The Hermitage Inn
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Warkworth lies on the north-
The first known settlers in Warkworth (or Wercewode as it was once called) were the
The blackest day in the history of Warkworth was 13 July 1174 when the Earl of Fife together with King William the Lion of Scotland, put 300 Warkworth residents who had sought refuge in the Church of St Lawrence to death.
On 7th October1715 the Jacobites under the orders of General Forster proclaimed the Pretender as King of Great Britain at the Market Cross – a plaque marking this event can be seen in the village near the Market Cross in Dial Place.
Most of the buildings in the centre of the village on Castle Street and Bridge Street were built in the 18th and 19th centuries and the architecture in the centre of the village has changed very little over the years.
Located in the beautiful historic village of Warkworth on the Northumberland Coast, the Hermitage Inn is an 18th Century Grade II listed building. It has been an Inn since it was first built and a 'Hermitage Hotel' is marked on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey Map dated 1860. Located adjacent to the Market Place near the junction between Castle Street and Bridge Street, the Hermitage Inn has been at the centre of village life in Warkworth and continues to play a key role in the life of this vibrant and notable village.
Inside the Hermitage, guests can appreciate the tastefully restored decor and surroundings which give clues to the Inn’s long history and status in the village.
The Hermitage Inn takes its name from the Hermitage – a late medieval cave and the chapel of a solitary hermit which is located half a mile from Warkworth Castle on the River Coquet and accessible only by boat.