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Working hours: Monday - Sunday, 10:00-22:00

A Cosy Country Pub in Northumberland
The Elks Head

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…


Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the perfect place to explore.

We’re dog friendly and welcome four-legged guests alongside human guests.
Dine in our on-site restaurant, led by 2 AA Rosette Head Chef Rob Harrison
We warmly welcome you to join us at The Elks Head. We hope to see you soon.
Our Rooms

After a day exploring, our 10 charming bedrooms offer a comfortable place to rest your head.

Dine with us

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.

Explore our location

We’re perfectly located for exploring the great outdoors of Northumbria and Cumbria. Discover the top places to visit nearby.

Our Gallery

Take a glance at our rooms, restaurant, grounds and more…

P Smith
We stayed at the Elks Head for a long weekend in order to discover Northumberland, Approximately 8 miles from Hadrian’s wall and numerous roman forts this was an ideal location well off the beaten track. The Pub had a fantastic restaurant and the full English breakfast was excellent. The room was clean tidy and airy with views over the river will be back.
T Hirst
The new owners have transformed the menu at the Elks head, offering sensational seasonal dishes cooked to the highest standards. Having only been in for a few weeks we get a glimpse of what this pub is to become – a proper destination for foodies. Do not miss!
M Goldney

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.