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kids eat free promotion at The Seaton Lane Inn near Sunderland

Kids Eat Free Promotion Extended to Help Families During the School Summer Holidays  

August 2016


A ‘Kids Eat Free’ promotion at the award-winning The Seaton Lane Inn near Sunderland is making it easier and more affordable for families to spend dinner time together during the busy school holidays.

 Kids Eat Free runs every week day between 3pm and 6pm. Trialled earlier this year and is proving so popular then it has been extended right across the summer. The ‘Kids Eat Free’ promotion extension is timed to help ease the steep costs parents face during the school holidays.

 For each adult meal chosen from the main menu or the special lunch menu (served until 5pm) a little ones can eat for free. Kids can choose from: Homemade Chicken Goujons; Homemade Fish Goujons; Pizza; Cheeseburger; Sausage and Gravy; or Tomato Pasta. All served with a choice of chunky chips, French fries, mashed potato, new potatoes or rice and also a side of salad, peas or beans.

 The Seaton Lane Inn offers 4 star accommodation as well as serving delicious food in both its bar and separate restaurant. It is the proud holder of the AA Dinner Award, recognising quality food and also a Taste Durham award.

 “The Seaton Lane Inn is a traditional country pub with rooms where you can tuck into quality local food served all day. We are nestled in the peaceful village of Seaton, just off the A19, just minutes away from both Sunderland and the Durham coastline where there is so much for families to see and do this summer,” said Peter O’Brien, General Manager at The Seaton Lane Inn. “Things can get pretty costly for parents during the summer break and we are looking forward to seeing more of then enjoy our quality, home-cooked food.”

 Within minutes of The Seaton Lane Inn, families can enjoy searching for sea glass on the magnificent Durham Heritage Coast, climb up to Penshaw Monument, visit Durham Cathedral, the Sunderland Museum and Wintergardens and the National Glass Centre – all of which are free. Also close to the area is Beamish Museum, Dalton Park Outlet Shopping Centre and the Sunderland Empire Theatre as well as a host of karting, bowling and trampolining activities.

 ‘Kids Eat Free’ is available Monday to Friday between 3pm and 6pm. The special lunch menu is available 12 noon to 5pm Monday to Saturday offering two delicious courses for just £14.95. For more information see

 The Seaton Lane Inn is part of The Inn Collection Group, a multi award-winning and fast-growing hospitality specialist family of northeast pubs with rooms.

A new Spring menu has been launched at The Seaton Lane Inn, located between Sunderland and Durham.

New Menu Puts a Spring in Your Step

May 2016

A new Spring menu has been launched at The Seaton Lane Inn.

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Nestled in the peaceful village of Seaton, just off the A19, The Seaton Lane Inn is a traditional country pub with rooms where you can tuck into quality local food served all day, every day.

Head chef Tony Hall has launched his new menu and with two courses available from just £14.40 (depending on choice of dishes) this menu is sure to put a spring in your step!

The menu is available from 12 noon until 9pm every day offering a wide selection of dishes perfect for any time of day meal be it for business lunch or an evening meal with family and friends.

With ten starters and twice as many mains the new menu includes traditional pub favourites as well as the most popular dishes served in The Seaton Lane Inn restaurant. These include Shoulder of Lamb, Ribeye and Fillet Steaks, and a variety of fish (Stonebass, Salmon, Haddock, Scampi and Mussels), as well as burgers, pasta dishes and vegetarian options. Hot and cold sandwiches are also available until 5.30pm.

The Seaton Lane Inn manager, Peter O’Brien said: “This menu combines the most popular dishes on our previous menu and the two-course special menus available earlier this year. There is a wider selection and depending on your choice of dishes many combinations of starter and main course provide are available for under £15, which is great value.

“We have a great head chef here at The Seaton Lane Inn and this is a great new menu for foodies to come and try out. We aim to offer quality traditional comfort food but with a twist – our Chef is using his skills and experience to create a mouth-watering menu to whet the appetites of all of our customers.”

The Seaton Lane Inn has serious food credentials and offers a superb selection of meals including the inn’s famous, award-winning Sunday lunches. Living up to its status as a quality food destination, The Seaton Lane Inn has also been awarded a coveted AA Diners Award.

The Seaton Lane Inn serves home cooked pub food daily from 7.30am am until 9pm.

With an easy-to-reach village location and just a five-minute drive from the coast, The Seaton Lane Inn is perfectly placed for exploring the sporting, historical, cultural, shopping and entertainment attractions of nearby Sunderland, Durham City and Newcastle.

The Seaton Lane Inn is part of the Inn Collection Group family of north east pubs with rooms. The fast-growing hospitality specialist also own The Lindisfarne Inn near Holy Island, The Bamburgh Castle Inn at Seahouses and The Hog’s Head Inn at Alnwick as well as The Kingslodge Inn in Durham City, The King’s Head Inn at Newton-under-Roseberry and the soon to open Commissioners Quay Inn in Blyth.

The Inn Collection Group was shortlisted in the prestigious national Publican Awards earlier this year with the group reaching the finals in the Best Accommodation Provider category at the awards ceremony - the pub industry’s equivalent of the Oscars.

New Coast, Castles and Countryside Trail

New Coast, Castles and Countryside Trail for English Tourism Week

March 2016

The Inn Collection Group are marking English Tourism Week (March 5 – 13) with a new trail along the north east coast to make it easier for visitors to experience the wealth of coastal attractions in the region.

The ‘Coast, Castles and Countryside’ trail has been introduced by The Inn Collection Group with visitors choosing to stay at The Kings Head Inn in North Yorkshire, The Seaton Lane Inn in Durham and The Lindisfarne Inn in Northumberland in any order.

Staying at the three Inns means a visitor is never more than a half-an-hour from the coast or a castle, whilst being close to the countryside.

Roseberry Topping, North Yorkshire Moors, North Yorkshire & Cleveland Heritage Coast, Durham Heritage Coast, UNESCO WHS Durham Cathedral & Castle, Chillingham Castle, Bamburgh Castle, Dunstanburgh Castle, Alnwick Castle, Northumberland National Park and Holy Island are all within easy reach of the three Inns.

A three-night stay with dinner, bed and breakfast for two people before 20th March is just £240. Book during English Tourism Week and receive a further 10% discount.

Keith Liddell, CEO of The Inn Collection Group said: “We are very lucky to have Inns located in amazing positions along the north east coastline and that are all within easy reach of some of the region’s best and most-loved attractions.

“We are the very proud owners of the North East Tourism Pub of the Year – The Bamburgh Castle Inn and what better week than English Tourism Week to launch this new trail that showcases not only the quality of The Inn Collection Group's food, drink and group accommodation offer but also the amazing locations where you can find our Inns.”

The Kings Head Inn is located in the picture-postcard village of Newton under Roseberry and sits beneath iconic Roseberry Topping – Cleveland’s ‘Matterhorn of the North’. This charming inn with 12 en-suite bedrooms is wrapped around by the North York Moors National Park, the Cleveland Way and is close to Yorkshire’s seaside gems of Staithes, Whitby and Scarborough, The King’s Head Inn is just a short drive from Middlesbrough and the Tees Valley, too.

The Lindisfarne Inn located close to Holy Island and just south of Berwick-upon-Tweed, is perfect for visiting Northumberland and for forays into the Scottish Borders. Right on the new Sandstone Way and Coast & Castle cycle routes and with the famous walking trails of St. Oswald’s Way and St. Cuthbert’s Way passing nearby, The Lindisfarne Inn with 21 en-suite bedrooms is just the  place to eat, drink and stay for walkers, cyclists and bird watchers who flock to the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Seaton Lane Inn is located just minutes away from Durham’s dramatic heritage coastline and within easy reach of Sunderland, Newcastle and Durham city centres. Nestled in the peaceful village of Seaton, just off the A19, The Seaton Lane Inn is a traditional country pub with rooms where you can tuck into quality local food served all day, every day and sleep soundly in one of the 18 en-suite bedrooms

Running from 5 – 13 March 2016 English Tourism Weekis an annual week-long celebration of events showcasing the quality and vibrancy of our visitor experiences and the value our industry brings to our nation. 

New cocktail menu at The Seaton Lane Inn

Seaton Lane Inn gets the Cocktails Inn

March 2016

Visitors to The Seaton Lane Inn may find themselves a little shaken or stirred by the new cocktails on offer at the bar.

The inn has listened to customer requests and introduced a fabulous list of sophisticated and classic cocktails and mocktails to tempt the taste buds.

The Seaton Lane Inn general manager, Peter O’Brien, said: “Cocktails have been growing in popularity in recent years and we’ve been receiving more and more requests from customers to introduce them at The Seaton Lane Inn.

“We’ve listened to what people want and now have a superb cocktail list to choose from. And you can be sure of getting the perfect drink every time because all of our bar staff have undergone specialist training with a professional mixolologist to make sure they know the secrets of great cocktail preparation.”

The seven alcoholic cocktails on the menu cover a range of different spirits and flavours, whether you are looking for a sharp, refreshing drink or something sweet and dark.

They are: Haig Club, a mix of Haig Club single grain, apple soda and ginger bitters; Smirnoff Apple Bite, made from Smirnoff vodka, lemonade and apple juice; Smirnoff Sea Breeze, made from Smirnoff vodka, cranberry juice and grapefruit juice; Amaretto Cooler, Disaronno Amaretto mixed with orange juice and cranberry juice; Smirnoff Melonball, a mix of Smirnoff vodka, Midori melon liqueur and lemonade; Dark & Stormy made from Captain Morgan Original, ginger beer and lime juice; and Gordon’s Ginger Fizz, made from Gordon’s gin, ginger beer and bitters.

For those who aren’t drinking, there is also a choice of two mocktails – Sweet Sunrise, made from orange juice, pineapple juice and grenadine; and Cream Cola made from vanilla, cherry and Pepsi.

Both the cocktails and mocktails come in a choice of large or small servings.

Peter said: “The Seaton Lane Inn’s bar is a great place for a celebration and the addition of the cocktail list to our huge variety of wines, spirits, real ales and lagers, ciders and soft drinks, means you will be spoiled for choice.

“We spent a lot of time working on what we hope is the perfect cocktail list and we’d love to hear which ones are people’s favourites.”