MP opens new bar and grill named after little William

Four generations of William Maguires gather with Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP for the official opening. Picture by Neil Denham.
Four generations of William Maguires gather with Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP for the official opening. Picture by Neil Denham.

A new pub near Longhorsley, named after the proprietor’s premature son, has been officially opened by Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP.

On the former site of Croft Family Bar, Prince William Bar and Grill is part of Forget Me Not Country Park.

The opening of the establishment coincides with the completion of £1.4million of investment in the Maguires country park, which offers a range of holiday homes as well as facilities for touring caravans and camper vans, with views over Simonside and the Cheviot Hills.

The Prince William Bar and Grill is named after William Maguire, the latest addition to five generations of William Maguires, who was born last year, 17 weeks premature.

The four living generations of the William Maguire dynasty were present to celebrate the launch at which Mrs Trevelyan, MP for the Berwick-upon-Tweed constituency, officially declared the facility open.

Billy Maguire, of Prince William Bar and Grill, said: “We’re really pleased with the new bar and we’re sure our customers will be too.

“We decided to dedicate it to my son, who was born very early last year and who joins a long line of William Maguires.

“We’ve created more than a dozen new employment opportunities at the bar and we’re still recruiting.

“We’re delighted with the progress we’ve made with the holiday park too, since we took it over in September 2013.

“All Maguires country parks are five-star quality and we’re committed to providing the same standard of service in the beautiful Northumberland countryside.”

The new establishment includes a soft-play area, pool table and a locally-sourced menu, offered daily from noon to 9pm.

Mrs Trevelyan said: “It was my pleasure to open the Prince William Bar and Grill and celebrate investment in tourist and leisure facilities in the heart of beautiful Northumberland.”