No way were we going to review this lovely place after the first time we had been. Purely selfish reasons we didn't want people to discover this little haven. We booked in for 2 nights over New Year (this being the second time we've been here). What a night, roaring fire,well kept beer, several malts (wine for the ladies),good homely food and good company. the pub was chokka by midnight then all pile out into the street for Auld thingy then back inside to be welcomed by free nips and mulled wine. Managed to get up the next day and have a walk around the Bastle Trail skirting the forest and seeing kites,buzzards and other birds not seen by your author before.
The room was warm and cozy with a decent power shower, the bed was really comfortable. breakfast was pleasant and the fresh brewed coffee welcome. Mary the host was amiable and fun.
There is no phone signal within the inn, for us this was fine but may be an off put for the more cyber dependent. ( Free wifi if your desperate for your e fix). The silence at night is lovely and the star gazing with no light pollution is awe inspiring.
So the secret is out, go on you know you want to go!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A proper little country pub with award winning accommodation. We are located in the beautiful Northumberland National Park and we have some of the DARKEST SKIES in England. We are very close to Kielder Water and Observatory, Hadrian's Wall, Alnwick Gardens and the Coast. There are some beautiful walks that start from the pub including an ancient BASTLE trail. We have 2 family rooms and also welcome well behaved dogs. Whether you are coming to the area to walk, cycle, star gaze or just relax we can assure you of a very warm welcome. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Hollybush Hotel Hexham