Restaurant Hjem

Northumberland-born Ally Thompson and her partner, Swedish chef Alex Nietosvuori opened Restaurant Hjem in Wall, Northumberland in May 2019. Ally answered a few questions ahead of the North East Tourism Awards on March 24th, 2020. Give us a bit of background about Hjem? Alex and I took over the running of The Hadrian Pub in […]

The Amble Inn

Chris Taylor, general manager of The Amble Inn, recently shared what makes this ‘pub with rooms’ so special, and his favourite Northumberland gems… Tell us a bit about The Amble Inn? We’ve just had our first anniversary and are celebrating a fantastic first year of trading as a brilliant new place for people to eat, […]

Angel of Corbridge

We spoke to Patricia Lopez, Business Development Manager at The Angel of Corbridge, about what makes the venue stand out, its recent renovations and some of Northumberland’s most beautiful sights. Tell us a bit about the Angel of Corbridge? The Angel is the oldest Coaching Inn in Corbridge, with accommodation consisting of ten unique bedrooms, […]

The Auckland Project

We spoke to Hannah Bryan, Head of Visitor Engagement at The Auckland Project, about what makes a successful visitor attraction and where to explore in the North East. Tell us a bit about The Auckland Project The Auckland Project is a regeneration charity, working to create positive change for those living, working and visiting Bishop […]

St Cuthbert’s House

We spoke to Jeff and Jill Sutheran from St Cuthbert’s House about winning awards, running a B&B in a former Presbyterian Chapel and the beautiful Northumberland Coast. Tell us a bit about St Cuthbert’s House St Cuthbert’s House is a former Presbyterian Chapel built in 1810, it lies about half a mile from the bustling […]

Durham House

We spoke to Lesley from Durham House, a holiday let in Sedgefield, about the property, applying for the North East England Tourism Awards for the first time and her love of the area. Tell us a bit about Durham House We used to go away a lot with other families and we always struggled to […]

Langley Castle

We spoke to Margaret Livingstone-Evans, General Manager at Langley Castle Hotel, about winning a North East England Tourism Award last year. What does it mean to Langley Castle Hotel to be shortlisted for, and win, awards such as the North East England Tourism Awards? Langley Castle is very much a delightful hidden gem, in a […]

Seaham Hall

We spoke to Ross Grieve, Managing Director at Seaham Hall about success at last year’s Visit England Excellence Awards and what he loves about the North East. What does it mean to Seaham Hall to be shortlisted for, and win, awards such as the North East England Tourism Awards and Visit England Awards for Excellence? […]

Seafield Caravan Park

We spoke to Carolyn Britton, Owner, Seafield Caravan Park, about success at last year’s Visit England Excellence Awards and what she loves about the North East. What does it mean to Seafield Caravan Park to be shortlisted for, and win, awards such as the North East England Tourism Awards and Visit England Awards for Excellence? […]

Sage Gateshead

We spoke to Jessica McCabe, Acting Head of Conference and Events at Sage Gateshead about success at last year’s Visit England Excellence Awards and what she loves about the North East. What does it mean to Sage Gateshead to be shortlisted for, and win, awards such as the North East England Tourism Awards and Visit […]

Beamish, the Living Museum of the North

We spoke to Julie Wilson, from Beamish, The Living Museum of the North, which is shortlisted in the ‘Large Visitor Attraction of the Year Award’ category this year. She gave us a fantastic insight into the attraction and tells us about the impact of being shortlisted for the North East England Tourism Awards 2017. What […]