Offshore Is Back Onshore!

Issue 100

The Inn Collection Group are celebrating their arrival in the Lancashire coastal resort of Lytham St Annes this March, as Offshore opens as the company's latest seaside spectacular.

Ideally placed on the Lytham St Annes seafront, Offshore is the group’s largest property by number of bedrooms, with the stunning redevelopment of the old Lindum and Carlton hotels, creating an incredible 99-bedroom site.

Looking over St Annes Pier with the Ribble Estuary beyond and two miles south of Blackpool, the original Lindum Hotel was the group’s first site purchased in Lancashire and was bought from operator HY Hotels in November 2020.

A prominent feature of the South Promenade, The Lindum Hotel was previously operated by the Rowley family for more than 50 years.

Extensive remodelling and refurbishment has given a new lease of life to a building that dates back to the Victorian era with the venue unrecognisable from its previous configurations.

Adapting to the pubs with rooms style of hospitality synonymous with The Inn Collection Group, the ground floor spaces have transformed into a warm, welcoming, family-friendly pub.

Boasting 250 covers inside, a large outdoor seating terrace complements this capacity and maximises the venue’s shoreline location.

Enabling Offshore to meet the demand of a pub-style food menu, a fully reworked kitchen has also been delivered, with state-of-the-art equipment installed, including a frying range allowing it to serve chip shop favourites with the traditional taste

The revamp has also seen the full refurbishment of all bedrooms, along with additional inventory created by the construction of a ground floor extension.

Speaking as the pub opened its doors for the first time, The Inn Collection Group’s head of projects Michael Coulthard said: “It’s fantastic to have Offshore back and reopening. It has been an extensive project to bring the site back to life. It has taken time to complete, but we are delighted with the results and look forward to having it serving the towns of Lytham and St Annes.

“The transformation from hotel to pub has seen a lot of work carried out in changing the downstairs spaces and kitchen areas, but there has been some reconfiguration of the rooms side too, with additional ones created and a new lift installation in the old Lindum side of the building.

“The whole thing has been pretty much rebuilt with the exception of some of the structure and that has brought areas that had become almost redundant back into use for things like staff rooms and food preparation.

“That’s an exciting part of the job and I’m looking forward to seeing Offshore enjoy a new lease of life.”

Just two miles from the bright lights of Blackpool, Lytham and St Annes are nestled along a picturesque stretch of coastline lined with well-tended lawns, a boating lake and pretty parks.

With an expansive sandy beach, Victorian pier, historic windmill, a ‘royal’ golf course and stylish independent shops, the dual seaside towns serve to remind us why the British seaside is so beloved.

Offshore is within easy access to the key attractions of the two towns, including the golden sands of St Anne’s beach, the peaceful tranquillity of Ashton Gardens and the Georgian grandeur of Lytham Hall.

It is also well placed to serve as a base for visiting nearby Blackpool and attractions including the world-famous Pleasure Beach, Tower and new for 2024, Showtime, a brand new attraction celebrating the town’s reputation as a capital for entertainment.


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