Ratings based on 43 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 out of 5
95% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
for Couples
by Harrow from Lincolnshire

Good food and lovely people.

Posted 27-Jun-2014
Pros: The friendly, caring and efficient staff and the excellent food.
Cons: The purchase of some good quality dusters!
Location: Northumberland is just wonderful. If you can find nothing to do in Northumberland, you are probably dead!
We spent three nights at The Cook and Barker on a sudden whim. We had a lovely time despite slight reservations about the dusting! Room was perfectly good, the members of staff were all really friendly and helpful. My wife has quite serious dementia but the members of staff coped wonderfully even when she ended up behind the bar! The food was very good and I had the best scrambled egg ever! A real test!
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by Annabel from Hampshire

Comfortable, quiet, lovely food and views

Posted 16-Jun-2014
Pros: Easy to find, good food and very pleasant and helpful staff.
Cons: Nothing
Location: Loads of things to do and see. Lovely location in the heart of Northumberland countryside
Enjoyed our stay and will probably be back again. There is a lot to do and see in the area. The food was encellent with a good varied menu for breakfast.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by sue from uk

very nice place

Posted 28-Apr-2014
Pros: everything
Location: Cragside
Very good hotel , Wonderful Restaurant ,all the staff were very good especially Enid ,we would recommend the Cook and Barker any day.
5 out of 5
for Couples
by chris from Southport

Excellent food, great stay

Posted 09-Apr-2014
Pros: Staff, position & food. Good parking.
Location: A few miles from the coast and Alnwick, just off A1. Quiet location.
Arrived to a warm & friendly welcome. Evening meal was of the highest standard. Overall, excellent value.
5 out of 5
for Business Travellers

Fabulous 5* All Round

Posted 28-Nov-2013 on Hotels.com
From the minute we arrived at this hotel/restaurant everything was excellent. The rooms, the service together with fabulous food. Would highly recommend and will definitely return.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Whitley Bay

regular B & B users

Posted 09-Nov-2013
Pros: location and cosy bar loung & restaurant.
Cons: Reception and more attenton at breakfast
There's no reception, check in is at the bar. Was handed the key in between serving customers at the bar. No other facilities apart from the cosy bar/lounge area and restaurant. The evening meal in the restaurant lived up to it's reputation along with the good service. The room was very comfortable but you could hear people above you and the next room very clearly. The breakfast was very good but we observed a number of other guests had to ask for items to be replenished. There was no one at the checkout, we left the key on the bar. Overall a nice location.
4 out of 5
for Overnight Stay Before Destination
by A verified traveller

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 18-Sep-2013 on Hotels.com
4 out of 5
for Personal Event
by Brian from Stanley

Very good but poor breakfast

Posted 16-Aug-2013 on Hotels.com
Excellent night but breakfast was a disaster. A bit disappointing
5 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Good location

Posted 31-Jul-2013 on Hotels.com
Very good stay. Hotel and food very good. Friendly staff. Very good location for visiting sites.
5 out of 5
for Getaway With Friends
by A verified traveller from Findlay, Ohio. USA

Posted 18-Jul-2013 on Hotels.com
The Cook and Barker was a great place. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the restaurant was very good. We enjoyed having drinks outside in the garden.