A PUB'S derelict rooms have been transformed into a boutique space - in just six weeks.

Simone and Gary Willis, who have run The Victorian Tap in Hexham since 2021, are 'chuffed to bits' to release the final pictures of their B&B rooms which work started in early June.

"It is amazing how it has only taken six weeks in the making to turn upstairs from derelict to boutique B&B rooms," Simone said.

Hexham Courant:

"We are quite prepared for the rooms to go 'live' and we have a website that will be linked to our Google account which is for direct bookings at best prices.

"The refurb has been completed by Baxter’s Building and Decorating Ltd in Sunderland who have done an amazing job.

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"All our four rooms, which have en-suites and are named after breweries we use in the pub, have been completed to a very high standard.

"We have the Darwin room and Rudgate, which are on the second-floor and is a king-size rooms with fantastic views up and down Battle hill.


Hexham Courant:

"One has a double shower and the other with a bath and shower for complete relaxation after a busy day. These are carpeted and not suited for dogs unlike our floor rooms Firebrick and Allendale which are especially four-legged suited for guests and their humans.

"We made sure it had non-slip flooring just in case of any accidents, and plenty of room to stretch their legs, kingsize beds, and both with double showers.

"We have also soundproofed between floors and awaiting secondary glazing to be fitted to ensure maximum noise reduction from the street below.

Hexham Courant:

"As well as the rooms, Gary’s amazing breakfast will set you up for the day all included in the price.

"All in all, we think this is a real asset to our already fabulous business.

"We are so proud of what we have achieved in the 12 months we have been in Hexham and hope this new venture will be just as successful."