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The Cottage Inn

Dunstan Village, Alnwick NE66 3SZ, England
The Cottage Inn
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Durham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were here for Sunday lunch with friends and found the staff the be friendly and helpful. Our meals were delicious and very generous portions. It was lovely to have local Craster kippers. We were meeting friends we han seen for a long time and there was no attempt to hurry us through the meal.

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Firstly praise where it is due, the waitress's that worked in the restaurant and bar were extremely helpful, polite and hard working. We stayed in this hotel because it takes dogs however we had to leave our dog in the room all the time because of an aggressive Jack Russell that belonged to the hotel. In half an hour of... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

I did not stay in the room but have viewed them they are great value, however as for the Taste card offer none of the staff seem to know what days it's available??? I pre booked for Sunday as the site said not available Fri n sat , to be told by the staff that it's only mon - thur.... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Stayed for two night winter package. Room recently refurbished; spacious and comfy. Breakfast ok and dinner menu had good selection. Dogs are welcome in the rooms and bar. Downside was that the pub dog sits in the bar all night every night, snapping and growling at every dog that comes into the room (at customers too). Staff bring their dogs... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Not a bad pub. We ate and the food was OK pub food. Service good. Guy behind the bar (Landlord?), bit miserable, which was a shame, as the other staff were good. Great to find a pub which lets dogs in.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Just returned from a short break at this hotel, excellent value for money, lovely food, generous portions, friendly and helpful staff. We were a party of six, three couples, family and friends who all enjoyed their stay. Perfectly situated for exploring this beautiful area. We will be back for another relaxing break.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We were staying in Craster and went to the Cottage Inn for a evening meal. The meal took a very long time to appear, although we were warned almost half an hour after ordering that there was a problem in the kitchen. The food was nothing to write home about, just a less than average pub meal. When we were... More 

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DebraLWalker, Owner at The Cottage Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Unfortunately, our chef collapsed and was taken to hospital mid-service which delayed orders. Please accept our apologies for the offensive notice, this was removed as soon as management became aware of it. This in no way reflected the opinion of the establishment or staff. We can only assume this was placed in the bar by... More 

York, UK
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We were booked in to the Cottage Inn while walking St Oswald's Way recently, and it was the definite low point of an otherwise outstanding trip. Compared to everywhere else we stayed, the welcome was charmless, and the room shoddy - cracks in the bath, toilet roll holder unrepaired, tired decor. The inn is surrounded by trees, which make the... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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28 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We stayed when walking the St.Oswald's Way. The Cottage Inn was a short detour off the trail. The property is adjacent to woodland. The food wa top dollar, I had the poacher's pot which I enjoyed very much. It was a Saturday when we visited and there was a live band for entertainment. It is a very good placeto stay... More 

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Lancaster, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Whilst staying in Dunstan Village we decided to dine here as it was within walking distance from the holiday house. We booked a table for 7 plus a dog, and we were sat in the conservatory. It was so lovely, airy, light and comfortable. The food was absolutely delicious!! Collectively we ordered 2 seafood platters, a gammon steak, lamb's liver,... More 

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