Screen Shot 2015-04-09 at 15.24.15DINERS are being invited to think of England later this month, as one of the North East’s oldest venues celebrates St George’s Day.

On Thursday April 23, 600-year-old Lumley Castle, Chester-le-Street, is flying the flag for England’s patron saint with an evening of food and fun.

The four star hotel’s St George’s Day banquet will begin in the hotel’s Dungeon bar before guests head for the spectacular Baron’s Hall for a three course feast, with wine and mead.

The menu will take its inspiration from days of yore, with a Dragon’s Broth starter in homage to the saint.

This will be followed by beef and ale pie with mash and bread and butter pudding, while Lumley Castle’s Lords and Ladies of the Court, dressed in period costume, will perform a variety of traditional North East songs.

Finally, guests can round off the evening by dancing to a disco in the Dungeon with a specially priced package also available for those wishing to extend the evening with an overnight stay in one of Lumley’s 73 bedrooms.

Lumley’s Castle Hotel’s St George’s Banquet begins at 7pm, with the show starting at 8pm, and costs £35 per person. The hotel is also offering an overnight rate to include the banquet, a twin or double Courtyard room and full English breakfast for £79.50 per person.

Guests must be aged 16 and over. For more information, or to make a booking, call 0191 389 1111, email or visit