Subtle tributes to the regions industrial past will be included in a restoration of a once popular hotel in Sunderland.
The Three Horseshoes on Washington Road is being restored to its former glory days as part of a £200k investment by Tavistock Hospitality, who bought the hotel last year.
The hospitality group who own more than a dozen bars, hotels and restaurants across the North East, are embarking on the second stage of their plans to turn the venue into a boutique bed and breakfast.
After transforming the building into a brewery tap for the company’s Sonnet 43 Brew House in Durham, the new owners are currently refurbishing all seven of the upstairs bedrooms and plan to include fixtures and fittings that will pay homage to industrial Sunderland.
“The Three Horseshoes is in an enviable position, with fantastic road links making it an ideal base for both leisure and business guests,” said Jonathan Graham, Operations Director of Tavistock Hospitality.
“We are confident that a combination of tailored design, reasonable rates and the availability of high quality food and drink downstairs, will appeal particularly to the corporate market, including those visiting the Nissan site just over the road.”
Work on the hotel restoration is due to be finished mid-May and Bookings are already being taken for the bed and breakfast, with prices starting at £95, including dinner.