18. 3, on ground floor, in annexe.
all year except 25/26 Dec.
lounge/bar, conservatory, restaurant, private dining room, conference/function facilities, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 2-acre garden (patio).
in public rooms.
all ages welcomed (under-12s free of charge in parents' room).
all major cards.
 per room B&B £79.50–£125, D,B&B £105–£175. Set dinner £24.50–£28.50.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘Pleasant’, ‘attentive’ staff encourage guests to make themselves at home in Nick and Melanie Tulip’s country hotel. The Victorian building stands in large, carefully tended gardens; inside, find paintings, photographs and antiques in the traditionally decorated lounge. Individually styled bedrooms vary considerably: pick from a modern seaside look; youthful colour schemes; peaceful, neutral shades. A spacious two-bedroom apartment under the eaves is available for short lets. Sharing platters are available all afternoon; come sundown on a fine day, the terrace is ‘ideal for alfresco drinks’. In the dining room and conservatory, tuck in to chef Jamie Walsh’s modern British dishes, perhaps ham knuckle press, home-made pease pudding, toasted peanuts; slow-cooked duck, confit potato, plum pickle. Occasional wine-tasting dinners match themed wines (from Bordeaux, Sicily or the Duero) to four-course dinners. Reach the sights of Gateshead easily: the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art is a 15-minute drive away. Well-located for travellers to and from Newcastle; despite the A1 being nearby, ‘the gardens mean the place feels quite rural’. More reports, please.
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This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.
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