Turf cutting ceremony takes places for new Sunderland seafront inn


A turf cutting ceremony marking the start of a multi-million pound pub with rooms has taken place on Sunderland seafront.

Metnor were joined by the leader of the council, Councillor Graeme Miller and award-winning leisure and hospitality specialists The Inn Collection Group to cut the first patch of turf at the site of The Seaburn Inn.

The 40-bedroom, four-storey venue is being constructed on redundant land alongside the STACK Seaburn development on the main coast road.

The Inn Collection Group’s managing director Sean Donkin said: “This really is a ground-breaking moment for us all and marks the start of an exciting new chapter for Sunderland seafront officially being underway.

“We’re proud to be bringing our first Sunderland pub with rooms into The Inn Collection Group’s award-winning pubs with rooms portfolio. That work has begun on what will be a tremendous new asset for Seaburn and the surrounding community brings that vision a step closer.”

Councillor Graeme Miller said: “We are absolutely thrilled to see work get underway on what we know will be a tremendous new asset for Sunderland’s seaside.  With places for families to dine, children to play and visitors to enjoy, this really is a welcome addition to Seaburn and will complement the new STACK development perfectly. We can’t wait to see the Inn rise from the ground, as this brilliant new addition takes shape.”