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Lovelady Shield Country House Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
Lovelady Lane, Alston CA9 3LF , England
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Lovelady Shield Country House Hotel
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Ranked #5 of 12 Alston B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited April 2015 on a deal for £129 for 2 B&B including Taster Menu & Wine flight. We also paid extra for a second night £50 B&B only. Also paid extra for room upgrade of a further £20 each night. First the good - the room was very comfortable, large, good bed but with a view of the car... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hotel is in need of some TLC but we still enjoyed the whole experience. We were in room 16 and we were next to the power shower pumps and central heating boiler which were quite noisy. This said we had a huge comfortable bed and the room was warm and clean. We booked this break as a treat to... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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25 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a return visit to this charming hotel in one the highest accessible parts of the North Pennines. We had a two night stay, with the tasting menu (and accompanying wines) on the first night. On the second night we had the standard menu, although to call it "standard" is almost disrespectful! We had a nice, comfortable room on... More 

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Cumbria
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have just returned from a stay at this hotel and along with many of the other travellers I was rather disappointed when we pulled into the car park. The hotel has definitely seen better days but although our room and bathroom were tired and dated the bed was clean and comfortable. The evening taster menu did however make up... More 

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice room, plenty of space, superb views, a beautiful spot. Our package included a seven course taster menu dinner, which was superbly presented (including wines with each "main" course) and an excellent experience.

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Birmingham
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The visit was a 2 night deal in a Superior Room with a 7-course gourmet meal (with wine) on the first night. We were basically pleased with the food and the serving staff but very disappointed with the room. The hotel is set amid beautiful countryside, with a long drive leading to it. Unfortunately the sign indicating the entrance must... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The 7 course tasting dinner was wonderful. We had a gorgeous breakfast too. I thought at first the rooms needed a little updating but the bed was very comfortable and it was a pleasure to enjoy the bar and lounge areas. The staff really were very friendly and efficient which added to our pleasure. Would definitely recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely stay. Beautiful room, pleasant friendly staff. Food was great, we had the 7 course taster menu with wines which we would certainly recommend. Ideal for a romantic getaway - no mobile phone or wifi signal

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UK
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65 reviews 65 reviews
44 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just returned from a couple of days in this tucked-away hotel. The location is idyllic, even with hail, rain and snow as the weather. We had Room 9, a 4 poster. Large and warm and great views of the gardens and surrounding countryside. The "taster menu" with accompanying wine was superb and, unlike many other restaurants offering these menus, the... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed a couple of nights recently and although as a few other people have said the hotel is in need of some TLC we found comfort, friendliness and an enjoyable tasting menu. The second evening returned to the Overwater restaurant in Nenthead for a faultless dining experience. Sublime venison and gorgeous fillet steak - five star cuisine.

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