Beadnell Towers in Northumberland has relaunched as a ‘boutique coastal country-house hotel’ following a £3m investment.
The hotel in the seaside village of Beadnell was bought by property developer David Wilson in October 2016 and has undergone ‘a total reimagining’, which sees it reopen with 18 bedrooms. The Grade II listed venue now boasts a considered blend of historic character with a contemporary, boutique feel.
In addition to the varied choice of 18 bedrooms, Beadnell Towers is also home to The Towers – a stylish in-house, 100-cover, open plan restaurant that puts local produce and cooking to the fore under the stewardship of head chef Tony McDermott. Alongside The Towers is The Hotspur Bar, an informal space to enjoy an eclectic mix of beverages. The Reading Room lounge is available for casual dining, afternoon tea, pre- and post-dinner drinks and functions.
Interior designer, Matt Hulme of Dynargh Design oversaw the creation of the design.
Hulme’s previous work has included a number of Hotel du Vin properties and the Cookie Jar in Alnwick, Northumberland, not too far from Beadnell Towers. Premier Hospitality spoke to Matt about the interior design of the boutique hotel. He said:
“The brief was to create a family friendly, coastal and country house hotel. The main thing was to appeal to the family market and make it unique to the area. Because the area is quite limited in terms of boutique style accommodation, they were quite keen for the 18 bedrooms to have an individual scheme per room. If a guest was to stay 3 times, they will have 3 different experiences.
“As it’s a coastal hotel it’s easy to fall into that cliché with design, and I was trying not to create that feel. It takes influence that the location is by the sea but you’ve got the whole of Northumberland, so it’s a blur between the land and sea.
“All of the rooms in the hotel are named after local sayings, so it really embraces the fact that it isn’t a chain hotel, but it’s trying to tell a bit of a story. If people asked about the meanings, they’d learn a little bit about the history of the area.”
To find out more about Beadnell Towers, please visit www.beadnelltowers.co.uk.
Established in 2002, GastroNorth specialises in the design, supply and installation of commercial kitchens and bars.
During its 17 years of continuous operation GastroNorth has worked across the UK for a range of high-profile clients, including Star-Heineken, Punch Taverns and Mitchells & Butlers. The company has also completed work at Newcastle Eagles Basketball Stadium, the new Sandman Signature Hotel in Aberdeen and the latest Tapas Revolution Restaurant in Windsor.
At the recently reopened Beadnell Towers, GastroNorth was tasked with the designing and fitting the bar and kitchen. This included the fitting of hygienic wall coverings and installation of the full ventilation system.
Tim Whitfield, Director, said:
“It’s been a pleasure to have been involved in the journey with David and the team at Beadnell Towers from conceptual design to completion of what is a stunning hotel and restaurant. Following a recommendation, we were appointed to deliver a stunning kitchen that reflects the level of quality workmanship that has gone into this venue.”
“We pride ourselves on always aiming to provide our customers with a high level of service, from concept design to handover, using our own team of highly skilled designers, project managers and installers.”