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“A warm welcome awaits, and a welcome sight after 2 days in the saddle!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Allenheads Inn

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The Allenheads Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Allenheads B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Durham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A warm welcome awaits, and a welcome sight after 2 days in the saddle!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

Myself and 3 other mates stayed here on the second day of our Coast to Coast cycle ride, it was a welcome sight after the second day in the saddle and after going through freezing tempretures for 7 hours!
It is a traditional village pub, really cosy, clean, log fires to thaw you out, a good choice of real ales and beer, plenty of other drinks to suit everybody and the warmest of welcome's.
We were provided with a lock up to put our bikes in to keep them safe, then shown up to our rooms which were warm, spacious, clean and had tons of character, i think this building is 17th or 18th century and i was told it was an old hunting lodge (biggest hunting lodge i've ever seen)

After a much needed shower we went back down to the bar and ordered our food which was stunning, I think we all had different starters which were all perfectly cooked then the mains which were massive! I went for the steak which was the best steak ive ever had and I've had a lot of steak!

From start to finish I was in contact with the owner Anne she took the original booking and gave us the warmest of welcome's on arrival, she couldnt do enough for us and went that extra mile to make sure we were all happy, this was proved futher when after midnight a friend i was travelling with took bad and we had to get an ambulance out, Anne and the head chef who's name I cant remember sat up with us in the bar and waited for the ambulance till 2.30am while making cups of tea etc, to me its little touches like this that seperate real family owned places from corporate owned places.

The next morning we had breakfast before leaving which was again perfectly cooked and plentiful with plenty of options to suit everyone, we then got our bikes out of the lock up and i was amazed to see the head chef up again making breakfast after being up so late with us the previous night!

The Inn sits inside/beside some of the most stunning countryside in the country and i cant recommend it highly enough if im ever looking for somewhere to stay in the area this will be top of the list, I'm even contemplating the 60 mile drive there just for another steak!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Watford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

Situated amongst some of the most beautiful countryside in the country, The Allenheads Inn is a very nice place to base yourself. Good food and excellent company, basically exactly what you would expect from a village pub. During the summer lots of cyclist stop here as the pub is on the coast to coast cycle route.

Always a good selection of real ales and a very friendly set of staff.

Give it a try!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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South Shields, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2013

My Friends and I stayed at this Inn in July'12 when we were on our second leg of the C2C. I had emailed Ann about a dietary (Vegan) requirement the my husband and I have and she was brilliant, she took a lot of time, effort and research for us. We found her to be a very warm and friendly and the Inn was clean and cosy and in a lovely setting. Were have booked in again this year and looking forward to seeing Ann again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Staffordshire Moorlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

We visited this pub in August 2012 whilst doing the C2C with 2 American visitors. We had communicated via email to forewarn the Landlady our vegan diet. The response we got was amazingly positive - we were emailed a fabulous menu. On arrival, we found that the food surpassed our expectations. I can't remember everything we had now, but the main was an excellent vegan moussaka. It was all delicious and it was a good job we had a good walk back to our bunkhouse - we were so full! We were really grateful for the enthusiasm our request was met with - rather than see it as a problem and a nuisance, it was regarded as a challenge. The hosts were really friendly, guaranteeing a really pleasant evening - one of the highlights of our trip.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

My family of five had an evening meal at the Allensheads Inn on 25th October 2012 whilst on the c2c route. The evening weather was cold and wet. The Inn was warm and welcoming as were the Hosts and the few locals that were having a drink and a chat. We were presented with a good menu choice which were very reasonably priced and the meals we chose were cooked freshly for us. Our ages ranged from eight to over seventy and all of us found the food delicious and filling. Being Halloween the Inn was traditionally decorated exceeding well and the Ghosts......sorry Hosts presented the youngsters with medals for their cycling effort so far and trick and treat bags of sweets. The meals, company and Inn were very well worth the exhausting day it took to get there!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

I stayed here on fri 12th October whilst doin the c 2 c wow wot a gem fantastic food and very very friendly very very enjoyable would 10% stay there again I even left by accident my brand new super dry hoody which they have returned to me free of charge !!! How goods that

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

We stayed in early September on the C2C cycle ride. Room was adequate, but the hospitality and food made up for what it lacked. Good food at good prices. Helpful and friendly staff. Very good breakfast. Nothing too much trouble. Quaint place - dining room with stuffed animals and birds. Would certainly satisfy cyclists after a hard day in the saddle!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Allenheads Inn
Address: The Village Square, Allenheads NE47 9HJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Northumberland > Allenheads
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Ski-In / Ski-Out
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Allenheads
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This 18th century village inn, with letting rooms, is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty and right on the C2C cycle route. Fine ales and big helpings of tasty food washed down with some of the best real ales on offer. Camra and good pub guide. Accommodating cyclist, walkers, loaders and in the winter skiers who visit the local ski club. Offering b&b accommodation all year round. Dogs very welcome. ... more   less 
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