The Seaton Lane Inn to undergo major refurbishment
Landmark County Durham pub The Seaton Lane Inn is set to embark on a significant refurbishment including a major overhaul of its restaurant, bar and bedrooms.
Owners of The Seaton Lane Inn, leading leisure operators The Inn Collection Group, have announced the Seaton pub with rooms will undergo the exciting refurbishment as part of planned investment.
Regeneration plans include a newly reconfigured and expanded dining area, expansive orangery and all-new bedrooms.
As well as improving facilities for guests, the regeneration of The Seaton Lane Inn is expected to generate further jobs at the 18-bedroom inn.
Sean Donkin, operations director at The Inn Collection Group, said: “This is an exciting chapter for The Seaton Lane Inn and will mark a milestone in its history.
“Customer experience is critical for us and our redesign of The Seaton Lane Inn is fundamentally about investing in our customers and providing them with a stunning venue that embraces our eat, drink, sleep and explore model.
“Our investment plans to update, improve and modernise The Seaton Lane Inn, while preserving the inn’s character, will ensure the pub continues to be a beacon for hospitality and a great place to stay and dine for locals, tourists and business customers in County Durham.
Mr Donkin added: “Our refurbishment plans come as welcome news to the local area, adding to Durham heritage coast’s tourism and business appeal.”
The Seaton Lane Inn will be closed temporarily from early January to allow regeneration works to be carried out without disruption to customers. The newly refurbished inn is scheduled to reopen in time for Easter.
Experienced in pub redevelopments, multi-award winning The Inn Collection Group’s conversion portfolio includes The Kingslodge Inn at Durham, Northumberland pubs The Lindisfarne Inn near Holy Island and The Bamburgh Castle Inn at Seahouses as well as The King’s Head Inn at Newton under Roseberry in Cleveland.
The group’s new build credentials include Northumberland-based The Commissioners Quay Inn at Blyth, The Hog’s Head Inn at Alnwick and the newly announced The Amble Inn at Amble.
With a total bedroom number of 232, the Kings Park Capital backed Inn Collection Group is one of the north east’s largest independent accommodation providers.