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The Elk's Head, Whitfield


Welcome to the Elk’s Head.

We are situated on the banks of the West Allen River, just outside the picturesque village of Whitfield, in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty: indeed the A686, the road that will bring you to us, has been named by the AA magazine as one of the ten most scenic drives in Europe.

Here, we are in the middle of nowhere and yet also right at the centre of things.

If you want a base to “get away from it all” with peace and quiet, natural beauty and tranquillity we have them all in spades. The Whitfield Estate which owns and runs the pub, is well known for its natural beauty, its trees and its wildlife. But if, after a day or two of doing nothing, you start to get itchy feet, our central location, right in the middle of the country, means that we are an ideal base for exploring the region. Around an hours drive to the west will take you to the Lake District, to the south to Durham, to the east to Alnwick Gardens or Gateshead’s Metro Centre, whilst the Scottish Border is only an hour to the north.


Latest News

St George's Day 23rd April 2016

3 April, 2016 This Saturday night, 3 course menu only £12 pp.  Music from 'Just So'

2013 events

2 May, 2013

New Year Celebrations

6 November, 2012

Celebration menu, followed by DJ Jules with fab tunes and party games.

Join the after party from 12 noon 1st January - till midnight - if you can stand the pace with DJ Robins - back by very popular demand!