Ratings based on 97 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 out of 5
89% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4out of 5
by A verified traveller from woking

Posted 23-Jul-2016
Pros: The excellent food
Cons: The entrance to the annex
Location: Cragside Alnwick Castle Holy Island and Bamburgh Castle
Convenient to places of interest and accessible to A1 road
5out of 5
by A verified traveller

Good location, lovely food

Posted 04-Jul-2016
Excellent stay and the restaurant is lovely. Would recommend.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller from UK

An excellent inn in a quiet country location.

Posted 01-Jul-2016
Pros: The rooms were clean and comfortable, the staff were helpful and friendly and the food was excellent
Location: A good location for exploring the beautiful countryside, coastline and heritage of Northumberland.
We stayed at this inn for a few days with friends, using it as a base to explore castles and country houses in the area.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller

Lovely pub with good rooms close to coast

Posted 01-Jun-2016
Pros: The food - it's fantastic. Attractive bar area and very pretty restaurant.
Cons: Would be better with a covered way across the short distance to the annexe for extremely wet days like the day I stayed there.
Location: Right near the A1 but no traffic noise heard in the rooms. Very close to coast.
Nice welcome from bar area. Great you can have your dog with you including in part of the bar area . Walk in heavy rain with bags across to annexe not pleasant - needs a covered way. Waitress at breakfast lovely but very busy, as she was checking out as well, so it made it difficult to give feedback about a couple of small things. Suggest your rating between OK and Excellent should be better than 'Pleasing'.
2out of 5
by A verified traveller from perth


Posted 16-May-2016
Pros: Staff
Cons: Chef
Location: Alnwick
Food disappointing especially the fish courses. That is all.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller

One Night in Alnwick

Posted 22-Apr-2016 on Hotels
Stayed in this Hotel on a few occasions - Never fails to impress me - Friendly Clean and Good Value
5out of 5
by A verified traveller from West Yorkshire

Weekend away with the inlaws

Posted 19-Apr-2016
Pros: Staff very friendly, nice country pub feeling in the bar area. Rooms clean and comfortable.
Location: Alnwick is only about 5 miles away, Lindisfarne and Holy Island is about 35 minutes drive, Seahouses not too far either.
Stayed in this hotel a couple of years ago and was impressed with it then, so decided to stay in it again. Staff are very helpful and friendly nothing is too much bother for them. Rooms are clean and comfortable and breakfast is very good. Would recommend this hotel and will stay in it again if ever we visit Alnwick or the surrounding area.
2out of 5
by Andrew from sheffield

nightmare at cook & barker inn

Posted 14-Apr-2016 on Hotels
There is no reception for rooms, collect key from bar, no information, find it yourself. The annexe room was dirty with spiders, broken desk, only 1 chair for 2 people, shabby in general and not comfortable. Wifi did not work and they were disinterested in fixing it. Mobile reception extremely poor. Had difficulty getting extra tea/coffee/milk as well as bathroom items. Ate once in restaurant, food was bland and overpriced. Breakfast was greasy and had limited range of other items. We were very disappointed and would not return. Staff are all young and really do not care. We were asked on leaving what we thought and told them then. No e mail or apologies two weeks on. Anyone disabled would be unable to enter the 3 steps to the annexe or 3 steps to restaurant. The fire exit was blocked by sacks of bedding/towels from saturday until tuesday when we left. We stayed 3 nights and bedding was not changed. Very poor all round. Shame on them.
4out of 5
by john from Chesterfield

Close but no cigar.

Posted 13-Mar-2016 on Hotels
The main hotel bar and restaurant area was very well presented with a lovely atmosphere. The staff, food and service were top class but the bedroom, whilst spacious and comfortable was disappointing with no real character. Added to that there were no net curtains on what was a ground floor bedroom, the bathroom extract fan did not work and hairs from a previous occupant were still attached to the hair dryer and in the dressing table drawer where the dryer was kept.
5out of 5
by Kevin from walsall

Posted 01-Mar-2016 on Hotels
No WiFi available in the rooms disappointing, restaurant excellent