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 OF ST MARY’S INN, 22/03/2020
Dear Family and Friends of St. Mary’s Inn,
We are absolutely committed to the well-being, health and safety of our guests and staff.
The COVID-19 virus is rapidly spreading throughout the world and each Government is following their own strategy to minimise the impact on their people.
The UK Government have advised most recently that people should avoid pubs, theatres, clubs, and by implication, restaurants, though businesses are left to make their own operational choices based on their unique circumstances.
This is a rapidly changing situation and in order to ensure we put our guests and staff at the front of our considerations we have made the decision to temporarily close the Inn effective from 19:00hrs, Sunday, 22nd March 2020.
We will keep everyone advised as the situation changes and look forward to welcoming you all back at the earliest possible time and in accordance with future Government and WHO advice.
We wish the people of the village of Stannington, our guests who travel so far to see us, and our loyal staff and your families well through this difficult time.
The St. Mary’s Inn team