Situated in Gateshead, North East of England

Hotel Background

Purchased and totally renovated in 2007, the Bowes Incline Hotel provides first class resident accommodation, wide-ranging quality menus in a spacious dining area, and the warm atmosphere of a friendly English Pub.

With over 30 years in the Hotel and Inn business, we have created in the Bowes Incline all that is best in customer care. The Hotel is now the flagship of Key Inns Ltd. a rapidly-developing company with a mission to put customer needs at the head of its operational strategy.


The Hotel is set close by, and takes its name from, the Bowes Incline Railway and Museum, a gem of North Eastern Industrial History. It is within walking distance of an Equestrian Centre, a Fishing Lake and overlooks open countryside and the welcoming arms of the famous Angel of the North.

A mile from the A1M, and within 20 minutes from Newcastle International Airport or Newcastle Central Station, communication links to the Hotel are ideal.

Ample visitor Parking is available, and the bar, dining room and guest accommodation are all set on the ground floor providing excellent access for those with walking disabilities.

In the centre of all the main attractions of Newcastle, Sunderland and Durham this is an excellent small hotel. The rooms are immaculate and the restaurant offers a very good choice of meals to suit everyone. The staff are all very friendly and I will definitely be back.


Lovely little hotel spotlessly clean rooms with nice bathroom. The breakfast was great and the resteraunt food was beautiful. We enjoyed every bit of our stay and the staff where very friendly. We will return here if need to go that way again.

Janet B

Stayed here with my daughter, the room was lovely, clean, great shower, breakfast perfect. Had an evening meal and it was delicious, huge portions and tasty. All the staff were helpful and would stay here again without a doubt.

Lainy A

What a great find. The hotel is just off the A1 but you wouldn't know it. No noise to be heard because of the triple glazing. The staff are all very friendly and very accommodating. The rooms are very comfortable and well furnished and spotless. Great walk in shower. The food is fantastic. Huge menu and great selection for breakfast. The hotel is ideally placed for so many tourist attractions. Beamish museum is very close by as are Sunderland, Newcastle and Gateshead. Loads of great places to eat. It's a gem if you are up this way give it a try you won't be disappointed.