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“Absolutely lovely”
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The Anchor
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MK
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20 reviews
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“Absolutely lovely”
Reviewed 27 April 2013

I cannot rate this place highly enough. It was first rate all round.

When you come in it is basically a pub so you won't get a massive fanfare, but the bar staff/landlord deal with checking you in. They were so nice and the poor young girl behind the bar who took us to our room even helped me lug my heavy case up the stairs!

The room was quite small but plenty big enough to house all the things you would expect to find in an hotel and it was light and airy. The building is Victorian and all the features have been lovingly restored. They have seemingly put in brand new bathrooms and the shower was really good. The room looked really pretty with some lovely finishing touches and the bed was very comfortable.

There is a restaurant just off the bar which is the second home for the locals and their dogs - all of whom were really friendly. There was lovely banter but not to the point where you were left feeling like the 'stranger in these 'ere parts'. It had a nice ambiance to it.

As for the food...........wow. It was absolutely beautiful. I enjoyed a plate of the freshest fish and vegetables. The fish and sauce were perfectly seasoned and it was piping hot. The chef in this place can REALLY cook. I was blown away by it. You get really good sized portions and it is food that would grace any top restaurant, I haven't had anything that good in a very log time. Add to that a gorgeous freshly cooked breakfast - using meat that has clearly been delivered from the local butcher, a decent sized cup for my tea in the room and we are talking major winner here.

Fantastic value for money, comfortable rooms (bed was lovely), excellent food....what is not to like? I won't hesitate to go back there and I can thoroughly recommend it.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 April 2013

The anchor hotel is a lovely place. The staff were so helpful and kind. Stayed in their family room which was clean, quiet and comfortable. The food (breakfasts and dinners) were excellent, good value for money, great taste and good full plate.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 March 2013

If you happen to be in the area on a Sunday don't miss the opportunity to try The Anchor's Sunday Roasts. Fresh meat, huge portions (we couldn't even finish our small ones), plenty of colourful vegetables, massive Yorkshire puddings, delicious gravy, and a really friendly service. Also love the place for its history going back to 1422.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Sunderland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2013

Stayed overnight after a wedding at Langley castle. Rooms were comfortable and clean. Breakfast was plentiful and delicious, and the service was very good. Doesn't look much from the outside but good value for money.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Wimborne, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2013

We had two meals here over the course of Christmas period whilst staying with family.The Sunday lunch was excellent restaurant quality. Choice of all meats cooked superbly plenty vegetables and and deserts to die for. Excellent service and friendly staff. Would definitely go back when in that part of the country.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Bromyard, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 December 2012

We stayed at The Anchor on Wednesday 14th November on route home. Having traveled down from Edinburgh and just ended up around 5pm in Haydon Bridge without having booked anywhere in advance. After phoning a few local B&B's without success as it was the end of season for some we then call in at the Anchor Inn, staff really accommodating, offered us the choice of two bedrooms, we choose a bedroom which had been recently decorated with new en-suite shower/toilet. overlooking the river and weir, a little on the small side but that cannot be helped because it is an old building. Excellent choice of food for our evening meal with good portions and very tasty. Breakfast superb, full English, local produce. Thoroughly recommend for a short break stay and it is very reasonably priced, excellent value for money.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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sheffield - uk
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Reviewed 25 November 2012

We stayed here Friday the 2nd of November and had a lovely time.

We stayed in the Hadrian Room and it was beautiful, inside the room is like being in a 5 star hotel. There was a massive king head, nice oak furniture and a spotlessly clean bathroom with a huge bath. We had a lovely chilled out time exploring Hexham and the room was lovely.

We ate dinner in the restuarant which was nice and the big English breakfast was wonderful too. We'll definitly be back as its perfect to break up trips to Scotland we make.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Anchor
Address: 1 John Martin Street, Haydon Bridge, Hexham NE47 6AB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Northumberland > Hexham > Haydon Bridge
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Haydon Bridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Anchor 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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