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The Elk's Head

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Whitfield NE47 8HD, England
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Ranked #1 of 1 Whitfield B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Lynn S Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    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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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Daughters booked as gift when reading reviews was very worried about going , once there all was well staff very pleasant nice clean rooms , good food , all in all an EXCELLENT place to stay , will be returning , thank you to all staff

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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
17 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a one night stay here just to get away for a night. The staff were chatty, welcoming and helpful. Our room was small and a bit run down and tired, in need of decorating and furniture repair. The room looked out over the car park, early morning the sun streamed into the room which was nice in a... More

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We had a couple of meals here last week , the first was as a result of the owner Phil inviting us to his 5 th anniversary party , such a nice bloke , we were staying at a farm B&B up the road and went in for a pint in the afternoon , asked about food at the pub... More

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Sydney, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Stayed here one night and couldn't have been happier. Our room though a little small had a great view over the little river at the back of the hotel. Dining room menu was good with some blackboard selections, food was delicious and breakfast more than ample. Lovely little country pub extremely quite during the night.

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Bexley, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My husband and I together with my brother and sister In law stayed here for two nights as part of a touring holiday. When we arrived the bar was very busy and only one person to serve drinks, food and deal with arriving guests so we waited a while to be seen, not the young ladies fault! Once she was... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

stayed here over night, overall it was a lovely stay. staff were very welcoming and helpful, the room altough a lttle on the small side and in need of a lick paint was clean and comfortable. lunch was enjoyable as was our evening meal, there was a good selection on the menu very some lovely specials on the black board.... More

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Grantham, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We arrived on Saturday (24th May 2014) around about 6.30pm after a particularly arduous journey in heavy rain. The welcome we received left a lot to be desired. We were given the room key and decided to have a couple of drinks in the bar. The first lot of drinks were served with no problem, however when it came to... More

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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We stopped here on our route up to Alnwick. We found it a very friendly place. The room was not the best lay out or design and the WiFi only works in the bar and there is virtually no mobile system. Although our room didn't have one, the hotel has great views over the adjacent river. The food was excellent,... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The Elks Head was simply a perfect location to meet with my family, the hotel was very friendly and had a lovely relaxing atmosphere, the food really good, and the area was great for walking and exploring! We had a lovely day visiting Vindolanda & Hadrians Wall.... Inspiring us all to do the walk! Our room was in the extension... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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139 reviews 139 reviews
24 hotel reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Four of us went for lunch today, we've been a few times since our 1st review as the Food is always Sooooooooooo Good ! This time was no exception, really good fresh food well cooked so the Food is still great But......................the service today was appalling. We ate in the bar and there were 3 Female members of staff who... More

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Address: Whitfield NE47 8HD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Northumberland > Whitfield
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Hotel Class:4 star — The Elk's Head 4*
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