Stylish new boutique hotel and restaurant coming to the Northumberland coast

A stylish new boutique hotel and restaurant is set to bring a fresh wave of luxury to the Northumberland coast this autumn.

Saturday, 19th September 2020, 7:00 am

Nestled in the heart of Alnmouth, The Whittling House will offer a special kind of laid-back luxury to guests.

It will feature 10 bedrooms, an elegant restaurant showcasing the very best local produce and a welcoming bar.

A full and extravagant refit, styled by Edinburgh interior designers, Ampersand, is currently underway behind the doors of 24-25 Northumberland Street, with plans for a mid-October opening on course.

The Whittling House, Alnmouth.

Bookings are expected to open around the end of September.

The Whittling House is a joint project between renowned North East chef and restaurant owner, Richard Sim, who runs the ever-popular - and Michelin Guide-featured - Potted Lobster in Bamburgh, and Kelso-based entrepreneur, Tom Leslie.

It is located within the former Saddle Grill Hotel and Hooked restaurant.

Tom said: “We’re thrilled to be bringing a new luxury hotel and restaurant to the beautiful Northumberland coast where people can eat, drink and sleep in style.

The boutique hotel is on Northumberland Street, Alnmouth.

“Our vision for The Whittling House is to make it a must-visit destination for those coming from outside the area, and a regular treat for those lucky enough to live nearby - a perfect place to indulge in fine food and drink while soaking up the stunning surroundings.”

Richard added: “We’re delighted with how all our ambitious plans are coming together and are incredibly excited to welcome our first guests later in the autumn.

“We want The Whittling House to be a beacon for the best of Northumberland’s food and drink producers – serving up fine dining for all occasions.”

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A sketch of how The Whittling House will look.

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The breakfast lounge.
The library.
The entrance to The Whittling House.