Ratings based on 104 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 out of 5
90% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from St Neots, Cambs

Fabulous base

Posted Aug 24, 2016
Pros: Friendliness of staff. Fabulous restaurant
Cons: Freshen up the rooms, nothing major just cosmetic.
Location: Caters for all tastes Alnwick(+ castle), Holy Is, Farne Is, Cragside, Beamish and many more
Great area for all sorts of excursions(Holy Island, Beamish, Cragside, Farne Is etc) and this inn acts as great base. Rooms are clean and comfortable, although the rooms block could do with freshening up. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the restaurant is fab, so have a beer or two and sit back and enjoy local sourced food at its best. Second visit here and it won't be the last
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Relaxing break and excellent base to travel

Posted Aug 18, 2016
Pros: Good location for travelling by car. Facilities excellent.
Cons: No
Location: Location excellent. Good to travel by car to other areas but walking not too good due to lighting on lanes.
Nice welcome. Easy booking in, really relaxes. Nothing too much trouble. Staff excellent, knowledgable and really friendly. Enjoyed the food choices, nice ales and restaurant. Can't fault anything.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Good location as a base for exploring area

Posted Aug 17, 2016
Pros: Food and staff knowledge and friendliness.
Location: If your doing a castle or beach tour of the area this is the place to stay with a car.
Stayed 2 nights. Good atmosphere in pub. Good food choice on menu. Staff very knowledgeable and friendly.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from sunderland

very pleasant

Posted Aug 11, 2016
Pros: The big plus was the evening meal in the restaurant. Very reasonable as they had a special deal on. And the food was very good with plenty of choices
Location: Alnwick castle and gardens and definetly Craigside house that was built by William Armstrong. Lots to see and do.
The hotel was fine - the inside door knob on the bathroom door fell off . - easily fixed but could have been worrying for an old person on their own.There could have been more lights in the room . One light on the dresser wasn't enough . One on the bedside table would have been ideal - to be able to read and get out of bed . Apart from that all was ok.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Consett

Nice quiet place to stay

Posted Aug 8, 2016
Pros: the staff are first class, very friendly and nothing is a trouble to them , if you want to get away for a night to relax this is the place for you
Cons: no complaints about anything
Location: only stayed overnight so didn't have time to see the surrounding area
Really enjoyed the stay, the staff are first class, very polite and friendly
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from woking

Posted Jul 23, 2016
Pros: The excellent food
Cons: The entrance to the annex
Location: Cragside Alnwick Castle Holy Island and Bamburgh Castle
Convenient to places of interest and accessible to A1 road
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Good location, lovely food

Posted Jul 4, 2016
Excellent stay and the restaurant is lovely. Would recommend.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from UK

An excellent inn in a quiet country location.

Posted Jul 1, 2016
Pros: The rooms were clean and comfortable, the staff were helpful and friendly and the food was excellent
Location: A good location for exploring the beautiful countryside, coastline and heritage of Northumberland.
We stayed at this inn for a few days with friends, using it as a base to explore castles and country houses in the area.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Lovely pub with good rooms close to coast

Posted Jun 1, 2016
Pros: The food - it's fantastic. Attractive bar area and very pretty restaurant.
Cons: Would be better with a covered way across the short distance to the annexe for extremely wet days like the day I stayed there.
Location: Right near the A1 but no traffic noise heard in the rooms. Very close to coast.
Nice welcome from bar area. Great you can have your dog with you including in part of the bar area . Walk in heavy rain with bags across to annexe not pleasant - needs a covered way. Waitress at breakfast lovely but very busy, as she was checking out as well, so it made it difficult to give feedback about a couple of small things. Suggest your rating between OK and Excellent should be better than 'Pleasing'.
4 out of 5
by Ian from St Helens

Posted May 22, 2016 on Hotels
Hotel bar and restaurant has real 'olde worlde' feel which creates a good atmosphere. Food excellent with plenty of choices. Quality of breakfast varied from day to day but was never poor. Wi-Fi signal was weak and unobtainable in the annexe. In an outstanding part of the country for touring and sight-seeing. Would recommend it.