wellies, lifejackets and helmets, when they go out in all weathers to save lives at sea. We are thrilled that The Seaton Lane Inn are helping to raise money for the RNLI and thank them for their support.”