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Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped for lunch midweek with family. Good pub food, friendly service. Made us welcome despite waiting for a large group to arrive. The staff were very welcoming to our 4 year old grandson, who thought they were all lovely.

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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Our room was fine (it was v hot but many people like this - oddly, it was nigh on impossible to cool down despite having every window open throughout the night!)as was the bathroom/shower (plenty of hot water). Nice towels. TV limited due to the pub's geographical position ... not a problem (for us anyway) Wifi excellent and free. The...

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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Would definitely recommend this place for a bite to eat. Good menu range plus range of specials all reasonably priced. Very welcoming staff who put themselves out. Place could do with a bit of sprucing up but very homely.

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Thank 375GAL375
Missoula, Montana
Reviewed 9 October 2016

This is the real thing...a local pub and inn. Beautiful grounds, friendly people, comfortable bed. Breakfast was generous and delicious. Don't expect consistent wifi, though - just based on location it's intermittent. Seems like it was a bit better in the pub than in our room. That being said - I've spread the word about this little gem in the...

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Calne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed one night on our way to York from Edinburgh. The location was beautiful. The food was good old fashioned comfort food- it filled you up & warmed you up, as well being very tasty. The room did exactly what it was supposed to and was very clean. My final comment has to go to the staff and manager...

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Edderton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Stayed here as one of two couples Booked the lower level room that is suitable for those with mobility issues (doubt if this would be suitable for wheelchair users though) The sound of the river can be heard in the room but to me was a feature and not detrimental Staff were extremely friendly and helpful Had evening meal in...

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Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We checked in and were shown to a large comfortable room. Furnishings were a bit dated, but clean and comfortable. Beer was great. Our meals were excellent, I had a simple chicken breast but it was perfectly done, juicy and delicious! Breakfast was good, however the croissants could've been better. All in all, a great find in a beautiful setting!

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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed here overnight. We needed a dog friendly place and here was perfect. The room we had was basic but clean with a very comfortable bed plus tea and coffee making facilities and a wonderful shower too. Our dog was allowed in the bar (not the new restaurant) and the staff were really friendly. Breakfast was perfect to set us...

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Thank Lisa B
Tideswell, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We stayed here for four nights last week. A delightfully peaceful riverside inn with well-furbished bedrooms and an excellent chef. The staff are friendly and attentive and the new manager an absolute ball of energy. Room 6 overlooks the river West Allen (or will do once the summer vegetation dies down in the autumn) and its very interesting Blueback Bridge...

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Thank TonyPreston764
Scarborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Comfortable accomodation which is in the throws of refurbishing.We look forward to returning in the near future. Good hearty breakfasts and excellent choices of evening meals. A young hardworking staff led by dynamic manager Diane,who never stops. Everyone was most welcoming and efficient . Diane was particularly thoughtful in recognising our Wedding Anniversary. We wish The Elk's Head every success...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about The Elk's Head

Address: Whitfield NE47 8HD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Northumberland > Whitfield
Price Range: ₹ 5,277 - ₹ 10,468 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Elk's Head 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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“You can't lose -- just staying here is amazing.”
 of 5 bubbles 007Katie007, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Spoke to a few of the guests and all commented on being happy with rooms”
 of 5 bubbles Bryon_Gibson, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Even though we were close to the road, the room was quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles doodahdave, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room 10, first floor in rear annex; I think it has the only bath!”
 of 5 bubbles Reacher33, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Annex rooms are more modern but mean walking outside to the bar etc. No traffic noise and easy walking access to river (Watch the bairns)”
 of 5 bubbles bendaw73, 30 Jul 2016 | Read review
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