Blyth Boathouse now Available for Lease


Don’t miss out on the incredible opportunity to lease the Blyth Boathouse as a restaurant/cafe from summer 2024! Located at Quay Road, Blyth, Northumberland NE24 3PA, this single-story restaurant boasts two separate dining areas, combining modern purpose-built design with historic charm. With a current Rateable Value of £12,750 and an EPC Rating of D, this licenced premises with appropriate Planning Permission is the perfect setting for your restaurant or café. Enjoy unique sea views from the riverside decking for alfresco dining, along with the added bonus of the new £15m+ Energy Central Learning Hub (ECLH) facility which is directly adjacent and opening in September 2024.

Quay Road is to the north of the Port of Blyth’s South Harbour terminal close to both established and newly built residential areas and just off one of the main arterial roads through Blyth town centre. Blyth is a coastal town in southeast Northumberland and is approximately 16 miles northeast of Newcastle upon Tyne.
The Boathouse is located directly next to the ECLH, currently under construction, and due to be completed July 2024. This promises huge potential in terms of attracting additional trade from visitors to the Visitor Centre, conferences of up to 250 people and staff/students from the ECLH. (more details at

The Blyth Boathouse building has two separate, but connected, dining areas one of which was purpose built less 10 years ago and the other was historically an RNLI boat launch station that has been refurbished and modernised. The property has a floor area of circa 250 sq. m. (2,690 sq. ft.) and has two equipped kitchens with both electric and gas supply. To the riverside it has a decking area for customer seating. Extra-large windows in both dining areas give beautiful river/sea views for a unique dining experience.

Further Information & Bidding Deadline
For further information and to make an appointment to view the property, please contact:
James Brown, Customer Services Manager, Port of Blyth, Tel: 01670 357003
Please note that all bids must also be submitted to James Brown (contact details above) by 9AM. Tuesday 28th May 2024.

Additional Opportunity
The adjacent Energy Central Learning Hub does not have its own catering facility and there is an opportunity to take on a service agreement to provide lunch options to students within the Energy Central Learning Hub. See separate ECLH, Catering Services document. Further details available at