Since opening the White Swan at Blyth in November 2011, Richard
and I, together with our fantastic team have achieved many awards
and accolades, including:
- Eastside Magazine Restaurant Awards 2013 'Restaurant of the
- Eastside Magazine Restaurant Awards 2013 'Best Contemporary
- The Publican's Morning Advertiser Great British Pub Awards 2012
'Best Newcomer' for the Yorkshire, North East and Scotland
- Featuring in The Good Food Guide 2013
- Featuring in Alistair Sawday's Special Places to Eat and Drink
These awards and accolades are as well as being inspected by the
prestigious Michelin Guide on two occasions over the past year.
As a result of the incredible and unexpected success that we
have achieved, we have been offered a fantastic opportunity of
undertaking an exciting new project, and after much deliberation,
we have made the very difficult decision to leave the White Swan at
Blyth. We will be leaving the Pub on 23rd March and it will
re-open in early April with new owners.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our
customers, friends and family for your support over the past few
years and a special thank you goes to our fantastic team of staff
who have worked tirelessly to make the White Swan at Blyth the
success it is. We would like to wish the new owners of the
White Swan at Blyth continued success in the future.
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Andy
Edmonds and Duncan Marsden of Enterprise Inns Plc for their
continued support, as without them, we would not have been able to
achieve the success we have, which in turn would not have granted
us the opportunity to undertake our new project.
Andy Edmonds, Regional Manager for Enterprise Inns Plc says:
"I have thouroughly enjoyed working with Claire and Richard.
They are a great couple and will be a hard act to follow.
Within their first year at the White Swan, they had already
scooped an industry 'Best Newcomer' award and achieved a listing in
The Good Food Guide 2013. Enterprise Inns Plc is very sorry
to see them go but we wish them every success with their next
Thank you again everyone and best wishes.
Claire and Richard
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