The Elks Head

The management would like to apologise to all our regular cusotmers and visitors from further afield for the extended closure of The Elks Head due to the Covid 19 lockdown. We will be re-opening for business from midday on Friday 28th August and from then on Thursday to Monday inclusive.  We will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. Food will be served from 12 - 3pm on Sunday when our carvery will be open serving roast beef, sugar baked ham and roast pork. Weekday restaurant timing may vary slightly so booking is essential. PLEASE BOOK DIRECTLY with the Elks Head. 

Please email us direct on or ring 01434345282 for further information.  We look forward to seeing you!


The Elk's Head is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in the foothills of the North Pennines on the edge of Whitfield village. Our riverside location is surrounded by beautiful woods in an idyllic upland valley and perfectly positioned to be your base to explore the North of England. 

We are ideally placed between the Lake District to the west and Northumberlandt to the east, with Yorkshire and County Durham a step away to the south and the Scottish Borders to the north. 

The Elks Head Enquiries

For all Elks Head enquiries please contact directly at
Tel: 01434 345282
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