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Reviews - The Reading Rooms

4Self Classified Bed and Breakfast Ratings explained
2 Church Street, Haydon Bridge, , Hexham, NE47 6JQ
The Reading Rooms at Haydon Bridge is a 4 star B&B situated in Northumberland's wonderful countryside. There is plenty to see and do, whether your interests be walking, cycling, fishing, golf, shopping or riding. We are surrounded by heritage sites like Hadrian's Wall, National Trust Properties, The Lake District, the coast and castles of Northumberland and The Metro Centre all within an easy drive. Every effort has been made to make your stay as comfortable as possible. All three rooms are en-suite, one is on the ground floor and two are suitable as family rooms. The rooms are light and two overlook the River South Tyne. All the rooms have televisions and hospitality trays. Breakfast is served between 8.0 am and 9:00 ammonday to saturday and between 8.30 and 9.30 on a sunday, unless prior arrangements are made. Guests can choose from full English, continental, vegetarian or healthy options. Easy parking and a secure shed for cycles, drying room for boots, laundry service and provision of packed lunches are just some of the extras that are provided. Within the Village there is an excellent choice of restaurants, pubs or take away food, and after your meal why not wander around The John Martin Walk?
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83% recommended this accommodation to a friend 83% would stay again
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Shabby
We were very disappointed with the general appearance of The Reading Rooms and wonder how it got its 4 star rating. The carpet in the hall and stairs was grimy as was the upholstery in our room. There were dirty marks on the walls both in the hall and stairs and in our room. The bathroom was clearly in need of updating. The young girls in charge of the property were casual in appearance and attitude and we objected to a £1 charge to pay with a debit/credit card.

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Susan P

From Andover, UK
Who stayed in July 2014

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bussiness and pleasure
Full marks for this one. My wife, young son and I were travelling to drop paintings off at a gallery in Corbridge and then taking in the local sights that were on offer. The room was clean and airy even with a put up bed for my son there was space for him to stretch out on the floor and draw. Well situated for local amenities and eating out, it was an ideal base for exploring Hadrian's wall and further afield.
Brian and his daughter were ideal hosts with everything you could want for breakfast including the usual cooked to order and an excellent start to easing into the day.

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H Malkin

From Pontefract, UK
Who stayed in May 2014

Family with young children

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Home from home.....
We arrived at the Reading Rooms early evening on a Friday night - The Owner had phoned to ask what time we expected to arrive but I had missed the call - We were met within minutes by the lovely daughter, who made us feel very welcome from the outset, giving us a choice of room and recommending local eating places....the local pub food was indeed excellent! The room (2) was absolutely delightful - a twin bedded room with plenty of space, spotlessly clean, and overlooking the river and bridge. The room was very light from the dual aspect 3 windows, so whilst we were only enjoying a weekend away, this would make a lovely room to stay in if on business and needing to work in the evening. The Wi-fi, Brian explained, has just been improved by a booster, and we have to say it worked very well for us as we watched a programme on catch up - fab! Nothing seemed too much trouble...from choosing a time for breakfast, to the lovely breakfast prepared by Ellenor,(poached eggs are well recommended even though not on the menu :-) ) the wonderful stories and advice from Brian over breakfast.....to the offer of a lift should we get stuck whilst out walking, and..... the preparation of a lovely setting for our Indian take away, which we had in the dining room on the Saturday night. We were able to put a bottle of wine in the fridge and even sit comfortably in our Pj's to dine after an exhausting 14 mile walk. Wonderful!!

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J Scott

From UK
Who stayed in May 2014

Couple

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Charming place with a quirky owner and good Breakfast Banter!!!
This is an ideal little place to stay if you're going to a wedding at Langley Castle as we did! It's literally a 5 minute drive away. Within minutes off arriving & ringing the bell the owner arrived to greet us (he doesn't actually live on site). He was very friendly and endearing showing us around and settling us in making sure we had everything we needed from fresh milk for the tea/coffee to offering us a lift in the morning to pick up the car. The room was very pleasant and clean and the bed extremely comfy. If I had to choose anything negative it would only be that the shower wasn't particularly great but I'm used to a power shower and as far as I'm concerned it did the job! Breakfast in the morning was lovely with the usual things on offer. The owners daughter helped serve and she was pleasant & friendly which if you have teenagers like me is a skill in itself! We were in a group of 4 and spent some time talking with both of them before we departed. The owner is very quirky and really went out his way to make us feel at home. I would recommend this place and would definitely stay here again if we had cause to return to the area.

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S Bell

From Workington, UK
Who stayed in March 2014

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Highly recommended
Fantastic big and clean rooms, lovely location, excellent breakfast and the proprietor could not have been more helpful, friendly and accommodating. I was on a cycling trip when I visited The Reading Rooms and an excellent feature of this guest house is that it has secure bicycle storage. I would definitely stay here again if in the area and recommend The Reading Rooms very highly.

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Stuart B

From Manchester, UK
Who stayed in February 2014

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awsome
This is a beautiful cottage in which to spend a few days just relaxing.
Perfect for a romantique escape, the bedroom is astonishing.
Definitely reccomended.
Laura.

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l canna

From London, England
Who stayed in September 2012

Couple

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