My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights on a B+B basis.
Bob the owner was a real character with a story for every situation.
From our arrival onward, nothing was too much trouble for him. We had ordered an evening meal on the day of our arrival and it was really tasty and home cooked. There was no over the top showy frills, but just honest to goodness food.
We were asked in the evening each day as to what we would like for Breakfast. I had the full English each day and my wife changed every day – no problem.
On the Sunday we had the Carvery meal. Well cooked and plenty for all. There were 4 types of meat and a good selection of home cooked vegetables.
Although there was a varied selection of sweets included in the price, I had to decline as the first course was more than ample.
There were a number of friendly local regulars who said they came just about every week for the Sunday Carvery. They said it was the best meal and value around. One of the local couples said “Bob always makes everyone feel special, he’s a man with no edge”.
We know what they mean.
The room was clean and the bed was really comfortable. The shower was nice and hot. Our room faced onto the main road but we were not aware of undue noise at night. The traffic is very light and was no problem at all.
Situated about half a mile from Alnwick, this is within easy walking distance of the town.
It is mostly surrounded by Countryside views which are breathtaking.
I would say that if you want a good honest welcome, with good honest food , and “what you see is what you get”, then give this a try.
I don’t think Bob knows how to do pretence, he says it how it is.
Thanks for a great stay Bob.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Family friendly pub ,Open fire place, great little bar ,Games room, (pool table, wii karaoke, Restrant , Caravan Site also ten tents, 1double and 1twin room breakfast and evening meals available both rooms un-suite , All staff very friendly call in see for your self 10 minutes away from Alnwick castle, Alnwick Gardens, Alnmouth beach 4 miles down the road very nice coast line from Alnmouth to Seahouse's 11Mile from Rothbury great views and country side ... more less
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- The Shepherds Rest Alnwick, Northumberland