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Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

Decided to have an impromptu long weekend away with the wife. So with a couple of days notice we decided to try a book a room at The Elks Head. We were confronted with the most ridiculous booking policy I have come across in over 30 years of travelling. I could have understood "sorry sir but we are fully booked"...

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10Phil10, Manager at The Elk's Head, responded to this review

That is not a policy of ours. I think what you have refrained to mention is that you were using a Groupon voucher, which has its' own terms and conditions of booking. One of them is that the booking must be made atleast 7 days prior to your stay as the voucher codes need to be checked and verified before...

Doncaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 1 night, bed, breakfast and evening meal. The bedrooms were clean and tidy. The evening meal was fantastic, the chef can cook. The breakfast was great too, selection of cereals, fresh grapefruit, yogurts, jams, then there were a choice of coffee and different teas, orange juice and apple juice. We both decided to have the full...

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Apologies for the German title, but it sounds better than "Nice Stay"! Stopped here for 1 night's bed, breakfast, and evening meal. Have to report that all was good and room was fine. Great location and setting. Very welcoming staff. Best of English hospitality.

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 February 2016

My husband and I called in for an evening meal on our way to visit friends. The meal and the service was excellent and reasonably priced . It is such a shame that the place is let down by the dirty and stained condition of the dining room carpet which was very off putting .

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Reviewed 24 November 2015 via mobile

Visited here for 1 night on 21st November. Checked in and the barman showed us to our room. Bedroom was nice, clean with modern decor. Had a great meal in the bar beautifully cooked and a good price then drinks in the bar. The staff made us feel like we were regulars with a family feel. Only issue was the...

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

Traveling from Newcastle to Keswick to visit family for a few days and fancied a coffee. it's a nice little place to break up the journey. Joanna was very welcoming and listed off all the different types of coffee she could do and flavours ( I did not know there was so many flavours ) I just stayed safe with...

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Thank LOliver2012
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Me and my brother went on holiday together and stayed at The Elks Head. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel so welcome, especially by staff member Wade. The atmosphere was so warm and friendly and nothing was too much trouble for the staff there. The room was spotless and the food there is great at a...

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Thank Nancy C
Warsash, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Stayed just the one night on our way to Scotland. Staff really helpful and pub is dog friendly but for those who don't like our four legged friends have a separate dinning area. Bedrooms comfortable and the little extras were a nice finishing touch. Hope to stay again on our next visit up north.

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Darwin, Australia
Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

We stayed here by chance on a drive from Newcastle to the west coast and booked it at the last minute and we are so glad we did. The Elk's Head is right on a river and falling asleep with the sound of the water flowing was wonderful (silently, not loudly) This scenery in the area is absolutely stunning. Not...

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northumberland
Reviewed 14 September 2015

Called in for lunch on way to stay at Lake District as I had stayed and eaten there before. Lucky to catch Steffan thh Chef who was leaving to return to France after 12 years here. I treated myself to pan fried guinea fowl in a wild mushroom sauce. Fantastic. Hope the Elks Head has a good replacement lined up.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about The Elk's Head

Address: Whitfield NE47 8HD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Northumberland > Whitfield
Price Range: $102 - $159 (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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