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Cheers for King's Head Inn with double cellar award

December 2014

The King's Inn has won a brace of cellar awards for the quality of its lagers and beers. 

The Inn has been awarded Cask Marque accreditation for serving the perfect pint of cask conditioned ale.

The Inn has also been presented with Carlsberg UK’s coveted Gold Award which rewards licensees for high product standards.

Jeff Acton, Trade Quality Manager for Carlsberg who inspected the inn, said: “I was very impressed by the knowledge and enthusiasm displayed by the team at The King's Inn. Their product quality was first-rate and their cellar management and hygiene is exemplary and shows in a fine glass of beer.

“The King's Head Inn is definitely somewhere I would be happy to enjoy a pint.”

Carlsberg’s customer marketing director David Scott said "The Carlsberg Gold Awards are all about product quality, cellar hygiene, dispense techniques, glassware and equipment cleanliness.

"These are all areas that help get our products to the consumer at the highest quality."

"We want these awards to be seen as a stamp of quality for all beer in our customers' outlets - we want to enable licensees that put the effort in to serve the perfect pint to shout about the quality of their establishment."

Paul Brown, general manager at The King's Head Inn said: “We’re delighted to have earned these awards. We make every effort to ensure our customer’s enjoy a first-class drink. It’s great to be recognised for the hard work we put into maintaining our cellar and giving our customer’s an excellent product.”

Backed by 34 of the country’s leading brewers and pub companies, Cask Marque accreditation is only awarded to licensees whose ale passes a series of rigorous independent beer quality audits.

Since its foundation in 1997, Cask Marque has inspected over 100,000 pints of beer and accredited over 5,000 of the country’s 36,500 pubs estimated to serve one or more cask conditioned ales.

Cask Marque director, Paul Nunny, said: “Paul and his team should feel justifiably proud of this excellent achievement, which not only recognises the effort they put into serving the perfect pint but also acts as an independent guarantee of quality for customers.

“All too often, publicans don’t appreciate the care and attention cask beers require and then run the risk of losing custom by serving pints that are below par.”

The Carlsberg Gold award and Cask Marque accreditation are the latest accolades for the award-winning inn, which was a finalist in the Flavours of Herriot Country awards.

King's Head Inn celebrates Great British Game Week

November 2014

The King's Head Inn at Newton under Roseberry is celebrating Great British Game Week, the campaign dedicated to promoting the delights of wild British game. 
As well as a specials board packed full of local game dishes and flavours, The King's Head Inn is urging foodies to submit their favourite game recipes to celebrate Great British Game. Head chef Anthony Brown will be selecting the winning recipe which will make it onto the Inn's Specials Board, as well as earning its creator the prize of a meal for two plus overnight stay at popular eatery The King's Head Inn. 
Said Anthony: "Game is a tasty and versatile ingrediant that as well as being completely free range is also very good for you too. It is experiencing a surge in popularity as more and more celebrity chefs showcase game as a delicious, seasonal ingredient while supermarkets too are stocking more game produce. 
"We are calling for people to get creative and share with us their favourite and perhaps most unusual ways of cooking game in order to help us celebrate this wonderful local and natural ingredient. The winning recipe will be cooked by myself and our kitchen team and placed on the Specials board here at The King's Head Inn, so put on your thinking chef's cap and send in your recipe suggestions."
To enter The King's Head Inn Great British Game Competition, simply email your recipe and contact details to Anthony at The closing date for submissions is December 5th. 
In the meantime you can enjoy great game dishes at The King's Head Inn in Newton under Roseberry, with food being served daily until 9pm. 
You can find out more about Great British Game Week at

Surf and Stay at The King's Head Inn

November 2014

You can surf and stay at The King's Head Inn thanks to free Wi-Fi access which is now available in all bedrooms. 

Free Wi-Fi can now be accessed in all bedrooms making it easier for guests to keep in touch with family, friends and colleagues while away, or simply browsing the Internet to discover things to do and places to visit nearby. 

General Manager Paul Brown said: "We have invested in expanding our free Wi-Fi for guests into all our bedrooms as well as The King's Head Inn public bar and dining area. 

"Our aim is always to add value to our guests' stay and we understand many people appreciate being able to have access to email and the Internet.  Now our customers will be able to enjoy free Wi-Fi wherever they are in the Inn."


King's Head Inn supports Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team vehicle launch

October 2014

The Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team have launched their new rescue vehicle against the backdrop of The King’s Head Inn and iconic Roseberry Topping.

Operating in The Northern side of the North York Moors and in other areas when requested to do so by neighbouring teams and partners, the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team carries out over 40 incidents per year.

General manager Paul Brown said: “We were delighted to assist the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team during the launch of their essential new rescue vehicle.

 “They are a dedicated team of ‘professional volunteers’ who do their all to help their outdoor enthusiasts in trouble. 

“We have been so impressed with their lifeline rescue efforts and dedication to fundraising that we have decided to choose the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team as our first-ever chosen charity partner for the year ahead.

 “We hope our customers will help us by digging deep and raising funds for this valuable voluntary rescue team which saves lives in our community.”

Brace of AA awards for The King’s Head Inn

September 2014

The King’s Head Inn is proud to have received a brace of AA awards.

Following a mystery AA assessment, The King’s Head Inn has been granted an AA Three Gold Star Award for its accommodation.

And  the icing on the cake to its accommodation award, is an AA Dinner Award, which the AA says recognises: 'A very special dinner, with an emphasis on freshly prepared local ingredients'.

General Manager Paul Brown said: “We are delighted to have been awarded not one but two AA awards following our mystery inspection that recognise our accommodation and dining offer.

“The AA inspections are a trusted and rigorous assessment. They represent a trusted quality benchmark that allows customers to book into an establishment with confidence that they will enjoy the standard they require.

“These awards also signify that The King’s Head Inn has achieved the standards set by our parent company, The Inn Collection Group, which is a three star gold award. Being given the the AA Dinner Award is literally the icing on the cake for us!"

King's Head shortlisted for 'Herriot Awards'

September 2014

The King’s Head Inn has been shortlisted for the 'Flavours of Herriot Country Awards'.

A finalist in the Dining Pub Awards Category 2014, The King’s Head Inn will attend a glitzy awards ceremony at Thirsk Racecourse on November 21st to see if they are declared the winner.

The ‘Herriot’ awards, which celebrate food and drink businesses across the districts of Hambleton and Richmondshire, are now in their third year, having been built on the success of the 'Flavours of Hambleton' awards established by Hambleton District Council in 2004. 

In this time thousands of food and drink businesses have entered the awards over the years, with judges mystery shopping over 100 shortlisted finalists. 

The King’s Head Inn general manager Paul Brown said: “We are delighted to be nominated for the Herriot Awards in the Dining Pub category. We are very proud of the high-standards of home cooked pub food our talented kitchen produces and are excited to have been rightly recognised. We’re looking forward to the finals in November. In the meantime, we’re looking forward to welcoming people to come in and enjoy our good food and drink and discover why we’ve caught the judges eye.”

King's Head Inn refurbishment begins

May 2014

A major refurbishment of The King's Head Inn is now underway.

The Inn Collection Group, which bought the King’s Head Inn earlier this year is building four additional rooms, bringing the total number to 12.

 The reinvestment in the popular eatery will protect 35 jobs and create extra employment opportunities.

The Inn will be closed temporarily from May 19, reopening in mid June while the work is carried out.

 Sean Donkin from The Inn Collection Group, said:  “The King’s Head Inn will be transformed into a cosy and welcoming country pub with accommodation, serving excellent bar food to both local people and visitors alike.

“The new King’s Head Inn will offer facilities for everyone, whether you are visiting the area for business or pleasure, or indeed if you live locally and are looking for somewhere to enjoy a relaxing drink or a great home-cooked meal.

 “We want to establish The King’s Head Inn as an important part of the community in Newton-under-Roseberry and the surrounding areas, and we’re looking forward to welcoming local people as regulars at our refurbished inn.”

“The refurbishment work will give  The King’s Head Inn an AA three-star grading, in line with our popular pubs at Alnwick, Seahouses and Beal near Holy Island in north Northumberland.

 In addition to its beautiful rural location at the start of a network of walking and cycling trails and just 20 minutes from Whitby and the coast, the King’s Head Inn is also in easy reach for North Yorkshire and Middlesbrough businesses seeking a corporate venue. 

 The King's Head Inn will be closed from May 19 until mid June while the refurbishment is carried out.

During that time telephone lines and email service will be disruputed.

The Inn Collection Group thanks all King's Head Inn patrons and customers for their patience while the refurbishment is underway. 

King's Head Inn is Jewel in North Yorkshire's Crown

July 2014

A jewel in the crown of North Yorkshire’s tourist industry, The King's Head Inn has reopened.  

North Yorkshire area director for tourism agency Welcome to Yorkshire David Shields pulled a pint of some of Yorkshire’s finest ale to officially mark that The King’s Head Inn  is open for business.

The refurbishment work at The King’s Head Inn, formerly known as The King’s Head Hotel, has created four additional bedrooms, bringing it’s room total to 12, and expanded and improved its hugely popular dining facilities, paving the way for the inn to provide an all-day food offering.

The Inn was closed from mid-May while the work was carried out and Mr Shields did the honours in time for visitors and local people to enjoy the new facilities over the school summer holidays.

 The improvements were carried out by the inn's owners, hospitality operator The Inn Collection Group, which took over The King’s Head earlier this year. The group has turned the former hotel into a cosy country pub with rooms, serving home-cooked meals to inn guests and local people alike.

The expansion has protected 30 jobs including ten new positions. It also brings the Inn up to the same standard as The Inn Collection Group’s other three inns in Northumberland – The Hog’s Head in Alnwick, The Bamburgh Castle in Seahouses and the Lindisfarne at Beal, Holy Island – with an AA three-star grading.

 Inn Collection CEO Keith Liddell said: “All of our pubs were carefully selected for their fantastic locations and The King’s Head Inn is in one of the most picturesque spots in Yorkshire at the foot of Roseberry Topping and at the gateway to the North York Moors National Park.

 “We saw its potential immediately but it needed work to ensure it could offer visitors the same standard of facilities as our other pubs. I’m delighted that the work is now completed and we have been able to both safeguard and create new jobs at The King’s Head.

The Inn Collection Group has teamed up with partners including Welcome to Yorkshire and North York Moors National Park to work towards bringing more tourists and corporate visitors into Newton under Roseberry.

David Shields said: "It is great news for the area to have The King’s Head Inn open for business again, and it is a testament to the strengthening Yorkshire economy that the Inn Collection Group has made its first foray into the county.

“I’m delighted that the project has gone so smoothly, and the fact so many jobs have been created off the back of it is a real bonus. All in all, the re-opening and refurbishment of the King’s Head can only be good news for the county, adding to an already enviable tourism offering.” 

 Mr Liddell added: “The King’s Head already has a great reputation locally for the quality of its meals, and its location means that it’s not just a brilliant place for holidaymakers to take a break, it’s also within easy reach for North Yorkshire and Middlesbrough businesses looking for a corporate venue.

 “Now the refurbishment work is finished, we have facilities for everyone.  Whether you’re stopping by for Sunday lunch, breakfast or an evening meal, taking a holiday in the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside, or whether you want a business away-day, we look forward to meeting you at The King’s Head Inn.”

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March 2014

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