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Hang Out Here - Lord Crewe Arms, Blanchland

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Lord Crewe Arms
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Why Stay
This Grade II listed inn dominates one of the region’s most picturesque villages. On the edge of the heather-clad moors, it was built with stone from the original abbey’s ruins, and inside huge inglenooks, flagged floors and stone walls meld gracefully with the contemporary country-style decor

Sleep
Most rooms are divided between The Angel, across the road and former lead miner’s cottages beside the inn, all different shapes and sizes and done out in a country-chic pale and restful palette with heaps of special touches. We love Whiteheaps, with its own front door, views over the square, spacious lounge and a roaring log fire. You won’t want to leave.

Food & Drink
The unbelievably atmospheric bar in the crypt serves great ales, has its own Lord Crewe Brew and a delicious Bar Bait menu. In the restaurant, Simon Hick’s food is robust modern British fare where the inn’s own kitchen garden and smoke house stay front of mind. Expect shins, shanks, steaks and spit-roasted meats.

History
Built for pious Canons, the building has played host to monks, miners and merry-makers. Now owned by the Calcot family who understand a thing or two about hospitality, it has deservedly earned a reputation as being one of the best newcomers in the North.

We love
The dog friendly, super-chilled but chic atmosphere which is a rare find, and the fireplace food. The once hidden Medieval inglenook fireplace is where delicious Goosnargh duck and chicken are now slowly roasted over Hilyard embers. 

We Don’t Like
Because it’s so beautiful it gets busy. Book in advance for Sunday lunch or go hungry.

Don’t Miss
The chance to explore the surrounding moors with shooting, sailing and walking opportunities galore on the doorstep.

Lord Crewe Arms
Blanchland
DH8 9SP
01434 675469
www.lordcrewearmsblanchland.co.uk

Published in: August 2016

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