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The George Hotel




The George offers 47 bedrooms to suit every stay and is popular for both business stays and leisure breaks. There are four levels of comfort to choose from to suit your style and budget. Our Standard Rooms offer you a comfortable stay with en suite bathroom, TV and complimentary tea and coffee making facilities. Thanks to our location beside the North Tyne, we also offer bedrooms with fantastic river views. If you are looking to make your stay really special our Premier Rooms with 4 poster bed, a seating area to relax in and separate bath and shower offer the ultimate upgrade. Check out the full range of enticing room options below. If you have stayed at The George before, you can also reserve your room by number for just £10.
The George Premier Room

The George Premier Room

Our Premier Rooms have four-poster beds and spacious en suite bathrooms that have been beautifully re-fitted to accommodate separate bath and shower options. These Premier Rooms normally offer a 32 inch flat screen digital television, as well as a comfortable seating area. The rooms also include a hairdryer and shaving point as well as tea and coffee making facilities.


  • Luxurious four-poster bed
  • En suite bathroom with bath and separate shower
  • 32 inch digital flat screen Television
  • Large rooms with comfortable seating
  • Hairdryer, shaving point and telephone
The George Superior Room

The George Superior Room

Our Superior Rooms typically have luxurious beds, 26 inch flat screen digital television, and a spacious en suite bathroom with shower over bath. These Superior Rooms also have a hairdryer, shaving point and tea and coffee making facilities.


  • Large Rooms 
  • Flat screen Television
  • En suite bathroom with bath and shower
  • Hairdryer, shaving point and telephone
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
The George Standard Plus Room

The George Standard Plus Room

These newly redesigned rooms offer attractive decor and contemporary furnishings. The rooms have been designed with comfort and relaxation in mind. All of our rooms have en suite bath or shower rooms, a television and hairdryer, as well as tea and coffee making facilities.


  • Newly redesigned room 
  • Attractive decor 
  • Contemporary furnishings 
  • Comfy bed 
  • En suite 
  • Flat screen television 
  • Hairdryer 
  • Tea and coffee making facilities 
The George Standard Room

The George Standard Room

Our standard rooms are the perfect choice if you a looking for simple, crisp comfort. All our rooms have en suite facilities as well as a television, hairdryer, telephone and tea and coffee making facilities


  • En suite bathroom or shower room
  • Television
  • Hairdryer
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • The above image represents a typical Standard Room.

Out & About

Situated in the rugged Northumbrian countryside, just west of Newcastle, Chollerford is truly a haven of peace and tranquillity - the perfect riverside retreat. This is a great base for enjoying local walks, visiting Roman ruins, discovering the Northumberland National Park or relaxing with great leisure facilities including a heated swimming pool.

If you like to get out and about, the pretty market town of Hexham lies close by and has plenty to discover. History buffs won't be disappointed, with Hadrian's Wall and the ruins of Chester's Bridge close by. Fly fishing is popular on this pretty tributary of the River Tyne and permits are available at the hotel for you to try your hand. For something different why not take an easy drive out to Newcastle? It's a great city for shopping, culture and general sightseeing.

Festivals and Events

Festivals and Events

Planning your trip around a specific event? Maybe you'd just like a bit more inspiration for things to see and do during your stay.

Click here for a guide to what's on when in and around Chollerford. 

Hadrians WallHadrian’s Wall
Hadrian’s Wall covers a distance of 150 miles, running from Arbeia in South Shields to Ravenglass in Cumbria. A Roman defensive wall, it’s now mostly in ruins. At some points, you’ll see little more than a few remaining stones and rocks whilst at others there are tower remnants. Once, more than 30 forts could be found near the wall, with16 being on the wall’s line. As you make your way along Hadrian’s Wall, you’ll see dozens of monuments and museums giving a deeper insight into the defensive role that this exceptional monument played.

Northumberland National Park
Peaceful and tranquil, the Northumberland National Park includes wild forests, rugged trails and wide open fields. Rivers, streams and lakes are dotted throughout the landscape and various companies offer the chance to enjoy outdoor activities including fishing, fell walking, archery, cycling and horse riding. Picturesque villages including Elston and Greenhaugh are perfect places to stop for traditional British food during your visit.

Beamish MuseumBeamish Museum
World-famous, and a great attraction for the whole family, Beamish is an open-air museum set in 300 beautiful acres of the County Durham countryside. Costumed characters bring the Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian history of the North East to life as they stoke fires, bake bread, plough the fields and weave blankets. You can ride around the site by old bus or tram, or explore on foot. Learn about life in the mines, the development of printing techniques and what lifestyles people had in comparison to the amount of work they did. The grounds of Beamish include original buildings such as Home Farm and Pockerly Old Hall, alongside recreations filled with original objects and artifacts.

Kielder Water and Forest ParkKielder Water and Forest Park
The perfect attraction for lovers of nature and adventure, Kielder Forest Park covers 250 square miles within which you’ll find Northern Europe’s biggest man-made lake. During the day, visitors can explore Kielder Castle or try their hand at windsurfing. At night, look up and see the stars as they’re meant to be enjoyed, undamaged by artificial light pollution. Various venues within the forest include the Salmon Centre, the Observatory and the Bird of Prey Centre. Horse-riding, fishing and cycling are popular activities, and you’ll find an abundance of places to eat and drink.



NE46 4EW
Telephone: 01434 681 611

Driving Directions

Click here for easy directions to The George

By Car

Use the directions above or put our postcode into your Sat Nav.

Alternatively, if you are coming by car. From the M6 North, take Junction 43. Follow the A69 to Carlisle, Newcastle and Hexham. You’ll come to a roundabout, where you should take the third exit to continue following the A69 to Hexham, Newcastle and Brampton. Turn right to continue on this road. At the next roundabout, take the third exit again.

You’ll continue on the A69 to Newcastle and Hexham. Turn left to the B6318/Glenwhelt Bank, and follow it until you reach another roundabout. Take the fourth exit, staying on the B6318 until you reach the George Hotel.

Car Parking

We have two car parks that can accommodate up to 90 cars.

By Train

The nearest station is Hexham Railway Station which is a ten minute drive away.


The restaurant at The George offers a unique setting for a meal with the wonderful river backdrop to enjoy as you dine. Breakfasts are a hearty affair to start the day with a great choice of cooked options alongside cereals, toast and tea and coffee. With a daily changing dinner menu, our table d'hôte option offers traditional favourites served alongside modern classics. The varied menu will usually offer a choice of fish, meat and vegetarian options. There is always a selection of traditional desserts or cheese to finish your meal, followed by a coffee. During the day you can also purchase snacks and drinks from the bar to enjoy in the lounge or in the pretty gardens when the weather is fine.

Enjoy a la carte dining

A three course table d'hôte dinner menu is offered as standard with all of our half board breaks. If you would like a wider choice at dinner you are welcome to choose from our a la carte menu for a small supplement. Each dish has a different supplement which is displayed on the menu.

Sample Table D'hôte Menu


Homemade Cream of Chicken and Leek Soup
A classic combination with cream and crispy croutons

Smoked Mackerel
Served with a lemon mayonnaise, horseradish and dressed potato salad with granary bread

Tomato and Basil Brushetta (v)
Toasted ciabatta bread topped with tomatoes and basil finished with and olive oil balsamic drizzle

Main Course

Baked Haddock
A succulent fillet of haddock with lemon butter, served with creamy mashed potato

Vegetable Thai Green Curry (v)
A classic curry served with rice and a naan bread

Wholegrain Mustard Chicken
Chicken breast served with a wholegrain mustard sauce and crushed new potatoes


Bakewell Tart
A frangipan tart served with custard

Dark Chocolate Profiterole Truffle
A creamy profiterole covered with dark chocolate truffle and decorated with chocolate shavings

A selection of Ice Cream
Served with a crispy wafer

Freshly brewed Douwe Egberts Coffee and Mints

Food Hygiene 5 Star
Meal Times

Monday to Friday 7.30am to 9.30am
Saturday and Sunday 8am to 10am

Monday to Sunday 6.30pm to 8.30pm


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This hotel is ideal for:

  • Walking
  • History
  • Dog Friendly
  • Leisure Facilities
  • Fishing

The George Hotel

The George sits in an idyllic position in the heart of Northumbrian countryside yet an easy drive from the city of Newcastle. This historic stone-built hotel, with its attractive ivy-clad facade, occupies an unbeatable riverfront location on the pretty North Tyne River. A stay here will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed. Read More

The George is an ideal base for a relaxing retreat, with comfortable lounges and the delightful restaurant designed to make the most of the river views as you drink and dine. Take a walk in the beautiful grounds and gardens with their water features and colourful plants or enjoy the excellent leisure club where you can work out or unwind in the swimming pool, gym, Jacuzzi or sauna. Stay in touch thanks to free Wi-Fi in the hotel lounges and a 24 hour reception means that help is on hand whenever you need it. Fly fishing is a popular local pastime with permits available from the hotel and as this is such a great area for walking and enjoying the outdoors, we are also happy to accept dogs at this hotel by prior arrangement and for a small fee.  

At a Glance

  • 47 bedrooms 
  • Stunning riverside location 
  • Lovely gardens 
  • Leisure club with pool 
  • Check in time 3 pm 
  • Check out time 10 am 
  • 24 hour reception 
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Car parking 
  • Dog friendly

Get in touch

Photograph of Steve, Hotel Manager of The George Hotel Hotel

Steve, Hotel Manager

A Warm Welcome To The George Hotel…

Dating back to the 1700’s The George Hotel is a very historic and iconic hotel, situated in the heart of Hadrian’s Wall Country, With its beautiful grounds and gardens it offers a fine backdrop to the River Tyne.

For the more active guests there is a fitness suite and even the chance to do some fly fishing on the river, not to mention the famous Hadrian’s Wall walkway which attracts thousands of visitors each year, but for those after pure relaxation why not spend time in the swimming pool, sauna or Jacuzzi.


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What some of our guests have to say…

Customer Rating:

The George Hotel is a wonderful place to stay, with beautiful surroundings. Our room had a view of the river and was very clean. The food was excellent and the staff were very friendly and helpful. My wife and I have booked up for the following weekend, so we are looking forward to another relaxing stay.

Mr and Mrs Wilson Hebburn, Tyne and Wear
Customer Rating:

My wife and self have been staying at The George for at least 7 years and always have had a good experience. The last occasion was no different.

Mr E Wilson
Customer Rating:

We've never been to Northumberland before and the welcome we got at The George make the long journey more than worth it. The staff were charming, our room was attractive and comfy with a stunning view over the river and countryside. Just the job for a pair of tired Londoners! Excellent menu and wine list too.

Rosemarie Lawani Harrow


Perfect Location...

An historic hotel on the banks of the North Tyne with breathtaking views and lovely grounds, The George is the perfect venue for your wedding reception. Together with a professional and dedicated team, we will ensure that your special day is one to remember. Please speak to us at the hotel directly to start planning your special day.

Perfect Day...

We know that your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. At The George we take pride in making your reception one to remember forever. We are here to help you every step of the way and we will do our best to see that everything runs smoothly as it possibly can.

Catering For You....

At the George we have a restaurant and banqueting suites suitable for a variety of wedding celebrations, from intimate parties right up to larger wedding breakfasts and receptions. We can happily cater for up to 90 people for a formal meal or up to 150 guests for an informal reception. We can help you with menu ideas for your reception from our extensive Banqueting Menus, which have been carefully selected to offer great choice and variety and to suit different tastes and budgets. Alternatively, if you want to personalise your reception we will work with you so that you can add some of your own flair and style to the occasion.


With 47 bedrooms at The George we are able to offer numerous options to suit your wedding party. If you are booking your reception with us, please speak to us about the accommodation packages on offer. Early booking is strongly recommended, but we are flexible and happy to discuss your specific requirements so that you can relax and look forward to enjoying the day.

Speak to us about your wedding plans today by calling us direct on 01434 681611

Why not make your next meeting, function or conference memorable by holding it amid the scenic backdrop of the North Tyne at The George, Chollerford? The hotel is superbly located just 20 minutes from Newcastle International Airport and is just 30 minutes from the centre of Newcastle.

Choose from three function rooms, 47 well-equipped bedrooms and superb leisure facilities that include a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. By holding your next event at The George, you will ensure that your guests will be able to work and relax in style.

The Kielder Suite
The largest of our suites, The Kielder Suite is excellent for conferences and functions and can accommodate up to 50 delegates in a modern and comfortable space with lots of natural light.

The River Suite
This elegant River Suite on the first floor has many features including river views and a large open fireplace. This room is ideal for small receptions and can accommodate up to 40 delegates.

The Riverside Restaurant
Our restaurant can also be configured as a conference or function room accommodating up to 100 delegates.

We can happily arrange catering for your function from simple teas and coffees to full meal packages.

Call the hotel manager direct on 01434 681 611 to book or discuss your requirements for rooms and facilities.

Gym The George offers superb leisure facilities including a Leisure Club that can be used free of charge by hotel guests.  For local residents we also offer a number of different membership options.

The well-equipped Health Club includes multiple pieces of gym equipment including treadmills, rowing machines, cross trainers, weights, and bicycles.



  • Swimming Pool
  • Well-equipped Gym
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Changing rooms with showers
  • Lockers

Membership Types

We offer the following types of membership:

  • FREE for hotel guests
  • Single Under 55
  • Single Over 55
  • Couple Under 55
  • Couple Over 55
  • Student
  • Young Person – 16 to 21
  • Child – 6 to 15
  • Child Under 6 – Free of Charge

Swimming Pool

Membership Benefits

  • Members can bring up to 2 guests at a time to the leisure club for a small fee
  • Exclusive discounts on our dinner and lunch menus
  • Free Wi-Fi access in our lounges
  • Use of our sister clubs in Pitlochry, Harrogate and Rushyford

Download our membership form

Opening Times

Monday to Sunday – 7:30am to 9:30pm

Contact Us

Telephone: 01434 681611