Welcome to the Blue Bell Hotel - a family run historic coaching inn in the heart of the beautiful Northumberland countryside. Established in the 18th Century the hotel has a reputation for a warm welcome, fine food and excellent accomodation in a traditional setting.
Accommodation at the Blue Bell Hotel offers the age old charm expected of such a well established old coaching inn. The décor in all the rooms reflects the traditional and historic ambience of the hotel but with modern high quality reproduction fittings, often incorporating classic style four poster beds, and clean, stylish soft furnishings.
Our light and open restaurant looks out onto our beautiful colourful gardens. We offer seasonal menus which are selected to use the finest fresh and local ingredients Northumberland has to offer.
For something more informal, you can enjoy a light bite lunch or bar meal in our cosy bar or bistro area.
We enjoy hosting weddings and other large functions in our stunning ballroom and encourage you to enquire on the different packages we offer. We offer settings in the different areas of the hotel or the opportunity to book the whole hotel for your special occassion.
The Blue Bell Hotel’s fantastic location near to the Scottish Borders and beautiful coastline scenery makes it the ideal base to explore a wide variety of Northumberland attractions. As well as quaint fishing villages such as Berwick-upon-Tweed and Bamburgh, the Blue Bell Hotel is close to a variety of popular and historic places to see. Northumberland’s history as England’s front line of defence in wars against the Scots has led to an impressive number of castles and forts throughout the county. Some are still majestic family homes, as in the case of Alnwick Castle, and others, like Dunstanburgh are imposing ruins.
For nature lovers there can be few more exciting areas than the nearby Farne Islands. 290 species of bird have been recorded on the Islands, including in the 18th century, the now extinct Great Auk. Today, the breeding season sees around 20 different species coming to the Farnes, leading to total numbers in the region of 100,000 birds.
The local golf courses offer an excellent array of fine courses to explore including the stunning Dunstanburgh Castle course and the Championship courses such as Goswick nearby.