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Welcome to The Railway Hotel
If you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, or simply to spend some quality time with family and friends in idyllic and tranquil surroundings, our newly refurbished Railway Hotel & Bistro is the perfect retreat to enjoy friendly accommodation in the heart of the Northumberland countryside.
Set in the heart of several Northumberland heritage sites, you’ll be able to enjoy a weekend of good food, great company, and unrivalled comfort, whilst taking in the sights, sounds, and scenery of beautiful Northumberland.
So, you’re in Haydon Bridge, perhaps on business or maybe a shopping visit to our nearby local towns… or maybe you’re walking Hadrian’s Wall or the John Martin trail… or you’ve just heard how wonderful Northumberland is and wanted to experience it but you’re definitely ready to relax...
…This is THE place to do just that…
Our spacious, cosy-country rooms are perfectly equipped to allow you to enjoy a restful, comfortable, and pleasant night’s sleep.
Newly refurbished, we have 5 beautifully decorated rooms, complete with en-suite bathrooms that are perfect for families, friends, and couples alike. And, because we always aim to please, we even have enough space for additional childbeds and cots on request – just let us know!
Boasting a wide range of traditionally furnished rooms, with modern luxuries and amenities, each of our rooms has been designed to capture the essence of traditional country living. So expect to find lots of home comforts, warming textures, classic colours, and exquisite pieces of furniture that will instantly make you feel right at home.
There’s something innately warming about country living and this is reflected throughout our hotel and bistro.
Step into our inviting bistro and you’ll find roaring fire places, wood burning stoves, and twinkling candlelight – the perfect setting to tuck into some good quality, heart warming grub!
Railway Hotel Bistro
We love to cook good food. But most importantly, we love to see you feel great about the food you eat.
With this firmly placed at the core of our ethos, every dish served in our restaurant has been meticulously created by our Executive Head Chef and his expert team.
And our seasonal menu is not only exciting, innovative, and perfectly equipped to keep rumbling tummies at bay, but it also takes full advantage of the finest local ingredients - ensuring that you are always able to enjoy the finest ingredients and flavours.
We deliver what we promise
Our ethos is simple. We’re passionate about good food, and we believe there’s nothing quite like relaxing, unwinding, and indulging with the people you love the most.
With the aim of introducing your taste buds to a delicious range of mouth-watering dishes in the heart of beautiful Northumberland, our expert chefs only serve the very best quality food, at the best possible price. And our reputation is testament to this.
Armed with years of experience, knowledge, and expertise, we have established an impressive list of loyal, returning clients who simply can’t get enough of our beautifully prepared dishes. We hope you become one of them.
About our food - come dine with us
Whether you’re celebrating a special birthday, enjoying a romantic evening being wined and dined, or even a night out with good friends, when you step into our bistro you can expect to be served up an exceptional range of dishes that have been cooked from fresh and sourced locally – that’s a promise.
After all, with some of the UK’s best food producers on our doorstep, we have been able to create an exquisite menu of signature dishes that explore the tastes, textures, and flavours of a wealth of cuisines from all corners of the world.
And it is this quality-focused approach and intuitive understanding of world-class service that really sets us apart.
We pride ourselves on delivering an exceptional range of vibrant and exciting seafood dishes that embrace the fruits of the ocean, allowing us to ignite your taste buds with a spectrum of tantalising flavours.
We firmly believe that success in the kitchen comes down to making the right choices. It is this ethos that allows us to guarantee that our steaks will be the best that you have ever tasted. Why?
We pride ourselves on sourcing the finest quality, local produce, in order to provide a flawless menu of exceptional food that has been lovingly prepared by our highly skilled chefs.
Welcome to the Railway bar
Think roaring wood burning stoves, cosy décor, and the comforting smell of local brews – this is exactly what you can expect to find when you step into our Railway Bar.
Having undergone an extensive refurbishment, we are now able to accommodate an exciting new bar area serving Coffee, Latte, Cappuccinos, Americanos, and various types of tea.
Providing the perfect space to relax, socialise and indulge with family and friends, you’ll also be able to enjoy a whole host of home comforts, whilst sampling a wide range of local brews, including Wylam Best Ale and Fentimans Botanically Brewed Drinks, along with the traditional Theakstons, Heineken, Strongbow, Guinness, Amoretti, Fosters Larger and John Smiths.
Oh, and if bubbles and Prosecco are more your thing, our well stocked bar offers plenty of bottles of your favourite tipple too!
So, whether you’re looking to enjoy a relaxing drink with the other half after exploring the Northumberland countryside or an intimate evening with family and friends in a traditional pub setting, we are able to cater for all of your needs.
We even have a 50" flat screen TV in the bar where we regularly play the racing and occasional football game – we really do look after you!
Here at the Railway Hotel & Bistro, we firmly believe that everyone deserves a little TLC from time to time.
And, if you’re staying with us for a special occasion, a wedding, or simply a relaxing weekend away, you’ll be able to treat yourself to a relaxing spa treatment at our in-house salon - Reflections Award Winning Hair and Beauty Salon.
Situated on site, Reflections offers a wide range of pampering treatments including facials, massages, manicures, facials, and much more, allowing you to relax, unwind, and invest in some much needed ‘me time.’
And, once you’ve enjoyed some head-to-toe pampering, you can retire into our Railway Hotel’s licensed bar, where you can kick back and relax with your favourite tipple, or even enjoy a spot of lunch!
Please find below some of the treatments and services you can enjoy:
• Wella Advanced Hair Colouring
• Bespoke cutting for ladies and gentlemen
• Wedding and bridal treatments
• 100% human hair extensions
• Clarins facials and body treatments
• Top-to-toe pampering services - which include: pedicures, manicures, waxing
• Using world leading products such as:
• Wella System Professional, GHD, OPI, Sebastian, Nioxin, Wella
Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and it’s only natural that you will want to look your best. And if you choose to stay with us on your wedding day, you’ll be able to enjoy a whole host of pampering treatments, which will ensure that you not only look good on your big day but also feel good.
Nicola Elliot, the salon manager and the rest of the Reflection’s team have plenty of experience when it comes to transforming brides for their wedding day. This means they know all of the best hair and beauty products to ensure that your day is perfect in every single way.
But that’s not all - the team is also able to accommodate the needs of your whole bridal party and guests, allowing them to feel relaxed, pampered and beautiful on your special day.
The Hair & Beauty salon is part of a chain of salons situated in Haydon Bridge, Hexham, Corbridge and Prudhoe. All hold a 5-star rating and are experts in colouring, Bridal hair, Cutting, new techniques, Gents hair, Perming and looking after their clients.
All services can be tailored to meet your exact requirements. To avoid disappointment, booking is essential. You can call Reflections on 01434 684573
Before you go anywhere, it’s always good to familiarise yourself with your surroundings and of course, we all love the excitement of seeing where we’re going to be staying, right?
Check out our gallery to view our wide range of rooms!
But don’t just take our word for it! Find out what all of our lovely customers had to say about their stay here:
Nestled deep in the heart of Northumberland, our homely, family friendly Railway Hotel and Bistro is perfect for escaping the demands of everyday life, allowing you to discover, explore, and experience the perfect getaway.
Whether it’s a family escape, a much need girly trip, a pamper weekend, or a romantic break with your other half, there are so many reasons why you should pay us a visit. After all, you’ll not only be able to rest, play, and indulge in optimum comfort, we also have some of the UK’s best countryside and attractions, right on our doorstep.
A personalised service that has been designed to exceed your expectations
We go above and beyond to offer an exceptional, personalised service that has been designed to meet and exceed your expectations throughout your stay. It’s important that you leave us relaxed, revitalised, and wowed by your surroundings. Of course, we also hope you leave with lots of fond memories of your time with us.
From the moment you step into our newly refurbished hotel and bistro, our friendly and professional team will go above and beyond to ensure that your needs and expectations are met and exceeded – that’s a promise.
Discover beautiful Northumberland
Set on the River South Tyne, in the heart of Haydon Bridge, we not only overlook the famous Hadrian’s Roman Wall, Vindolanda, Chester’s Roman Fort, and Housestead’s Roman Fort, we are also only less than one hour’s drive from the Lake District and Kielder.
From idyllic river walks, relaxing picnic areas and lake fishing right through to opportunities to enjoy the area’s many cycle trails, lakes and historic landmarks, you’ll never be short of things to do when you’re not relaxing in our luxury retreat.
And with a vast range of world class heritage sites, and lots of opportunities to soak up the sites and sounds of Hayden Bridge, we are in the perfect spot to enjoy the tranquillity of rural living whilst experiencing a whole host of activities, attractions and landmarks at the same time.
Everything you need under one roof
But that’s not all, to offer you the ultimate stay in relaxation, we have a bar, in-house salon and world-class bistro here on site, allowing you to indulge, relax and socialise in optimum comfort.
All of our bedrooms have been designed to create a warm, inviting and spacious retreat. And because we want to make your stay with us as comfortable and enjoyable as possible, all fifteen of our bedrooms have en-suites bathrooms
Some even have views across the South Tyne River!
Whilst you’re here… Explore beautiful Northumberland
Northumberland is renowned for its unspoiled beauty spots, breath-taking scenery and of course, world class heritage sights that never fail to capture historic Britain.
With a whole host of landmarks, attractions and heritage sites to explore and discover, it’s no surprise that thousands of people visit Northumberland every single year. Popular with family, friends and couples alike, there really is not enough hours in the day to discover what this stunning area has to offer. The good news is, you’ll have to come and visit us again!
From picturesque river walks, cycle trails and outstanding areas of natural beauty to explore through to a number of world famous heritage attractions, leisure facilities and dynamic English countryside to visit, you’ll definitely not be short on things to do and see with the whole family.
Home to the infamous John Martin Trail, a celebration of the popular Victorian artist, the area lends itself perfectly to sports and outdoor enthusiasts. Another one of the area’s popular attractions includes Hadrian’s Wall – spanning 73 miles, the historic wall takes in some of the area’s most spectacular coast routes, dramatic landscapes and countryside! It really will give you a first hand insight into Roman life and the epic history of this world heritage site.
Oh and if that wasn’t enough to tempt you to stay with us. Our Railways Hotel & Bistro is also only 4 miles from Northumberland National Park, 2 miles from the North Pennines Area, 5 miles from Housteads Roman Fort. Housesteads Roman Fort takes you back to the Roman Empire. The Fort is owned by National Trust but maintained by English Heritage.
And if you’re looking to enjoy a break of contrast and escape the tranquil nature of the countryside for a little while, Newcastle/Gateshead is only a 30 minute drive away! Here you will be able to soak up the vibrant and exciting nature of city living, whilst taking in the sights and sounds of “Geordie land.” From visiting the iconic Angel of the North to taking a stroll across the Millienium Bridge, you’ll quickly discover that the area is a hive of culture, history and of course, it’s night life will certainly live up to expectation.
Steeped in history, Haydon Bridge is the perfect place to enjoy a tranquil holiday in a quiet rural village location.
Bursting with endless history, charm and character, it is thought that the first part of the town’s name has Saxon origins and may have meant “valley where hay is made.” The second part of the name refers to the bridge.
Today, the bridge remains one of the area’s most significant landmarks, shaping and defining the area’s cultural landscape. Hayden Bridge is the perfect place to experience rural living in a spectacular setting.
Arriva run a regular bus service from Newcastle to Carlisle that stops in Hexham, Haydon Bridge, Bardon Mill, Haltwhistle, Greenhead and Gilsland. There is also a Hadrian's Wall Country bus that covers a lot of the area surrounding Hexham.
Trains Trains run through Haydon Bridge hourly from Newcastle to Carlisle. Please see the time table to find a train to suit your journey. https://be803fe5c416e39d38ae-aa21086260d3bd4e072d597fe09c2e80.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/images/timetables/2016-02-23/Northern_4_1015.pdf
Local Taxi’s can be pre booked for your convenience
If you require any further information about any of our services, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Our friendly and helpful team are always on hand to answer any questions or provide more information about our vast range of packages.
Oh and because we know the area like the back of our hand, we’re a fountain of knowledge when it comes to providing you with more information about Northumberland.