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General manager welcomed back Inn

OCTOBER 2016

The Kings Head Inn, the country pub at Newton under Roseberry in North Yorkshire, has appointed a new general manager.

Chris Moor, 35, joins The Kings Head Inn, part of the Inn Collection Company, after 15-years of experience in the pub industry.

Chris, who previously worked in the Lindisfarne Inn and Bamburgh Castle Inn, has re-joined the Inn Collection after a six-year stint working in Cambridge and Milton Keynes for pub retailer and brewer Greene King.

Chris said: “I am thrilled to be welcomed back to the Inn Collection, and especially privileged to be located here at Teesside’s most famous landmark, Roseberry Topping hill! We are developing a walking package aimed at those who want to explore the beauty of the local area. As well as dinner, bed and breakfast, walkers will also receive a pint on arrival, packed lunches for each day, laminated walking maps and even a boot cleaning service!”

Chris and his kitchen team are also revamping the menu using a variety of products from local butchers and other suppliers.

Malcolm Rymer enjoys the first pint of the ale he named at The King's Head Inn

‘Thirst Aid’ Ale to raise funds Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team at The King’s Head Inn

July 5 2016

The King’s Head Inn has announced the winning name for the new ale that will help raise funds for Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team.

“Thirst Aid” is the winning entry suggested by Malcolm Rymer, from Nunthorpe, after The King’s Head Inn, located in Newton-under-Roseberry at the foot of Roseberry Topping, teamed up with its local Mountain Rescue Team to help raise funds for the vital organisation and honour the amazing work they do right on the popular Inn’s doorstep.

The pub launched a competition to name the new ale and “Thirst Aid” will now take pride of place on the bar at The King’s Head Inn and a donation of 5p per pint will then be made to Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team from every pint sold.

“I’m a keen walker with The British Steel Walking Club so I know how thirsty a good walk can make you. Put that together with the mountain rescue team and that’s where the name came from. I had five entries in the competition as it was for such a good cause but ‘Thirst Aid’ was definitely my best effort,” said the winner Malcolm Rymer.

After tasting Thirst Aid Malcolm said, “It’s a lovely pint – I’ll now be drinking it on my visits to The King’s Head Inn. I’ve had the good fortune not to need to services of Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team but I know people who have and it great to know that they will benefit from every pint sold.”

Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team is a search and rescue organisation set up 50 years ago to go to the aid of persons lost or injured on the North York Moors and other remote regions. The fifty men and women in the team, are from all walks of life, are on call 24 hours a day 365 days a year and are all unpaid volunteers. They are called out about 50 times a year with a fifth of these incidents occurring at Roseberry Topping.

 Pete Mounsey of Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team said: “We all loved the name ‘Thirst Aid’ and are very proud to see it on the bar at The King’s Head Inn. We are always very grateful for any fundraising activity to help support our organisation. We are regulars at The King’s Head Inn following our weekly training sessions at Roseberry Topping and we are delighted and grateful that The King’s Head Inn are supporting our work. It will not only raise funds but also raise awareness about our activities in this area.”

Paul Brown, General Manager at The King’s Head Inn said: “We are very proud to have ‘Thirst Aid’ on our bar. We are so lucky to be located in one of the most idyllic locations in the country. Many of our customers are walkers and cyclists who regularly enjoy the outdoors at North Yorks Moors and especially Roseberry Topping, before enjoying a drink or a meal or staying here at The King’s Head Inn. We hope not only to raise vital funds for Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team but also have a permanent reminder on the bar of the work that they do for us.”

Set at the foot of Roseberry Topping, known as the ‘Matterhorn of Cleveland’, the award-winning King’s Head 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, The Seaton Lane Inn at Seaton in County Durham, The Kingslodge Inn in Durham City and the soon to open The Commissioners Quay Inn in Blyth. The Inn Collection Group was a 2015 winner in the North East Tourism Awards and Northumberland Business Awards, and a runner-up in the national 2016 Publican Awards.

Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team Launch ‘Name the Ale’ Fundraiser with The King’s Head Inn

April 2016

The King’s Head Inn, Newton-under-Roseberry has teamed up with its local Mountain Rescue Team to help raise funds for the vital organisation and honour the amazing work they do right on the popular Inn’s doorstep.
 
The pub has launched a competition to name a new ale to help raise vital funds for the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team. The new ale will then take pride of place on the bar at The King’s Head Inn and a donation of 5p per pint will then be made to Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team from every pint sold.
 
Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team is a search and rescue organisation set up 50 years ago to go to the aid of persons lost or injured on the North York Moors and other remote regions. The fifty men and women in the team, are from all walks of life, are on call 24 hours a day 365 days a year and are all unpaid volunteers. They are called out about 50 times a year with a fifth of these incidents occurring at Roseberry Topping.
 
Pete Mounsey of Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team said:
 
“We are always very grateful for any fundraising activity to help support our organisation. We are regulars at The King’s Head Inn and follow our weekly training sessions at Roseberry Topping with a visit to the pub. We are delighted that they have come up with the great idea to help support our work. It will not only raise funds but also raise awareness about our activities in this area.”
 
To enter people simply need to choose a name that has a connection to the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team and The King’s Head Inn. Then complete an entry form, available online or in the pub and take it to The King’s Head Inn with a £1 donation to Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team. Closing date May 29th.
 
Paul Brown, General Manager at The King’s Head Inn said: 
 
“We are so lucky to be located in one of the most idyllic locations in the country. Many of our customers are walkers and cyclists who regularly enjoy the outdoors at North Yorks Moors and especially Roseberry Topping, before enjoying a drink or a meal or staying here at The King’s Head Inn. We hope not only to raise vital funds for Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team but also have a permanent reminder on the bar of the work that they do for us.”
 
Set at the foot of Roseberry Topping, known as the ‘Matterhorn of Cleveland’, the award-winning King’s Head Inn is part of the Inn Collection Group family of north east pubs with rooms.

Help Make The King’s Head Inn Yorkshire’s Favourite Pub!

March 2016

Yorkshire's Favourite Pub 2016 competition is once again open for voting following last year’s record-breaking year.

The competition, run by tourism agency Welcome to Yorkshire, was first launched in 2011 to help promote Yorkshire's variety of pubs.

Customers can nominate The King’s Head Inn here.

Voting is open until 13 May, then  on May 17th the Top 10 will be announced.

The final ten will then go head to head hoping to be crowned winner at the Great Yorkshire Show on 12 July.

Welcome to Yorkshire, said: "Yorkshire is known for its rich heritage and breathtaking landscapes but our welcoming collection of pubs are just as important in our bid to sell Yorkshire to the world."

Coast, Castles and Countryside Trail

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. 

King's Head Inn gets the Cocktails & Mocktails Inn

March 2016

Visitors to The King's Head 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 King's Head Inn general manager, Paul Brown, 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 King's Head 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.

Paul said: “The King's Head 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.”

The Kings Head Inn Welcomes the Tour de Yorkshire

January 2016

With less than 100 days to go The Kings Head Inn, located just one mile off the route and less than 5 miles from the official start to Stage 3, is getting ready to welcome the Tour de Yorkshire, as the county prepares for the return of one of the most spectacular and well received events in the British sporting calendar.

Race goers will also be able to enjoy home-cooked food from breakfast right through to 9.30pm every day; and with 12 delightful en-suite bedrooms in the adjoining 17thcentury cottages, cyclists and spectators will also be able to sleep soundly in one of The King’s Head Inn’s bedrooms, combining country comfort with modern facilities to create the perfect blend of old and new.

Book online now or by telephone on 0191 580 3610 / 01642 722 318

With new routes and new challenges, huge crowds will be entertained by Race Ambassadors and a Tour de Yorkshire Caravan which will visit key points on the route before the race starts. The route will take the 18 teams of eight riders to all four corners of Yorkshire, linking together the county’s sporting, historic, industrial and literary greats.

Day 1 - Friday April 29, Beverley to Settle (185-km)

Stage One begins in Beverley, home to one of England’s finest Minsters, before the peloton races to Tadcaster and on to Knaresborough which was the scene of some of the biggest crowds for the Tour de France in 2014. Taking in some of the Grand Depart 2014 route, a series of climbs takes the riders past Brimham Rocks before a finish in Settle.

Day 2 - Saturday April 30, Otley to Doncaster (135.5-km)

On Stage Two, men and women will face exactly the same stage which starts in Otley, home of the current women’s road World Champion Lizzie Armitstead. From Otley riders travel south, on roads not raced on in the Tour de France or Tour de Yorkshire, towards Conisbrough Castle and on to Doncaster.

Day 3 - Sunday May 1, Middlesbrough to Scarborough (198-km)

Stage Three will start in Captain James Cook’s home town of Middlesbrough, then through Great Ayton (just one mile from The Kings Head Inn) then into Herriot Country before tackling the infamous Sutton Bank, the first of six King of the Mountain points in just one stage. Riders then head over the North York Moors and down towards Scarborough for what promises to be a thrilling finale and a race to the very end.

For full details of the Tour de Yorkshire route click here

Walkers, cyclists and pets are welcome at The Kings Head Inn at all times.