The Grey Bull

Main Street
NE49 0DL

01434 321991

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Award winning beautifully converted Inn with six en-suite bedroom guest house, fully re-furbished in 2016, offering 4 star accommodation in town location but close to all amenities and Hadrians Wall.

Ideal for walkers and cyclists we offer two visitors lounges, locally sourced Hearty Breakfast, plenty of parking or safe cycle store, free WiFi throughout

Access information

The Grey Bull is committed to ensure an appropriate accommodation service for prospective guests with disabilities, due to the configuration of the building, we do not have facilities for guests with severe mobility limitations.  Although we cannot cater for people using wheelchairs, we do offer alternatives in our service to make The Grey Bull accessible as we can. We welcome any enquiries from guests with disabilities so we can discuss their needs and make reasonable attempt to provide for their comfort and needs.


Enquiries using email are available as an alternative for the hearing impaired.

Assistance (Guide & Hearing) dogs are welcome in all areas with prior notice.

All guest bedrooms are fitted with smoke detectors, smoking is not allowed throughout the building

When checking in please notify us if you need assistance in the event of an emergency.

The nearest train station is less than one mile away and free pickups can be arranged with prior notice.

There is also a regular bus service to Carlisle,  Hexham and Newcastle

Haltwhistle town centre is a shot walk away (3-4 minutes)

A range of shops, Restaurants and Takeaways are available including Boots the chemists.

Assistance with luggage is available.

Luggage can be stored if checking in early (before 2pm)

All rooms have remote flat screen TV's

All rooms have beverage making facilities with a variety of tea, coffee and biscuits

All guest bedroom have en-suite bathrooms with showers, have individually controlled central heating and double glazing.

All the bedrooms benefit from natural daylight

We recommend people with limited mobility DO NOT stay at The Grey Bull alone.

All our bedrooms are located located on the first and second floors.

we provide free WIFI and have a dedicated TV and Technology Lounge featuring a 70" Wide Screen TV.

A computer is provided for full internet access together with a printer, tablets are available to be hired if required.


There is secure storage available for cycles

There is a UNISEX cloakroom/washroom on the ground floor.

The Dining Room is situated on the ground floor together with the residents lounge and TV/Technology Lounge together with the Reception Office.

Wen normally provide breakfast service between 7.45 to 9.15am, guests requiring an earlier breakfast can be made available by prior notice (the night before).

Public transport

There is a local Bus Service to Carlisle, Hexham and Newcastle which runs at regular intervals

The Train station is located less than a mile away with regular services to Carlisle and Newcastle.

A shuttle service to Newcastle Airport is available at a reasonable cost.

Room information for The Grey Bull

Type Qty Capacity Guide price
Double ensuite room
(Double en-suite room)
4 2
B&B per room per night
Min: £65.00 - Max: £80.00
Twin ensuite room
(Twin en-suite room)
1 2
B&B per room per night
(£60.00 single occupancy)
Min: £75.00 - Max: £85.00
Family ensuite room
(Triple en-suite room)
1 3
B&B per room per night
(£75.00 single occupancy)
Min: £85.00 - Max: £85.00
Total capacity: 13
Child / family friendly at The Grey Bull Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Family friendly
Childrens facilities at The Grey Bull Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Childrens facilities
Car parking available at The Grey Bull Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Car parking available
Special diets catered for at The Grey Bull Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Special diets catered for
Credit / debit cards accepted at The Grey Bull Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Credit / debit cards accepted
TV available at The Grey Bull Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Television
Hairdryer available at The Grey Bull Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Hairdryer
Tea / coffee facilities at The Grey Bull Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Tea / Coffee facilities
Residents lounge at The Grey Bull Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Residents lounge
Cycle friendly at The Grey Bull Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Cycle friendly
Walker friendly at The Grey Bull Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Walker friendly
WiFi available at The Grey Bull Bed & Breakfast Accommodation WiFi
Sleep quality
Sleep quality
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Great people, great location, great stay!

Dean F, Colville
We stayed two nights at the Grey Bull and it was a lovely stay. We stayed in a family sized room that had a large living and sleeping area and an ample bathroom. The Inn is only a short 2-3 minute walk from the center of Haltwhistle and only another couple minutes to the train and bus station. If you require public transport the bus trip to Hadrian's Wall and many Roman forts is short and scenic. There is also a walking trail which begins just to the side of the Inn that weaves its way through some beautiful countryside along a stream. Haltwhistle is a lovely, quiet, and small town that is both friendly and bucolic. The Inn provides an ample and delicious breakfast that is completely changeable to fit the patron's taste. Breakfast is large enough to keep even the most avid walker or Roman historian going well into the afternoon. The service is very friendly and willing to share information about the town and the region to inquisitive customers. To cap it off the host is a very kind and jolly gentleman who was kind enough to go out of his way to send us a pair of misplaced glasses when we left for London. I would certainly stay here again if my travels ever lead me to Northumberland again. Cheers!

Excellent family stopover

jsarahj65, London, United Kingdom
We really enjoyed our stay at this friendly, family-run B&B. We were warmly welcomed and found everything we needed in the fresh, homely rooms. The bathrooms were kitted out thoughtfully with useful items such as plasters, sewing kit, razor and cotton wool pads. We particularly liked the "real" shampoo, conditioner and shower gel in family-sized bottles; much better quality and better for the environment than the usual disposable mini-bottles. The showers were powerful and hot and the beds comfortable. Breakfast was delicious with wide range of high quality ingredients and good home cooking. The strawberries, berries and croissants were a delight and service friendly. We will definitely stay here again if we are in the Northumberland!

friendly and convenient

Drewratter, Lerwick, United Kingdom
We stayed at the Grey Bull intending to visit Vindolanda the day following. It was perfectly fine, friendly, and agreeable. Haltwhistle overall does not amount to much, and there is not a great deal to do nor see, nor much choice of eating place

Don't halt in Haltwhisle!

DGB532, London, United Kingdom
Having been totally spoilt at Abbey Bridge, it was perhaps unfortunate for the Grey Bull to be our next stop, and inevitably struggle in comparison. The breakfast was fine, and being on a walking holiday, the latest decor and all the trimmings were perhaps not vital. But it has to be said, that the Grey Bull could undoubtedly do with an extensive makeover in order to justify its very high marks on trip advisor. Haltwhistle itself offered very little in terms of enticing pubs and restaurants, in fact nothing worth mentioning, apart from the acceptable Indian , the Red Fort.

The Grey Bull replied: While we would like to thank you for choosing to stay at The Grey Bull, we are a little surprised by your comments, you noted the up to date decor and indeed in the eighteen months we have been here we have embarked on a £70,000 re-furbishment, which is almost completed with just two bedrooms remaining to have the upgrade. It is always our aim to go that extra mile to satisfy our customers, many of whom return over and over again, so we hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back and discussing your value comments in person.

Highly recommend

Malla N,
As a world traveller I have been fortunate enough to sample many hotels/b&bs over the years and this place ranks up there with the best. I stayed here on and off for over 2 weeks and stayed in most of the rooms and I was not disappointed once. Super clean rooms and well maintained, Prices in high season were very reasonable and the owners and staff were very helpful. If you're travelling through as a tourist or just making a local stop I highly recommend here.



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