We have just returned from an 8 day stay at the Queen's Head. Everything was excellent, our room was spacious and spotless, all the staff were friendly and helpful. There is a comfortable lounge for guests to use but we went into the bar which is CAMRA recommended and had 4 beers on hand pumps. There is a quiz on Wednesday nights. The breakfast was splendid, there were fruit juices, a range of cereals, fresh fruit, yoghurt, a full Northumberland cooked breakfast, toast, muffins and even eggs Benedict.
We ate in the restaurant several times and were pleased with all the meals and wine. The service was excellent. Reservations are needed but it is possible to eat a restaurant meal in the bar if they are full. We ate in other hotels in Rothbury where the food was of a similar standard and the same price.
The Queens Head is situated in the beautiful Coquet Valley and Rothbury is a good centre to explore it and the Simonside Hills. Cragside, a National Trust property, is only a mile away and it is worth spending a whole day there. Brinkburn Priory, Alnwick, Belsay Castle and Wallington are all very close and the Northumberland coast and castles are nearby. The bus stops outside the Queens Head and this will take you to Morpeth and Newcastle.
Would recommend this hotel whole heartedly.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking