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“Grey Bull is NO Bull!”
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Grey Bull Hotel
Ranked #7 of 16 Haltwhistle B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Mt Prospect, IL
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160 reviews
36 hotel reviews
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“Grey Bull is NO Bull!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

The Grey Bull was the best B&B during our trip to Hadrian's Wall. As mentioned by other reviewers, Kristen is the perfect host, very helpful and welcoming. She serves an excellent, full English breakfast. The rooms are comfortable and well appointed. And there is a living room open to guests with plates and tableware. That's a great amenity in case you go for takeaways. As a FYI, half of the dining options in Haltwhistle are takeaways. And there is a large Sainsbury nearby.
Haltwhistle is a great base to explore/hike Hadrian's Wall. The sections where the Wall is still standing are nearby. Once Brewed visitor center is a good starting point and close by.

Room Tip: If you don't like stairs, avoid the rooms on the third floor.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

Well worth the mile or two deviation from Hadrian's Wall for a stop-over. The hotel has a great atmosphere thanks to the ever helpful Kristen. The rooms are comfortable and superbly presented and the breakfast is equally top quality. This hotel definitely deserves top marks.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

The third nights stop on our Hadrian's Wall Walk. An excellent room with a spacious and powerful shower. So often you 'make do' with a dribble of lukewarm water whilst squeezed into a glass cubicle. Not at the Grey Bull.

The breakfast options were varied, which the three of us took advntage of. All were excellent.

Whilst we were there, we met a number of other guests who were on return visits to the Grey Bull, which speaks for itself.

But above, our host, Kristen, was welcoming, friendly and helpful that you felt at home from the moment we arrived until we left.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Ripon, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

A really lovely place to stay, the rooms are very nice and the breakfast is first class. Kirsten cannot do enough to help you enjoy your stay and even collected us fron the train station. There are plenty of toiletries, shower gel, shampoo ect if you forgot to pack them and even a box of plasters for walkers - nice touch. Just felt comfortable as if you were at home.
The surrounding area is stunning too.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

We stayed last July while on Hadrian's Wall and were so pleased we came again this year on our way to Scotland. Lovely room, lovely owners and lovely breakfast again. From being greeted with a cup of tea and a chocolate biscuit to the cheery farewell the next morning, nothing was too much trouble for Kristen. We will definitely be back.

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

Just spent the weekend exploring Hadrians Wall country. Stayed here at the Grey Bull and it was brilliant. Should have 6 stars!! Very friendly, very helpful, nothing too much trouble. Rooms great, with nice little touches, but not over-fussy. Super breakfast, super surroundings. Will definitely stay again. Kevin and Beverly. Derbyshire

Room Tip: Couldn't fault my room. Maybe a little awkward getting to top floors if you have mobility proble...
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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013

What a lovely warm welcome greeted our group of cyclists after a blustery wet day on the road. Kristen was so accommodating and her lovely B&B ticked all the boxes. Attention to detail was a definite winner and a hearty breakfast to set us on our way the next day was faultless. Thank you for making our trip all the more enjoyable from the Weighton Wheelers

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Property: Grey Bull Hotel
Address: Main Street, Haltwhistle NE49 0DL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Northumberland > Haltwhistle
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Ranked #7 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Haltwhistle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Grey Bull Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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