The Dolphin Inn has reopened in Tynemouth following a £127,000 renovation completed by pub operator Hawthorn Leisure.
The works undertaken include the installation of new lighting and an outdoor seating area, and refurbished toilets, new fixtures and fittings, and a modernisation of the kitchen.
Robert Wilson, partner at Dolphin Inn, said: “Hawthorn Leisure took on The Dolphin after the previous partner passed away. It was in a very poor state, and looked tired and unloved. Since I came here, I’ve worked hard to win the locals’ hearts and minds, and regulars have started to come back, along with some who hadn’t visited for 10 years.”
Mark McGinty, managing director of operations, Hawthorn Leisure added: “In Robert and his family we’ve a fantastic new team at The Dolphin, and one which is very community-focused. This pub has a long history and is well liked by people living nearby, and who we know have been looking forward to it being refurbished, so they can come back and spend time there with the friends and families.”