Book a room at The Cookie Jar and experience a little bit of unexpected cookie-ness.

Welcome to The Cookie Jar

Your cosy retreat in the heart of Alnwick, Northumberland. Formerly the Convent of Mercy, this historical building has been tastefully renovated into 11 luxurious rooms and suites, and offers all the home comforts you could need with an added little bit of unexpected cookie-ness.

Sleep like an angel

11 individual bedrooms, with unique character and named from the local area.

All rooms feature signature drench showers, stunning decor, Hypnos beds, deliciously scented toiletries from Penhaligon’s. And of course, home-made cookies.

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Divine Dining

At the rear of The Cookie Jar is our bistro. We serve afternoon tea and divine dishes in the evening.

This stunning space is also available for private dining, perfect for a group of family or friends. Our garden is also open in the warmer months.

See the Bistro

Glorious Alnwick

The Cookie Jar sits in Alnwick, the stunning, historical town in Northumberland. Both of these locations have an abundance of attractions for visitors to enjoy.

And after your day out, you can head back to us at The Cookie Jar, your cosy retreat.

Discover Alnwick & beyond

Reviews from our guests

Brian L
Brian L
2024-01-22
Wonderful Fantastic in every way Stayed for one night last week From first entry into hotel we were met with charm and professionalism from the reception staff Our room Linhope Spout was large and extremely comfortable Dinner on the evening was served with product knowledge and good humour Excellent breakfast also We will certainly reurn
MacCree
MacCree
2024-01-13
A really wonderful hotel This is a really nice hotel, run by really lovely people. I thoroughly enjoyed staying here and would really recommend it. Highlights are a great wine list in the bar, immaculate rooms, great decor, super comfy, ideal location and lovely staff.
Helen H
Helen H
2024-01-13
Beautiful and friendly What a beautifully decorated hotel but what makes it stand out is the staff. The food was excellent and the service first class. The restaurant was a great place to get together and we were even treated to a look around the hotel rooms - just wow! I would love to be a guest here.
Ann L
Ann L
2024-01-07
Afternoon tea is recommended Visited for Afternoon tea for 10 + 2 babies The staff were very accommodating and attentive, discreet when not needed. Thank you ladies. The selection received as the 'tea' was perfect and suited us. We left very little. I think the sausage rolls were everyone's favourite and the scones were beautiful.
kevstilltripping
kevstilltripping
2023-12-12
Cookies were fantastic Great location and lovely hotel. The attention to detail is very high at this hotel and the staff are exceptional. Stayed only one night but will hopefully be back to experience one of the other wonderful rooms. The history of this hotel made it special.
Jasonpettitt
Jasonpettitt
2023-11-09
The Chapel Room for the win! We took a last minute trip for a surprise getaway for me and my wife. We took a bit of a chance on The Cookie Jar and the most expensive room. The Chapel. Absolutely blown away. I've stayed all around the world in some of the best hotels but this could very well be the best yet. Its running our volcano view hot tub room in Santorini close. We didn't want to leave the room. They almost had to get us legally evicted it was so good. Comfortable and beautiful furnishings. Exceptional design that utilises the history of the building. Subtle and indulgent. The shower next to the free standing bath. Waking up to the beautiful stained glass windows. Finally dragging ourselves away to enjoy the incredible breakfast then finding out when we left the hotel that it was yards away from Alnwick Castle (we had arrived in pitch black night). I feel like words aren't doing this place justice. Bravo to the owners and the amazing team and hotel they've you have put together. An absolute jem of a find and not a volcano in sight.
Alistair
Alistair
2023-11-08
Lovely relaxed hotel It is a lovely relaxed hotel with big spacious rooms. Great location near the centre of town but is also nice and quiet. The staff were also very friendly and helpful. Very close to the Castle and other places you'd want to visit.
Mrs B
Mrs B
2023-11-07
Beautiful Boutique Hotel Beautiful boutique hotel next to the Castle. Room are spacious and comfortable spotlessly clean with coffee and tea provided. A lovely touch is the home made jar of cookies. I loved the low level bathroom night light. Luxury toiletries are provided. I also loved the décor of the hotel The staff are helpful and friendly. I cannot comment on the food as we don't eat breakfast so didn't have it. Would definitely stay again and would highly recommend. Like someone else said just be careful parking on the cobbles as you can catch your front bumper as my husband did!!!!
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