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Rock on at The King's Head Inn

October 2017

Eagle eyed people out and about the North East should look out for a beautifully painted rock featuring The King's Head Inn.

The rock, painted by talented artist Ashleigh Louise Legg of Fingerprint Art, is one of seven, each depicting The King's Head Inn and its six sister inns: The Bamburgh Castle Inn at Seahouses, The Hog’s Head Inn at Alnwick, The Commissioners Quay Inn at Blyth, The Kingslodge Inn at Durham, The Seaton Lane Inn at Seaton and The Lindisfarne Inn near Holy Island. 

Each painted rock has a message asking the rock to be returned to the inn where they can claim a prize. People can share the rocks they find on social media before they are hidden again for people to discover.

Operations director Sean Donkin said: “We’ve been inspired by the rock painting craze of Tyneside Rocks, Durham Rocks and Northumberland Rocks that is sweeping the region, which sees people painting rocks and hiding them for others to find.

“We thought it was a lovely idea and a great way to get people out and about enjoying the coast and countryside around our inns and away from mobile phones or computer screens but there is still the connection to social media which children – and adults enjoy.

“Ashleigh, a talented local artist, has painted our inns – which are all distinctive in landmark locations like The King's Head Inn which sits in front of Roseberry Topping. 

“We hope people have a lovely time searching for our rocks. And if you’re not lucky enough to find one yourself, why not try your hand at painting one of our inns for other people to discover, too?”

The King's Head Inn goes hook, line and sinker for RNLI Fish Supper campaign

October 2017

The King's Head Inn is going hook, line and sinker to support the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s Fish Supper fundraising campaign.

Promising ‘trout of this world’ fish dishes on Friday nights throughout October, The King's Head Inn is giving a £1 donation (50p children’s meals) from every RNLI Fish special to the charity which saves lives at sea.

General manager of the Newton under Roseberry pub, Chris Moor said: “The RNLI do a brilliant job of saving lives and protecting people on the water. And given our location close to North Yorkshire's heritage coast and its very proud tradition of saving lives at sea we wanted to go all out to support the RNLI's Fish Supper campaign. And what could be better than enjoying one of our local beer-battered fish and homemade chip meals, knowing that by doing so you are helping a very worthy cause?

“We’re proud to support the RNLI so that they can continue to save even more lives at sea.”

The nationwide RNLI Fish Supper event honours lifeboat crew members who miss meal times and special occasions with loved ones to save lives at sea. 

The money raised from The King's Head Inn fish suppers will be used to buy equipment and pay for training for RNLI volunteers.

The RNLI’s fish-themed annual fundraiser aims to raise awareness of crew who drop everything ­– even weddings, birthdays and births – to venture into often dangerous waters to rescue people who have found themselves in difficulty.

Last year, RNLI lifeboat crews across the UK and Ireland rescued 8,643 people and saved 431 lives. It costs over £485,000 per day to run the RNLI, and the charity relies on donations from the public to continue its lifesaving service.

The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and has more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,200 lives.

Robin Palmer, RNLI volunteer crew member said: “As a volunteer crew member, my pager can beep at any time. Whether I’m at work, asleep in bed or about to tuck into my dinner – I’ll stop what I’m doing and go straight to the lifeboat station, ready to save lives.

“Events such as Fish Fridays hosted by The King's Head Inn are a great way for people to get together, enjoy a fantastic meal and raise vital funds for our lifesaving charity.”

The King's Head Inn's sister inns are also taking part in the campaign. The Seaton Lane Inn at Seaton, County Durham and The Kingslodge Inn in Durham city will be serving up  RNLI Fish Suppers. While in Northumberland, The Lindisfarne Inn at Beal, The Bamburgh Castle Inn at Seahouses, The Hog’s Head Inn at Alnwick and The Commissioners Quay Inn at Blyth are the 'plaices' to be to support the campaign. 

For more information about the RNLI’s Fish Supper campaign visit


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Walk-Inn breaks prove runaway success - book your Walk Inn break by November 1 to secure this year's low rates

September 2017

With the summer crowds long gone, walkers heading out on the great trails around Newton under Roseberry's King's Head Inn can enjoy classic routes like the Cleveland Way and Roseberry Topping all to themselves - well almost. 

Surrounded by spectacular countryside, beguiling forests and with Cleveland's own Matterhorn of the North - Roseberry Topping - just behind this cosy 17th century inn, The King's Head Inn makes for a great base to explore this lesser-trodden part of North Yorkshire and Cleveland. 

Walkers looking to enjoy a Walk Inn break - which includes inner, bed and breakfast break, a welcoming pint on arrival, packed lunch as well as a waterproofed O/S walking pack containing twenty classic walks around the North York Moors - can enjoy this year's low rate prices by booking their Walk Inn break by November 1st. 

One night Walk-Inn £75 per person*

Two nights Walk-Inn £125 per person*

Three nights Walk-Inn £170 per person*

*Based on two people sharing a double or twin room. 

General manager Chris Moor said: "Our Walk Inn breaks have been a runaway success. We have been delighted to welcome so many walkers of all ages and abilities through our doors, from seasoned walkers to walking newbies who have been inspired to venture out and enjoy the countryside around us. 

"This is a great opportunity for people to secure our low introductory Walk Inn rate prices, so book now to make the most of our special rates."

To celebrate the success of The King’s Head Inn walking breaks, we are offering one lucky person the chance to win an overnight Walk-Inn break for two.

Click here to join the Inn-Crowd and you’ll automatically be entered into our monthly 'win a break' prize draw.



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Win an Inn Club stay at The King's Head Inn

August 2017

Love The King's Head Inn?  Don't miss your chance of winning a fantastic stay at our cosy inn beneath Roseberry Topping, with the launch of The Inn Collection Group’s Inn Club.

 Inn Club members get access to exclusive special offers at The King's Head Inn and our sister Inn Collection Group pub deals, travel ideas and insider location secrets as well as being entered into a draw to win a three-night dinner, bed & breakfast stay for two at the inn of their choice.

The Inn Collection Group’s Sean Donkin said: “Whether you’re travelling for pleasure or for work, being a part of our new Inn Club brings you cracking new special offers and deals as well as insider insights from travel gurus with their ear to the ground about what's happenning around our award-winning inns. 

“If you’re a fan of gems like Roseberry Topping, the Northumberland coast and unique attractions like Durham Cathedral, Whitby and the North York Moors then all it takes are two ticks of your time to make a couple of clicks to be part of the inn crowd – and also to be in with a chance of winning a fantastic stay at The King's Head Inn – or one of our sister award winning inns." 

Join the Inn Club and be in with a chance of winning a stay at The King's Head Inn by clicking here