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“Goof food and great service.” 3 of 5 stars
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23 Castle Street, Warkworth, Amble, England   |  
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Ranked #10 of 12 Warkworth B&B and Inns
benton
1 review
“Goof food and great service.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2010

Me and my partner had just came up for a day out warkworth and stopped off for a meal at this inn. The food we had was nice: Rabbit pie and crab salad with a chocolate cake pudding. We thought the service was very caring and genuine from a young lady and boy and the manager was also very helpful/kind. We would reccomend this pub for it's fresh food as well the hand cooked chips were very nice!

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2010

We went to the Hermitage Inn, Warkworth, for a carvery lunch on Easter Monday April 2010. We knew that the carvery used to be good quality there and and that in the last year or two it was variable.

We saw that the turkey was cold and well carved into even though we were first served that day so obviously it was left-over from the day before and not freshly cooked. Roast potatoes were dry and hard and reheated as were the yorkshire puddings. Veg choice was minimal tired-looking carrots and cauliflower and small potatoes.

The worst insult to customers though was that the usual normal-sized dinner plates had been replaced with much smaller ones so customers had to have smaller portions for the same price of approx £8 per person.

The Hermitage restaurant looks quite nice and welcoming on their website but the reality is different. However, even if their restaurant looks uninspiring and a bit tatty the main thing is the food and that should be up to standard but isn't.

We felt ripped off and won't be going back. I have been to another carvery which charges a similar price for a beautiful meal, freshly cooked and in more attractive surroundings.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2010 via mobile

We have just had dinner at the inn and were absolutely appalled. Decor was dated and the dinner was the worst we've have ever had.

It cost £8 for a scallop starter that resembled rubber balls with your typical shredded iceburg salad. The 'fillet' steak was the greatest let down though. My boyfriend could not believe I even attempted to eat some of it. It was served with pate and came looking like a plate of cat food with a side of overcooked veg. This cost £15.

The service was also shocking and drinks were served in an unprofessional and unhygienic manner (palm over the top of the glass).

Although my report doesn't sound like I am someone who doesn't complain a lot, I really don't. I was just so disgusted by the experience. My boyfriend asked what the worst meal we had ever eaten was and burst out laughing as we realised this was it. Just don't go there, I'd rather go hungry.

  • Stayed April 2010
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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edinburgh
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2010

On a sunny Spring Sunday afternoon, we were looking for something to eat and decided to visit the Hermitage Inn. to say we were disapointed would be an understatement. The service was not great, the decor was old fashioned, and my partner described the presentation of the food as like school dinners!

we both felt ill afterwards too, and can only put this down to the mussells, which we shared.

i would not recommend this pub to anyone.

Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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sheffield
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2009

We booked bed and breakfast in advance after seeing pictures on the web, When we arrived we were informed that we would be required to pay in advance due to previous guests escaping down the fire escape without paying. We were given the key to our en- suite room and told it was upstairs. as we opened the door to the stairs the cold and the musty smell hit us, on entering our room it was even colder. The green 1970s bathroom suite had black mould growing around the shower tray and up the tiles, the walpaper was so damp it was coming off the wall, there was a fusty smell on the bed sheets and the inside of the windows were running in water. The radiator did not work but after informing the staff two small oil filled radiators were put in our room. My wife and i have stayed in numerous bed and breakfast accommodation but this is by far the worst. what a rip off

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2008

This is a pub with dining room attached (there is also a B&B, but I didn't stay there). The pub is OK...reasonable ales, fair few locals (why not!) and bar area resplendent with exposed beams, horse-brasses etc etc. We saw the "specials blackboard" and got enticed in.

It is possible to eat in the bar (preferable) but most diners are in the dining room (less preferable).

-Dining room decorated in a rather old-skool style: pastel pink walls, artex ceiling et al. Another even bigger annexe at the back...luckily avoided being seated there.

-Menu looked encouraging but failed to deliver. I had the home-made burger (inc. black pudding). This was dry, served in a white bun with no garnish, not even butter, and a side portion of what were obviously frozen chips. Very poor. They make a big play that the food is all freshly prepared...perhaps some of it is but don't let this fool you that you are about to get a local-gourmet experience. I suspect a lot of the food is frozen. The missus had the carvery. This was workmanlike. Nothing spectacular but a reasonably safe bet.

-Service was rather uncaring. Mixture of school kids doing evening jobs (neither confident nor particularly competent) and old-skool locals (competent but not particularly caring).

Summary: if you just want to stoke the furnaces, then come in and order the basics from the menu. If you want to experience a 70s dining experience then yes, come on down. If you want a more memorable meal then go elsewhere. Although we didn't spot anywhere better in the locality.

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Derby
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30 hotel reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2008

We went to Northumberland for a few nights, without any advanced booking for accommodation. After the tourist information office in Alnwick placed a booking at a B&B in Wakworth for one night (which was excellent). I saw the Hermitage Inn and decided to go and see if they had any accommodation for another two nights. We were lucky and I was offerered the family room at £80 per night for B&B.

The palce was very good the room was spacious with an en-suite and spotlessly clean. The food was excellent and so was the beer. The owner and his staff were extremley friendly and helpful.The Inn was very busy each night and we ate there three nights. This is obviously a good sign if the place is busy as there is a lot of competition in that area.

Warkworth is a great position to stay to visit Northumberland as it is very central to everything.

  • Liked — We were able to eat at a very fair price at the Inn
  • Disliked — The Shower could be better, but the owner was aware of this
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hermitage Inn

Address: 23 Castle Street, Warkworth, Amble, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Northumberland > Amble > Warkworth
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Warkworth
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Hermitage Hotel Warkworth
Hermitage Inn Warkworth, Northumberland

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