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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TV available at The Queens Head Inn Accommodation Television
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Guest garden at The Queens Head Inn Accommodation Garden for guest use
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Residents lounge at The Queens Head Inn Accommodation Residents lounge
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2 nights B&B ( 24/25 Apr 2017 )

Linda C, Blyth, United Kingdom
The room was spotless, the linen high quality, the bed comfortable. The breakfast was substantial, and very tasty. The Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner menus were varied and good value, and the host was attentive but not obtrusive. The Queen's Head is centrally located and no more than a couple of minutes walk from anywhere in this picturesque little village. We asked for baggage storage in advance of check-in and this was arranged with no fuss. All in all, a place that we will definitely return to, and would recommend to anyone.

A reasonable Sunday carvery but could do better

301lisa33, Coventry, United Kingdom
We were there for Sunday carvery. A wide range of meats were on offer. The range of vegs was rather limited and they were rather overdone - but I do like them a bit crunchy. The roast potatoes had gone soft whilst being kept warm But it was tasty. The main disappointment was with the puddings. A notice outside the pub was promoting 'homemade crumbles and cheesecakes' but no crumbles were available. There is little excuse for this: we were eating early in the day so they can't have run out during that service Service was friendly and reasonably speedy

The Queens Head replied: Hello Lisa, So sorry you missed out on the crumble, depending on bookings we make either a small one or a large one so we will be making the larger one from now on

Pretty Poor

Musselduff, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
The waitress couldn't make her mind her mind up whether we could sit in restaurant or not and after seating us moved us 5 minutes later. Not a great start. Beer selection very poor and food quality didn't make up for it. Starters were ok but mains were very poor - streak was poor quality and sauce tasted burnt. Steak and Mushroom pie was tiny piece of pastry with 3 bits of meat underneath, simply not worth the price which at first glance seemed very reasonable


Tallis, Northumberland
We brought friends from elsewhere in the country to visit the area, so it was important to provide them with a positive experience of the food. We carefully researched a suitable place to have lunch, having previously visited the coast and eaten good food in lovely places. From information on the website, this place looked good, but the reality was quite different to what we expected. The place was clean and staff were welcoming but the food was very average for a pub type meal. Food was warm rather than hot, scampi portions on the small side, chips were heavy and flabby, and price was above a similar meal in other places. After that we did not have desserts and I left wishing we had chosen elsewhere.

The Queens Head replied: I also am very disappointed that you were served flabby chips as we are noted for our hand cut crispy chips, I am deeply sorry that we did not meet your expectations. I have sent you a message. With apologies Teresa

night's stay for wedding anniversary

Gwendoline030645, Durham, United Kingdom
We were given a voucher as a christmas present and decided to use it for our anniversary. We had been to this hotel a few years previously for a nice lunch. On our arrival we were given a very good welcome and shown to our room overlooking the main road. At first we were concerned that it may be noisy but realised that the window had secondary glazing which shut out all the traffic noise. The room comprised of a lovely comfortable king sized bed, a wardrobe and plenty of storage space for anyone staying longer than 1 night. We were supplied with thick white fluffy towels and the bedding was of good quality too. The bathroom was an adequate size with shower cubicle. There were also 2 small easy chairs as well as a tv. The breakfast had a good selection of food and the cooked breakfast was cooked to order and nice and hot. We had an evening meal in the restaurant and once again there was plenty of choice of food and wines. I would say that perhaps the only downside was that all the rooms are upstairs some of which were steep so anyone with mobility problems this would not be a good venue but for anyone else it is a very good location for various places to visit. The staff were all very friendly and welcoming.



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