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Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel

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Embleton | Alnwick, Embleton, Alnwick NE66 3UN, England
+44 1665 576111
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Peterlee, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at the restaurant twice during the late May bank holiday weekend 2016. Previous guests at our accommodation (St Cuthbert's House in Seahouses) had particularly recommended the Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel for the great food and amazing vegetarian choice. The hotel is in a lovely location and the Castle Grill room and bar is comfy and cosy, with a good... More 

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EmbletonHotelier, General Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jane We would firstly like to thank you for the time you have taken to write and post your review of The Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel. We are always grateful for our guest’s comments and are continually striving to improve. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to see you again very soon. George Knight... More 

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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the cottages near to the hotel and I can't recommend then highly enough they were absolutely lovely and great value for money. Modern, clean and WiFi even though it's a bit ropey it was a great weekend.

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Thank Tom T
EmbletonHotelier, General Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Tom We would firstly like to thank you for the time you have taken to write and post your review of The Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel. We are always grateful for our guest’s comments and are continually striving to improve. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to see you again very soon. George Knight... More 

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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Staff friendly and helpful. Service brilliant and fast. Food and wine wonderful. Rooms well above average.

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Thank christinek-c
EmbletonHotelier, General Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Christine We would firstly like to thank you for the time you have taken to write and post your review of The Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel. We are always grateful for our guest’s comments and are continually striving to improve. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to see you again very soon. George Knight... More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Friendly staff took us (3) in for lunch without a booking. Nice pint to start, (Allendale Brewery) main courses Vegetarian Sunday Lunch (roast vegetables, cauliflower cheese and huge Yorkshire pudding) was much enjoyed by my wife, the Butternut Squash Green Thai curry was as good as you'd get anywhere and my son enjoyed the fish and chips. No room for... More 

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EmbletonHotelier, General Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Tony We would firstly like to thank you for the time you have taken to write and post your review of Sunday Lunch at The Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel. We are always grateful for our guest’s comments and are continually striving to improve. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to see you again very... More 

Reading
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157 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere set the scene for a great evening. Menu was one of those where the decisions are tough, before you look at the specials board. Food and wine exceeded expectations making a tasty and good value meal. Give it a try.

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EmbletonHotelier, General Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ReadingRoamer We would firstly like to thank you for the time you have taken to write and post your review of The Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel. We are always grateful for our guest’s comments and are continually striving to improve. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to see you again very soon. George Knight... More 

Northallerton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

quite simply delicious food - the pork was delicious, the children's burger appeased the particular palate of our DD and I had THE best veggie burger ever! Great service, outstanding food, thanks 😊

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EmbletonHotelier, General Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jo We would firstly like to thank you for the time you have taken to write and post your review of The Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel. We are always grateful for our guest’s comments and are continually striving to improve. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to see you again very soon. George Knight... More 

Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

When it comes to fish and chips they set the bar fairly high in Northumberland. However, when we visited in August 2016 the take-away food was outstanding. Great value for money and good service too!

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EmbletonHotelier, General Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Paul We would firstly like to thank you for the time you have taken to write and post your review of The Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel. We are always grateful for our guest’s comments and are continually striving to improve. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to see you again very soon. George Knight... More 

Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Let me start by saying the people were welcoming and the Grill Room restaurant was well laid out and comfortable. My sister and I visited for an evening meal primarily as we are vegetarian and there was a good selection for us on the menu. Starters were good and enjoyable but then our mains arrived. Firstly my sister's green thai... More 

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EmbletonHotelier, General Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Dear OnSafariAgain We would firstly like to thank you for the time you have taken to write and post your review of The Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel. We are always grateful for our guest’s comments and are continually striving to improve. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to see you again very soon. George Knight... More 

Newcastle, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Disappointed in not being able to find a parking place in Craster we went in search of a place to eat. Just heading out of Embleton we came across this hotel. It was just coming up to midday so lunch service was just beginning & the restaurant was empty. However several more table became occupied which made for a better... More 

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EmbletonHotelier, General Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Marilyn We would firstly like to thank you for the time you have taken to write and post your review of The Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel. We are always grateful for our guest’s comments and are continually striving to improve. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to see you again very soon. George Knight... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Good welcome, nice table. Lots of staff but no hurry. Quite a long wait for starters and children's food but not busy in the restaurant but it did say all food freshly cooked. Very old fashioned look. The manager chatted to us as he was asking about desert choice. I had the lamb, lots of meat but few vegetables.

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EmbletonHotelier, General Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Felicity We would firstly like to thank you for the time you have taken to write and post your review of The Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel. We are always grateful for our guest’s comments and are continually striving to improve. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to see you again very soon. George Knight... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Embleton | Alnwick, Embleton, Alnwick NE66 3UN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Alnwick  >  Embleton
  • Phone Number: +44 1665 576111

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?