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Old October 24th, 2017, 01:48 PM   #1461
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From today's Chronicle Live, copyright NCJMedia Ltd @ http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/busin...r-inn-13800938
Got a spare £3.5m? A Newcastle Premier Inn hotel has gone up for sale
Coreena Ford 23 October 2017


The Premier Inn hotel on New Bridge Street in Newcastle (Image: Property agent brochure)

One of the largest hotels in Newcastle city centre has been put up for sale with a £3.5m price tag.

Premier Inn is seeking buyers for its eight-storey high, 183-bedroom hotel on New Bridge Street in a sale being marketed by leisure specialists Christie & Co. he Whitbread-owned hotel group currently has 10 hotels within a six-mile radius of Newcastle city centre , including its most recent addition on Newgate Street, a multi-million pound hotel inside the former Co-op building which opened in February 2016 with 184 beds, a restaurant and bar.

The agents acting for Premier Inn said the New Bridge Street building no longer meets the company’s needs, prompting the sale in the hope of attracting another hotel operator to take the business forward and make use of function rooms not currently being used. A spokeswoman for Christie & Co said: “We’re selling the leasehold interest on behalf of Premier Inns Hotels. Newcastle City Council own the freehold and will continue to do so. Premier Inn have a strong representation in Newcastle so this property no longer matches their requirements in the city.”

Marketing materials for the hotel highlight the building as a prominent feature in an area of the city centre undergoing significant redevelopment, with easy access to the city centre main shopping and leisure amenities as well as its position within walking distance of Newcastle railway station, the Quayside and St James’s Park.

The document says: “The hotel forms part of a larger, long leasehold demise which includes offices, health club, public house and retail units, all of which are currently vacant. The hotel trades as a bedroom business with ancillary restaurant, bar lounge and two meeting rooms. Within the hotel there is a ballroom, (200 capacity), function bar and further lounge bar/event room, which are currently unused, offering an opportunity to enhance revenues. Extensive back of house areas. There is a multi storey car park adjacent to the hotel from which the hotel has direct access. The car park forms part of the long leasehold demise but is sub-let to Newcastle City Council at a peppercorn rent.”

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I worked on a scheme in the vicinity of the hotel several years ago and got to see how much additional accommodation the Premier Inn has that is not being used, under the decked area there are ballrooms etc along with the health club and bars which I believe all belonged to the hotel at some point. Would be so interesting to see what state they in now after being unused for so long.
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I worked on a scheme in the vicinity of the hotel several years ago and got to see how much additional accommodation the Premier Inn has that is not being used, under the decked area there are ballrooms etc along with the health club and bars which I believe all belonged to the hotel at some point. Would be so interesting to see what state they in now after being unused for so long.
Lots from NH's excellent post here:

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The Newcastle "Centre Hotel" . . .







Newcastle Centre Hotel, deck level entrance, in 1977 . .



I'm not certain exactly when this was opened, I think it was 1976. As can be seen, the plans published in 'City News' are dated January 1974 (see below).



Since being a 'Centre Hotel', it has gone through a lot of owners and names and owners, with the Centre Hotel's short, but varied, history being . . .

1970s - Centre Hotel
1980s - Crest Hotel
1980s - Forte Crest (when first bought out by forte)
1990s - Forte Posthouse
1990s - Holiday Inn
2000s - Premier Inn

I think that's it, SIX names . . have I missed any?

I'm surprised though, when I first thought about it (although the building hasn't been there very long, I know) I just thought it had been known by more different names than that!

I suppose that is quite a few names really, for a relatively recently built hotel.




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I'm surprised it is for sale. I'd assumed that site was for the wrecking ball...
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Centre Hotel, Newcastle, including views of rear walkways 2015 & 2017

Some pictures showing views of rear walkways of the Centre Hotel, Newcastle were posted on the Newcastle and the North East - PUBS, the Buildings and the Venues thread on 31 January 2017 on this post "Walkway to rear of Premier Inn Hotel & former Madison Club, Newcastle - pictures 30/01/17" https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=7962

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2-10 Cross Street And 9-10 Charlotte Square

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2017/1260/01/DET | Change of use of restaurant and offices (Class A3/B1) to hotel (44 bedrooms) (Class C1) and erection of additional storey to 2-10 Cross Street | 2-10 Cross Street And 9-10 Charlotte Square Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4XE
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Application Received Tue 27 Jun 2017
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Address 2-10 Cross Street And 9-10 Charlotte Square Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4XE
Proposal Change of use of restaurant and offices (Class A3/B1) to hotel (44 bedrooms) (Class C1) and erection of additional storey to 2-10 Cross Street
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Old October 26th, 2017, 08:20 PM   #1465
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9 - 10 Charlotte Square

2017/1333/01/LBC | Listed Building Application: Alterations to include remodelling and refurbishment to provide hotel accommodation | 9 - 10 Charlotte Square Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4XE
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Address 9 - 10 Charlotte Square Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4XE
Proposal Listed Building Application: Alterations to include remodelling and refurbishment to provide hotel accommodation
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Former Wingrove Tram Depot

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Green light for latest Newcastle hotel
Matthew Ord 24 October 2016



Previously deferred plans to transform a former Reg Vardy Toyota site in Newcastle into a mixed-use development comprising a hotel, gym and restaurant have been approved.

The vacant tram shed on Westgate Road is set to be transformed into a 40-bed venue by Grainger Hotel. A restaurant, gym and both an above ground and underground car park are also proposed.

The application was recommended for approval at a Newcastle City Council meeting in May before a decision was deferred to allow for the submission of a structural report, a detailed construction method statement and proposed images of the development. Grainger Hotel submitted the required documents before Friday's (21 October 2016) meeting.

A report to the council concluded that the proposals "could achieve the architect's requirements without the loss of the existing building if the appointed contractor is experienced and competent in carry out works of this nature".

While Newcastle City Council was again recommended to approve the application, locals had voiced their concerns including a disturbance to surrounding residents due to hotel use, Insufficient parking exacerbating an existing parking problem in the area and the potential disturbance from the hotel bar. The report to planners, however, said the "important" building is "starting to detract from the appearance of the area".

The application came five years after a previous scheme for a 48-bed hotel and two retail units at the site was approved. However, this was never implemented and has now expired.

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Decision Issued Date Tue 15 Nov 2016
An interesting archaeological report on the former Wingrove Tram Depot on the Newcastle City Council planning portal as:

2015/1601/12/DCC | Submission of an archaeological report and a detailed photographic survey to comply with conditions 17, 18 and 19 of planning permission 2015/1601/01/DET dated 15.11.2016 | Former Reg Vardy Toyota Site, Wingrove Depot And The Newcastle Car Wash Site Westgate Road Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 9JR
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Application Received Fri 04 Aug 2017
Application Validated Mon 16 Oct 2017
Address Former Reg Vardy Toyota Site, Wingrove Depot And The Newcastle Car Wash Site Westgate Road Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 9JR
Proposal Submission of an archaeological report and a detailed photographic survey to comply with conditions 17, 18 and 19 of planning permission 2015/1601/01/DET dated 15.11.2016
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Old October 31st, 2017, 11:52 AM   #1467
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Travelodge looking to build new hotels in North and South Tyneside, and County Durham

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Travelodge looking to build new hotels in North and South Tyneside, and County Durham
Graeme Whitfield 30 October 2017


A sign on a Travelodge hotel (Image: Nick Ansell/PA Wire)

A leading budget hotel chain is contacting a number of local authorities in the North East as it searches for new sites under a “pioneering” regeneration scheme.

Travelodge said it wanted to extend a programme under which hotels are built on surplus local authority land, with councils helping with funding, and having the chance to own the property and receive an annual rent. The company has completed seven developments in partnership with local authorities in the past three years and is now looking to develop hotels in North Tyneside, South Tyneside, County Durham and parts of the Tees Valley.

Peter Gowers, Travelodge chief executive, said: “More and more local authorities are under pressure to find ways to help regenerate their historic town centres and local communities. Adding a low-cost hotel like Travelodge is an increasingly attractive choice, as it draws visitors, creates jobs and helps boost the local economy. Our customers are travelling more frequently and we are opening new hotels to ensure we are in locations where they want to be.

“We are looking for more sites to drive our expansion programme and we are writing to more than 200 other local authorities, to invite them to consider how Travelodge can act as a catalyst to drive their local development agenda.”

The chain is creating 20 jobs with the opening of a new hotel in Newcastle’s Quayside before the end of this year.

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3-5 Lawe Road, South Shields, Change of use and extension/alteration of the existing 20 bedroom guest house and adjoining dwelling house to provide a 43 bedroom hotel - information & picture 05/11/17

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Over 4 months on and scaffold still in place to 3-5 Lawe Road South Shields where extension/alteration of the existing 20 bedroom guest house and adjoining dwelling house to provide a 43 bedroom hotel with on-site car parking for 11 cars taking place

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From South Tyneside Planning Portal extracts from planning application

Application Number - ST/1015/16/FUL

Site Address - 3-5 Lawe Road South Shields NE33 2JN

Proposal - Change of use and extension/alteration of the existing 20 bedroom guest house and adjoining dwelling house to provide a 43 bedroom hotel with on-site car parking for 11 cars. Associated vehicle access crossing from the highway and works to amend the existing resident parking scheme to accommodate the on-site parking at the front of the property.

Current Status - FINAL DECISION

Decision - Grant Permission with Conditions 24-02-2017

Applicant - Aspire Properties North East Ltd.

http://planning.southtyneside.info/N...DAURI=PLANNING


First a screen print of Google Maps Street View image from May 2016 showing the block ahead of the works



Further pictures by myself from Sunday 05/11/17 approx 1015 showing situation with works

Over 5 weeks on and scaffold still in place to 3-5 Lawe Road South Shields where extension/alteration of the existing 20 bedroom guest house and adjoining dwelling house to provide a 43 bedroom hotel with on-site car parking for 11 cars taking place











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Old November 8th, 2017, 07:33 PM   #1469
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Some pictures showing views of rear walkways of the Centre Hotel, Newcastle were posted on the Newcastle and the North East - PUBS, the Buildings and the Venues thread on 31 January 2017 on this post "Walkway to rear of Premier Inn Hotel & former Madison Club, Newcastle - pictures 30/01/17" https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=7962

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As a whole I think this is one of the ugliest buildings in the city! The central walkway is dangerous, poorly maintained and smells discusting. It also doesn’t help with creating a barrier between the city centre and Manors with its extremely dated footbridge.
Plus who had the idea to cover the windows of the old snooker hall attached to the hotel with paint dripping effects? This is an horrendous gateway to eps but sadly at present maybe apt :-/
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Seafront hotel up for sale in South Shields

From today's Shields Gazette @ http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/s...elds-1-8857049
Seafront hotel up for sale in South Shields
Lisa Nightingale 14 November 2017


Best Western Sea Hotel is up for sale

A well-known hotel in South Tyneside has been put up for sale with a price tag of £1,600,000. The Sea Hotel on the seafront, south Shields, is currently run by Best Western, but is being marketed by Newcastle-based property agent Christie & Co.

The three-storey freehold building has 37 bedrooms - a mixture of single, double or twin rooms and family rooms-, large restaurant, bars and function suite. Also included in the sale will be its fish restaurant and takeaway - which is popular with seaside visitors, particularly during the summer months.

The Hotel was built in the 1930s and has a turnover of £1,320,903 a year. Its car park is held under a long term council lease with a £300 per year ground rent.

The advert reads: “The Best Western Sea Hotel is prominently situated on South Shields sea front on the junction of Sea Road and the A183 which links to the town centre. It sits opposite South Marine Park which is a huge draw for local and regional visitors, and is opposite The Dunes Amusement Park which includes an arcade and pleasure park. There is excellent access to the beach which is approximately 100m away and there is also a good variety of bars, pubs, cafes and restaurant’s in the immediate vicinity. On the ground floor there is significant food and beverage space with a reception and office, the Cocktail Bar with seating for 30, a conservatory ideal for breakfasts and private dining. There is a further bar/lounge with seating for 40. The main restaurant can comfortably seat up to 130 covers and the hotel’s main function suite has a capacity of 120 and is ideal for larger parties and weddings.”

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As a whole I think this is one of the ugliest buildings in the city! The central walkway is dangerous, poorly maintained and smells discusting. It also doesn’t help with creating a barrier between the city centre and Manors with its extremely dated footbridge.
Plus who had the idea to cover the windows of the old snooker hall attached to the hotel with paint dripping effects? This is an horrendous gateway to eps but sadly at present maybe apt :-/
Agreed, but I think like most of EPS, we'll probably be stuck with it for god knows how long, and when they do knock it down, it'll be left to rot, or just dump some shipping containers on it. I have zero faith in NCC to sort anything out these days. They must be one of the most incompetent councils in the entire UK.
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Old November 15th, 2017, 12:04 PM   #1472
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EasyHotel to expand into Newcastle

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EasyHotel to expand into Newcastle
Matthew Ord 15 November 2017



EasyHotel has struck a deal to expand into Newcastle by taking over a 104-bedroom venue in the city centre.

Known as the Tune Hotel and located at Proctor House, the site has been in operation since 2014. However, it is rebrand and reopen as an easyHotel next month following minor rebranding works. It will be the group's second leased site, having been let on a 25-year FRI lease at an annual rent of £442,000, and first in the North East.

EasyHotel hopes the venue will prove popular among those enjoying the city's famous bar and nightlife scene, as well as attractions such as The Baltic Centre, The Great Northern Museum, The Metro shopping centre and Newcastle United FC.

Guy Parsons, chief executive of easyHotel, said: "This is an excellent opportunity to establish a footprint in the vibrant and popular city of Newcastle. The 104 rooms will require minimal work to bring them in line with our brand and we will open the new easyHotel Newcastle next month. It has been a year of accelerated growth for the group, validating our strategy of offering comfortable, affordable accommodation in key tourist and business locations in the UK and internationally. The board looks forward to announcing further opportunities for the easyHotel brand as we continue to expand our development pipeline."

The company reaffirmed its focus on accelerating expansion through owned and franchised hotel development and will continue to consider specific leased sites, providing they allow the group to "build a footprint in strategic gateway locations". EasyHotel already has operations in Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester and London. Over the past 12 months, it has revealed plans to expand into Belfast, Cardiff, Leeds and Sheffield.

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53 Westgate Road - County Hotel

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2016/1956/01/DET | Change of use of ground floor from retail (Class A1) and first, second and third floors from offices (Class A2) to hotel rooms with lounge and reception (Class C1) as an addition to the County Hotel | 53 Westgate Road Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SG
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Application Received Wed 14 Dec 2016
Application Validated Fri 16 Dec 2016
Address 53 Westgate Road Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SG
Proposal Change of use of ground floor from retail (Class A1) and first, second and third floors from offices (Class A2) to hotel rooms with lounge and reception (Class C1) as an addition to the County Hotel
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Site Of Former Hanover Buildings 6 Clavering Place

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2015/1562/01/DET | Erection of a 6 storey Aparthotel comprising 77 bedrooms (Class C1) with associated landscaped amenity space. | Site Of Former Hanover Buildings 6 Clavering Place Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3NG

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Application Received Wed 21 Oct 2015
Application Validated Wed 21 Oct 2015
Address Site Of Former Hanover Buildings 6 Clavering Place Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3NG
Proposal Erection of a 6 storey Aparthotel comprising 77 bedrooms (Class C1) with associated landscaped amenity space.
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This is the site, photographed 4th September 2013:






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The application site relates to a currently vacant plot next to the Grade II listed property, Friar House on Clavering Place. The application seeks approval for a new Roomzzz aparthotel comprising 77-bedrooms over 6 storeys.

The new Aparthotel would provide valuable accommodation for visitors to Newcastle. The 4-star boutique environment and service offered by Roomzzz Aparthotels will complement the existing food and beverage facilities in the vicinity.

In view of the recent discussions on hotel car parking - Parking spaces for one car, anew drop off layby and cycle parking is proposed as part of the development
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Good to see a submission of details of a construction method statement and other conditions going through the Newcastle City Council Planning Portal which indicates that there may be a start on this development soon.

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17/00054/FUL | Proposed change of use to provide residential care home containing 83 bedrooms and associated dining, leisure, treatment, administration and support facilities. Demolition of extensions and construction of new four storey rear extension and glazed infill extension between the new and existing | Rex Hotel Promenade Whitley Bay Tyne And Wear NE26 2RL
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Address Rex Hotel Promenade Whitley Bay Tyne And Wear NE26 2RL
Proposal Proposed change of use to provide residential care home containing 83 bedrooms and associated dining, leisure, treatment, administration and support facilities. Demolition of extensions and construction of new four storey rear extension and glazed infill extension between the new and existing
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The change of use of the former 69 bed Rex Hotel and conversion into a luxury 83 bed care facility. The proposal will restore, remodel, refurbish and extend the existing building to provide state of the art facilities for younger persons with a physical disability (YPD) and a specialist dementia nursing unit.

The proposal would reuse the original hotel building whilst demolishing later, poorer quality, extensions to expose original features and enhance the appearance of the building.

 The main (north) façade will be restored to its original design by continuing the original bay windows to ground level;
 A proposed new glazed slot, in place of the demolished infill block, will create an easily identifiable entrance. The entrance foyer is continued to a full height, lightweight, glazed atrium which runs around the east (side) and southern (rear) facades of the original hotel. The lightweight structure provides a clear visual separation between the hotel and the adjoining terrace to the east;
 To the rear, the new masonry block (which will house purpose built accommodation space) will be separated from original building by the glazed atrium space. This provides a clear separation between the heritage asset and the contemporary extension; and
 The masonry block will be constructed using a red brick, which is inkeeping with the surrounding buildings. It will not match exactly the brick style and colour of the existing hotel building, which ensures that the heritage asset is clearly identifiable from the contemporary extension.

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Good to see that work has begun on the redevelopment of the Rex, these photographs taken 16th November 2017.






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Grainger Apartments - Former Reg Vardy Garage, Westgate Road

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Despite having grown up on those terraced streets of North Benwell, I actively avoid driving along the West Road into town anymore, but having seen the photos on here had always felt that Building looked horrendous as it was being built, and on completion, its still looks terrible. How the hell did that get planning???

Anyway, just googled 'Grainger Apartments' to see what they were, and they now have some (well, 3) reviews on Tripadvisor.... 2 bad, 1 excellent.

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_...r_England.html

Also available on Booking.com with some pics of the rooms, if anyones interested...

https://www.booking.com/hotel/gb/gra...nts.en-gb.html
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Grainger Apartments - Former Reg Vardy Garage, Westgate Road

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Despite having grown up on those terraced streets of North Benwell, I actively avoid driving along the West Road into town anymore, but having seen the photos on here had always felt that Building looked horrendous as it was being built, and on completion, its still looks terrible. How the hell did that get planning???

Anyway, just googled 'Grainger Apartments' to see what they were, and they now have some (well, 3) reviews on Tripadvisor.... 2 bad, 1 excellent.

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_...r_England.html

Also available on Booking.com with some pics of the rooms, if anyones interested...

https://www.booking.com/hotel/gb/gra...nts.en-gb.html
Nothing like the original proposal:

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Despite having grown up on those terraced streets of North Benwell, I actively avoid driving along the West Road into town anymore, but having seen the photos on here had always felt that Building looked horrendous as it was being built, and on completion, its still looks terrible. How the hell did that get planning???

Anyway, just googled 'Grainger Apartments' to see what they were, and they now have some (well, 3) reviews on Tripadvisor.... 2 bad, 1 excellent.

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_...r_England.html

Also available on Booking.com with some pics of the rooms, if anyones interested...

https://www.booking.com/hotel/gb/gra...nts.en-gb.html
Exactly!
It doesn’t look as though it is finished. Dragging the area down - if that’s possible.
Buyer beware booking there online.
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The Lord Crewe Hotel, Bamburgh

The Lord Crewe Hotel on Front Street, Bamburgh, photographed 12th November 2017.

Grade II Listed, the listing text courtesy of The British Listed Buildings web site @ https://www.britishlistedbuildings.c...h#.WiKgpTdpFtQ

Entry Name: The Lord Crewe Arms
Listing Date: 22 December 1969
Grade: II
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1276949
English Heritage Legacy ID: 408150
Location: Bamburgh, Northumberland, NE69
County: Northumberland
Civil Parish: Bamburgh

BAMBURGH FRONT STREET (South side) No. 27 (The Lord Crewe Arms)
NU 1834
18/49
22.12.69

Hotel. Mid C19 incorporating older masonry.

Random rubble and squared stone with Welsh slate roof. Tudor style. 2 storeys, 3 bays with lower 2-bay section to right. Central boarded and battened door in chamfered Tudor-arched surround with hoodmould which steps over 2-light mullioned overlight. 2-light mullioned windows with hoodmoulds, Stone brackets support eaves. Gabled roof with kneelers, flat coping and renewed stone end stacks.

Listing NGR: NU1811434920






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