A Bit Of Background…

A Bit Of Background…,

Set in south Northumberland near Stannington village, as part of a new community which is currently being developed, our pub and B&B is on the site of St Mary’s Hospital. Built at the beginning of last century, as the county asylum for Gateshead – 2000 patients at its peak – the hospital closed in 1996. Carefully designed to offer space and tranquillity, some of its buildings have been converted to housing. St Mary’s Inn is in the bold and handsome former administration building. With its colourful red brick and contrasting window mouldings, handsome clock tower and arched doorway, it’s an unexpectedly striking building.