Ok first of all this is not a terrible place just out of sync with the standards everyone else is providing. As like most of the guests we used Allenheads as a C2C stopover. Arriving very wet the man behind the bar acted like it was an inconvenience to lock our bikes up and show us to our room. He did not tell us about the drying room, and the heating had only just been put on. The room itself was tired no TV or radio, its one of those places where the owners feel the need to have laminated cards saying what you can or cannot do and the beds and furniture are very tired. Retiring to the bar the place picked up and the food was hearty and beers good. Generally I got the impression that this is a local place for local people and although the C2C provides much of the business the owners really don’t understand cyclists. The biggest disappointment was the price £79 for a twin room I wouldn’t have paid £45 for. If you can manage one more hill there is better accommodation in Rookhope.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This 18th century village inn, with letting rooms, is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty and right on the C2C cycle route. Fine ales and big helpings of tasty food washed down with some of the best real ales on offer. Camra and good pub guide. Accommodating cyclist, walkers, loaders and in the winter skiers who visit the local ski club. Offering b&b accommodation all year round. Dogs very welcome. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Allenheads Hotel Allenheads
- The Allenheads Inn Northumberland