Our Inns in Northumberland
Explore Our Places to Stay in Northumberland
With inns in handpicked coastal, country, town, and city locations, you'll find our pubs with rooms in the best places whether you're travelling for leisure or business. Our award-winning accommodation awaits.
Quality you can trust
Sleep tight knowing our inns are purposefully AA three-star Gold rated, so you can be assured of a warm welcome, clean and comfortable rooms with excellent facilities.
Enjoy homemade food prepared in five-star food hygiene rated kitchens, while we proudly hold awards for our impeccable cellar management.More about our food & drink
A warm welcome for all
As welcoming as possible, whether for parents with pushchairs and little ones, or for guests with extra accessibility needs, find information about additional facilities on each of our inns' access statement.
We understand pets are part of the family. That's why all our inns are pet friendly with designated dog friendly rooms and areas within our dining and bar areas.
With a range of accommodation available within coastal, country, town and city locations, you will be sure to find a room somewhere you will love whether you’re travelling for pleasure or for business. Our accommodation in Northumberland, in particular, is certain to meet your needs. From quayside inns to harbour and castle inns overlooking the Northumberland coastal area and Northumberland house, you are guaranteed a time you’ll never forget.
Quality inns in Northumberland
The Inn Collection Group is AA Three-Star Gold rated, meaning you can rest assured that wherever you lay your head, it will be clean, comfortable and enjoyable. As if this is not enough, all of our kitchens are rated five stars in food hygiene, so you can look forward to experiencing fantastically prepared food and drink in your Northumberland accommodation.
One of our most popular inns, The Hog’s Head Inn, is close to Alnwick Castle, which starred as Hogwarts in Harry Potter, and the internationally recognised Alnwick Gardens. If you are looking for something a little closer to the seaside, The Bamburgh Castle Inn overlooks the harbour and Bamburgh Castle. Several of our other accommodations overlook quays and the Northumberland National Park, too.
All of our inns are pet and children friendly, so your entire family can make the most of a well-deserved holiday in our award-winning accommodation. We are proud partners of the AA, Visit Northumberland, Visit Britain, Visit England, and over a dozen more amazing companies.
Do not hesitate to get in touch with us today if you have any questions or wish to book your stay with us. We aim to reply as quickly as we can to guarantee you the best service possible.
The team behind our award-winning Northumberland inns
We can assure you that our inns are of the highest possible quality. At The Inn Collection Group, we put our customers at the very heart of what we do, committing to making investments and training our staff, improving the environments and the general communities around our inns so that we are the very best we can be.
The key to ensuring that our group is as successful as it is comes down to the people who make up our group. Our team comprises an outstanding selection of people who have years of experience within the hospitality sector.
Managing Director Sean Donkin focuses on leading growth and expanding the company. He joined the business as a general manager in 2008 and has since become responsible for the ongoing operations and investment of the group’s unit via the Board. Alongside the managing director is Chairman Ian Goulding. With over 24 years’ experience within the hospitality sector, Ian brings a range of experience and expertise to The Inn Collection Group.
Quality food and drink during your stay
The quality of our inns really shines through when it comes to food and drink. We promise that all of our dishes are 100% homemade and feature only local ingredients from suppliers that are quality assured. Our award-winning kitchen teams offer seasonal menus and change their specials daily to ensure that whenever you visit us you will be blown away by our food.
Similarly, our ales are all locally sourced, and we offer a range of wines, teas and coffees from around the globe, so whatever the occasion and your preferred taste, you won’t be disappointed. What’s more, our fantastic food and drink are available throughout the entire day, every day, even down to our breakfast menus.
All of our sites have tables available on a walk-in basis, but if you want to reserve a table for a special occasion or to ensure that you and your family are guaranteed a place at one of our top-quality tables, you can book online or get in touch directly with the inn.
Activity short stays and Walk-Inn Breaks
In order to deliver some of the nation’s best quality breaks for you, we have partnered with Alnwick Golf Breaks to bring you our special Northumberland Golf Breaks. With a huge range of golfing facilities available for every kind of golfer and facilities within the grounds of historic castles, it is easy to see why this is one of the most popular golfing destinations in the country. If you are interested in finding out more or receiving all of our latest exclusive ‘inn club’ member offers, join our mailing list today.
On top of our amazing golf breaks, we also offer Walk-Inn Breaks – you can enjoy a two-night bed and breakfast stay with this amazing offer. On arrival, you will receive a free drink, dinner on the first evening, a complimentary walking guide and a packed lunch for what is sure to be a fun-filled day of exploration on the second day of your stay. There will be a walking pack included with your packed lunch featuring a range of walks for different abilities so there really is something for everyone to enjoy.
For these breaks, we offer free cancellation of up to 48 hours prior to your arrival so you don’t feel obligated to partake in anything you don’t feel you’d enjoy, and we also provide a complimentary boot clean after you have been on your adventures! Oh and we almost forgot, dogs are welcome free of charge on this package, so don’t leave them behind.
Everyone is welcome to stay
The beauty of staying with The Inn Collection Group is that everyone is welcome to stay. From your pets to your children, to your grandma, nobody needs to get left behind with us. There is a wealth of things to do during your time with us so no matter who you are or what your abilities are, you will be able to have a fun-filled holiday – if that’s what you are after. The decision to simply chill and explore is totally fine by us, too!
History fans will be delighted to hear that a mere stone’s throw from some of our Northumberland accommodation is Blyth Battery – a WW1 & 2 coastal defence site on Blyth Beach. It is now the most accessible coastal defence battery on the North East and Yorkshire coast. The Battery also operates as a Military and Local Heritage museum and displays exhibits within several themed rooms.
There is a range of Hidden Heritage Walks across Northumberland for the nature lover to take advantage of. A set of walks have been carefully planned and mapped out to offer you the best experience. You can choose to walk with or without our local tour guides, but if you opt in, you will be able to hear some hidden stories and background knowledge to help you to further enjoy the hidden routes.
The book lover in your family will want to explore Europe’s largest second-hand bookstore Barter Books. You might not know that this old Victorian railway station is home to the famous ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ poster. It was named by the New Statesman magazine as ‘The British Library of second-hand bookshops’, the perfect place for bookworms to spend their spare time browsing through the range of bookshelves. The closest inn is none other than The Hog’s Head Inn – the contemporary inn named after the tavern in the Harry Potter books and films, just another reason for book lovers to visit!
Druridge Bay Country Park
Druridge Bay Country Park is the perfect place for all the family to enjoy. A large park with a lake, woodland, visitor centre and a beach offers something for everyone. There are three miles of beaches next to a large freshwater lake that’s surrounded by meadows and woodland, allowing a range of water sports to take place. There are also a number of smaller nature reserves within the main park, housing a series of wildlife. Druridge Bay is in the process of being turned into a national wildlife tourism destination, so watch this space.
One more example of places in and around our accommodation to show how inclusive our inns are is the home of the Victorian inventor and industrialist Lord Armstrong – Cragside. This Victorian country house is located near the town of Rothbury in Northumberland and is filled with an assortment of cool gadgets and inventions. A large rock garden surrounds the house, housing lots of coniferous trees and one of the tallest Scots pine in Britain at a height of approximately 40 metres.
Each of our inns’ websites shows their Access Statement, which details what we have done to ensure that every type of accommodation we offer has been carefully designed to allow maximum access.
The main aim of The Inn Collection Group as a company is to make sure that our guests enjoy comfortable facilities and have a compelling reason to visit and return.
In each of our locations, there are free designated car parking spaces and disabled parking at the rear of the inn and entrance of the inn. As well as this, there are seating alcoves on the ground floor, and we cater for a variety of dietary needs – you just need to speak with our staff on arrival.
All corridors and public areas are well lit and wide enough for wheelchairs, mobility aids and pushchairs. There are tons of other details available to view in our Access Statements. Feel free to contact us if you have any specific requirements or requests about information that the statements do not include.
Be sure to look out for our Special Offers
We always have special offers running across our accommodation, ensuring that there is something for everyone to enjoy, no matter who is staying with us. We offer Walk-Inn Breaks, which include a two-night bed and breakfast stay with a whole range of additional extras if you are staying in one of our Northumberland inns.
Another of our special offers – there is a 20% Blue Light Card Holder food and drink discount when you show your blue light card at any of our Inn Collection Group venues. The same applies for NHS Staff. Show your NHS staff identity badge when ordering to receive 20% off your food and drink!
Places to stay in Northumberland
If you are interested in staying in Northumberland, we have a variety of inns in coastal, town, country and city locations, ensuring you will find award-winning accommodation wherever you prefer to rest your head and whether you are travelling for a business trip or for leisure. Here are five places to stay when you are visiting Northumberland:
The Hog’s Head Inn at Alnwick
The Hog’s Head Inn is named after the tavern in the Harry Potter book and film series and is just a few minutes’ drive from the castle, which doubled as Hogwarts – Alnwick Castle.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was filmed on location at Alnwick Castle in Autumn 2000. The following year, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (the second film in the series) used Alnwick Castle for shooting, too. If you visit the Outer Bailey area, you’ll recognise it as the place where Harry and his fellow students learned to first fly broomsticks with Madam Hooch, and where Harry learned to play the wizarding sport Quidditch.
If you are a big TV fan, you will be delighted to know that the popular ITV detective series Vera has been taking place along the Northumberland coast about 10 miles west of Alnwick. In the TV adaptations of Ann Cleeves’ books, there have been appearances made in a variety of locations from Seahouses to Blyth and the Farne Islands too, so keep your eyes peeled for any special camera equipment when you’re off exploring.
A perfect location with accessibility features
In terms of location and accessibility, the nearest airport is Newcastle International Airport, approximately 25 miles from the property. A full English/Irish breakfast is available each morning at the Hog’s Head Inn and the restaurant itself offers an all-day seasonal menu, which specialises in using local produce whenever possible. Alnwick Castle is within a mile of the inn, which was built in 2012 and is a silver award winner in the North East England Tourism Awards.
For its 2020 Inn Access Statement, The Hog’s Head Inn indicated that our sole aim is to give guests a compelling reason to visit and return. Also, during their stay, we strive to make guests feel as welcome and at home.
To evidence these goals, we have provided a list of things that we have put into place to make the place as accessible as possible. This list includes free designated car park spaces, disabled parking at the front of the inn, a reduced height service counter to the side of the bar and three ground room floors built specifically for wheelchair access – these can be made up to provide single, twin-bedded or double-bedded.
The Lindisfarne Inn at Beal near Holy Island
The Lindisfarne Inn in Beal is award winning and doubles as the nearest pub to Holy Island. If you are looking for somewhere that provides walking and cycling facilities within a distance of both Northumberland and Scotland, this is the place for you.
The nearest airport to The Lindisfarne Inn is Newcastle Airport, which is located approximately 89km from the property. As with all of our inns, breakfast is available each morning and the restaurant offers an all-day seasonal menu, which specialises in using local produce whenever possible.
Our 2020 access statement aims to make sure guests enjoy comfortable facilities and that all their requests are handled efficiently and carried out whenever possible. We offer baby changing facilities in the accessible toilets, permit dogs and make provisions for them in some parts of the inn, and have seating alcoves on the ground floor.
The Commissioners Quay Inn at Blyth
Centrally located on Blyth’s historic quay, The Commissioners Quay Inn is certain to meet your expectations when it comes to food, drink and high-quality accommodation. The development of the harbour has brought in tons of tourism, but nothing is more popular and good at drawing people into the area than the inn. Overlooking River Blyth and the sea, this inn is perfect if you are looking for somewhere to enjoy some calm dining and drinks.
The inn is set in a perfect location. The property is approximately 10 minutes’ walk from the city centre of Blyth and around half an hour’s drive from Hexham. The Blyth Battery War Museum is within 2km of the inn, too, so there certainly is not a lack of things to keep you entertained during your stay in Northumberland.
The Amble Inn at Amble
The Amble Inn is right on the doorstep of the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The seafront town of Amble is an extremely popular spot and well sought after by visitors to the Northumberland area, putting the inn in a prime location for visitors who wish to explore the coastline and other seaside towns.
Because the coast around Amble is the perfect place to go exploring, we welcome all guests. You are more than welcome to bring your dog, your bicycle, your children, and to make as many memories and as much mess as you would like. We understand that holidays are all about taking advantage of your time away and enjoying yourself every step of the way, so we are dedicated to helping you achieve this.
To make us as accessible as possible, we have ensured that all doors and corridors are wide enough for wheelchairs, mobility aids and pushchairs. We have also installed a lift in the inn and can offer free designated car parking spaces and disabled parking at the front of the inn.
The Bamburgh Castle Inn at Seahouses
Another seaside beauty is the award-winning Bamburgh Castle Inn in Seahouses, Northumberland. Not only does this inn overlook the harbour of the fishing village Seahouses, but guests to the inn also enjoy complimentary use of the nearby Ocean Club health and leisure complex with its swimming pool, thermal spas and fitness centre, so you can take your pick from a dip in the ocean or the pool. We know which we would prefer but perhaps you are more adventurous than we are!
From this location, the centre of Seahouses can be reached within a 5-minute walk. This accommodation is also about a 10-minute ride from The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has a range of rooms available with sofas, work desks and smoke detectors.
The inn serves European meals prepared in an a la carte style restaurant on site, provides an English breakfast daily and has a fish restaurant with British specialities just around the corner.
Places to eat in Northumberland
No matter which of our inns you are staying at, you can rest assured that you will be able to enjoy delicious, homemade food from 7:30am to 9:00pm every day of the week.
Whatever you choose to dine on, we can guarantee that your food will be crafted by one of our award-winning kitchen teams who will use local ingredients from suppliers who are quality assured, making your meal something really worth savouring.
If you’re interested in learning more about places to eat in Northumberland, here are five of our inns within the Northumberland area where you can grab a delicious bite to eat.
The Hog’s Head Inn
At The Hog’s Head Inn, you can choose from a huge range of meals and if you are about on a Sunday you will have the opportunity to experience the best carvery in Alnwick. Whether you prefer beef, pork, poultry or a meat-free alternative, The Hog’s Head Inn is the number one place to go for quality food.
Our children’s menu features tons of homemade meal options to tempt even the fussiest of eaters with a range of tasty desserts for when they have finished their vegetables.
The Lindisfarne Inn
No matter your reason for dining at The Lindisfarne Inn you are sure to leave highly satisfied and full. The staff at the inn have years of experience and have perfected their menu so it is perfect whether you are dining formally or just stopping by for a quick bite to eat before heading out again.
You’ll be met at the door by a member of our friendly team, who will take note of any special requirements and will ensure you have everything you need. Before you sit down, make sure to check out our daily specials board and then you can choose to dine at the cosy bar area, the beer garden (a fully enclosed garden) or the family-friendly dining area.
Sundays, in particular, are renowned for their cosy atmosphere and good food. This is why we prioritise juicy meats, top-quality sides and a comfortable environment for you to enjoy it in.
The Commissioners Quay Inn
Like each of the other inns, The Commissioners Quay Inn has a wide variety of meals, from snacks to main dishes and a classic Sunday carvery served from noon until 5pm.
The chef’s specials reflect local and seasonal ingredients so you can benefit from fresh fish caught on the same day and global cuisine within the inn. We also offer a grill selection if you would rather sink your teeth into burgers and steaks instead.
Because we are based on the waterfront, we can provide you with the unique experience of dining on our waterfront terrace. If that sounds a little too chilly for you, we can also offer one of the cosy alcoves within our bar area to admire the scenic views from a warmer and more relaxed environment.
The Amble Inn
If you are expecting this seaside restaurant to be loaded with local fish and shellfish dishes, you’d be absolutely right. All of our fish is just-landed, local and, most importantly, tasty.
We can also provide you with a fulfilling breakfast, a snack, an evening meal or even a Sunday carvery when you visit. You can help yourself to hand-cut beef, pork or turkey with a mountain of roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings and all the trimmings you would expect from a top-quality restaurant.
Book your stay with the Inn Collection Group today
As a hospitality company, we are proud of our roots and stay true to them by creating inns suitable for everyone. We make sure that our customers remain central to everything we do and work within the local communities around our inns to make sure that together we are the best that we can be. Our team is made up of carefully selected individuals who can provide the group with a high level of expertise and stability, while also delivering the highest level of customer service and experience.
Whether you’re travelling for pleasure or for business, with a range of accommodation available in coastal, country, town and city locations, you will be sure to fall in love with your accommodation with The Inn Collection Group. With quayside inns to harbour and castle inns overlooking the coastal areas of Northumberland, our accommodation is certain to exceed your expectations.
An unmissable Northumberland experience
At The Inn Collection Group, you can go to sleep at night assured that you will be safe, secure and comfortable. We are rated three golden stars by the AA so you can trust that we will take the best care of you during your stay with us. All of our kitchens are rated five stars in food hygiene so you can look forward to experiencing well-prepared food and drink in whichever of our accommodations you choose to stay in.
One of our most popular inns is The Hog’s Head Inn. The inn is close to Alnwick Castle, which you may know starred as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter film series. You can look forward to exploring Alnwick Castle itself and its internationally famous grounds, which are a mere stone’s throw from our Northumberland accommodation. If you are looking for something a little closer to the seaside, however, The Bamburgh Castle Inn overlooks the gorgeous harbour and the historic Bamburgh Castle. Several of our other accommodations overlook quays and the Northumberland National Park, so make sure you do your research on all of our inns before you book!
All of our inns are pet and children friendly, so your entire family can make the most of a well-deserved holiday in our award-winning accommodation. We are proud partners of the AA, Visit Northumberland, Visit Britain, Visit England and over a dozen more amazing companies so you can be sure you will be treated with the utmost care and compassion wherever you are.
Do not hesitate to get in touch with us today if you have any questions or wish to enquire about booking with us. We aim to reply as quickly as we can to guarantee you the best service possible every step of the way.