Inn Collection Group snaps up Lancashire hotel

Leading pub company, The Inn Collection Group has acquired The Lindum Hotel St Anne’s via Christie & Co.

The purchase takes the group's portfolio to 16, as the operator continues to roll out its ‘buy and build’ strategic growth plans of high-quality pubs with rooms. Elsewhere, the group’s trading portfolio includes sites in Northumberland, County Durham, Cumbria and Yorkshire.

Operating as a family-run hotel since the 1920s, The Lindum is situated on the seafront promenade of Lytham St Anne’s, a traditional seaside resort nestled along a picturesque stretch of the Fylde peninsula, directly south of Blackpool, western Lancashire.

The recently refurbished hotel comprises 88 recently en-suite bedrooms, many of which boast unspoilt views of the St Anne’s Pier and coastline, and the Ribble Estuary beyond, arguably, some of the best sea views on the Fylde coast.

The hotels’ beautiful seaside location makes it a popular choice for weddings and events, with a variety of conference and events spaces on offer.

Previous owner, Dan Yates of Lindum Yates Limited commented, 'We are very pleased to be passing the business over to such an experienced operator who can take the hotel to the next level and benefit tourism within the local area.”

Sean Donkin, Managing Director, The Inn Collection Group, said, “The Lindum Hotel has in buckets and spades, everything we look for in an Inn Collection Group venue. Vibrant, multifaceted destinations, a wow factor element and somewhere we would like to eat, drink, sleep and explore from with our own families and friends.

“Despite the challenges Covid-19 continues to throw at the sector, 2020 continues to be a year of growth for our group. As well as mounting up our operations in the Lake District and Yorkshire, the purchase of The Lindum Hotel will see us expand our offering across the border into Lancashire.”

Tom O’Malley, Senior Business Agent in Christie & Co’s Hospitality team brokered the sale and adds, “I’m delighted to complete on another deal with The Inn Collection Group and strengthen Christie & Co’s great partnership with the group.

'This is my second deal personally this year, as they purchased The Churchill Inn in Ambleside through me in August and they also bought The Black Swan through Christie & Co earlier in the year.

'The main appeal in this site was the prominent seafront location on the promenade in Lytham. I look forward to seeing the groups plans come to life over the coming months.”