Are you looking for a North East Staycation?
Bamburgh is an Village home to award winning beach’s and of course Bamburgh Castle. It’s stunning coast line makes it one of the most popular spots on the North East coast and the perfect place for a staycation this summer.
The Lord Crewe is at the heart of Bamburgh and I had the chance to do a little staycation of my own. I’m here to tell you my top 5 reasons why you should book youre next North East Staycation right here!
The Lord Crewe has just had a brand new renovation and has 7 gorgeous rooms including suites waiting for you. The whole hotel, bar and restaurant has had a facelift that’s worth checking out and the little extras go a long way.
Once you step inside the traditional brick wall entrance you’re greeted with opulence and class. The bar area is inviting with cosy yet sophisticated areas to grab a drink or bar snacks. Which leads through the restaurant at the back and the rooms upstairs.
All off the rooms are boutique rooms offering a luxury night’s stay. We stayed in the Lord Crewe Suite which was beautiful. The room has a king size bed with luxury bedding, a large wardrobe, high tech amenities including a fully stocked Nespresso coffee bar with fresh snacks including homemade cookies.
The main room then led into the beautifully marbled large bathroom with a free standing bath and rain shower. The bathroom was bigger then my whole living room. You bet even thought the weather was glorious, as soon as we got back from the beach, I had to run a bubble bath!
The bathroom came with luxury towels and Molton Brown goodies! The bathrooms are a brilliant way to enjoy your time to switch off. All rooms come with free wi-fi but this room had amazing view out onto the castle.
It’s not hard to see why the Northumberland Coastline attracts people from all over the world all year round. It’s a 62 mile path that takes you past several seaside towns including the neighbouring Seahouses and Beadnall. The town of Seahouses next door has a harbour and plenty of other restaurants to explore including mini golf and a children’s soft play. You can enjoy a leisurely walk along the coast, if not it’s less than a 5 minute drive.
Bamburgh is home to the medieval castle that runs events all year round. The village itself offers picturesque British coastal town views as well as quaint village shops and cafes. The village often has outdoor cinema nights and is also home to the Grace Darling Museum. The drive to Bambrugh is really special with the castle in the background you know youre near when you start to see the sand dunes.
If youre a golf lover youre in for a treat too. They say some of the best views of the sunset is while youre out on the golf course!
3. Fine Dining
Following the brand new renovation comes a brand new menu offering luxurious seafood plus more.
The restaurant has an extensive wine menu matched perfectly for all the dishes they have to offer that can be sampled at any time throughout the day. The hotel offers menus for all times of the day including a light bite, lunch and Sunday lunch menu. But we tried out the evening menu on our trip.
The restaurant is led by the former head chef of The Crab & Lobster In North Yorkshire and the luxury chefs offer dishes that have focus on local produce. The North East offer some of the best seafood in the country including the infamous Lindisfarne Oysters, which are of course on the menu. It’s worth a mention that the hotel offer private and exclusive dining opportunities which would be great if youre a food and looking for a unique experiences to get a real taste of the north east.
For dinner we started with the French onion soups and of course some seafood. The grilled queenie scallops were cooked perfectly in garlic butter, cheese and French breadcrumbs.
For mains we had plenty of choice from vegetarian to great cuts of meat including the slow cooked lamb shoulder that I had which fell apart on my fork. Again we opted for seafood knowing it would be great and had the Steamed Scottish Mussels with fries. We noticed that the portion sizes were great and weren’t too sure if we had room for dessert until we saw the menu. On a hot summers day, we couldn’t say no to local sorbet Lemon Posset to clear the pallet.
The value for money compared to the quality of the food, the presentation and the food portions are really great for a fantastic evening meal. Even if you don’t have time to stay in this hote,l I would thoroughly recommend dining here if you can.
Bamburgh is an area of outstanding beauty and is home to Bamburgh beach, voted the best beach in 2021 in Britain and it’s not hard to see why. It stretches for miles and is pristine! The locals take great care and it’s used for lots of sports competition with its huge stretch of dunes.
Bamburgh castle beach is popular with water sports too. If you love to surf this is a great spot. But even if you fancy something less stressful. This beach is the most stunning walk you can have in the North East with the backdrop of the castle.
If your’e a fan of the water then you can catch a boat out to try and spot some wildlife along the coast or have a visit to the Farne islands, home of the monks and monasteries. You wont find that many other places in the UK.
5. Dog Friendly
The village is bustling with people, but more so probably dogs. the cutest dogs you’ll see. Most of the village shops, cafes and bars are dog friendly. Including The Lord Crewe! Dogs are welcome to visit too in the bar and restaurant area only. Be warned if you have a cute dog they may get more attention than you. The beaches are dog friendly and as you explore the village most places have outdoors areas you can sit too. Also, if you want to visit the castle you can, as long as your dog is on it’s lead.
Guests staying at The Lord Crewe during off-peak times can enjoy £60 per day off their room be sure to book up as you wont find this luxury elsewhere in Bamburgh with unmatched views of the castle and village.