Low Newton and The Ship Inn - The Reason Why
I first came to Low Newton and The Ship Inn in May 1999. I wanted to move away from Hertfordshire where I had lived for the last thirty years. I needed to earn a living and I had heard that there was a pub for sale in a village by the sea. I had done various jobs in my life and run my own business, but the one business I knew I didn’t want to run was a pub! However - I came, I saw and Low Newton conquered!!
Not for me the sensible option of coming up to stay for a week, to watch the pub in operation to see if I could cope with the whole business of running a pub, of meeting the locals and seeing if they would welcome this woman from the south. Oh no.
So six weeks later I arrived, complete with an enormous furniture van, three cats, two dogs and my youngest daughter Hannah who had just finished university and had decided to spend eighteen months with me running the pub.
The rest is, as they say, history. 13 years on the pub is still receiving the t.l.c it needs; I have learned to clean lines, order beer, call time - or not as case might be - pull pints and have good craic. I have totally renovated the upstairs and have a wonderful house to live in. Hannah is again running the pub with me, having taken time out to travel, teach, marry and have children: we have a growing reputation for local food, good coffee and live music and are self sufficient in well regarded real ale from our own micro brewery.
The sea and landscape continues to delight. To
stand on the beach on a moonlight night and hear the seals calling from
the rocks, to watch the path of the moon on the sea and see the fingers
of Dunstanburgh castle stand black against the sky or to watch the sun
rise over the sea on a glorious summer morning - these are the things
that make Low Newton the very special and unique place it is. And make
people return time and again.
The Ship Inn,
Low Newton by-the-Sea,
Tel : 01665 576262