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The Elk's Head

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Tideswell, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We stayed here for four nights last week. A delightfully peaceful riverside inn with well-furbished bedrooms and an excellent chef. The staff are friendly and attentive and the new manager an absolute ball of energy. Room 6 overlooks the river West Allen (or will do once the summer vegetation dies down in the autumn) and its very interesting Blueback Bridge...

Thank TonyPreston764
Scarborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Comfortable accomodation which is in the throws of refurbishing.We look forward to returning in the near future. Good hearty breakfasts and excellent choices of evening meals. A young hardworking staff led by dynamic manager Diane,who never stops. Everyone was most welcoming and efficient . Diane was particularly thoughtful in recognising our Wedding Anniversary. We wish The Elk's Head every success...

Thank Ken S
Howden, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 August 2016

This inn is beautifully placed in the North Pennines, and is only a few miles from Hadrian's Wall, Vindolanda, The Roman Army Museum etc. It is a quaint, old world inn, set in nice gardens with a stream running by. It is quiet, and it is well served by excellent staff who go the extra mile to help. The bar...

Thank RKH245
Rochdale, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 August 2016

My wife and I came here on a three night Groupon deal. We know that some voucher deals work, some don't. This one aced it in every department. No short cuts, no 'dumbing down'. Wonderful. Our stay was on the cusp of the previous manager Phil leaving and new manager Diane taking over and we had the privilege of meeting...

Thank 444AlanR
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Had a fantastic stay at the elks head, had an issue with shower not working but it was sorted with no fuss. Food was great very tasty. New manager only been there a week but already doing a great job. Can't wait to return. Highly recommended

Thank gunwin
Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 July 2016

We have just had a two nights stay at this lovely country pub, which is situated on the Whitfield Estate on the A686, which cuts across from Durham to Northumbria and is a very scenic route. If the weather is with you, the countryside views are amazing. The Elks Head is a pub with 10 en-suite rooms; five being in...

Thank Reacher33
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 July 2016

We stayed 3 nights b/b with dinner on first night using Groupon offer. Requested easy access room which meant going outside and walking round on decking. Room was clean and acceptable. Shower/toilet were ok but room had small mouldy black marks in a couple of places. The evening meal was good and suited our dietary necessities so we had the...

Thank bendaw73
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Recently spent 2 nights at the Elks Head with Groupon. The hotel is beautiful & the staff were very friendly & helpful - especially Liz, the mum of the present manager, & Diane, who is going to be the new manageress in a few weeks. The room was very clean & comfortable & the food was excellent. We really enjoyed...

Thank Marea H
Carnforth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Found this county hotel on the Internet when planning our touring holiday in Northumberland. it is situated on the main A686 and is quite an isolated village so we were surprised how popular it was. Greeted by a very pleasant lady, who informed us she had only taken over as manager a few days before our arrival. We were offered...

Thank 31CMD
Peterlee, County Durham, UK
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed here after a groupon deal for £89 for two nights b&b with drink on arrival. New landlady had just taken over so there was a transition period that mainly went unnoticed. Room was no frills but clean, food was actually quite pretentious charging £6 for 2 spring rolls but still nice. New menu started day after we left so...

Thank aceyy2k

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about The Elk's Head

Address: Whitfield NE47 8HD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Northumberland > Whitfield
Price Range: €85 - €115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Elk's Head 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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“You can't lose -- just staying here is amazing.”
007Katie007, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Spoke to a few of the guests and all commented on being happy with rooms”
Bryon_Gibson, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Even though we were close to the road, the room was quiet.”
doodahdave, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room 10, first floor in rear annex; I think it has the only bath!”
Reacher33, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Annex rooms are more modern but mean walking outside to the bar etc. No traffic noise and easy walking access to river (Watch the bairns)”
bendaw73, 30 Jul 2016 | Read review
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