If you’re travelling in Northeast England or planning a holiday in the region, take a look at what The Inn Collection can offer in terms of accommodation – you won’t be disappointed.
A leading hospitality and pub company in the north of England, The Inn Collection boasts an expanding portfolio of inviting inns stretching from Flass Vale in Durham to Berwick-upon-Tweed, just two miles from the Scottish border.
The company’s promotional material explains a little about its ethos: while retaining the “atmosphere and friendly service of a traditional inn”, they have complemented it with “attractive modern interiors, good food and excellent value accommodation”. From our experience, they’re achieving their objectives.
My family and I have been fortunate enough to sample several of the inns in recent years and have always been suitably impressed for a host of reasons. So, this summer we were excited about staying for a night at their newest addition: the Amble Inn in the Northumberland coastal town of Amble.
This new inn opened its doors in January 2019 – and very pleasant it is, too.
The 30-bed, purpose-built inn is conveniently situated close to the stunning Northumberland coast and provides an ideal base from which to discover the region’s beauty. Among the highlights is Bamburgh Castle, just a 45-minute drive away.
The inn boasts ample free car parking and comfortable rooms styled in line with the trusted Inn Collection brand.
We enjoyed eating at the large pub-cum-restaurant. But it’s wise to book because with an all-day menu and non-residents attracted by the delicious food, it can get busy.
We were pleased with our meals. As well as being tasty, portion sizes were good – even kid’s meals; and when it comes to breakfast, it’s buffet-style with a large selection of hot and cold offerings.
The town of Amble, meanwhile, prides itself on being the “friendliest port”. Well, we can’t vouch for that but it’s certainly a pleasant place to explore. We wandered around the town and harbour where tourists and locals alike were intrigued by the pop-up retail units selling everything from arts & crafts to food and drinks.
We enjoyed staying at the Amble Inn, but that’s not surprising because we haven’t come across any of the Inn Collection’s hostelries we didn’t like. We highly recommend the new kid on the block, too.
www.ambleinnamble.co.uk, tel: 01665 613333
Reviewed: August 2019