The Lord Crew Arms is home to 21 bedrooms, coloured by the Northumberland landscape and the two restaurants serve ‘proper’ unpretentious country grub and the best local ales.
Once upon a time a Twelfth century Abbot's Priory, The Lord Crewe Arms of today is just as it began; humble, honest, and never overstated.
Chef Simon Hicks’ food is honest, British, and much, much more. He is hocks, shins, shanks and necks. Delicious, celebratory and nostalgic, Simon’s food brings passion for home grown fare to our tables and all with the added flair of his impeccable good taste. Driven by the seasons and with the kitchen garden and smoke house never far from mind, expect dishes that are all about sharing. Pass it round, put it down, graze, pick it up, pass it round again and most important of all; enjoy.
Food fit for the most special of occasions, Simon’s feasts are family; sociable, fun and a ‘must do again’. Whether you want to leave the kitchen sink dramas behind and celebrate your end of week with a Sunday lunch to share with your nearest and dearest, privately dine in the Dorothy Forster room to mark a milestone, or indulge in a bespoke wedding where your food will always be a talking point; they promise good grub, best prepared, and with the best possible ingredients; seasonal and local, at the heart.
There is truly no other bar quite like the Crypt. A medieval vaulted room, sculpted by thick stone walls, lit by ‘candle style’ ambience, and warmed with the chatter of Blanchland villagers; the crafty Abbots were definitely on to a good thing.
Brimming with the best Northumbrian ales, traditional stouts, crisp ciders, and with their very own ‘Lord Crewe Brew’ on tap; the Crypt is a great space to meet friends, compare tankards, banter, and unwind. Helped along by a thoughtful selection of ‘good wines’, spiced up by Robin’s Garden cocktails, and topped off with Chef Hicks’ ‘Bait bites’ (more please!) it’s the perfect den to eat, drink and be merry.
The Lord Crewe Arms offers 21 tastefully decorated bedrooms. Coloured by the Northumbrian landscape and with an Abbot’s Guest House, Miner’s Cottages, and the villages ‘Angel of Temperance’ as your pillows of choice, you can rest assured, no two rooms are the same.
Homely enough for slippers and socks, with sleepy linen, those creature comforts, and a touch of luxury thrown in for good measure, they promise that perfect night’s sleep synonymous with countryside air (after all, they have it by the bucket load).