The Queens Head

NE65 7SR

+44 01669 620470

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The Queens Head in Rothbury is a traditional old fashioned Inn in the heart of the beautiful Coquet Valley. A landmark in the village since 1780 the pub is centrally placed and within 1 minutes' walk of the river.

On the edge of the National Park and only 30 minutes drive from the Heritage coast, making us an ideal base from which to explore the natural beauty of North Northumberland and the Borders, or if shopping is your pleasure Newcastle is only 40 minutes drive away. 

Outdoor pursuits in the area include  fishing, golfing, shooting, walking, climbing and cycling.  The Coquet is justly famous for its trout and salmon fishing, and other rivers are within easy reach. Rothbury has its own 18-hole golf course and there are many more in the area.

We can arrange discounted golfing and fly fishing tuition and we have cycle storage and drying  space for muddy boots. We can also arrange for cycle hire, delivered to the door and hire of all terrain buggies for children.

The hotel has 7 en suite bedrooms (including family rooms), 2 dining rooms, lounge bar and games room. There is a pleasant outdoor seating area and free parking in a private car park.

Children are always welcome and high chairs are provided, cots are available by prior arrangement.

We have a reputation for excellent food and offer a bar menu as well a full a la Carte menu. The Sunday carvery is especially popular and good value for money and if you eat nothing else you must try the bread and butter pudding, or the hot sticky ginger pudding, or the chocolate sponge pudding ...........try them all.

Bed and breakfast Twin or Double Room Rate from £60 to £80 per night.

Single occupancy from £40 per night in a twin and £50 in a double.

Family Rooms supplement £20 per extra person per night

Bed, Breakfast and Evening Meal and extended break packages are available on request.

Room information for The Queens Head

Type Qty Capacity Guide price
Twin ensuite room 3 2
B&B per room per night
(£55.00 single occupancy)
Min: £40.00 - Max: £80.00
Family ensuite room 1 4
B&B per room per night
(£60.00 single occupancy)
Min: £90.00 - Max: £110.00
Double ensuite room 3 2
B&B per room per night
(£60.00 single occupancy)
Min: £60.00 - Max: £80.00
Total capacity: 16

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Child / family friendly at The Queens Head Inn Accommodation Family friendly
Childrens facilities at The Queens Head Inn Accommodation Childrens facilities
Car parking available at The Queens Head Inn Accommodation Car parking available
Licenced premises at The Queens Head Inn Accommodation Licenced premises
Special diets catered for at The Queens Head Inn Accommodation Special diets catered for
Credit / debit cards accepted at The Queens Head Inn Accommodation Credit / debit cards accepted
TV available at The Queens Head Inn Accommodation Television
Hairdryer available at The Queens Head Inn Accommodation Hairdryer
Tea / coffee facilities at The Queens Head Inn Accommodation Tea / Coffee facilities
Guest garden at The Queens Head Inn Accommodation Garden for guest use
Laundry / washing facilities at The Queens Head Inn Accommodation Washing machine / Laundry
Log fire / Open fireplace at The Queens Head Inn Accommodation Log fire / Open fireplace
Residents lounge at The Queens Head Inn Accommodation Residents lounge
Cycle friendly at The Queens Head Inn Accommodation Cycle friendly
Walker friendly at The Queens Head Inn Accommodation Walker friendly
WiFi available at The Queens Head Inn Accommodation WiFi
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Comfortable stay and great staff

Skydom, Cheshire, UK
Stayed here for just one night but would definitely stay longer. The rooms have been recently redecorated and are nice, fresh and modern....a couple of items on the snagging list but all well known by the management. We were greeted with a smile when we arrived and our bags carried to our rooms for us. The bar area is smart with a good selection of drinks and beers and the dining area a little quieter but good atmosphere. There was a female singer on the evening we were there’s who was great. The friendliness of the staff has to be called out - what a super team.

Great Stay

chrisgM8175JX, Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Stayed here 4th May whilst doing Sandstone Way cycling with three mates. Very friendly,very helpful storing bikes etc, nothing too much trouble. Landlord and staff great. Didn't stay for evening meal but rooms and breakfast excellent. Will visit again.

Very good

AndyK761, Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
We took a last minute decision to head out to Northumberland and stop over for the night. We came across the newly refurbished Queens Head and booked up for a one night stay. There was a little confusion when we arrived as the booking system in the hotel had only just been updated but we were soon taken to Room 5. The bedroom was large with a big en suite attached, we couldn't be sure but we had the impression that we were the first people to stay in the room since refurbishment, the kettle needed the flex untying for a start! The toiletries and refreshments provided were top class, the bed was very comfortable and we had a great night's sleep. Breakfast which was included in our booking was freshly made and very tasty, we had the standard offering but the large one at £9 was huge! I did feel a bit for the waitress who worked tirelessly to provide the guests breakfasts and drinks, maybe some back up would help? We only had one issue with the stay and that was the WiFi was as yet unavailable, a problem we were told that was being sorted in the coming days. Overall a good experience and once some early hiccups for the new owners are sorted I am sure it will be a popular choice for visitors visiting.

Can only get better?

Jubsie60, Northumberland, United Kingdom
Five of us went to the refurbished Queens Head hoping for a good meal and a pleasant evening. How disappointed we were. To start with we were accommodated on two tables of different sizes which were pushed together making seating arrangements a little awkward. The table was positioned beneath a large TV screen showing Channel 4 - no sound and even if there had been it would have been drowned out by the loud piped music booming through speakers at the other end of the room. The people on the table behind us were clearly not having the best experience either and they actually left without eating before we were served. Perhaps we should have heeded that as a warning! We all chose starters and mains from the "Supper Club" menu. The starters arrived - prawn cocktails served in a mug with such a narrow neck that it was almost impossible to extract the prawns and sparse salad which accompanied them. On to the mains. Be wary if you dine here - two of the party chose the Thai Street Curry with cauliflower and parsley rice. They were asked if they wanted chicken and prawns in it and agreed that they did. No mention was made of the additional £9 charge for this - not mentioned on the Supper Club menu either and only discovered when the bill arrived. More of that later. The curry arrived served in a small dish on a wooden board, the cauliflower rice piled up at the other end of the board disintegrated all over the table at the first touch of a fork! Without the chicken and prawns the curry would have been exceedingly sparse. The meals ordered which should have come with salad had a couple of leaves which would barely have passed for garnish in any sandwich bar in the country. Those who were unfortunate enough to order a meal with chips were treated to badly cooked reconstituted powdered potatoes. The well intentioned waitress then proceeded to come and clear the table while one of the party was still eating - she was asked to wait until everyone had finished however just continued regardless making the person still eating feel a little uncomfortable. More staff training required perhaps? On to sweets - whoever prepared the knickerbocker glory, served like the prawn cocktail in a narrow necked mug, really needs to find a decent recipe. A little bit of fruit with a couple of scoops of ice cream topped with a tiny squirt of cream and half a Cadbury's flake stuck in it just doesn't cut it in culinary terms. The finale was the bill. We found we'd been overcharged by the grad total of £44. It was then that we discovered the hidden anomaly with the Supper Club menu which is a limited version of the main menu. No additional charges are listed on the Supper Club so we were charged for extras that we didn't realise were extras! When ordering we had made it clear which menu we were ordering from however were caught out by not looking over the page or being told there were additional charges for chicken and prawns in the curry. We had in fact all been charged at the main menu rate. When the misleading anomaly on the menu was pointed out the bill was recalculated and we were charged what we expected however having to argue over a bill is not the best way to end what was a birthday evening out. The quality of the food was not great, presentation was awful and awkward, ambiance was nil with TV and music in sound and visual conflict and the service lacked professionalism. Such a shame as we loved the old Queens and were looking forward to a great dining experience in the refurbished premises. A very disappointing letdown I'm afraid.

Lovely meal

Food, service and surroundings all excellent. We loved the recent renovation. Lovely atmosphere. Very accomodating for children and dogs with toys for the kids and water bowls and biscuits for pooches. 5 stars! Will definitely be returning. Thanks.



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