Named after the Inn in Harry Potter books, The three star Hog’s Head Inn is just a short drive from Alnwick Castle – or Hogwarts in JK Rowling’s tales of the boy wizard and his friends – and the famous Alnwick Gardens and Treehouse. Offering exceptionally good food, free Wi-Fi and plenty of parking, The Hog’s Head Inn is a brand new place to eat, drink, sleep and explore.
Open all year
Special diets catered for
Child / family friendly
Great food and value
fussy-olds, York, United Kingdom
If you are staying at Hotel no need to eat anywhere else, although if in area still a great value place to eat. Did eat there for three nights and not disappointed whatsoever.
Good pub grub and friendly service
Ate here 3 times and found it to be very good. Family friendly, excellent parking and good service and food.
A rather plastic experience
We had hoped the beer would be pretty decent at this hotel/pub/restaurant. We were disappointed. The beer was bog standard offer and not kept particularly well. The food menu was uninspiring though catering well for kids . The building itself felt like a new build trying to have 'olde worlde' character. It failed. The facilities are new and clean and there's lots of parking as it is a mile or so out of town. But this feels like an overnight stopover or refuelling stop - not a destination visit for a pint or a meal.
val n, Morpeth, United Kingdom
we enjoyed our meals of cheeseburger,chips and meatball pasta however the pasta was piping hot,plate also with three meatballs I feel there could be more and also it would be nice if it was served with a small garlic baguette.
We stayed here (it is a hotel as well as having a restaurant) because we were going to a family party nearby. It is expensive and it is to be seen to be believed. The hotel is relatively new and has clearly been put together on a budget. The price we paid definitely did not reflect what we got. The carpets are grim, you check in at the bar, the towels are paper thin and the noise from the A1, a mere 100 yards away, was heard throughout the night. The curtains were too small for the window and we couldn't get out fast enough. I suppose the location means they can charge what they like and I would guess they aren't looking for repeat business.
The Hogs Head Inn replied: We are delighted that more and more owners are taking action against defamatory TripAdvisor reviews as this. While we fully accept and firmly believe that everyone is entitled to make subjective reviews, we categorically object to some of the statements you make. Firstly, we are not a hotel, but, as our name suggests an inn - or pub with rooms. We make this very clear in all our communications. We do not offer services such as room service, but what we do provide is value for money accommodation for leisure and business guests staying or dining with us. You are correct in saying we are relatively new. Our inn is a fantastic new-build opened in 2012 following a £4.2m build. We have won numerous awards with judges - and most importantly our customers praising the quality and comfort or our facilities. We have a rolling investment in maintenance including new soft furnishings, fixtures and fittings including new carpets and curtains, pillows, mattresses etc. We invested in quality finishes and chose to make our rooms larger and more spacious rather than packing in smaller rooms. Our corridors are wide, we have a passenger lift and our dining area bright, airy with lots of nooks and crannies and local memorabilia to add interest. We also have a fabulous children's play area, free WiFi and lovely al fresco areas and terraces. To say nothing of free parking, complimentary breakfasts and fully trained, helpful staff. We are located behind the A1, which we feel is an asset, making for easy access. While we consider our inn to be much quieter than a city or town centre establishment, if you are concerned about noise (through the double glazed windows) please just request a courtyard room when booking. We don't believe you are right in saying you get what you pay for - with us, you get a whole lot more for your money. Which is why we are very proud and work hard to welcome back repeat business from locals and visitors who choose to eat, drink and stay with us. Our numerous award wins and press reviews scrutinise customer service and quality and we have been praised for these. Please view our images here and on our website and social media networks to see our inn for yourself.