1. The Ancient Unicorn at Bowes has been bought and work has started on its refurbishment with, l believe, plans for ten bedrooms and a coffee bar. I have no details on the work programme but hopefully the work will be completed for later in the summer.
2. After being closed for nearly a year the High Force Hotel has reopened under the care of Jan Butterfield and Angela Cockburn. They promised Lord Barnard that it would be open in time for the Teesdale Spring Show on May 23rd and it was. A fuller report will appear when the hotel has been visited.
3. The Strathmore Arms in Holwick which is on the opposite side of the River Tees from the High Force Hotel and not far from Scoberry Bridge has recently been visited by several PWA and RA members who can report that it was doing well on the Saturday night with bar meals and a good range of well kept real ales. Recommended!
4. Also visited recently has been the Langdon Beck Hotel and we can report that this continues to be a an enjoyable visit for food, good ales and accommodation.