GALLERY: See inside the stunning new Seaton Lane Inn

Seaham’s Seaton Lane Inn has reopened following a major refurbishment.

It reopened last Friday, April 6.

The overhaul has seen a total redesign of the inn’s dining and bar area which has an ‘outdoors-indoors’ theme, complete with vivid prints, pops of bright, earthy colours and accessories and a blend of contemporary and retro signature furniture and lighting.

Each of the inn’s 18 en-suite bedrooms have been refurbished, with signature wallpaper, natural-coloured paneling and metallic detailing.

Seaton resident John Wight was the first customer through the doors.

John said: “It’s fantastic. I never envisaged it would look like this – it’s amazing. It’s great to be back. There’s nothing like being at your local, the staff are excellent, you can’t fault them. They are like a family.

“It’s brilliant to have The Seaton Lane Inn back and looking so beautiful.”

General manager Paul Brown said: “What a transformation. It is absolutely stunning. The best thing has been seeing people’s reactions when they step inside. We went to great lengths to keep the new interior a secret and the end result is spectacular with real wow-factor.

“The investment has transformed The Seaton Lane Inn into a sophisticated, yet relaxed place you just won’t want to leave and a tremendous asset for business and consumer guests in County Durham, serving quality homemade food and drink all day, every day as well as providing high-quality, AA four-star accommodation.”

See inside the refurbished Seaton Lane Inn: