New jobs created at Seven Oaks Park pub in Cramlington

A total of 35 new jobs have been created at a new pub which is set to open its doors next month in Northumberland

Manor Walks retail development in Cramlington Northumberland

A total of 35 new jobs have been created at a new pub which is set to open its doors next month in Northumberland.

The new Hungry Horse pub will be called The Seven Oaks Park, after the historic Seven Oaks Park in Cramlington, Northumberland.

The 5,791sq ft site will add to pub retailer and brewer Greene King’s offering in the North East.

Last year another Hungry Horse pub opened called The Wall’s End near the B&Q store in Wallsend, North Tyneside, which has proved popular.

A Hungry Horse spokesperson said: “Our new family-friendly Hungry Horse pub in Cramlington will be called The Seven Oaks, after the historic Seven Oaks Park in Cramlington and its name was chosen by a customer who won the chance to name the pub on our Facebook page.

“We have been delighted at the feedback to our pubs from our Hungry Horse customers in the North East. Last year we opened the popular Wall’s End in Wallsend and are now pressing ahead with plans for a new pub in Hartlepool, due to open in April.”

The new Seven Oaks pub forms part of the multi-million-pound Manor Walks development in Cramlington which has already helped to create hundreds of jobs.

The 48,300sq ft Manor Walks site has created 250 new retail and leisure jobs and another 200 people were employed in building it.

As reported in The Journal, London-based developer Hammerson built a nine-screen Vue Cinema on the south mall car park and has also revamped six shop units.

The new pub adds to a 3,500sq ft, 100-seat Prezzo eaterie and 4,000sq ft, 200-seat Frankie & Bennys restaurant and bar.

A Dunelm Mill store has also opened with a 16,000sq ft Marks & Spencer Simply Food store due to open later this year.

An extra 56 parking spaces were also created by rejigging the South Mall car park, along with 18 covered cycle spaces and 18 disabled bays.

Manor Walks shopping centre manager Bruno Coppola, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming Hungry Horse to Manor Walks’ South Mall which will provide a further family-friendly venue for our visitors.

“This addition to Manor Walks’ shops, eateries and leisure facilities will be a prosperous one for Cramlington, and the arrival of Hungry Horse’s first pub-restaurant in Northumberland is helping to create new jobs in the town.

“The completion of the multi-million-pound redevelopment of the South Mall in 2013 has welcomed popular leisure brands such as Prezzo and Frankie & Benny’s to Manor Walks as well as the launch of Vue Cinema, all of which is helping to cement Cramlington as a vibrant place to visit.

“We’re proud that the arrival of such high-profile brands is attracting new visitors from the wider North East community which continues to strengthen our local economy.”

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