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The Anchor Inn

Whittonstall DH8 9JN England
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Originally built as a coach house in the 1700's, this splendid Inn and acclaimed restaurant offers two well-stocked bars along with traditional inn-style dining. The Anchor Inn is located in the village of Whittonstall, bordering the counties of Northumberland and Durham. Fantastic value reception packages from £19.95 per head Night-time Buffets from £6.95 per head Free Room Hire & Dance floor Each wedding is individually catered to your requirements. Our restaurant can comfortably hold up to 60 people for afternoon receptions & up to 80 using the lounge. Night-time receptions can be up to 120 people with dance floor Perfect for any occasion from Engagements to Christenings Birthdays to Anniversaries All of our rooms have been individually furnished to the highest of standards and feature super king beds which can be used for double, twin or single occupancy. All rooms have solid oak furniture, wall mounted flat screen TVs (with free view TV), luxury linens, hospitality trays, toiletries and fluffy bath robes. Twin/Super-king£80 per room per night Single rate £65 per room per night
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saddlers18 wrote a review 04 Jul
Walsall, United Kingdom11 contributions7 helpful votes
Stayed for three nights early July to visit Northumberland. Cheek in was easy no problem very helpful staff. The rooms were excellent very clean with good sized bathroom nice shower nice fluffy towels and nice toiletries, the bed was big and very comfortable a television, tea and coffee making facilities were provided we had room with a great view across the coutryside. The pub was fantastic food superb not expensive and plenty of it good range of drinks (real ales ). The location is good not far from Newcastle and all other attractions.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Reviewer wrote a review Apr 2021
Consett, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
Came here for some dinner with friends, the girl who sat us down was nice and friendly. The “waitress” who served us food however... she approached the table with our food and literally just bellowed the word ‘FOOD’ at us like some old fishwife. She then proceeded to slam the food down onto the table as if it was all a great inconvenience for her. The food came in silver trays with small wooden knives and forks, why? Nowhere else does that. Even when sitting outside, other restaurants give you proper plates and cutlery. The silver trays didn’t keep the food warm for any longer than what a plate would have. The steak and ale pie arrived full of mushrooms and onions when it was listed as just ‘steak and ale pie’ after picking all of them out, all that was left was a few small pieces of extremely chewy steak, and there was hardly any gravy at all. The triple burger was also not a triple burger at all. The food and drinks also took a very long time to arrive and it wasn’t even that busy. It topped it off when someone at my table found lipstick marks all over their glass, bad enough on a regular day but during covid.... no. Will not be returning or recommending this place at all.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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GeoffGuiseley wrote a review Nov 2020
Guiseley, United Kingdom224 contributions103 helpful votes
We stayed here for 3 nights so that we could explore Hadrians Wall and Teesdale. Both were easily reached from the hotel which is in a little village on the Durham/Northumberland border. We had come up via Barnard Castle and the road from there over the moors was spectacular - worth the trip on its own. The welcome was friendly and our room, though not large, was well equipped and the bed very comfortable. Bathroom was fine although perhaps in need of a freshen up. There was a bit of road noise in the morning from tipper trucks going to and from the works on the A69 at Hexham, but that won’t go on for ever and wasn’t a real problem. We ate in the restaurant each evening and it was reasonably busy in spite of Covid. The food is good, using high quality ingredients well prepared and presented. I very much enjoyed my home made pie, and then on the second night the fish and chips which featured a superb piece of fish. As you would expect portions were substantial- this is standard pub food, but a good example of that. Breakfasts were excellent - again substantial enough to keep us going until the evening. The full English was good, but the sausage sandwich was outstanding, with sausages from a local butcher, and the bacon sandwich was also highly praised. Service was cheerful and friendly. All in all a good place to stay.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Derek Hart wrote a review Sep 2020
Hinckley, United Kingdom9 contributions3 helpful votes
Arrived to find exceptionaly helpful staff and a lovely clean room. We were originaly dissapointed with the booking of the Anchor ( a rebooking as our original choice closed due to Covid) as there seemed to be no other restaurants etc. in easy reach. After viewing the menus and sampling the absolutely superb food put on at the Anchor that didnt matter one little bit. The food and the service was simply 100% and there was no question of going elsewhere. All four of us agreed that both the hospitality and the location could not have been improved on and have all agreed to return for more of the same. Could not recommend more highly
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Room Tip: The hotel is at the end of the village so room choice not really importat, all really good and quiet
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Kate C wrote a review Sep 2020
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Today we took my parents for lunch at the Anchor Inn Whitton stall, which is a small hilltop village on the B6309 between Ebchester and the A69. The Anchor Inn is quite large and roomy, lending itself quite nicely to Social distancing plus it has a reasonably sized car park attached and a ramp to accommodate easier access for people like my parents who are in their 80s and have difficulty with steps. The Anchor Inn has a very good website showing the menu available as well as information on the hotel accommodation should you decide to stay overnight. We were just there for lunch but, seeing the menu in advance gave us a good idea of what to expect and we weren't disappointed. The service was excellent and the food was so ample for the main dishes, we were glad we'd skipped the starters (we're not big eaters). However, for those of you who have hearty appetites, there is a good range of starters and there is a 'specials' menu for those who like something a little bit different. Dad had a chicken leek and mushroom individual pie which he said was really tasty. Mum and I had the scampi, which was nicely done and lots of it. Whilst hubby tried the unusual black pudding and chorizo with chilli seeds pizza, more out of curiosity than preference,. Having said that, now he's tried it, he only has words of praise for it. We enjoyed our lunch immensely and look forward to returning to The Anchor Inn to sample more of their very tempting menu.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
US$109 - US$123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandNorthumberlandWhittonstall
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Anchor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Anchor Inn?
Nearby attractions include Derwent Reservoir (7.4 km), Cherryburn (5.4 km), and The Grey Horse (7.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Anchor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Anchor Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Anchor Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Anchor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Royal Oak, Santonios, and Maddisons Coffee Bar and Bistro.
Is The Anchor Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.05 km away from the centre of Whittonstall.
Are pets allowed at The Anchor Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Anchor Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cherryburn (5.4 km) and Derwentcote Steel Furnace (5.9 km).
Is The Anchor Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.