Cheers! Popular seaside pub re-opens after top-to-toe makeover

Members of the Old Granary team say that visitors are delighted with the result of the pub’s makeover

A NEW LOOK and a new name are being celebrated by staff and regulars at The Old Granary pub and restaurant in the Northumberland fishing town of Amble.

The popular bar and eatery was closed at the start of January this year for a top-to-toe makeover which took six weeks to complete.

Now the venue has re-opened, and the pub’s owners, Amble Links Holiday Park, say that customers are giving a collective thumbs-up to the ambitious re-design.

Formerly known as The Old Storehouse, its new name recalls this historic building’s original purpose as a grain storage facility serving the local farming community.

Contemporary furnishings, decor and lighting have now been introduced, whilst The Old Granary’s exposed interior stone walls have been retained as an architectural counterpoint.

Fifteen staff are currently employed at the pub, but the number is expected to double in the summer with the rise of visitors to the holiday park and surrounding area.

The Old Granary’s restaurant has around 200 covers, and specialises in what it describes as “food for the soul” from traditional pub favourites to more adventurous food combinations.

Aimed squarely at couples and family guests, there is also a sitting-out area for al-fresco dining with an adjoining children’s play area to help youngsters burn off some energy.

In addition, the building provides a venue for staging live entertainment by professional acts, and which is one of the facilities available to owners of holiday homes at the park.

Amble Links Holiday Park provides more than 660 holiday caravans and luxury lodges, and is one of the most popular parks in North East England for holiday home buyers.

Starting from £24,995, families can own a private retreat next to a sandy beach on the spectacular Northumberland coast, available to use for holidays and short breaks all year round.

Other facilities at the park include an indoor pool, sauna and steam room plus a gymnasium.

Brad May, Chief Marketing Officer at Park Holidays UK which owns Amble Links, said that the makeover of The Old Granary was part of continuing investments being made in the park:

“This is a glorious park in a glorious setting, and our customers deserve to enjoy the highest standards, so we have no hesitation in making excellence our watchword.

“We’re delighted that local people are also able to enjoy some of the benefits of our park by providing them with a high quality venue to meet, relax, and enjoy a superb family-friendly atmosphere.

“Amble Links Holiday Park is very much part of this community, and the spending of its guests benefits many other businesses in the region and the jobs they provide,” said Brad.

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