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The Sanctuary at The Castle

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Alnwick Castle, Alnwick NE66 1NQ, England
+44 1665 511086
Fri - Sat 19:00 - 21:00
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

First visit to The Sanctuary, I previously read mixed reviews, so wasn't quite sure what to expect, however, the experience was unequivocally first rate. I am a discerning diner, and have frequented many of the top restaurants in the world, including Burj al arab, and the Star at Harome closer to home, & I can say hand on heart that... More 

1 Thank hoppetybanks
Blyth, Northumberland, UK
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115 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

My Husband took me for a surprise meal on Saturday evening and I did not know where we were going until we arrived at Alnwick Castle. We had a lovely evening and the meal was truly excellent and really fine dining. The room was nice and peaceful with different coloured candles scented candles on each table - most tables had... More 

1 Thank mollie4
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70 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

ok but alittle bit pricey. There are several places to eat within the castle and restaurant so choose from

Thank sukitot
Oxford, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Perfect place to eat while visiting the castle! Very good choice of food and excellent service to boot!

Thank lorraine f
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

Great day at Castle and Gardens with amazing food, where the staff were friendly and helpful. Whole family enjoyed and will be definitely going again. Thankyou Sanctuary staff :-)

Thank Russell H
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2012

Eating in a real castle where the food is good and locally soured and the history of England is surrounding you had a great impact on a fun meal.

Thank allison s
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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351 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2012 via mobile

6 hungry men working at the castle doing a early conference install. Lunch time approaches and we decides to have a go at the restaraunt. Served very quickly, but my pint of orange turned into a half. We waited for around 20 mins for the food, which all came out together, my bread was dry because it must have been... More 

1 Thank M2bfx
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71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2009

Having seen many advertisements for this restaurant we were looking forward to our visit there last weekend. The interior decoration though pleasant did not really make the most of the building's potential and the chair/table height was uncomfortable for both myself and my husband - we have 12" height difference between us and usually find chairs suit one or the... More 

Thank elle090
Rocky Mountains
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30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2008

We walked in off the street and the restaurant welcomed our large family party with welcome arms. The food was FANTASTIC! And I had no complaints about the service. They were also great about my 2 small kids that were with us. The decor was beautiful and it was a perfect ending to a long day.

Thank Mariel4444
Sheffield, England
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2008

I'm not in the habit of posting negative reviews because anyone can have a bad day but our experience was so poor I feel I have to warn others. Our party consisted of 5 adults (including one wheelchair user) and a child. After twice being misdirected by castle staff towards an entrance without wheelchair access (and hence parking in the... More 

Thank roberts1892

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$44 - US$63
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts Visa, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only
Open Hours
19:00 - 21:00
19:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Alnwick Castle, Alnwick NE66 1NQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Alnwick
  • Phone Number: +44 1665 511086

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?