This hotel is situated in lovely grounds on the bank of the Tyne where Hadrian's Wall crosses.
Part of the Coast and Country Group, it seems to be a work in progress as it was owned by another group until recently. It is a rabbit warren, bits added along the way for about 80 or so years. There is no lift. Corridors wind hither and thither. At one point one goes up to go down. By the time you reach the gym you will not need to use it!
However, the public rooms have been refurbed and are lovely as are some of the rooms. Even our friend's room which seem to have been decorated but not had renewed furnishings was quite ok.
We had a refurbed room and it was lovely. What let it down though was the casual housekeeping I did report this but it was not corrected while we were there.
The staff were plentiful and, apart from a disinterested receptionist on our last morning, charming and helpful. Lawrie - reception (on relief from Durham) and Mark - bar and reception stand out.
We were there for 2 nights on their Dinner, Bed and Breakfast rate. Supper is what I would call plain English cooking. It was hot and for the 3 courses there was plenty of choice. One can also order, for a supplement from the a la carte menu. My OH eats anything and I went to boarding school so venturing onto the a la carte choices was not something we did. Our friend enjoyed those he had. His cheeseboard got high marks. The coffee is grim (I did mention this while there)
The hotel has a lovely swimming pool and Jacuzzi. But these are desperately in need of TLC.
The hotel group has links with Shearings coach holidays. So apart from independent travellers, mostly walkers, you will not encounter a young clientele.
Would we stay again? Yes we would but with some reservations.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in a beautiful river front location, just five miles from the market town of Hexham, the George at Chollerford is a historic building dating back to the 1700's renowned for its fine food and hospitality. It is great to have such a history behind the hotel as we feel we are doing an excellent job of keeping the tradition going, but we have also spent a lot of money upgrading a number of facilities in the hotel including the leisure club, with its swimming pool and gym, situated west of Newcastle we are in ideal spot for walkers, history buffs and gardeners alike - you will be spoilt for choice. The hotel is a perfect retreat in a location that we consider to be one of the most relaxing in Northumbria. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- George Hotel Chollerford
- George Hotel Hexham
- The George Hotel Chollerford, Northumberland