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The George Runciman


The ‘George Runciman Restaurant’ pays homage to the craftsman joiner, who built the beautiful, hand-carved wooden staircase and was responsible for crafting much of the woodwork throughout the hotel, when the Hall was re-modelled as a luxury hotel in 2008.  With its rich burgundy colour scheme, grand fireplace, column detailing and glittering chandeliers, dining at Doxford Hall certainly has a sense of occasion. The restaurant has an AA rosette awarded for the highest standards in cuisine and service.

Where is The George Runciman located?

In the main hotel, Doxford Hall, 8 miles north of Alnwick in rural Northumberland.

What cuisine is on offer at The George Runciman?

Open daily for lunch and dinner to both visitors and hotel residents, the George Runciman Restaurant offers traditional table d'hote and a la carte menus as well as an acclaimed Sunday lunch throughout the year. Advanced reservations are essential. Highly imaginative, beautifully presented and crafted using only the best seasonal produce from the local area, featuring Eyemouth crab, Craster kippers and many locally reared meats.

What is the signature dish at The George Runciman?

Roast loin of venison, venison beignet, fondant potato, spring cabbage, salt roasted beetroot.

What makes a meal at The George Runciman unique?

It is unusual to find such a homely environment in some country house hotels, and it is this along with the friendly service and roaring log fires, that give you that warm welcome throughout the winter months, and sets it apart as one of the finest venues in Northumbria. Social gatherings over the festive season, cocktail parties, lavish celebration dinners, elegant afternoon tea, light spa lunches or hearty brunches, are all given an extra touch of style at Doxford Hall.

Arrival information and directions

Chathill, Northumberland, ChathillNE67 5DN, United Kingdom

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