ABOUT US

Peter Candler

Peter is managing director of Jesmond Dene House, Newcastle’s first luxury boutique hotel which won AA Hotel of the Year in 2008-09, three years after opening. This was followed by the Good Hotel Guide’s Cesar Award for City Hotel of the Year in 2013. A converted Arts and Crafts mansion, the hotel is one of … Continue reading Peter Candler

Chris Cheek

A chance work-experience job in the kitchens of a Newcastle hotel set Chris on a rapid career through fine-dining restaurants and, in 2018, to become Head Chef at St Mary’s Inn. It hadn’t been his career plan as a 16-year-old but, having discovered an unexpected talent for cooking and completed his training, he set about … Continue reading Chris Cheek

Robin Freer

A student bar-job in Newcastle, where Robin was studying architectural technology at Northumbria University, started an unplanned career in hospitality and led, 16 years later in 2018, to the General Manager role at St Mary’s Inn. The atmosphere, the buzz and the sociability of pubs and bars were, he confesses, a bigger attraction than technical … Continue reading Robin Freer

Our Sister Property: Jesmond Dene House

Our sister property in Newcastle, Jesmond Dene House, is a country-house hotel in the city. An Arts & Crafts mansion overlooking a wooded valley, the hotel feels to be in rural peace yet is only a 10-minute from Newcastle city centre. It’s the same ownership but a different style: St Mary’s Inn is a pub-with-rooms, … Continue reading Our Sister Property: Jesmond Dene House

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