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 Selected Comments in Hexham

Stuart scott
 
This lovely old pub has a new landlady it is a very clean pub and the staff are friendly a good selection of beers & spirits given time this will be a first class pub with meals bieng served in the future.it also has a pool table & darts.
Friday, August 16, 2013Rating: rosettes

Sid
 
Friendly pub that serves strangeways beer's
Thursday, July 12, 2012Rating: rosettes

Donald
 massive improvement
Passed here many times on the way to the Lakes. Improved greatly in last 3 years, worth calling in now for the excellent food. The accommodation looks smart also. Lovely beer garden!
Wednesday, April 13, 2011Rating: rosettes

Jerry Winfield
 Excellent food and lovely staff
My Mum lives in Allendale which is close to the Carts Bog Inn. She has only a small cottage so we can't stay there, but we met at the Bog for lunch. The welcome was good, the menu inviting, especially the Little Boggers menu for kids - which was more than enough. Good food, good service, good value for money and a lovely location. You can't go wrong..... I just wish they had some accommodation so we could stay next time.
Sunday, August 1, 2010Rating: rosettes

John
 nice but they need to learn how to cook a steak.
A really nice bar with a good selection of ales spirits and whiskeys for reasonable prices. Has a nice lounge and beer garden to the rear with large umbrellas for when the weather suddenly turns.
Our only gripe was that the chef is obviously a vegetarian as he/she has no idea how to cook a steak. Between our group of 12 we ordered 5 steaks and asked for them to be cook either rare of medium rare, every one came out extremely well done and horribly dry and tough.
Such a shame as everything else was great.
Monday, July 12, 2010Rating: rosettes

Tracey
 Wonderful experience
My relatives were holidaying in the Lake District and we live in Jarrow, so putting a pin the the map approximately halfway and I had the Carts Bog Inn.
All 8 of my party thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our evening, the food was beautiful, the staff were very pleasant and patient. The locals were welcoming, the views were lovely - I cannot fault in any way and have already highly recommended to my friends as it is worth the drive out (its only half an hour from Newcastle)
Friday, June 25, 2010Rating: rosettes

sarah
 Great pub
I had a lovely meal at the Carts Bog last saturday evening. during the meat draw, there was a great atmosphere with locals and diners joining in. The food was great and the service was excellant. It is defiantly worth the drive out even if your just after somewhere for a drink on a evening.
Thursday, June 3, 2010Rating: rosettes

Graham
 
amazing pub and food, couldnt have been made more welcome by the staff and the locals, lovely tradition place. We were looked after so well, couldn't have asked for more! Will be back in the future!
Thursday, June 3, 2010Rating: rosettes

John
 uncomfortable
Slightly disappointed after hearing such good reviews. Food was average, staff were obviously more interested at looking after the unwelcoming locals than looking after the diners.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010Rating: rosettes

Mark Shephard
 Fantastic pub
I was at the Carts Bog for sunday lunch the other day and without a shadow of a doubt it was the best roast dinner i have ever eaten. Combined with the warm welcome from the young staff, it was a fantastic day out. I finished off the afternoon with a couple of games pool and a chat with the locals and barstaff. Its hard to find a place were both food and service is to such a high quality. For that reason i will be back soon.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010Rating: rosettes

Mark Shephard
 Fantastic pub
I was at the Carts Bog for sunday lunch the other day and without a shadow of a doubt it was the best roast dinner i have ever eaten. Combined with the warm welcome from the young staff, it was a fantastic day out. I finished off the afternoon with a couple of games pool and a chat with the locals and barstaff. Its hard to find a place were both food and service is to such a high quality. For that reason i will be back soon.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010Rating: rosettes

Pauline Williams
 warm welcome
Check it out... new owners just taken over. Fabulous food and fantastically warm welcome from the staff. A great old pub with a new lease of life. Go there! Try it! It will be worth your while.
Saturday, April 10, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Doug
 A pub to avoid
The pub may be fine for eating but I have to agree with Nick. A walk along the Wall with dogs must be common place. To be out in the country and find that a pub cannot be entered is unfortunate. Luckily I now know in advance and tomorrow's walk will be elsewhere.
I can confirm, as a dog walker, that many pubs are very happy to allow dogs in a bar area where food is being served. Restaurants are a different matter and I have no problems with that but a pub in the middle of nowhere should attempt to cater for all comers and supply some sort of basic bar area which can be avoided by those who prefer to eat without dogs around them. It would appear that the Twice Brewed just wishes to appeal to one type of customer.
Saturday, March 27, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Frank Cook
 A Haven.....
As a regular, but not frequent, visitor to the Twice Brewed, I cannot agree with Nick's view of this pub. I've been there as a walker, a motorist and from the 'dig' at the nearby Roman Vindolanda. In spring and in high summer.
The staff are always pleasant and courteous. The choice and quality of the ale first class and the food I've had has definitely been 'as described'. Given the huge mix of customers, most of whom are one-offs, I think the Twice Brewed does a great job.
As for mobile phones, you find most sensible walkers carry one. I'd rather people used them outside but more than that, I'd rather dog owners kept their darlings out of areas were I am to eat.
Friday, August 14, 2009Rating: rosettes

Christina Moat
 Amazing pub
i worked at the carts bog for three years and every day was the most fun i've ever had, i learnt alot of what i now know from the people in their! It is an amazing pub with friendly staff a wide variety of drinks including local ales and the food! wow the food is to die for even though i worked there it was my favourite place to go for meals as the quality of the food was so high, our chef chris vickers waas the most amazing chef it was an honour to work with some one so talented and my boss Kelly Norman was the most friendly and kind boss anyone could ever wish for, she's fun too, every day was different through sun or snow, busy or quiet. Thank you to everyone who came in to the pub and thank you to everyone who made it special!
Friday, August 7, 2009Rating: rosettes

Alan Shoot & Party
 
Top noch Sunday lunch carvery

good wine list

puddings are a WOW
Tuesday, June 9, 2009Rating: rosettes

Noel Roy
 Zero Hospitality
Four of us walked in at 2.20 p.m. on Thursday 2nd October and, in a very rude manner, were refused service - because she had already called Last Orders. Unsurprisingly, our friends, who live locally, won't be making their regular visits for meals in future
Saturday, October 4, 2008Rating: No rosettes

Vicki Walbruch
 Traditional Pub
After a day of cycling the food was well appreciated. The mussels were out of this world. Truly a place to dine if in the area.The staff very accommodating.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008Rating: rosettes

David Craggs
 Excellent - firmly recommended.
The new hosts are exceptionally friendly and made our whole family feel very welcome. The menu (and beer) was also excellent with a good mix of local produce. It was so nice we ate there twice the week we were up!
Tuesday, October 31, 2006Rating: rosettes

Adrian Smith
 A nice pub
I visited the twice brewed on August bank holiday. Had a great time. Good beer and food. A mix of walkers and car drivers out for the night, also a few from the near by YHA. Good all round pub and place to get warm
Saturday, September 2, 2006Rating: rosettes

Maureen Hunton
 traditional pub, nice to see.
Excellent food and very friendly atmosphere nothing was too much trouble, will certainly revisit.
Friday, September 1, 2006Rating: rosettes

sPUD lIGHTYEAR
 Top boozer
GREAT BAR, A VERY GOOD RANGE OF REAL ALES, IN A FRIENDLY ATMOSTPHERE.
mUSIC NIGHT IS DEFINATLEY ONE TO LOOK OUT FOR
Friday, August 11, 2006Rating: rosettes

Ian Gale (Goldie)
 WoW
Took my family for a relaxing holiday up North found this little B&B near a river and nice surroundings. The Landlord and lady was Really friendly.All the locals very nice and the food well that was something else (i reccomend the cannon of lamb). Great prices too. :-) If you looking for a little break i reccomend the Elks Head just ask the any of the Staff for things to do in the area and they bend over backwards to help so thanks Darren, Lorna Trever(top chef) and linda for the great time will prolly come back next summer :-)
Friday, July 28, 2006Rating: rosettes

wayne porter
 hi
i had herd this place had new people in so decided to go and give it a try well what a change the place was buzzing the staff were very friendly and the food was top draw and i mean top draw no frozen stuff here only local fresh produce good luck to all at the elks head
Wednesday, July 19, 2006Rating: rosettes

Nick Burton
 Busy cos it's a one pub village
You must have had a few beers to call this pub 'lovely'. I suspect these last two visitors arrived by car. I wasn't miserable when I arrived at Twice Brewed after walking in the rain. Walking does not make you miserable. I was looking forward to a few beers in a traditional country pub and chatting with fellow walkers about the day's journey.
I live in a village where both pubs serve food and allow dogs. I think you'll find that the norm is to allow dogs in foodie pubs as long as you don't let them wander in the kitchen! I think you'll find that pubs that don't allow dogs are more or less restaurants. Once Brewed deserves an inn not a restaurant.
I'm sure that Twice Brewed could make a healthy profit on walkers, cyclists and horse riders alone without catering for the 'c'mon luv lets drive out to the country and have a bar meal' clientele.
True walkers who arrive on foot would probably avoid this place if there was a proper pub next door.
Thursday, July 13, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Sandra
 excellent
.
Wednesday, June 14, 2006Rating: rosettes

Steve
 very good
friendly atmosphere
Wednesday, June 14, 2006Rating: rosettes

SJM
 Amazing
This place is amazing. The food is wow especially the cheesy balls served while you wait to be seated, home made by the genius chef Gary. I would recommend this place to everyone!!! the locals are warm and friendly with many a tale to tell. Haydon Bridge and The General Havellock are world class!!!
Thursday, June 1, 2006Rating: rosettes

SJM
 Amazing
This place is amazing. The food is wow especially the cheesy balls served while you wait to be seated, home made by the genius chef Gary. I would recommend this place to everyone!!! the locals are warm and friendly with many a tale to tell. Haydon Bridge and The General Havellock are world class!!!
Thursday, June 1, 2006Rating: rosettes

Steven
 Genius Chef
The food served at The General Havelock is the greatest food I have ever had. The restaurant area backs on to the river South Tyne and is in a beautiful idyllic setting. My girlfriend and I got engaged here and it could not have been in a more romantic setting.
Thursday, June 1, 2006Rating: rosettes

Steven
 Genius Chef
The food served at The General Havelock is the greatest food I have ever had. The restaurant area backs on to the river South Tyne and is in a beautiful idyllic setting. My girlfriend and I got engaged here and it could not have been in a more romantic setting.
Thursday, June 1, 2006Rating: rosettes

ian
 hi
boring
Wednesday, May 3, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Lynn & Neil Crozier
 see below
We are the new owners of the pub and would like to update your details. In particular the pub is in Acomb, not in Hexham. We would love to give you more information if that is possible. Look forward to hearing from you
Tuesday, March 7, 2006Rating: rosettes

sophie
 n/a
wonderful, freindly pub with fantastic food and welcoming staff- everybody feels free to while away the day there.

local ales and fresh produce

cant get any better!!
Thursday, February 9, 2006Rating: rosettes

David Harrison
 I agree with Peter
I have stayed at Twice Brewed many times. The food is always great - Veggie alternatives are always available. Beer is good and also the Fentimans Ginger Beer. And if you are staying there they will give you blankets instead of a duvet, if you ask. Fab base for The Wall, Northumberland Coast or The Solway - rarely wet on both sides.
Sunday, February 5, 2006Rating: rosettes

andrea
 its all change, promise
Plesae note, the carts bog has new owners, very friendly, welcoming and pub has great atmosphere as well as excellant grub, worth a try to check out the new folk.
Thursday, January 12, 2006Rating: rosettes

Peter Milner
 Nick doesn't seem to know what he's talking about!
I came across this note and thought that Nick has put a wrong light on this lovely pub. I also went in July with my son and found that the pub was extremely busy(I think that if anyone was turned away, it was because they couldn't fit anymore in) . I found everyone helpful to our needs, though there was a little wait everything came out piping hot and was delightful. There was a good selection of local ales to choose from. The Conquest (Redburn bewery) was a particular favourite. I like my beer!!
I think when your wet and miserable things always look different. I definitely recommend this place.... Oh, by the way most food places won't allow dogs in.
Monday, November 21, 2005Rating: rosettes

John Ryland
 PUB AND RESTAURANT
Unwelcoming and unfriendly - made to feel that our request for food was impertinent - were told to hurry up with the order. Left before ordering. Can't recommend it at all.
Tuesday, November 1, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Nick Burton
 It's the Crossroads Motel!
Worst pub in the North of England! Me, my mate and the dog walked 20 miles of Hadrian's Wall in pouring rain, pitched up at nearby campsite, then went there in search of hearty meal and rambler's fireside only to be told they'd stopped serving food and no dogs allowed. This was in July. Pub is carpeted and has wall brasses and run for motorists. If you arrive at a pub and there's loads of blokes outside on mobile phones you know it ain't a walkers' pub. Not a friendly welcome. Forget it. If only there was another one near by.
Tuesday, October 18, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Chris
 Hidden treasure of Northumberland
Fantastic food from Gary who took over the pub in 200o (i think?). We still talk about the great meals and times we had there, even though we emigrated to NZ in 2001!

Tip - the lemon/citron tart is to die for.
Saturday, October 8, 2005Rating: rosettes

Chris
 Hidden treasure of Northumberland
Fantastic food from Gary who took over the pub in 200o (i think?). We still talk about the great meals and times we had there, even though we emigrated to NZ in 2001!

Tip - the lemon/citron tart is to die for.
Saturday, October 8, 2005Rating: rosettes

mackintosh
 unfriendly, unwelcoming - never been back
Probably different now but went there twenty years ago on a bank holiday with my husband, mother and two year old daughter. We attempted to cross the threshold for some food and were stopped at the door. My beautiful two year old was pointed at, and we were told in no uncertain terms that she would not be welcome. Our bank holiday was ruined by the attitude of one pompous prat of a manager. We eat out regularly but have never been back and will never go back. Twenty years on and I cannot forget being made to feel like I did that day. We ventured further afield and found a welcoming pub that were happy to serve a well behaved beautiful little girl.
Tuesday, August 16, 2005Rating: rosettes

John Thomas
 Warming Country Pub
The Barrasford Arms is a traditional country pub with log fires and a welcoming feel. It serves tasty home cooked food and offers superb views of the North Tyne Valley.
Friday, July 29, 2005Rating: rosettes

Mr Tinkler
 best sunday lunch in tynedale
good
Tuesday, March 1, 2005Rating: No rosettes


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