The Elks Head - Hexham, Northumberland



The Elks Head is a tradition family-owed pub situated on the banks of the west Allen River, just outside the picturesque village of Whitfield, Northumberland. They serve a full selection of draught beers, wines and spirits for your enjoyment. The pubs cosy friendly atmosphere makes this pub great place for family and friends to drop in for a quiet drink. With a large beer garden and children play area allows the parents to have a relaxing drink while the children play making the pub very family oriented, the beer garden is also a great place to accommodate all those customers that smoke. Also with disabled facilities and a car park situated on the grounds of the pub we tend to the needs of all our customers. To keep everyone amused there is a dart bored, pool table and snooker table on the premises. There is an extensive home cooked menu served throughout the pubs premises, so customers will never go hungry. With live music nights, quiz nights and karaoke nights, the Elks head is the perfect place for a busy night out on the weekend or a quiet night out during the week. If there are any special occasions coming up we can cater for it in the pubs fantastic function room. Whether you en route to the Scottish borders or the Lake District or just want to explore Hadrian’s Wall and Northumberland at your leisure, we make an ideal stop over or base for a short break. Located by the side of the A686 (one of the 10 most scenic drives in Europe), in the heart of Catherine Cookson, country and on the edge of England’s last wilderness – the Pennines – we are a world away from the hustle and bustle of the M6.

How to find us

NE47 8HD

Maximum Capacity: 100


  • Car Park
  • Disabled Access


For every guest who is wishing to stay the night, the pub has 9 comfortable en-suite bedrooms rooms available for hire. All rooms include tea and coffee making facilities.