The Hogs Head Inn
“A modern inn with good, old-fashioned values” - AA Inspector
- Social distancing and safety measures in place
- Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
- Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
Contactless payments wherever possible Full sanitisation of any areas and equipment after every use Social distancing markers placed throughout inns to enforce 2m distance, hand sanitisers throughout and one way systems wherever possible Food and drink can only be purchased at a table and we're requesting guests stay at their table as much as possible No cutlery or condiments will be on tables, set once guests sit down. Introduced new, disposable menus. Rooms continuing to meet extremely high standards of cleanliness, plus extra sanitation, including touch points Team wearing PPE
Our Inspector's view
Purpose-built, The Hogs Head Inn took its name from the hostelry featured in the Harry Potter books as it is near Alnwick Castle where much filming took place. Ideally located just off the A1 on the edge of Alnwick, it is a good place to stay if visiting the castle and gardens. It offers comfortable, spacious and well-equipped bedrooms, and WiFi is available throughout the property. The bar and restaurant serve tasty dishes in comfortable, informal surroundings. There is outside seating for alfresco dining.
Facilities – at a glance
- Rooms 53
- Family bedrooms: 9
- Bedrooms ground: 25
- Children welcome
- Free TV
- Lift Available
- Lounge with TV
- Lounge without TV
- Open parking
- Accessible bedrooms: 3
- Open all year
- Maximum number of guests: f
- Dinner Served
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About the area
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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