10-year vision comes to fruition with opening of Inn Collection’s new Lakes pub with rooms


The Inn Collection Group has opened its latest acquisition following a multi-million pound redevelopment, bringing to fruition a 10-year vision for the expanding pub company.

The Group has launched The Coniston Inn after an 18-month project which has seen the traditional pub redesigned into a 42-bedroom boutique pub with rooms.

The opening will see 40 new jobs created, while the group is also looking to recruit a further 50 people across its expanding Lakes portfolio, which includes The Ambleside Inn at Ambleside, The Swan in Grasmere and The Pheasant at Bassenthwaite.

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Husband and wife team John and Anita Dodsworth are general managers of the new Coniston Inn.

The Inn Collection Group operations manager Chris Moor said: “The Coniston Inn is a massive boost for hospitality and tourism in the Lake District and for the local community surrounding the inn itself. We’ve created a real positive in the hospitality industry, generating jobs and actively recruiting.

“As The Inn Collection Group’s debut Lakes acquisition, it’s especially rewarding seeing The Coniston Inn open for business in what truly is one of the most breathtaking and unique addresses in the Lakes and one we as a group looked long and hard for over ten years to find.”

The Alchemy-backed group’s estate of trading properties includes 14 pubs with rooms in Cumbria, Northumberland, County Durham and Yorkshire. 

A further 40-bedroom venue, The Seaburn Inn is currently under construction in Sunderland. 

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