A North East hotel, which had fallen in to disrepair, has been given a new lease of life with a £200,000 investment.
The Three Horseshoes Hotel, between Sunderland and Washington, is now operating as a boutique B&B and gastropub after being bought by leading leisure firm Tavistock Hospitality Ltd.
The company, which runs more than a dozen bars, hotels and restaurants across the North East, initially relaunched the site as a brewery tap for its Sonnet 43 Brew House in January 2016.
Now, work has been completed on the final stage of its £200,000 restoration, with seven en-suite bedrooms being created to cater for overnight visitors, as well as discerning diners and drinkers.
“Since relaunching earlier this year, The Three Horseshoes Hotel has become increasingly popular with diners from across the North East,” said Jonathan Graham, Operations Director for Tavistock Hospitality.
“Now, with the creation of these seven stunning bedrooms, we are able to welcome visitors from much further afield who are keen to make the most of our high quality food offering, reasonable rates and enviable location.”
The Three Horseshoes Hotel, located just off the A19, offers easy access to Washington, Sunderland, Newcastle and the wider North East, as well as the adjacent Nissan offices and North East Aircraft Museum.
Its spacious en-suite bedrooms, each boasting Freeview TV and a Bluetooth stereo speaker dock, have been designed to cater for both business and leisure visitors, with subtle nods to the region’s industrial history.
“We wanted the rooms to have a modern, boutique style but also to pay a more personal tribute to the heritage of the surrounding area,” said Jonathan. “With that in mind we’ve used a little untreated wood, as well as glass and steel, to pay homage to the North East’s industrial history and famed manufacturing sector.”
This same sense of locality continues throughout The Three Horseshoes Hotel’s public areas, including the bar, which offers a full range of drinks, including real ale from Sonnet 43 Brew House based at nearby Coxhoe, and the restaurant which serves seasonal dishes based on locally-sourced produce.