Hotel creates 40 new jobs for the county

Hog's Head Hotel, Alnwick
Hog's Head Hotel, Alnwick

A new hotel is set to open next month creating another 40 jobs in north Northumberland.

The Hog’s Head Inn, at Cawledge on the outskirts of Alnwick, is the latest in a line of businesses which have added to the employment opportunities in the town.

In April, we reported that LYNX Fishing had created 40 positions while earlier this month Marishal Thompson Group also revealed a boost of 20 jobs.

The Hog’s Head news means 100 new jobs have been created in the last three months.

Due for completion in July, The Hog’s Head will be run by Greensfield Moor Developments Ltd, who also own the Bamburgh Castle Inn at Seahouses and the Lindisfarne Inn at Beal.

Operations manager Sean Donkin said: “The Hog’s Head Inn will be a beacon place to work, with brand new facilities and state-of-the-art equipment including a new commercial kitchen and retail area. We will be offering exciting training and development opportunities for those wishing to pursue a career in the hospitality and catering industry.”

Alnwick town and county councillor, Gordon Castle, said: “It seems that the clouds are starting to break on the employment front in Alnwick.

“It is good news and there are rather more jobs than I had expected. I think the prospects are really quite good on the jobs front in Alnwick now.”