New face in charge at Seaton Lane Inn

Paul Brown, who has taken over as general manager of The Seaton Lane.
Paul Brown, who has taken over as general manager of The Seaton Lane.
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There’s a new face in charge at one of Wearside’s best-loved hotels.

Paul Brown has taken over as general manager of The Seaton Lane Inn after 21 years’ experience in the pub industry and having managed sister venue The Kings Head Inn, in Newton under Roseberry, North Yorkshire, for the last three years.

There will be strong focus on traditional, well-known and new cask ales, which are already going down well and I’m looking forward to welcoming in as many regulars and new faces as possible.

Paul Brown

Paul, 39, said: “I’m thrilled with the new challenge of running The Seaton Lane Inn and building up the range of offers for our guests. We’ve always had the sports evenings and this will continue – but we are really upping the drinks and food offers too.”

“There will be strong focus on traditional, well-known and new cask ales, which are already going down well and I’m looking forward to welcoming in as many regulars and new faces as possible.”

Other plans include a full schedule of events throughout the week to keep people entertained, including quiz nights with prizes, and revamping the menu.

Sean Donkin, operations director from The Inn Collection Group, which owns The Seaton Lane Inn, said: “Paul has proven he’s a valuable member of the Inn Collection team through his time at the Kings Head Inn and I’m delighted to see him take the reins at Seaton Lane Inn.

“As a company, we focus on promoting from within the group and take pride in growing our people’s skills and experience. Paul is a great example of this in action and we wish him the very best in his new role.”

The Seaton Lane Inn has 18 boutique-style bedrooms that have been awarded the 4-star Gold award from the AA.

The Inn, which is open 365 days a year serving food from 7am until 9pm, holds an AA Dinner Award in recognition of the quality of its home cooked pub food made with locally sourced and seasonal ingredients wherever possible, including the catch of the day from the nearby port of Hartlepool.

In addition to the Seaton Lane Inn, The Inn Collection Group portfolio includes The Lindisfarne Inn at Beal, The Hog’s Head Inn in Alnwick, The Bamburgh Castle Inn in Seahouses, The Commissioners Quay in Blyth, and The Kinglodge Inn in Durham City.