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“Extremely welcoming”
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Beaches
Ranked #10 of 11 Alnmouth B&B and Inns
Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Extremely welcoming”
Reviewed 18 October 2011

We'd been hiking down the coast in heavy rain all day and were barely in the door when Donald offered to dry out our wet clothes. That set the tone for a wonderful stay. A delicious and reasonably priced dinner was followed by a full breakfast which set us up nicely for the next leg of our hike. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 September 2011

We stayed for 3 nights, a long weekend. It was our first trip to Alnmouth which has a wonderful beach and a good selection of places to eat and drink for a village, although you need to book tables because it's a popular destination. There are great walks to be had on this coast and it is all very dog friendly . Beaches is really nice and Donald made us feel very welcome. It is relaxed and informal. We shall be going back again.

  • Stayed September 2011
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galway
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Reviewed 21 August 2011

My husband and two friends stayed here this weekend. The owner was there to meet us late the first night and was very friendly and made us feel at home straight away.

It's not plush and is a little like staying in someone's home but that is the beauty of it, the owners are kind and friendly and very easygoing, they mentioned that they are doing refurbishments in the near future which will only enhance the property.

The rooms are big and very clean, the breakfasts are superb, we didn't get a chance to eat dinner there but a full lobster for 19.95 sounds good to me. They buy a lot of local fish and local ingredients and as they don't have a licence you can bring your own beer/wine.

In an era where customer service is lacking 'The Beaches' is the place to go, i call it old fashioned customer service and i mean that as a compliment, these properties/owners need to be supported as they add hugely to the community, Alnmouth is a lovely village with some great pubs and cafes. We will be back with our children, no doubt about that.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 August 2011

We stayed a night at Beaches as part of a walking trip on the Northumberland coast. We arrived wet through and muddy and immediately recieved an offer to dry our clothes. The beds were comfy, the breakfast was excellent, and the owner was extremely helpful and friendly. The village of Alnmouth is really pleasant and this is a top notch guest house.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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durham, england
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Reviewed 22 September 2010

Some of the previous reviews seem to us harsh. We write as having stayed here several times and having occupied some of the rooms that attract such criticism. This time we stayed in the main bit, in the room opposite the village store/delicatessen. It is fair to say that this room is fresher and more modern. It is in fact thoroughly satisfactory. We assume that the other room in this bit must be equally good. It is true that if you want to watch a huge flat screen telly in bed, you can't, but why is this supposed to matter? The owners are friendly and civilised. Breakfasts are good and generous. The restaurant room is appealing and atmospheric, particularly in the evening. The evening meals are now simpler than they were, but this is still good cooking, and the ambience, intimacy and friendliness of the owner make for a very enjoyable experience. It is a plus that they do not have a licence and you bring your own wine (though don't buy it from the store opposite - mostly poor/out-of-date bottles). The Beaches is also good for children (and dogs).

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with family
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2 Thank lamachus
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Cheshire
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Reviewed 29 August 2010

Stayed July/August 2010 and would definitely return. We liked the warm welcome, the wide bed in the room overlooking the (quiet) main street opposite the deli, the hot bath after a day`s walking, the location just minutes from the beach, post office, bus stop, (most of ) the pubs & restaurants along the High Street (though Beaches are a great restaurant themselves), the old stone cottagey feel of the building, the great Full English & fruity breakfasts.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 August 2010

On approaching Beaches I felt an overwhelming sense of dread, which only increased as I entered the establishment. A smell of cabbage and dogs assaulted my poor nostrils as I was led up to my room. I entered the room and was greeted by mismatched furniture and bed linen, an ancient carpet and a rusty old storage heater. I was instantly VERY disappointed. On further inspection I found the television was directly above the bed, making viewing almost impossible. As I opened the door to what I believed to be the ensuite, I found a smaller room, again horribly mismatched with demonic cuddly toys eyeballing me from the corner. An opressive, dated bathroom awaited. What a surprise(!) Depressed and dejected, I decided to attempt sleep. To my sheer horror the sheets were damp, which the proprietor later blamed on the torrential rain they had the previous night. Ridiculous! After a thoroughly awful night's sleep I wanted to leave immediately, happily omitting the breakfast. This establishment is NOT worth the rates it charges. Desperately in need of a visit from The Hotel Inspector! AVOID!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Property: Beaches
Address: 56 Northumberland Street, Alnmouth, Alnwick NE66 2RJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Northumberland > Alnwick > Alnmouth
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Restaurant
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Ranked #10 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Alnmouth
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
Beaches Alnmouth, Northumberland

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