The Hogs Head Inn

“Notable local food at family-friendly pub” - AA Inspector



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Named after the pub featured in the Harry Potter books, this inn is just minutes from Alnwick Castle, which became Hogwarts in the first two films. This family-friendly pub is an ideal base for exploring Northumberland, and a great range of food is served all day, including a very popular Sunday carvery offering a choice of topside of beef, roast pork or turkey breast with vegetables, roast potatoes and home-made Yorkshire puddings. They’re well known locally for their excellent steaks, and the menu also features plenty of pub classics like scampi and chips, chicken curry, or a rich game casserole. Finish with sticky toffee pudding.

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AA Pick of the Pubs
The Hogs Head Inn
Hawfinch Drive, ALNWICK, Northumberland, NE66 2BF
Phone : 01665 606576


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Free Wifi
  • Garden
Opening Times
  • Open all year

About The area

Discover Northumberland

If it’s history you’re after, there’s heaps of it in Northumberland. On Hadrian’s Wall you can imagine scarlet-cloaked Roman legionaries keeping watch for painted Pictish warriors while cursing the English weather and dreaming of home. Desolate battlefield sites and hulking fortresses such as Alnwick, Dunstanburgh, Bamburgh and Warkworth are reminders that this, until not so very long ago, was a contested border region. The ruins of Lindisfarne bear witness to the region’s early Christian history.

Northumberland also has some of Britain’s best beaches. On summer days, and even in winter, you’ll see surfers and other brave souls making the most of the coast. Inland, there are some great walks and bike rides in the dales of the Cheviot Hills and the Simonsides – just hilly enough to be interesting, without being brutally steep. There's dramatic scenery in the High Pennines, where waterfalls plunge into deep valleys, and there are swathes of heather-scented moorland. Northumberland National Park covers over 400 square miles of moorland and valleys with clear streams and pretty, stone-built villages. It’s just the place for wildlife watching too. You’ll find flocks of puffins, guillemots and other seabirds around the Farne Islands, and seals and dolphins offshore.

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