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Craster Arms
Ranked #1 of 8 Beadnell B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 24, 2012

Just had 4 days in Beadnell in a cottage and was looking forward to village pub to spend some nights in, the Craster Arms just doesn't deliver it , got the fire but is lacking in the country feel , tables and chairs, awful needs some comfortable seating , it was like sitting in someone kitchen !. Need to make it a little more comfortable, food ok nothing exciting , you can take your dog in which was good , No atmosphere, Average :(

Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 7, 2012

We arrived cold, soaking wet and windswept after a long walk along the cliff tops from Embleton.
The warmth of the pub and the welcome from the staff soon thawed us out.
We both had Sunday lunch (very good value at 3 courses for under £13.00). The food was delicious and plentiful with a huge choice of traditional desserts.
Having eaten our fill (washed down with a good bottle of wine) our only remaining problem was how to get back to Embleton.
Not fancying the walk, we asked if it was possible to get a taxi; not an easy task at the best of times in that area and made worse by the fact that Newcastle were playing Sunderland so the local taxi drivers (both of them) had taken to the afternoon off to watch the match and have a few drinks.
With no taxis available we faced the prospect of a long walk but we needn't have worried as the young lady behind the bar offered to give us a lift back. Now that's what we call good service.
All-in-all a very enjoyable experience. We'll certainly be back.

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Reviewed March 2, 2012

The staff are very pleasant and the atmosphere is great. There is free Wifi for ALL customers which is a massive bonus to people on holiday (as there are zero other places around). Dogs are allowed inside (very rare in the surrounding pubs) and in the very nice beer garden too. The food is also very tasty :D I would definitely recommend this pub to my friends and family.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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Thank FJS1989
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Reviewed March 2, 2012

This is the second time that we have had a meal at the Craster Arms and on both occasions the steak and the duck have been lovely and tasty.
Staff are always polite and friendly and make you feel very welcome.

  • Stayed: March 2012
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Thank Daveroyston
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Reviewed February 17, 2012

We have stayed in and around Beadnell for over 17 years, we have eaten in most of the
"reviewed" eateries along the coast. The Craster Arms deserves support, being one of the few places actually open all day despite what other pubs advertise, which believe me after a long walk along the bays of maybe 3 to 4 hours when you get to some of the pubs that are closed, dissapointment rules! Always pleased to greet you with real fires and with an area set aside for those of us who choose to holiday with a dog or two, plus wife, partner, in-laws whatever, the team at the Craster Arms couldn't have been more welcoming.
To be fair on Saturday evening you got the impresion that the amount of customers may have been a little over whelming however, the staff where polite and more than generous in offering free drinks to those of us that stayed the course and when we got the meals there was nothing to complain about, believe me as an ex-chef and therefore professional critic (!)I am not easily pleased but the team at the Craster pulled it off, so much so we were back a couple of nights later, (not counting the odd sly pint when walking the dog). In short, good food, great staff and a chef with whom I share some "history".
The pub overs good quality food, no thrills, and no bull! More than some of the other eateries I could mention along the N.E.Coast, well done the Craster Arms, will be back!
To Mike, Myra and Cheeko many thanks from the Carlisle couple! Cheers!

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank mark l
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Reviewed February 16, 2012

We have used the Craster Arms on previous occasions to eat & drink, the staff are very friendly & helpful,.However today, we popped in for lunch & on arriving were told they had a problem with the gas in kitchen & were only serving sandwiches, soup & chips! We opted for 3 sandwiches & they were served on a large plate & consisted of 2 sices of bread cut into 4 triangles with a sprinkling of lemon dresses salad, no crips or chips to garnish the practically empty plate & for this were were charged £4.75!! Appalling for what we got & the way it was presented, with drinks this came to just over £20 for 3 of us, it would be interesting if management could possibly comment on this.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Durhamdude
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Reviewed December 30, 2011

Quite a busy lunchtime (30th Dec 2011) but glad we decided to have lunch as it was extremely well planned and executed by the front of house and kitchen team. Compliments on your choice of butcher as the meat was well hung and benefited from a simple approach to cooking it. Our 2 meals looked good and that's always a hint that the chef's in charge of agreeing when orders can go.
I think you need to look at the costs versus portion size - it looks to me as if I'm the winner on what I paid versus what I received!
An excellent experience!

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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Thank wecgb
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Address: 2-4 The Wynding | Beadnell, Beadnell NE67 5AX, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Northumberland > Beadnell
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Beadnell
Price Range: $127 - $154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Craster Arms 4*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Craster Arms has been serving locals and tourists alike since 1818 offering a true Northumbrian welcome to all its guests. Providing free wi-fi in public areas and serving food all day from breakfast to late evening snacks with local produce including seafood landed at nearby Seahouses featuring heavily on the menu. Our rooms are large, two of which feature seperate lounge areas ideal for families. We are a dog friendly establishment with designated dog friendly areas located throught the hotel and public bar. The Craster Arms is great for entertainment, playing host to local bands at weekends throughout the year from traditional folk to contemporary and tribute acts. In July our fantastic beer garden is the venu for our annual beer festival where ales from our many local micro breweries can be sampled along with great produce and entertainment. The Craster Arms is in an ideal location for touring northumberland with Holy Island (lindisfarne) and Bamburgh castles to the north and Dunstunburgh and Walkworth to the south. Inland 15 miles is the market town of Alnwick with its majestic castle (featured as hogwarts in the harry potter films) and the famous Alnwick gardens and treehouse. Three miles off the coast is the world famous nature reserve of the farne islands, nesting site to over 300,000 seabirds including puffins and razorbills and permanant home to a grey seal colony numbering 2000. ... more   less 
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