St Mary’s News and Blog

The World of the British B&B

There is a very broad spectrum of bedroom accommodation available in the world of hospitality from the over-the-top luxury and indulgence of the Burj Al Arab in Dubai to the humblest of rooms on offer in the poorer regions of the world (this writer remembers a weekend in the Hunza valley of Northwest Pakistan where … Continue reading The World of the British B&B

Cartoonist David Haldane

David Haldane, renowned cartoonist for The Times newspaper, has made a major contribution of original cartoons to the artwork on display at St Mary’s Inn near Morpeth. David, born in nearby Blyth and now resident in Morpeth, studied graphic design at Newcastle Polytechnic. His career as a freelancer cartoonist began in 1980 when he started … Continue reading Cartoonist David Haldane

2015 Garden Review: Steady Progress

An annual review of the of the gardens around St Mary’s Inn has been waiting for the growing season to come to an end – but it’s just kept on going and the white Kaffir lilies on show in the entrance lobby were picked from the beds in Christmas week. Roses and Michaelmas daisies were … Continue reading 2015 Garden Review: Steady Progress

Ted’s Tails from St Mary’s Inn

Well I’m here! Taking you on a trip to a new pub she said. Only twenty minutes from Newcastle but out in the country. Lots of dogs to meet, and, best of all, dog popcorn and dog beer! That got me going. Dog beer! Don’t know what it is but it sounds good to me. … Continue reading Ted’s Tails from St Mary’s Inn

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