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
Nice modern hotel
ccmanMidlands_UK, Lichfield, United Kingdom
Easy to find right next to the main road (though our Sat Nav took us back on to the main road instead of into the Service Area, where the hotel is located). Big car park - and dog friendly, it seems. Room clean and very spacious, though surprised to find only a shower - no bath. Did not have a full meal, just a couple of delicious desserts. Handy for Alnwick Castle - and not too far from Cragside, where we were headed. Staff - for both check in and check out were very friendly and efficient. Very nice buffet-style breakfast. Recommended!
Much nicer than expected
A 50-room hotel on the A1 roundabout but better nicer than it sounds and very little noise from the dual carriageway. Big room with the TV, WiFi but a small bathroom with only a shower. My only complaint, as with all hotels, is that the room lighting is designed for ambience (i.e. dim!) rather than to enable you to work, read or even see what you’re doing. Service in the restaurant very efficient and food pretty good.
Mason198517, Mossley, United Kingdom
We stayed at the hotel here . It is a lovely bar/ restaurant reasonably priced , good selection of nice food and selection of wines and beers
JazzJeff, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Nice venue, shame about the food, I had the chargrilled chicken burger, black pudding and blue cheese. It came with chips and coleslaw. I only had 2 bites of the burger as it tasted like toilet disinfectant. Honestly it was appalling. Maybe it was just a bad choice on my part but it was totally rank. I would have told the waiter/waitress if they had bothered to come over and ask “is everything ok?” But unfortunately that didn’t happen. Burger also tasted like it had been heated in a microwave as it felt rather rubbery and the chips were luke warm. My partner had a pizza and she kindly offered me a couple of slices, this was also very greasy, soggy and tasteless. As soon as I picked it up all the topping fell off! We had intended to get desserts but after the experience with the mains we thought better of it and left. When we came to pay we mentioned the food wasn’t very nice and were only offered 20% off the bill. There are so many better food establishments in Alnwick, this isn’t one of them. Won’t be returning. Utterly disgusting food!
Molewife, County Durham, United Kingdom
First overnight stay booked after reading all the good reviews. We were going to Mighty Dub Fest 2019 at Alnwick Castle so ideal location. Receptionist at check in couldn’t have been more helpful. Our room along ground floor corridor was clean, modern & spacious. Well stocked hospitality tray including biscuits. Large comfortable bed with plenty of pillows. Although just beside A1, there was only distant sound of traffic and quiet through night. Bar staff were also friendly & helpful. We enjoyed lunch and evening meals here. Cauliflower & Lentil curry very good as was thick gammon steak. Generous portion of Sticky toffee pudding went down well. Breakfast buffet was included in price of room. Husband assembled the full Northumbrian & I had continental with muesli,yogurt, nice decent-sized, warm croissant & filter coffee. Surroundings in restaurant very pleasant and outside tables & chairs also inviting for sunny days. Lovely hanging baskets. Dog friendly facilities too. It’s roughly a 30 minute walk into Alnwick itself but just 5 minutes in car with plenty parking. Highly Recommend