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 - 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.