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
Lunch on very wet day
AliB365, Dingwall, United Kingdom
I met my brother here to have a light lunch as we both had long journeys ahead of us on a very wet day. The restaurant was quite busy, nicely furnished and plenty of room. We both agreed that the menu was expensive for where it was, on an industrial estate in Alnwick. Alnwick prices are not generally that expensive. We ordered at the bar; two carrot and coriander soups with bread. The soups duly arrived, looking nothing like carrot, and one piece of bread each. We asked for more bread before we started the soup. We both tasted the soup and agreed that it was like water with ground coriander added. We sent it back and ordered something else. We didn't really get an apology or a reason why it was so bad. They did reduce or bill by 10% at the end. The establishment is well placed for coming off the A1 but I don't think I will be going back a) because of the pricing and b) the soup, a mainstay of any restaurant, was inedible.
Weekend wedding party
lozzy2018, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Visited Friday evening had a lovely meal of fish and chips. Prices a tad expensive but you don’t mind paying as it was delicious. Met our wedding party friends. The staff was very courteous even though we took over the bar area on Friday. Saturday evening we came back from the wedding and they kept the bar open for a while. We did not stay in the hotel as we took our caravan to a site nearby. Our friends stayed and commented the rooms were nice size. Really good customer service, very clean and so close to Alnwick castle and gardens.
Nice food with outdoor play area for children
shellyb638, Northumberland, United Kingdom
Visited for lunch with children & sat in a booth so we could see the outdoor children’s play area. The food was nice and reasonably priced. The children enjoyed their meals. We ordered the potato skins sharing starter & it was huge 4 if us struggled to eat them all. The staff were very friendly & helpful.
Great Sunday lunch
Had a great Sunday lunch here (carvery). Very tasty, good choice of meat and loads of veg. Great for when you can't be bothered cooking yourself.
Kirsten P, Morpeth, United Kingdom
Popped in after being to Alnwick very friendly and food was good it was nice and relaxing no rush enjoyed the flatbread