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The Crown and Anchor

Traveler (103)
Room & Suite (28)
Dining (3)
Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
Property amenities
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Good to know
Historic Hotel
Great View
68Room tips
Traveler rating
  • 216
  • 103
  • 30
  • 11
  • 7
Time of year
Traveler type
  • Filter
  • English
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After a surprise weekend away, we stayed in room 4 twin room with en suite shower room. Clean, fresh and airy. We used the restaurant for all our meals and they were delicious. Paul the owner/chef was friendly and remembered us from when he had just took over the pub in 2017.
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We stayed in this pub for a couple of nights break. When we arrived we were greeted warmly and shown to our room as we were shown up the stairs there was an overwhelming smell of greasy food which was a bit off putting and the decor and carpet was grubby. The room was large but
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Response from pauldW8128HV, Owner at The Crown and Anchor
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello and thank you for your review. My apologies that you found the carpet on the staircase to your room ‘grubby’, it is now not ‘grubby’ as the cleaners were booked in towards the end of the following week during our closure dates due to major electrical work being carried out on the buildings internal structure to update the power supply and there would not be much point in doing a clean before a team of electricians pulled all the rooms apart etc. Since receiving your review I have personally checked the temperature of the shower, as I or a member of my crew could have done promptly during your stay with us had you alerted someone of this issue. As it is I have not found a fault with the thermostat control and it is now working fine from setting 1 (cold) through to setting 9 (v.hot), the shower gremlin seems to have rectified its self. I am sorry that you found our breakfast menu ‘limited’, as we offer a good selection of cereals, dried fruits, juices, tea, coffee, any adaptation of a cooked full English, scrambled eggs & smk salmon, smk kippers & poached eggs (of which we did run out of and you were offered an alternative of smk haddock & eggs) also unlimited granary & white toast ( of which, yes it does come as a ‘whole’ slice). As for the lack of honey in the pot, I was not aware of this and thank you for making me aware. We generally do not offer yoghurt and fruit for breakfast in the mid-winter season due to the lack of interest in these items and ultimately they are thrown out as waste. Furthermore you are correct in stating there is only one chair in the room, as the room albeit quite large would not benefit from a second chair, however the room does boast a 100cm x 30cm cushioned window seat with views over the 7th century priory of which is normally very popular with our guests. A one night stay for two people in a super king size bed with en-suite bathroom, complimentary mini bar stocked with still & sparkling bottled water, tea and coffee facilities, free WIFI, hot and cold breakfast options in such an amazing location with views to match rated at £100 p/night is by no stretch of the imagination ‘overpriced’. Thank you for the compliments about my staff treating you well and also of our evening meals. Regards Paul Chef/owner
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A delicious Sunday lunch, with the beef cooked to personal preference; Yorkshire puddings served with both our beef and chicken lunches, with lots of fresh vegetables and lashings of gravy! Delicious, and a glass of red is also recommended. A warm welcome from friendly Staff,
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Another visit to Lindisfarne and another couple of visits to the Crown for a meal and a drink. Under new ownership the restaurant area has undergone a few changes regarding seating and furniture but it works nicely and looks well cared for. The welcome was warm and friendly and
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We stayed over on a Saturday night and found the pub and accommodation fantastic.It is ideally situated giving access to walks to the castle and beyond.We found the room comfortable and cosy.We had room two which allows pets and found it ideal. The staff were very helpful and
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The causeway at sunrise
Holy Island the view from St Cuthbert's hermitage towards Holy Island.
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Poor your wife. Dogs are certainly allowed in at least one of the bedrooms and in the bar (a privilege of which they and their owners make full use), but not in the dining room. I don't know about family rooms. It's a small pub, and your son would be fine in his own room, I'm sure. It's a good pub, good food and a jolly (if canine) atmosphere in the bar.
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"All rooms are upstairs no lift. We have only ever stayed in this room so cant say about the others."
"We didn't stay in the accommodation."
"Room 3 has a great view over the Priory and to the Heugh"
"We had a priory view with en suite room 1"
"We had a small room with a separate but private bathroom - all other rooms are on Suite"
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