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Lord Crewe Arms

Dog-friendly rates From £129
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2.75 Paws
Awaiting Rigby's visit
Northumberland Lord Crewe Arms
From £129
Paws Guestbook
2.75 Paws
Four Paws
Dine With Dog
Bed Provided
Garden
Bowl Provided
Setting: Country village
Paws: All welcome
2 dogs allowed per room

Nestled in the pretty village of Blanchland, Northumberland, the dog-friendly Lord Crewe Arms hotel is a countryside lovers delight. With the North Pennine Moors right on your doorstep, you and your dog will adore exploring your dramatic surrounds before retiring to this homely spot, where creature comforts abound. With tasteful, understated decor and the luxurious touches synonymous with The Calcot Collection, this 12th Century pet-friendly former Abbot’s lodge with its roaring fires and tasty treats is a must try pawstop.

 
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Facilities

At the Lord Crewe Arms

Relax in the warm embrace of this contemporary, cosy, country retreat where life’s little luxuries abound. Dog-friendly rooms include TV’s, WiFi, Noble Isle toiletries and the softest yarns.

Pawfect slumbers

Pups can take their pick from four types of rooms on offer, with the dog-friendly rooms located in the miner’s cottages and listed annex, The Angel. With their homely touches and a muted palette inspired by the Pennine Moors beyond, you and fido will be sure to find a tempting spot to rest both feet and paws.

Cosy Rooms come complete with a slab of local fudge and are perfectly formed spots to nestle down in after a day on the moors. Designed with relaxing on the mind, dog-friendly Canny Rooms are found in The Angel and have views of the pretty village rooftops and woodland beyond, or the quaint village square.

With Champion Rooms, named after the Geordie turn of phrase, they are designed for an ooh and an arr, and come with sumptuous furnishings that will make you want to rest awhile. Or, for truly pampered paws, plump for one of the hotel’s two Suites. Found in the miner’s cottages, with their own front door and porch to put muddy boots in, they have a log burner, roll-top bath and lounge. The Blackdene Suite has a spiral staircase which paws may find tricky so you may wish to request the Whiteheaps Suite.

Your dog will be delighted to find a bed, towel and bowl awaiting them on their arrival.

Human and hound abound

There is a lovely flower adorned garden your dog will love exploring, but to stretch those paws head out into the surrounding moors where endless, snifftastic adventures await. Walking maps are available at reception. And remember, look upwards on those nighttime strolls with fido – the dark skies here are a stargazer’s dream.

The extra bits

There is a boot room for you and your pooch to use.

For country junkie’s, bikes are available to borrow, shooting and sailing can be arranged and there’s a private stretch of the River Derwent just a short walk away for fishing.

Cots can be arranged for £10 a night, and Z-beds for £15 a night, including breakfast.

Essentials

  • 14 dog-friendly rooms; 21 in total
  • Check-in 3pm
  • Check-out 11am. Late check-out on request, subject to availability
  • Rates from £129
  • Breakfast included
  • Additional £15 per dog, per night
  • Dog's will be overjoyed to have the moors just a leap and a bound away

Food and Drink

Hotel restaurants

With seasonal ingredients, homegrown crops and specially sourced meats, the honest British fare will be just what the doctor ordered after a day exploring The Pennines.

While dogs can not join you in the Bishop’s Dining Room, they are welcome to partake of the bar and downstairs areas with you.

Hotel bar

The medieval stone vaulted pub, The Crypt is an atmospheric place to unwind. With a healthy stock of Northumbrian ales, including their very own ‘Lord Crewe Brew’, many a highland whisky and a good dose of Geordie cocktail’s you’ll be sure to rest awhile. ‘Bar Bait‘ snacks are also served.

At your service

Room service is available during restaurant opening hours.

The extra bits

When the sun shines, spread out into the garden and enjoy one of the hotel’s outdoor games.

For a special gathering, book The Gatehouse and enjoy your party a-la chefs table.

  • Lunch: noon to 2.30pm Monday through Friday, and until 3pm on weekends
  • Afternoon tea: served 3pm to 5pm, Monday to Saturday
  • Dinner: 6pm to 9pm, Monday to Saturday, and 6.30pm to 8.30pm on Sunday's
  • The Crypt's Bar Bait is served from noon to 8.30pm Monday to Saturday, and 6.30pm to 8.30pm on Sunday's
  • Dress code: Walking boots and Barbour's at the ready, for human and hound!

Where We Are

LOCAL AREA

With Northumberland and the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty surrounding you, there is a huge array of walks to explore with your dog. Famed for their open heather moors, peatlands and rolling hills, this is a stunning landscape to enjoy together.

A visit to world famous Hadrian’s Wall is a must. Built in Roman times, by a force of 15,000 men in under six years, it stretches across the north of England, from coast to coast. Explore Chester’s Roman Fort for a look at the best preserved Roman cavalry fort in Britain. Dogs are allowed to join you here.

There is many a village to visit in between your rambles, from Corbridge to Hexham with its Norman Abbey, to the pretty village of Allendale.

For those craving a taste of city living, Newcastle upon Tyne is just 40 minutes drive away. A major shipbuilding and manufacturing hub during the Industrial Revolution, the town has undergone a significant regeneration. Alternatively, the historic cathedral city of Durham is also around 40 minutes away.

LOCATION AND CONTACT

Address: Lord Crewe Arms, The Square, Blanchland, Northumberland, DH8 9SP

Hit the road

The hotel is on the B6306, close to the A68 and main A1 tributary. Pop the postcode in the SatNav and you will find it easy to spot in the village on Blanchland. Parking is available for guests.

All aboard

Newcastle is the closest train station and has regular Virgin East Coast and Great Northern train services. To explore the Pennines, hire a car for your onward journey, which is around 40 minutes. Alternatively, make sure to arrange a dog-friendly taxi in advance.

For more tips on travelling with your dog, including transport options, read our essential guide to travelling with dogs. For more handy tips, check out Dog Digest.

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4 Paws Chris, July 16, 2018.

A lovely spot and a great position for exploring with your dog. We were made very welcome.

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5 Paws Ella, June 3, 2019.

Charming. Very friendly staff. Our dog and us had a wonderful stay and a great base to explore the countryside.

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1 Paws Gavin, July 5, 2019.

We arrived with two small dogs.

We were told that dogs cannot be left in a bedroom without an owner being present. I have never heard of such a proposterous rule at any establishment holding itself out to be dog friendly and we have stayed in many establishments in the UK and abroad with the dogs.

Nothing on the website states this rule. It should be made very clear if this is the stance this hotel wishes to take, so that owners may make a judgement call on whether to stay here or not.

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1 Paws Matt, July 16, 2019.

No longer dog friendly. Vaguely dog tolerant is more accurate. We have two small well behaved, well travelled dogs. That means we were charged £40 per night just for the dogs. What do we/they get for that? Zilch. No bed, no blanket, no biscuits, no water bowl. Just an instruction that the dogs must not be left in the room on their own and are also not allowed in the restaurant, meaning that all meals must be taken in the pub part of the hotel. We had not been told this when booking.

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