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The Whitfield Estate Partnership - The Elk's Head

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Whitfield, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 8HD, United Kingdom

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4.4/5 from 146 Reviews

96% Would Recommend

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Children's menu
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Single room-Ensuite-Wheelchair accessible - Base Rate

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The Whitfield Estate Partnership - The Elk's Head

(146 Guest Reviews)

Guest Ratings

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 4.0
  • Value 4.3
  • Friendliness 4.6
  • Cleanliness 4.4
  • Facilities 4.1
  • Service 4.6
  • Location 4.6

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The Whitfield Estate Partnership - The Elk's Head Information

Description

The Elk's Head is situated on the banks of the West Allen River, just outside the picturesque village of Whitfield, in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty: indeed the A686, the road that will bring you to us, has been named by the AA magazine as one of the ten most scenic drives in Europe. Here, we are in the middle of nowhere and yet also right at the centre of things. If you want a base to “get away from it all” with peace and quiet, natural beauty and tranquillity we have them all in spades. The Whitfield Estate which owns and runs the pub, is well known for its natural beauty, its trees and its wildlife. But if, after a day or two of doing nothing, you start to get itchy feet, our central location, right in the middle of the country, means that we are an ideal base for exploring the region. Around an hours drive to the west will take you to the Lake District, to the south to Durham, to the east to Alnwick Gardens or Gateshead’s Metro Centre, whilst the Scottish Border is only an hour to the north. We have very recently extended the pub into an adjacent cottage and now offer a total of ten bedrooms. The rooms are designed to be cosy, comfortable and attractive and all have sparkling new en-suite facilities. Some have lovely riverside and bridge views. Meals are served either in the bar area or in one of our two dining rooms. The kitchen is overseen by Philip Johnston and we pride ourselves on our excellent food. The menu changes regularly but will always contain some old favourites along with some tempting new ideas for you to try. Most of our meat is sourced locally and we serve Whitfield Estate game – otherwise more usually found in some of London’s finest restaurants! We also offer a wide selection of good quality wines.

Facilities

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Bike lock-up

Parking

  • On-site parking
  • Free parking

Children's Facilities

  • Children's menu
  • Children's books, videos, games
  • Highchairs

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Cooked breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Activities and Experiences

  • Animal watching
  • Bird watching
  • Canoeing
  • Clay pigeon shooting
  • Cycling
  • Dart board
  • Fine dining
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse racing
  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • Rock climbing
  • Shopping
  • Antiques & fairs
  • Shopping - boutique
  • Shopping - outlet
  • Theatre
  • Walking
  • Water activities

Accessibility

Level floor to bar area, disabled toilet & restaurant. Also level floor to 1 bedroom with wheelchair access and wetroom.

Policies

Check in: 15:00 till 22:00
Early check-in available on request
Check out: 10:00
Child Policy: Children welcome
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Pets: Dogs welcome
Accommodation type: Inn
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Directions

  • Road from A686 from Haydon Bridge or Alston (0.0 miles)
    We are located in South West Northumberland, on the A686 between Haydon Bridge and Alston. Travelling from the Haydon Bridge, after passing through the village of Whitfield on the A686, the Elk’s Head is on your left hand side just before the turning to Allendale. Travelling from Alston, after passing the road sign for Whitfield, you descend a steep bank, and then pass a church on your right. You will then see the Elks Head on your right, just before you enter the village.

 
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