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The Elk's Head

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Whitfield NE47 8HD, England
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Ranked #1 of 1 Whitfield B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
DaveandShaz Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Three of us went for lunch today and it was Lovely, there was a young man behind the bar, who was running the Bar, taking Food orders and Serving meals all in his stride. The Food was Good as always (The Elk's Ploughman's Lunch was divine) as was the rest of the food, the sweet potato fries that came with... More 

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Cumbria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As part of a group party of 6 couples we stayed here for three nights on a half board basis. I concur with an earlier reviewer's opinion that it's really a coaching-inn with rooms, so don't expect 4-poster beds and huge suites. We were located in the "new" annexe which was ideal for requirements although the room decor was showing... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Eating out at the Elks Head was lovely......while staying at a lodge in Whitfield The Elks Head made me and my family very welcome We had been out walking and called in for a bar meal it was very friendly and welcoming the early you eat the cheaper the meal up to 4pm £4 up to 5pm £5 and so... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Had 3 night stay here to view Hadrian's wall and the roman forts nearby and really enjoyed it. The wall is about a 20min drive away to Vindolanda, the hotel is in the middle between hexham and haltwhistle. The room was in the new annexe, no 9, with a bathroom that overlooked the river. Room was quiet, with tea and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We, like most other reviewers stayed at the Elks Head through a Groupon deal. Firstly, I have to add that in my opinion I would class the Elks Head as a traditional 'coaching house/pub with rooms. Its not what I would call a 'hotel'. We requested a room with a river view which we got albeit from the shower room!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We live not far from here but have not been for over 10 years, don't know why? The Sunday lunch menu is small but caters for every taste, to begin we had Pea Soup with Basil, very, very nice, light and flavoursome with a nice warm roll. As for mains, the better half had the veggie wellington with a most... More 

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South Shields, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Friendly helpful staff - excellent food - beautiful location - and to top it off the weather was kind to us as well which meant we could enjoy the lovely view sitting outside - what more could you ask for

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Three nights here, and we are just completely relaxed. I really cannot understand some of the negative ( if not numerous) reviews on here. We have had a completely positive experience, and can see us staying here again & again. We have rm 10..this is the one to have, it overlooks the river and the bridge...just sublime. Don't listen to... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We stayed here for 3 nights on a Groupon which was fantastic value. Whilst the room was a little bit small (Room 2) it was comfortable and warm (snowing!). Very dog-friendly, with tables in the bar area for dog owners for breakfast. We ate in all three nights and the food (and local beer) was excellent and really good -... More 

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Lovely surprise having selected this fairly randomly as an overnight stay for a short visit to the north east. Very warm welcome from everyone with a lovely wood burning stove. The setting nestled in a tiny village next to the river and surrounded by fields is wonderful. Room was small but nicely furnished with nice towels and linen.. Food was... More 

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