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Food and ambience

Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Enjoyed a fantastic beef roast during a Mother's day meal at a table of 9. Sticky toffee pudding was amazing!! Everyone so happy with their food! The chef came out to check we enjoyed our meal which was a lovely touch

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 March 2024

Amazing place to stay and eat Gary and Carole were just the perfect hosts and nothing was too much trouble.. rooms are beautiful warm and welcoming and food and breakfasts were delicious….would definitely recommend ..Beautiful setting too hope to come here again ..

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 9 December 2023

Ate here last night, party of 6 and the food was fantastic. We all had the Christmas menu and pre ordered our three courses. Starters were good, decent portions, main course presented beautifully and so tasty on a lovely hot plate. Desserts were gorgeous. The...Christmas decor was very festive, the service from staff was brilliant - we thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Would definitely recommend a visit.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 5 December 2023

Wonderful Christmas Lunch today. Food was delicious & perfect value for money. The venue was beautifully decorated too. Thank you to staff for making our visit so special. If you haven't been here before you will not be disappointed.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 19 November 2023 via mobile

No lighting outside so you can't see where you are going. We waited 30 minutes for drinks to arrive and 50 minutes for food. Very very slow service. There was only 2 other couples in so they were not busy. When notified them of my...fish allergy told that they actually cooked and fried food such as chips in the same oil as the fish as they don't have separate fryers - that is totally unacceptable!!. Wine we wanted and menu item we wanted were not available. No atmosphere, initially had nice background music but stopped and not restarted. Used glasses not cleared from the table. Ordered a ribeye steak medium rare that came tough and overcooked and looked grey. My friends food wasn't very hot. My desert of ice cream with hot expresso was terrible. Chef/owner came out when I asked to see him in filthy trainers, shorts and tshirt. To be fair he took the bottle of wine and my dinner off the bill but it was a very disappointing experience.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 11 November 2023

We spent the night here on November 9th. The room was lovely. Very warm and cosy with a lovely spacious bathroom. It had an external entrance through patio doors which meant it was idea for us to take our dogs. We had dinner at the...bistro. The food was excellent and the service was warm and friendly. There is a ruined castle on site which was of great interest to us and made this location even more interesting. Breakfast was cooked to order in the morning by the owner who chatted to us while we ate. A very friendly and entertaining character! All in all a very lovely stay. Would definitely recommend. The only downside was that the WiFi connection was a bit erratic but that’s a minor thing. We will definitely visit again.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 6 November 2023 via mobile

First time visit to catch up with friends we were welcomed from the moment we arrived. Check in was easy and our room was one of the best we’ve stayed in , warm and welcoming. We had an evening meal 6 of us and it...was so great to be treated like valued customers , all our meals arrived together and were all delicious . Breakfast was also fabulous. We just want to shout out a big thank you to all the staff for making our stay relaxing and fun . What a great team you all are , nothing was to much trouble thank you again we will be backMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 2 November 2023 via mobile

Stopped here with the motorhome to visit family. Had a fabulous meal in the pub. Very satisfying portions and freshly cooked good honest pub food. The steak and ale pie worth a very long detour to eat!! Would highly recommend especially for Hadrian walk walkers...- there are 5 rooms available. Owners and staff attentive, friendly and knowledgeable.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 28 October 2023 via mobile

We stopped off at Blenkinsopp Castle for the night whilst passing through with our motor home in March and had a fabulous meal served by great hosts and their equally lovely staff. So today when we knew we’d be passing again we telephoned ahead to...ask if we could park for the night again and book a table again. We were warmly welcomed once again along with our two Border Terriers (it’s a dog friendly venue), the food was excellent again and the place is not just clean but pristine. The locals in the bar are friendly folk and the Majestic and friendly Benson is the largest German Shepherd I’ve ever seen was in with his owner again. Absolutely 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 25 October 2023

First time visit won't be the last food was very good and freshly cooked lovely atmosphere in Restaraunt And service very good (god he was a busy lady) Hard to find but we'll worth a visit and price reasonable.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 23 October 2023

What a great little place this is. I had a lovely evening meal in the most attractive surroundings. The staff are really friendly and attentive. The place has a lovely ambience and is clean and tidy the food is great. What more could you ask?...I will definitely be back again soon.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 18 October 2023

Great place to stay. Staff extremely helpful, kind and friendly. Room was spotless. Nice shower. Even thought of tray for muddy boots and access to outdoor sink to clean them. They went out of their way to provide nice alternatives to the menu for my...friend who has food allergies. Will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 30 September 2023 via mobile

Please read this before booking - It’s clear when reading this establishment’s reply’s to every comment that isn’t 5 star you should give this place a wide berth. The replies to their customers coments that you read are just a fraction of the “service” you’ll...be unfortunate enough to encounter if you decide to spend any money here. Unprofessional & aggressive waiter and head chef who clearly can’t take any feedback. The worst dining experience ever - before you reply with a sarky comment that you think is acceptable - as the chef appears to be the owner it’s her way or no way - such a bizarre evening ruined by this unprofessional, defensive team. I’d rather eat a McDonald’s before you suggest it 👋🏻More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 30 September 2023

**AVOID AVOID AVOID - OTHER COMMENTS FROM OTHER REVIEWS ON RUDENESS OF STAFF ARE ACCURATE** Can't comment on rooms (thankfully wasn't staying as a guest) but my experience in the restaurant was horrendous. I have never been in an establishment where 3 members of staff...have proceeded to argue with me and completely embarrassed my partner and I in front of others diners. We were then summonded for questioning by an extremely rude and aggressive chef who spoke to me like a child. You can tell by the owners responses to other negative reviews they can't take any criticism. Will never ever ever come back here!!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 7 July 2023

We were on a 10-day UK vacation, and this was one of our overnight stays. Great B&B. The entire staff was awesome. We had fish and chips at numerous locations but theirs was by far the best. The pub was great (especially the local gentleman...and his German Sheppard!). The breakfast is included and was great. We were there to visit the Housesteads Roman fort nearby and very glad I stumbled upon this hidden gem. Stay here if you plan to be in the area, you won't be disappointed!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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I think they were just double beds if I remember. Might have been a king size bed in the family room
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Hello, yes, the restaurant is always open on a Saturday evening and booking is recommended. The restaurant is generally open every evening of the week. However, particularly in the winter and out of the summer season it is... More
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Blenkinsopp Castle Inn & Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5