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Mizen Head Hotel
Ranked #2 of 8 Bamburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

Managed to get the last table (didn't think we'd need to book on a Tuesday night) so glad we did!! Michael treated himself to the lobster, first time and loved it, so succulent, thoroughly recommend the scallops too-delicious!! I had turbot in the thermidore sauce to follow, absolutely divine. You could definitely tell we were by the coast, the fish was so fresh. All followed up with yummy sticky toffee pudding!!! Just the one problem......is too far from home for us to make it a regular haunt!!!!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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1  Thank Sarah C
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

We have dined at the Mizen Head Restaurant on several occasions and have thoroughly enjoyed each meal. We would recommend booking well in advance as it can be quite busy. The menu has a good balance of excellent sea food and traditional steak options. The Lobster Thermidor was magnificent and the sea bass equally tasteful. Although there were no "Moules" available on the menu due to being out of season there is usually a comprehensive range of dressings and flavours. Not to be missed.
Excellent selection of wine and very relaxing surroundings.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Alison K
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

When asked by my wife where I wanted to go for a Birthday break, I said the Mizen Head in Bamburgh, we stayed last year for one night and had a lovely time, the location is in an area of outstanding beauty, there are lots of places to visit and fabulous unspoilt beaches.

The Mizzen Head is a restaurant with rooms, there are only six rooms, we booked the same room as our last visit which was a spacious, nicely appointed room overlooking open countryside. Bamburgh castle and the beaches are only a five minute walk away.

We had booked a meal in the restaurant on our first night for my Birthday with friends; we ate at the Castle Inn a few minutes’ walk away on the second night, but asked Alex the Manager to book us in the restaurant for the final last night as we had enjoyed the previous meal so much.

The restaurant seems to be always busy and it is advisable to book a table when you book a room, there are other places to eat but if you want a restaurant meal, in my opinion the Mizen Head is the best.

The Menu is mostly fish with a section on Muscles in various sauces, but choices of various steaks and chicken dishes and a few others are also available, some of the accompanying sauces were not to our taste but this did not pose a problem as we were offered alternative choices.

The prices are at the higher end but the quality of food and presentation is excellent, the restaurant is a pleasant room with friendly and efficient service from the staff; it also has the best selection of very good wines I have seen for a while.

Even if you don’t stay at the Mizen Head the restaurant it is well worth a visit.

Breakfast was served in the restaurant and as there are only six rooms was a very relaxing and peaceful affair, the usual choices were on offer, fruit juice, cereal, sliced fresh fruit, yoghurts, grilled breakfast, toast and preserves, there was also a choice kippers or scrambled egg and smoked salmon.

We had a very enjoyable 3 days with fantastic weather and are planning another stay here soon.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank uktravellers66
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

Stayed here for one night, and loved the area so much we decided to book into another hotel in Bamburgh for a second night - not the best decision as The Mizen Head was far superior, despite being cheaper. It's very nicely done out - a nice mix of traditional and contemporary, and the room we had was brilliant- big, bright, fantastically comfortable large bed, dual aspect window and spotless. Dinner was very good indeed, with lovely young staff, served in a big bright and airy dining room. The location is brilliant- literally a couple of minutes walk from the 'centre' of Bamburgh, and really quiet, so a great night's sleep guaranteed. I wonder though whether this place needs to sell itself better? Although the restaurant was busy, it seems the hotel itself wasn't full. Come on guys - get a good website up and running and really sell what is a fantastic place in a fantastic part of the country!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank liveittothefull
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Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

Hotel ace, food totally amazing, Alex the manager very helpful and knowledgeable. Loved it. Stayed wed left n drove down south then came back n stayed Friday. Will defo b back. Location n beach beautiful.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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1  Thank Dawniemo
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

We dropped by on speck as stayed here a few years ago. As we read the menu outside, we relished that something had changed. Indeed, the hotel changed hands a couple of years ago. We were early and were shown into the small cocktail bar to have a drink while we ordered our food.
They offer an extensive seafood menu, all locally caught or sourced. The half lobster starter was lovely as was the crab and apple cocktail. i expected it to be mainly apple, used to bulk out the crab, but that wasnt the case. A minor issue though, the seasoning could have been better. The lobster main course was a delight as was the halibut. The fish is the star of the show but is tastefully accompanied by a beautifully presented selection of freshly cooked potatoes and vegetables. We found the staff to be casually attentive. We will definitely go back.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

Enjoyed just one night at the Mizen Head Hotel in Bamburgh; from entry to departure, friendly staff and excellent welcome. Dinner was outstanding and the rooms are lovely, will be back.
I especially enjoyed the extra touches in the room, little love hearts on the wardrobe in the same material as the curtains, cushions. Lovely!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank LadyWard1
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Address: Lucker Road, Bamburgh NE69 7BS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Northumberland > Bamburgh
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Bamburgh
Number of rooms: 6
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