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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Carlisle
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127 reviews 127 reviews
19 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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ilkley west yorkshire
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5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we stayed here 1 night on a groupon deal after exploring northumberland and were amazed at the place, all be it in the middle of nowhere it was amazing, lovely welcoming bar with roaring log fire, super friendly staff and very well kept beer which was sampled many times. rooms are in need of some TLC but were very nice... More 

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Billingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked the elks head 3 nights through groupon on arrival we had a very good reception and shown to our room by the gent on duty our room we were pleased with overlooking the river, the meals we could not fault on the 3evenings we chose to eat in the bar but there is a restaurant if needed there is... More 

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Lanchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My partner, dog and I stayed for one night on a Groupon deal and so payed £60 in for bed and breakfast. On check in the member of staff said our room wasn't ready and seemed annoyed that we were there. Our bed was very comfortable but we couldn't enjoy it as we were above the kitchens which were really... More 

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Cramlington Northumberland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Always liked the look of this place when passing and stayed there last night. Nice comfortable bar.Had a couple of drinks and ordered our food for 7pm and it arrived spot on. There was a Specials Board which had pan fried quail on and lamb chops but as this was first time I had pan fried lambs liver and my... More 

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Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

What a delightful inn situated in a beautiful part of the country. We received a very warm welcome when we arrived and a complimentary drink as part of the deal. We had a lovely meal sat in front of a roaring log fire and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. All in all a lovely place to stay and have no hesitation in... More 

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