ONE NORTH EAST venue has more than just the Easter weekend to celebrate, with a top accolade under its belt.

Three Mile, at Gosforth’s Great North Road, was earlier this week (12 April) awarded the title of North East Pub and Bar of the Year for Tyne and Wear by the National Pub and Bar Awards 2022.

The venue will join other regional winners at a red carpet event in London later this year, where there will also be 15 regional awards and an overall winner’s title up for grabs. 

Formerly known as the Three Mile Inn, the Three Mile reopened last spring after a £7.5m transformation.

The Three Mile Inn and the Great North Hotel in Gosforth.

As part of the development the venue introduced a new restaurant and coffee shop, an extended terrace with external televisions and outdoor heating and the site is also home to the Great North Hotel – a four star, luxury 64-bedroom hotel.

And it is the second year in a row that the Malhotra Group plc – which owns the venue – has enjoyed success at the awards, with Leila Lily’s at Newcastle’s Grey Street taking home the title of North East Pub and Bar of the Year for Tyne and Wear in 2021.

The awards are organised by Pub and Bar Magazine and editor, Tristan O’Hana, was impressed with what the Three Mile had to offer.

“We looked at some wonderful venues across the Tyne and Wear area and the Malhotra Group was in the unique position of having a number of their sites being up against each other,” he said.

“Pubs and bars were judged on their overall offer and professionalism – and a huge thing we looked at this year was how quickly they returned to normality.

“The Three Mile has a really solid team and the Malhotra Group does a fantastic job of blending modern hospitality with the more traditional aspects, which is a huge USP for them.”

Sean Miller, business manager at Three Mile, is delighted to be recognised with such a prestigious award.

“Tyne and Wear is home to a whole host of excellent bars and pubs so it’s amazing to beat off tough competition to take home such an impressive title,” he said.

“This award is a testament to the efforts of our whole team who go above and beyond to deliver the best possible customer service and experience and we’re also very grateful to our customers for all of their support.

“And, of course, the last few years have provided unique challenges across the entire hospitality industry, so it’s a great boost to have the Three Mile recognised in this way.”

For more information about the Three Mile, visit www.threemile.co.uk