The Queens Head

Townfoot
Rothbury
Northumberland
NE65 7SR

+44 01669 620470

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Overview

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

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tripadvisor
18/06/2017

Friendly welcoming hotel/pub


geraldvinestock, Lancaster, United Kingdom
Stayed 3 nights as part of a family group, which almost filled the hotel. Welcoming and friendly staff who went out of their way to meet their guests' requirements. Good breakfasts, comfortable rooms and decent dinners and a separate guest's lounge where we were able to plan the next day's activities.
tripadvisor
12/06/2017

Nice rooms and great food


PabloGilberto, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Enjoyed a pleasant 3 night stay here. I had a twin bedded room on the top floor, which was comfy, well equipped with all the usual amenities and had free WiFi. Beware though, there's no lift so be prepared to lug your cases up 3 flights of stairs. The restaurant and bar seemed popular with the locals. The restaurant food was well prepared and good value, although service was a bit slow when busy. Breakfast was great.
tripadvisor
30/05/2017

NOT FIT FOR A QUEEN SO OFF WITH HER HEAD


Dave W, Redcar, United Kingdom
I booked this hotel on the 1st March 2017, This was for a long weekend family break. What a mistake I made. I have to give a rating for this hotel, and the only rating I can give is the one that I have given. If it had been possible to give an even lower rating than I would have done so. When making the booking (over the telephone) I spoke to a lady by the name of Gina, who explained to me that she was the manager. I asked for a family room at ground level, this is because I am disabled and use walking sticks for short distances, but mainly use a wheelchair. She explained to me that they did have a family room available and that my disability would not be a problem. She then proceeded to ask for a £100 deposit which I duly paid, and then informed me that if I were to cancel up to 2 weeks prior to arrival then my deposit would not be returned. On arrival, and I admit we did arrive fairly early and was told that the room was not ready and would not be for quite some time. However what really hammered home was that the room was on the second floor, with 38 steps to climb, and that there wasn't a lift. The gentleman on reception duties can only be at best described, 'As the light was on but nobody was at home' he informed me that I was wrong and that the information I was giving him was in fact incorrect. If the information that I was giving him was incorrect then who in there right minds would continue booking with a hotel that doesn't support disabled people. This in itself is against the disabled persons act. With this being the Bank holiday weekend and in a popular area of Northumberland, our chances of finding another hotel in this area were very remote. With the risk of loosing the £100 deposit (which I am sure most people can't afford to do) I felt that I had no option but to continue with the booking. Oh what a mistake that proved to be. When we did eventually take over the room, it was dirty. With deep stains in the carpet, curtains hanging off there curtain rail, cracked wash basin, deep mildew grime around the shower tray and worst of all a toilet that would not flush properly. The toilet had to be assisted in flushing by using the waste bin filled with water and emptying that into the toilet bowl several times to achieve a good level of sanitation. This was reported to a senior member of staff who informed that the chef would come and fix it at the end of his shift, this was declined as it was late and I needed to rest. When we returned to our room the following night, the toilet issues had still not been resolved. I again mentioned this to a member of staff, who said it will be resolved in due course. When the cistern flushing mechanism was finally replaced it still continued to fail to do it's job of flushing the toilet. On the second morning of our stay when going into breakfast the breakfast room smelt heavily of tobacco, where my wife noticed cigarette ends on the floor. On arrival for breakfast I had the misfortune of meeting with the lady who took my booking over the telephone (Gina) and she totally denied even talking to me, She was extremely rude in the fact that she kept interrupting me when I was trying to explain that I was totally disappointed with this hotel. The only person that I found to be of any help and courtesy was the young chef called Darren, who cooked the breakfasts for the Saturday & Sunday mornings. On the day of our arrival (Friday) we booked a table in their restaurant for dinner in the evening. My wife and son ordered Sirloin of steak medium rare, only for it to be extremely rare, in fact had a vet been in attendance I am sure that it could have got the poor animal back on it's feet. I myself ordered a Gammon steak only to be given what can only be best described as a thick piece of bacon, it was about 4/5 millimetres thick at best. Would we stay here again NO NOT EVER this has got to be the worst experience that we have ever had. This to me has the feel of a business that is failing. I have taken some photographs for posterity and to remind us what a disaster this has been. It really does speak volumes when a hotel is canvassing for positive reviews on trip advisor in the bar area. What ever you do AVOID ROOM 14 AT ALL COSTS

The Queens Head replied: I have been expecting your review considering the amount of complaints you made about the fact that you were disabled and given a room on the second floor. When you booked your room you asked for a family room. There was no mention of being disabled and using a wheelchair because if you had told us that at the time we would have said we have no rooms at all suitable for disabled people in wheelchairs. We have no ground floor rooms at all being a pub all the public rooms are on the ground floor. You would have been informed that the family room is on the second floor and not suitable for anyone not able to us the stairs. We have no lift. It is quite clearly stated on all our booking sites we have no lift. I would have happily found you some other accommodation had you asked when you arrived. We called out a plumber twice to fix the toilet, no mean feat on a bank holiday weekend and it was fixed and working when he left and is still working now. The cigarette ends on the floor in the breakfast room must have been brought in on someones shoes as the whole building is non smoking but I cannot stop people smoking outside and with the windows open there may have been some smoke drifting in. As to your steaks, you have not mentioned that they were replaced with two fresh steaks, which you were very happy with. A Gammon steak is indeed a thick piece of bacon, we buy good quality horseshoe gammon so I will be speaking to our supplier about the inconsistency in the thickness. I have replaced the 3 hooks missing from the curtains, and where someone spilled tea or coffee on the carpet I will deal with also, minor irritations that are commonplace when you run a B&B. As to the cracked washbasin, it is a scratch, if it was cracked it would be replaced. I can assure you we are not breaking any laws or the disability act, you were clearly angry from the outset and nothing we did or said could placate your anger. I don't understand your comment about canvassing for positive reviews.
tripadvisor
30/05/2017

Excellent wholesome food


kloxie, Stroud, United Kingdom
Here is an hotel which although dated is comfortable and serves excellent wholesome food in the restaurant and in the excellent bar. The menu is the same in both bar and restaurant and the portions are very good. I am a dessert person and I chose to have a dessert on all three nights of my stay here in mid May. Not only could I choose from the cold cabinet but was given the further choice to add ice cream, cream or custard. I chose ice cream and the dessert was served with two scoops of vanilla ice cream - lovely! Because of the age of the establishment don't expect luxurious surroundings but the rooms are comfortable enough and my wife and I slept well in room 23 at the top of the building (no lifts). Coincidentally we had been given this room on our previous visit to this hotel some two years ago. Particular mention must be made to the staff who are without exception warm and friendly and anxious to please. In closing this review I should add that the bar stocks a very wide range of beers and spirits and we look forward to the next time we are in Rothbury (which is the very near neighbour to the National Trust property of Cragside. Oh, I should finally that there are no filling stations in Rothbury or nearby so check your fuel level before you leave either Morpeth of Alnwick before arrival.

The Queens Head replied: Thank you for your lovely review, I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and I will pass on to the staff your comments. In stark contrast to some other guests staying at the same time so thank you again. Teresa
tripadvisor
23/05/2017

Traditional Pub in Country Town


mail858, Sutton, United Kingdom
We stopped for one night on our way to Scotland. A pleasant old fashioned inn on the edge of the small town. Room was very comfortable with excellent beds and linen. Food was good and served by young and friendly staff. The only downside for those less mobile was the lack of a lift and lots of stairs and narrow corridors with changes of level.

The Queens Head replied: hello, Thank you for leaving us your lovely review, much appreciated. As you said we are an old fashioned Inn, and very old. There are three floors on which we have letting rooms and no lift. We do specify on our website and with booking partners that we have no lift and only 1 room on the first floor, the rest are on the second and third floors, peaceful but yes a bit of a hike when you are not used to it. I am pleased it did not mar the enjoyment of your stay.
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