Entrepreneur launches new seafood restaurant

Martin Charlton at the Blyth Boathouse.
Martin Charlton at the Blyth Boathouse.

A north east entrepreneur has opened a new seafood restaurant in the county, creating 12 new jobs and providing a £300,000 boost to the economy in the process.

Blyth Boathouse eatery restaurant in Quay Road is aiming to become a staple of the burgeoning Northumberland food and drink scene.

The venue, opened by regional entrepreneur Martin Charlton, owner of The Old Boat House Amble, boasts an enviable harbourside location and delicious dishes cooked up by top chefs.

Blyth Boathouse is the flagship business in the regeneration of Quay Road and surrounding areas by Port of Blyth and its partners.

A collaboration between Mr Charlton and Blyth Harbour Commission, the striking purpose-built building will also house Blyth Boathouse Port Heritage Centre for tourists to find out more about the historic port and the Blyth Tall Ships project.

Mr Charlton said: “We’re really pleased to be opening our restaurant in Blyth.

“The location is incredible, we’d encourage people from Northumberland and beyond to come and visit, they won’t be disappointed.

“A restaurant like this, with seafood fresh from the harbour, is a great thing for Blyth and will provide a welcome boost to its economy.” 

Blyth Boathouse is open from noon to 9.30pm seven days a week.

For bookings at Blyth Boathouse, call the restaurant on (01670) 369052.