Inn Collection marks 10 years with venue revamp

The Inn Collection Group is celebrating 10 years of trading at its original new-build pub in Northumberland, marking the event with a community-inspired venue renovation. 

The revamp of The Hog's Head Inn site in Alnwick features bespoke tractor tables and an agricultural theme, honouring the surrounding farming and rural business community, while bespoke murals and commissioned artworks champion the wider local district. 

The reinvisioned venue includes a remodelling of its bar and dining areas, including feature booth seating areas and outdoor pergolas, raised seating areas and new breakfast and buffet server spaces. 

The project also saw each of the inn's 56 ensuite bedrooms and manager's accommodation suite undergo full upgrades. 

General manager Sean Schofield comments: "The refurb took three months and the inn was closed for five weeks while a top to toe revamp took place and it has been worth the wait. It makes our 10-year anniversary even more special and is a lovely way to give back to locals and our guests who have supported us since we opened and applauds the community here in Alnwick."

The Hog's Head's anniversary coincides with the appointment of new head chef Jonny McManus – who previously led the kitchen at Alnwick Castle for seven years. 

The Hog’s Head Inn first opened its doors in 2012 as a purpose built 53-bedroom pub with rooms in Alnwick as a partnership between The Inn Collection Group and Northumberland Estates.

The expanding 31-site group has a further four pubs with rooms in Northumberland as well as sites in the Lake District, County Durham, Tyne and Wear, North Yorkshire, Lancashire and North Wales. 

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