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The Reading Rooms

3 out of 5

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Breakfast available
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
2 Church Street, Haydon Bridge, Hexham, England, NE47 6JQ

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationAydon Castle16 min drive
  • Popular LocationThirlwall Castle17 min drive
  • AirportNewcastle (NCL-Newcastle Intl.)27 min drive
  • Popular LocationDerwent Reservoir29 min drive

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About this area


The Reading Rooms is located in Hexham. Vindolanda and Housesteads Roman Fort are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include The Garden Station and Falconry Days.

What's nearby

  • The Garden Station - 4 min drive
  • Housesteads Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall - 7 min drive
  • Aydon Castle - 16 min drive
  • Thirlwall Castle - 17 min drive
  • Derwent Reservoir - 29 min drive


  • Carts Bog Inn - 5 min drive
  • Boatside Inn - 6 min drive
  • Bouchon Bistrot - 9 min drive
  • Bouchon Bistrot - 9 min drive
  • Little Mexico - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Haydon Bridge Station - 2 min walk
  • Newcastle (NCL-Newcastle Intl.) - 27 min drive

About this property

The Reading Rooms

3-star bed & breakfast in Hexham
This smoke-free bed & breakfast features dry cleaning and laundry facilities. This bed & breakfast has 3 rooms. Housekeeping is not available.
The Reading Rooms offers 3 forms of accommodation.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available for a fee

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • No housekeeping

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

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Check-in from 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession, within the meaning of Article 155 of the French Tax Code
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards

Property is also known as

Reading Rooms Bed & Breakfast Hexham
Reading Rooms B&B Hexham
Reading Rooms Hexham
The Reading Rooms Hexham
The Reading Rooms Bed Breakfast
The Reading Rooms Bed & breakfast
The Reading Rooms Bed & breakfast Hexham

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 32 out of 50 reviews
5 - Excellent 64%
Rating 4 - Good. 13 out of 50 reviews
4 - Good 26%
Rating 3 - Okay. 4 out of 50 reviews
3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 50 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 50 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Superb - would come again
Not only is the set-up excellent but the owners are very trusting - felt completely free and at home. We had a downstairs room. Internet was excellent and the local town is quiet, clean and well situated for travelling around the Hexham area.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great location
We were made very welcome on our arrival and were led to a spacious room with a fantastic view across the river that passes through Haydon Bridge. Our whole stay was very enjoyable. Haydon Bridge itself is a friendly small town and its surroundings are full of history. The railway station ( only 2 minutes from the Reading Rooms) gave us easy access to Hexham, a town well worth a visit if you are in the area. The Reading Rooms are easily within striking distance of Hadrian’s Wall and the string of Roman forts along its length. The Reading Rooms have a small library of tourist information, although Brian was more than willing to offer local advice and guidance. In fact every effort had been made to ensure that our stay was enjoyable and great care had been taken to ensure that we were totally Covid safe whilst on the premises. The Reading Rooms are a small b&b with only three rooms, but it therefore has a quiet and peaceful atmosphere in a wonderful old building. Location is a major advantage of this b&b which gives easy access to an amazing part of England.
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great place to stay
We really enjoyed our stay at the reading rooms. The room was clean, bright, and comfortable and Brian's wealth of knowledge about the local area meant that our time in the area was well spent. Although they are not doing breakfast due to social distancing restrictions, everything we could need for breakfast was provided for us. They have taken all of the COVID restrictions very seriously and we felt very happy staying there. I would definitely recommend a visit to the reading rooms
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Lovely stay
We visited not long after re-opening of pubs and restaurants. Brian met us on arrival and was very welcoming and helpful and showed us the facilities, including ice buckets in case we wanted to chill our drinks in the hot weather. He even walked us down to his favourite local. We didn't need any assistance for the rest of our stay but knew he was only a phone call away. The Reading Rooms was a briliant base for a trip to Vinlandia, a walk to the beautiful Langley Castle and a meal in Hexham. It was realy having the train station just down the road. We stayed over the weekend so it was a little noisy being opposite the pubs, but this was easily blocked out by closing the front window. Thanks for a lovely stay! : )
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2020