Prestigious award for Blyth hotel

The Commissioners Quay Inn, Blyth. Picture by Tom Banks.
The Commissioners Quay Inn, Blyth. Picture by Tom Banks.

One of Blyth’s newest hotels and restaurants has won a top award.

The Commissioners Quay Inn has won Commercial Development of the Year at the prestigious Insider Media Property Awards ceremony.

The awards celebrate the remarkable achievements of the region’s developments over the previous 12 months.

Judges felt the Commissioners Quay was a true place-making development, turning a derelict site in an area of social deprivation into a space for which the community can be proud.

They also concluded that there was significant risk in this development that required strong leadership and decision-making.

The Commissioners Quay Inn – overlooking the River Blyth – was developed by Arch, and is operated by The Inn Collection Group.

The venue provides home-made food and drink as well as bed and breakfast accommodation for tourists and corporate visitors to Blyth.

Jacqui Kell, chief executive of Arch, said: “Congratulations must go to the whole team that were involved in the development of the building for their vision and commitment in making The Commissioners Quay Inn the outstanding success it is today and a facility for Blyth and the surrounding community to be proud of.

“The facilities are second to none and as the second phase in the regeneration of the quayside area we are setting the quality bar extremely high. I am delighted that The Commissioners Quay Inn has won this.”

Keith Liddell, Inn Collection Group chief executive, said: “We are absolutely delighted that The Commissioners Quay Inn has lifted the title for such a prestigious award.

“The service we provide to residents and visitors are first class, but to be able to say we are doing this from an award-winning building is even more special.”