By Paul Johnson on Oct 09, 2016 in Accommodation, Attractions, Europe, Family Travel, Featured, Going Out, Hotels, Leisure Travel, Regions, Restaurants, Speciality Travel, United Kingdom, Western Europe – Read 1328 times
For a new sailing weekend during Derwent Reservoir, we stayed during a Best Western Beaumont Hotel in a Northumberland marketplace city of Hexham. We’d mostly upheld Hexham travelling from Cumbria to a north-east along a A69, though frequency had many time to spend there. Previously awarded a pretension of ‘England’s favourite marketplace town’ in Country Life magazine, Hexham lies tighten to a limit between England and Scotland, and it is in fact good value spending a few days there.
Prior to a attainment during a hotel, we had called forward since we were using usually a small late and were requisitioned in for cooking that evening. We were positive that this was not a problem and, on arrival, were tenderly welcomed and told to make a approach to cooking in a possess time. We were immediately done to feel that zero was too many trouble. We were also asked if we had managed to park OK. As it happens, we had no difficulty parking in a spaces usually opposite from a hotel opening on any arise we indispensable to, though a hotel does have a possess automobile park also.
We stayed in dual bedrooms on a second floor: Room 22, that looked out towards a Sele (one of 3 open parks in Hexham)…
…and a ‘Hadrian’ room that ignored a Methodist church subsequent door.
(Please forgive a starbursts on this picture – we hadn’t realised a camera was in that mode!)
The hotel does not have family bedrooms so we’d asked for dual twin bedrooms so that we could any accompany one of a children, rather than have them stay in room on their possess together.
Each room has a possess unblemished en apartment – room 22 had a shower, while a Hadrian room had a bath.
We dined during a hotel’s Park Restaurant any night and enjoyed a dishes there.
We’d suggest a black pudding and pancetta parcels with a tomato and herb salsa from a starters.
Also a gentle mini goat’s cheese crottin with a blueberry compote strike a spot.
From a mains, try a sugar and orange glassy steep breast with vessel boiled spinach and red peppers and sautéed potatoes.
For dessert, a gentle chocolate spirit with vanilla ice cream was a unanimous favourite.
Other good touches
We favourite a hotel’s plcae and, in particular, Hexham, that is lifelike and really easy to travel around, with all a town’s amenities within walking stretch of a hotel.
One of a town’s categorical attractions – Hexham Abbey – is usually a stone’s chuck from a hotel, during a other finish of street.
Visitors are acquire and, events and services permitting, a refuge is open from 9.30am to 5pm any day. It dates behind to 674 AD and welcomes over 100,000 visitors any year.
As mentioned, a reason for a outing was to attend a sailing eventuality during Derwent Reservoir and a sailing bar there is usually a 20 notation expostulate from a hotel.
Rooms start from usually £90 (room only, modernized squeeze rate).
The best bit
One of a best pieces about a hotel for us was a staff. Although utterly a immature staff for a many part, we found everybody to be so accessible and accommodating, from a acquire during accepting by to a watchful on staff in a restaurant. It done for a relaxed, unobtrusive atmosphere that is so mostly blank from many hotels.
The final verdict
Whilst not in a joining of many 5 star hotels we’ve stayed in (it doesn’t set out to be), a Best Western Beaumont Hotel is really comfortable, good during what it does and a credit to a Best Western brand. It has recently altered ownership, and new owners Roger and Magdalena were penetrating to hear any feedback forward of a designed refurbishment. We wish them good with their new venture!
Disclosure: Our stay was pleasantness of a Best Western Beaumont Hotel.