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“"A fantastic experience"”
Review of Beaches

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Beaches
Ranked #10 of 11 Alnmouth B&B and Inns
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10 reviews
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“"A fantastic experience"”
Reviewed 17 January 2012

We stayed at Beaches recently for 3 nights whilst walking in the area and found the whole experience fantastic(apart from my snoring aparently ),the rooms were clean and breakfast was great just what we needed to start the day with plenty of choice from fresh fruit to full english.We also had 2 evening meals (you must book !) which again was very nice.This establishment is not four star but chock a block with character and Donald is a great host full of humour and local knowlege in what is a beautiful area we even had great weather ! Thanks for a great stay.
Simon Garbutt

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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devon
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Reviewed 17 January 2012

we were 5 middle aged men on a 3 day walking break.first impressions are like going back to the seventies.no shower,very dated furniture,but if you get over that donald and his wife are brilliant hosts.very good breakfast,which sets you up for agood days walking,and as a winter special we got 2 evening meals ,all for 100 pounds!maybe not the place if you are looking for a romantic break but for us it was perfect,many thanks.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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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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Additional Information about Beaches

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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