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The Ship, Eighton Banks has reopened following a £360k investment by independent pub operators Punch Pubs & Co, with Management Partners Glenn and Penny Robertson taking the helm.

The pub, located overlooking the village and stunning Tyneside countryside, has undergone a complete internal and external refresh through investment from Punch. Inside, guests will fall in love with this Great British pub’s traditional features, like the beautiful wooden etched bar area showcased and enhanced in the makeover, with new contemporary, calming colour schemes and accessories to reflect the Ship’s welcoming and homely ambience. Outside Punch has ensured the pub’s extensive garden area has benefitted from new, improved seating and tables to ensure maximum guest pleasure. Perfect for families and friends or for those passing through to enjoy a relaxing drink and bite to eat whilst taking in the view or looking out to nearby landmark, the Angel of the North.

Management Partner Glenn is an experienced chef who will take the lead in the pub’s kitchen and is excited to share the pub’s new menu with guests. Offering an array of pub classics, including a delicious lamb rump dish and everyone’s favourite Sunday Roast.

Glenn and Penny already have a strong connection to the pub and local community, having been regulars at the pub in the past. They are excited to bring it back to its best. With over 25 years of experience in pubs and hospitality between them, they had been looking for their own pub for some time when they came across the opportunity at the Ship; Penny said, “As soon as we saw it, we just knew it was the perfect pub for us. I used to visit the pub in its glory days, and having the chance to reimagine that and bring it back to its best is just so exciting. We’re so passionate about it, and we cannot wait for guests to return and experience it.”

Senior Operations Manager Jannine Leadbetter says, “We’re incredibly proud to have been able to significantly invest in this pub and revitalise it for all to enjoy. It’s now somewhere for all to enjoy, and I have no doubt, with Glenn and Penny leading the way, this pub will thrive at the heart of its community, ensuring its success for many years to come.”

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