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Vote Leanne as Durham's next Tourism Superstar

June 2018

The search is on to find Durham’s next tourism superstar and The Kingslodge Inn’s general manager Leanne Jeffrey has been shortlisted for the awards. 
The award recognises the dedication and passion of those working in Durham’s tourism industry. 
Whether it’s helping guests put together itineraries to County Durham’s many attractions, hiding secret treasures for her guests to find about Durham - or even taking a stranded grandmother to Durham cathedral in her own car, Leanne goes above the call of duty to ensure visitors have a priceless experience. 
Leanne said: "I am so proud and honoured to be nominated for this award. Especially when it is something that comes naturally to me and I just love doing. I just love chatting to guests and helping them decide and plan where they would like to visit and how to get there. Putting together our very own Kingslodge Inn Treasure Hunt, or hiding our inn's special stone in secret spots for our guests to search out and find across the city. 
"It would be absolutely amazing to be voted Durham Tourism Superstar and to fly the flag for our amazing County that I'm so passionate about living and working in."
Voting is now open and we’re calling on you to show your support for Leanne by casting your vote her way. 
Voting closes at midnight on Friday July 13th. The winner will be announced at Visit County Durham’s annual Garden Party at Beamish Hall on July 24th and will then go on to represent the county in a national tourism superstar award. 
Please show your support for Leanne and cast your vote in a mere couple of clicks here.  


The Kingslodge Inn in Durham were finalists in the Britivic Lifting Spirits Awards in association with the Morning Advertiser

The Kingslodge Inn goes above and beyond in Britvic Lifting Spirits Awards

June 2018

The Kingslodge Inn was a finalist in national awards that recognise outlets that go above and beyond to lift the spirits on the local community with its Silver Lunch Club. 

The inn was one of just five finalists from pubs, hotels and restaurants across the country that were recognised in the Britvic Lifting Spirits Awards in association with the Morning Advertiser for their community work with isolated older people living alone in Durham. 

The inn regularly opens its doors for older people living alone in the city with it's Silver Lunch Club which includes an annual Christmas party with entertainment and a free three-course Christmas lunch and monthly subsidised lunch clubs that over 80 people coming along to enjoy not just a delicious home made meal, but fun and laughter in the company of others. 

The initiative was the brainchild of general manager Leanne Jeffrey who attended the awards ceremony in London with Age UK Durham's development manager Kirsty King-Lough. 

Leanne said: "It was such an honour to be nominated for these awards for doing something that just comes naturally to us. It was very humbling being among such inspiring people and hearing what they do to go above and beyond in their communities and to have the accolade of being a finalist among such exceptional company. 

"What pleases me most is that we are making a difference to the lives of some of Durham's most vulnerable and isolated older people through our Silver Lunch Club and that through this we can bring a little sunshine and warmth to people who spend much of their time alone, with just the radio or the television for company. I am so pleased that our lunch club has become such a success and that it continues to grow. We never turn away one away and everyone is welcome to come and join us."

To find out more about The Kingslodge Inn's Silver Lunch Club call 0191 370 9977 or email enquiries@kingslodgeinn.co.uk

The Kingslodge Inn for father's day accommodation meals in Durham city and County Durham perfect father's day presents.

Father's Day covered at The Kingslodge Inn

June 2018

Father’s Day is fast approaching on Sunday June 17.

Finding the main man in your life the perfect Father’s Day gift is no easy task.

The Kingslodge Inn has just the answer with a winning combination of great food, superb local real ales as well as amazing Durham city to explore.

Sean Donkin is managing director of The Inn Collection Group, owners of The Kingslodge Inn and a father-of-three.

He said: "Speaking as a father myself, there's nothing better than spending time with your family, whether it's enjoying some well-earned time away or a meal out that everyone can enjoy together and The Kingslodge Inn is just the place to do that.

"With it's close location to Durham city centre and world class attractions like Durham cathedral, the UK's largest open air museum Beamish and magnificent High Force waterfall - which has just been listed by MSN as one of the top ten most beautiful places you'll be surprised is in the UK - The Kingslodge Inn will be a favourite with dads everywhere."

Father's Day gift vouchers at The Kingslodge Inn are available to purchase. Call us directly on 0191 370 9977 or our booking hotline on 0191 580 3610 (during office hours) or book accommodation online anytime. 

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May 2018

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Sean Donkin is managing director of The Inn Collection Group, owners of The Kingslodge Inn. 

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