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Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel

Embleton | Alnwick, Embleton, Alnwick NE66 3UN, England
+44 1665 576111
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lamb” (9 reviews)
“samphire” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
British, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Embleton | Alnwick, Embleton, Alnwick NE66 3UN, England
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1 - 10 of 127 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popular restaurant and public bar, with a wide menu and good table service. Good choice of beers and wines.

Thank jimjolly
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have just returned from this hotel and we found it to be really nice we had two nights B-B so we can only review the breakfasts and that was really good,Mick your host was really good. Also the rest of the...More

Thank Brian J
EmbletonHotelier, Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Many thanks for the review. Nice to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Best wishes DCH

Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

This hotel’s meals used to be a touch uninspiring. Yes, I’m talking 15-20 years ago so probably not even the same management but wow, they’ve undergone a massive transformation. We had a proper Posh Meal Out here, with proper interesting cooking and a really fascinating...More

Thank vogel421
EmbletonHotelier, General Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Many thanks for your review. Very pleased that you enjoyed your visit, hopefully you will not leave it another 20 years before you return. Best wishes DCH

Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We were looking for somewhere to have a meal on the first night of our holidays and were pointed in the direction of the Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel. We were delighted to find there is a "Dog Room" so that you can enjoy the excellent food...More

Thank lummum
EmbletonHotelier, General Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Many thanks for your review. Very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes DCH

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We had been out all day around the beautiful coastline, ready for eats we thought we would drop in for a lite bite. Very friendly greeting and around 6 ish the bar was empty. What a pleasant surprise, ended up in the restaurant , super...More

Thank Linda W
EmbletonHotelier, General Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Many thanks for the review. I have passed your comments on to our kitchen team. Best wishes DCH

Reviewed 4 August 2017

A year ago we came to the Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel and had what were probably the best chips we've ever tasted. We wrote a review on this website to say so (which is soon to be deleted). Today, sadly, we were served with chips that...More

1  Thank Paul P
EmbletonHotelier, Owner at Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Sorry that you did not enjoy your chips. We would have happily replaced them had you made us aware of the problem. Sadly this is the first we heard of the matter.

Reviewed 17 July 2017

I visited the Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel for a family lunch. Being restricted to a gluten free diet, I'm used to accepting that my meal will not be so exciting as it would be if I could choose freely. I was delighted to be able to...More

Thank JSimpson2014
EmbletonHotelier, Owner at Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Many thanks for the review - your comments are greatly appreciated and will be passed on to the kitchen team. Hopefully we can make another day for you in the not too distant future. Best wishes DCH

Reviewed 13 July 2017

We found the air of the hotel very stuffy and old fashioned with the staff all foreign who had difficulty understanding us, it was overpriced and we will not go againMore

Thank Lisa S
EmbletonHotelier, Owner at Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

I read this review with a degree of confusion. Quite how we managed to be stuffy, old fashioned snobs whilst also being foreign and unable to speak English is quite beyond me. Guests can be reassured that the foreign staff we have are first class...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

We called in on the off chance of getting a quick meal before going to a Northumbrian pipe and fiddle concert in Craster. The staff could not have been more helpful and the fish and chips to take out were excellent. Very hot and extremely...More

Thank Elizabethann977
EmbletonHotelier, Owner at Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Thanks for the review. It was a pleasure - look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 9 July 2017

We dropped into the Hotel for Sunday lunch after a walk to Dunstanburgh Castle. Although busy, the staff found us a table in the bar area. I opted for a light lunch while my partner went for the Sunday roast. We enjoyed our food and...More

Thank Mel M
EmbletonHotelier, Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Thanks for the review. I am pleased that you enjoyed your food. Sorry that the service on Tuesday was slightly slower - it was perhaps busier that expected and we were slightly understaffed. Best wishes DCH

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the_secretdinner
7 March 2017|
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Response from EmbletonHotelier | Property representative |
Hi the_secretdiner, I'm very sorry you weren't able to get through to us. Our phones are manned 24 hours a day so unless we had a problem with our line on Sunday I'm at a loss as to why your call wasn't answered. Should... More
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KTY5
6 March 2017|
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Response from EmbletonHotelier | Property representative |
Dogs aren't allowed in our bar or restaurant areas however we do have a newly refurbished lounge with comfy sofas and an open fire place and we are more than happy for them to go in there.
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EmbletonHotelier
18 May 2015|
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Response from Flicka S | Reviewed this property |
Saturday 9th may for dinner, it was the lamb we were talking about. We were given a reduction in the bill ,.butbwevwere very disappointed as in he past the meal has been good
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Embleton | Alnwick, Embleton, Alnwick NE66 3UN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Alnwick  >  Embleton
  • Phone Number: +44 1665 576111
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