New Clousden Hill licensees Steve and Elaine Spring, with Newcastle councillor Nigel Todd (centre), known for his research into the area’s agricultural colony
The historic pub re-opened recently with new licensees at the helm. Elaine and Stevie Spring also run another Punch pub, the Bridge Inn, nearby in Cramlington. Fifteen new jobs have been created following the investment.
Punch chief executive, Clive Chesser, said: “We are extremely proud of the work that has gone into transforming the Clousden Hill and the support we’ve received from the local community.
“Elaine and Steve are excellent publicans and it’s fantastic that they have chosen to take the Clousden Hill as their second pub with us.”
Heart of the community
Elaine added: ‘’We’ve been looking for a second pub for a while, and when Punch showed us their vision for the Clousden it was just to good to miss. We know the area well and we are really excited to get going and bring this pub back to the heart of the community.’’
The pub was officially re-opened by Newcastle councillor Nigel Todd, who is well known for his research into the significant history of the Clousden Hill agricultural colony, set up 120 years ago. The restoration recognises and celebrates this history of the area.
The major refurbishment also completely overhauled both the interior and exterior of the pub and includes a new outside beer garden with heated under cover seating.