Originally a coaching inn dating back to 1896, The Plough Alnwick is a Georgian sandstone building that has been brought into the 21st century with a seriously stylish makeover that sees contemporary, boutique design rub shoulders with country chic elegance.
Taking pride of place on one of the town’s most notable streets, Bondgate Without, The Plough is a cool contender for one of the best Northumberland inns with rooms. Reminiscent of an old hunting lodge, with wooden flooring, teal and grey colour scheme, and antler chandeliers, the bar and restaurant have a laid back yet lively vibe. You’ll find hearty traditional dishes on the menu as well as tasty specialities such as Lindisfarne oysters or potted rabbit rillet. This is a place where you will want to sink into a comfy chair and try one of the 40 varieties of gins, or you could enjoy a wine or traditional beer if you prefer.
Putting its own spin on the gastro pub, The Plough combines great food with the luxuries of a hotel, and is among the best pub accommodation in Alnwick. After an evening of food and drink in the restaurant, you don’t have to walk too far to enjoy a good night’s sleep in one of the beautiful rooms. In keeping with the hunting theme, you’ll find stag lamps, plaid fabrics and Chesterfield style seating that create a rustic feel. The homemade cookies and Nespresso coffee machine will no doubt help you settle in.
Alnwick is one of Northumberland’s most enchanting towns, made up of a labyrinth of cobbled streets housing independent shops, and brimming with an incredible history that can be uncovered at the magnificent Alnwick Castle (also known as the film location for Hogwarts in the Harry potter films). Another spectacular place to visit is Alnwick Gardens, home to the Grand Cascade, Cherry Orchard and the spellbinding Treehouse Restaurant.
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