St Mary’s News and Blog
The Origins of Golf & Playing the 19th Hole at St Mary’s Inn
Whilst the conventional wisdom posits that golf was invented in 15th Century Scotland, dig a little deeper and one’ll find that it has hotly contested origins. Some would have it that golf is the decedent of the Roman game, paganica: in which players competed at hitting a stuffed leather ball with a crooked stick. In … Continue reading The Origins of Golf & Playing the 19th Hole at St Mary’s Inn
Art Exhibition: Woodhorn Matters
Exploring the traditional North East craft of Rug Making One of the oldest and most traditional North East art forms has come back to life at St Mary’s Inn as we showcase some of the works of local voluntary craft group Woodhorn Matters. Proggy/clippy Mat and Rug makers , the ladies from the group have on display their … Continue reading Art Exhibition: Woodhorn Matters
This July, Trai Anfield: The Trophy Room Exhibition
16 July – January 2017 TRAI ANFIELD : THE TROPHY ROOM “Merely seeing a species is rarely meaningful – what matters for me is the quality of encounter for both the photographer and the subject – that’s what stays with us for life.” Trai Anfield is a natural history photographer, film maker and presenter based … Continue reading This July, Trai Anfield: The Trophy Room Exhibition
The St Mary’s Bike Ride Is Back
Saturday 30th April 2016 Round up the kids or some friends and polish up your wheels to join us for our second annual bike ride. Last year, despite the rain, our first ever ride proved a huge success and this year we want to make it even bigger and better. We’ve created three rides to … Continue reading The St Mary’s Bike Ride Is Back
TEMPORARY CLOSURE - UPDATED 1st July 2020
Dear Friends of St Mary’s Inn,
Despite the Government confirming that pubs, bars, restaurants and hotels will be allowed to open on 4th July, under specific distancing restrictions and other COVID-19 safety measures, the ongoing welfare of our staff and customers are paramount to us.
We have reviewed extensively how we could comply with these regulations and still operate and serve our customers safely, and with the warmth and hospitality our business is based upon. Our conclusions are that St Mary's Inn will remain closed until we are convinced in the future that we can control events safely and in a hospitable trading environment.
We appreciate all the messages of support we have received and we will certainly be back when conditions permit us to serve you all in a safe environment.
Best wishes to all,
St Mary’s Inn.