Situated in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in the foothills of the North Pennines on the edge of Whitfield village. Our riverside location is surrounded by beautiful woods in an idyllic upland valley.
The Elks Head offers the perfect base to explore the North of England. We are ideally placed between the Lake District to the west and Northumberland to the east, with Yorkshire and County Durham a step away to the south and the Scottish Borders to the north.
We warmly welcome you to join us…
After a day exploring, our 10 charming bedrooms offer a comfortable place to rest your head.
The Very Best Local & Seasonal Produce
Our restaurant is served by a fantastic team of chefs, led by Proprietor and 2 AA Rosette Head Chef Rob Harrison. Rob prides himself on using only the very best local and seasonal produce to create his stunning dishes.
Soak up the delightful countryside view from our riverside garden or enjoy hot and cold drinks in our welcoming bar.
The Elks Head is child friendly with children’s menus available on request.
Four-legged friends are also welcome, with dog’s welcome to dine in the bar area and stay in some of our bedrooms.
We’re perfectly located for exploring the great outdoors of Northumbria and Cumbria. Discover the top places to visit nearby.
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Highly recommend. We had the most amazing meal, all home cooked fresh food. Cooked by Rob the new owner. Excellent staff who are friendly and very helpful. Amazing location in a beautiful country setting. Javier is an excellent bar person and waiter. So very friendly and hard working. We stayed over in a spotless clean room and had a great night. We will definitely be back to see Rob and Jen who are doing great things since taking over.