St Mary’s News and Blog
This February, Brita Granstrom’s Nordic Art
Fall in love with nordic art this February with Brita Granstrom at St Mary’s Inn. An acute observer of moments of endearing intimacy, Brita Granström’s fresh, direct and exuberant paintings provide visual delights in abundance. Her exhibition ‘Love Letters’ will be showcased at St Mary’s Inn from 12th February to 14th April 2016. Have you … Continue reading This February, Brita Granstrom’s Nordic Art
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
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