Food entrepreneur Martin Charlton has created 12 new jobs in opening a Blyth seafood restaurant,
Mr Charlton, a trained chef who has lectured at North Tyneside Metropolitan College and owns The Old Boat House in Amble, has opened Blyth Boathouse.
The former lecturer at North Tyneside Metropolitan College has partnered with Blyth Harbour Commission to open the purpose built harbourside restaurant which forms the flagship of the Quay Road regeneration area.
The building will also house Blyth Boathouse Port Heritage Centre for tourists to find out more about the historic port and the Blyth Tall Ships project.
Mr Charlton said: “We’re really pleased to be opening our restaurant in Blyth. The location is incredible, we’d encourage people from Northumberland and beyond to come and visit, they won’t be disappointed. A restaurant like this, with seafood fresh from the harbour, is a great thing for Blyth and will provide a welcome boost to its economy.”