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Top of the Pops - Treat Your Dad to a Father's Day Stay Away at The Bamburgh Castle Inn

May 2017

We've already celebrated Mother's Day and the countdown to the day for Dads everywhere is on. 

Father’s Day takes place on the third Sunday of June and this year it's on Sunday June 18.

If you're stumped what to get your Dad this Father’s Day we’ve got just the answer with a winning combo of great food and superb beer at The Bamburgh Castle Inn for the main man in your life to enjoy some well-deserved 'Dad-time' with those special to him. 

The Bamburgh Castle Inn general manager Nicola Austin said: "What could be better than giving the main man in your life a lovely break away to enjoy some much-deserved Dad-time? Which Dad wouldn’t be over the moon with a stay by the sea, a range of cracking real ales and plenty of winning Dad-friendly dishes on the menu?"

To book your Father's Day stay at The Bamburgh Castle Inn call 01665 720 283 or 0191 5803610 or book online, anytime.


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It’s In Our Nature – The Bamburgh Castle Inn partners Visit Northumberland to promote county

May 2017

The Bamburgh Castle Inn has teamed up with Visit Northumberland to celebrate the unique character of Northumberland and encourage people to explore England’s most northerly county. 

#ItsInOurNature hails Northumberland’s individuality and wide ranging features, including celebrated beaches, wildlife and nature reserves and remote, nature-rich hill country. 

The Bamburgh Castle Inn’s general manager Nicola Austin said: “We are delighted to be partnering Visit Northumberland and love nothing better than to shout out about all that’s brilliant about Northumberland. 

“Just looking out of the windows here at The Bamburgh Castle Inn at The Farne Islands, the bird life, the beaches and not one but two castles and you see just a snapshot of what makes Northumberland so distinctive and unique and why we enjoy championing it. 

“As well as being Northumberland Ambassadors, we are very proud to work with Visit Northumberland to promote just what’s in our nature to encourage people to visit and explore Northumberland. 

It’s In Our Nature runs until August 2017.

Follow #ItsInOurNature across social media networks and look out for the campaign in national press.

The Bamburgh Castle Inn staff become dementia friends


Staff from The Bamburgh Castle Inn have been learning how to make their inn more dementia friendly by taking part in special awareness raising sessions with The Alzheimer’s Society. 

Staff  took part in training to gain a better understanding of how dementia can affect people, so they can give a warm welcome to all customers, including people with dementia. 

General manager Nicola Austin said: “We give everyone who walks through our doors a very warm welcome, whether they are in a wheelchair, have hearing or sight impairments – or  people with dementia. 

“With the numbers of people living with dementia rising, it’s so important that our team understand what dementia is and how they can play a part in making a difference to people who are living with it. 

“We learned there are so many small things we can do that can make such a difference to people with dementia – and their carers and family members - to make them feel welcome and at ease. 

“Many of our staff, customers and their families have been touched by the effects of loved ones living with dementia and we want to do our bit to make sure each and every person who comes through our doors enjoys a warm welcome and excellent service.”

Helen Williams, Northumberland manager for The Alzheimer’s Society, led the session at The Bamburgh Castle Inn.

She said: “Nationally, we aim to have four million dementia friends by 2020, to raise awareness of the needs of people living with dementia. 

“Often when people are diagnosed, one of first things they stop doing is things they like to do, like going out to the pub and they retreat. 

“The aim of bringing this to businesses is that it makes them more aware of the needs of customers coming in, and people feel confident to still go out with their family and community, and it reduces feelings of isolation.

“People will know which pubs they can go into and be supported. The group at The Bamburgh Castle Inn were young and incredibly keen - they were able to say they were already supporting the needs of regular customers living with dementia.”

The Bamburgh Castle is the latest inn within the award-winning Inn Collection Group to go through training as part of the group’s efforts to make each of its seven pub premises friendly, inclusive and accessible to everyone. 

The Inn Collection Group’s Operations Director Sean Donkin, said: “We already have plenty of visible accessibility facilities for people with different physical needs across our pubs. But we felt it was important to make sure we are trained and able to help people with dementia and those with accessibility needs you can’t see so easily, to make them feel welcome and at ease

Self guided walking breaks holidays in Northumberland

New Walk-Inn breaks at The Bamburgh Castle Inn

The Bamburgh Castle Inn is lacing up its boots to go a step further for walkers with a new range of walking breaks. 

The Bamburgh Castle Inn has paired up with self-guided walking publisher, to offer new ‘Walk-Inn’ breaks with easy-to-follow, self-guided walks, key meals and accommodation at the award-winning Bamburgh Castle Inn, close to well-loved destinations like the stunning Northumberland coast, Cheviot Hills, and Scottish Borders.

Great for walkers of all levels including families, relaxed ramblers and serious yompers, the breaks include Walking-Books’ self-guided packs, each containing 20 classic walks around The Bamburgh Castle Inn.

Also included is a hearty, two-course dinner for you to walk off, plus a comfy room to bed down in and, of course, a full English breakfast to fuel you up for the day ahead. Packages also include a welcome drink on arrival plus a picnic to enjoy while on the go.

Nicola Austin, general manager at The Bamburgh Castle Inn, said: "We have always been a hub for walkers thanks to our amazing location, close to miles of empty beaches, Holy Island and the Cheviot Hills. We wanted to go a step further to encourage people to come and experience the fantastic walking routes around us with self walking packages to help them make the most of their stay.”

Walking Books director Mike Law said: “We’re delighted to have teamed up with The Bamburgh Castle Inn and applaud their efforts to make walking accessible to as many people as possible. I hope that together we can inspire people of all walking abilities to head out and enjoy the fantastic scenery around the inn on foot.

“Walking Books guides are completely different to anything you will see in the shops. Our aim when deciding to publish our guides is to make them as user-friendly as possible so we decided on our concept of putting the walks on handy, durable, weather-proof walking cards with a unique combination of concise, easy-to-follow routes local information and professional mapping. To complete our pack we added a useful user guide and decided to provide a custom made map-case for the walking card which meant the walker had everything they needed for their walk on an A5 weather-proof card that could be carried conveniently around the neck or in a jacket pocket.”

  • A single night Walk-Inn break starts from less than £90 per person (based on two people sharing)