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Where to eat & drink in Northumberland

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Explore Northumberland’s finest eating and drinking establishments

Looking for some fantastic dining out opportunities in Northumberland? Our handy eating and drinking guide divulges the best bars, restaurants, pubs and cafés to visit during your stay.

After successfully working up an appetite exploring Hadrian’s Wall or wandering around the independent shops and boutiques of Alnwick, you will find a multitude of places to eat in Northumberland. For a relaxing meal and laid-back atmosphere, the pubs in Northumberland are the perfect option, especially if you want to recline and warm up in front of a roaring open fire. The dog-friendly Cumberland Arms, nestled in the Ouseburn Valley, offers fantastic food as well as live music and comedy nights.

For a more formal experience, there are many restaurants in Northumberland offering a variety of cuisines, from traditional British to foreign fusions. Located in Amble Harbour, The Old Boathouse has won awards for both its incredible meals and its dedication to sustainable and locally-sourced seafood.

For any lover of tea, the Earl Grey Tea House in what was originally the ballroom of Howick Hall is a prime attraction, the hall being the family seat of Charles, the 2nd Earl Grey and the namesake of the famous tea. Enjoy a light lunch or delicious cake while you admire the beautiful surroundings. Another of the popular cafés in Northumberland would be The Station Buffet at Barter Books, located in what was originally Alnwick Station. Having been lovingly restored and retaining many of its original features, this venue is certainly as delightful as it is unusual.

  • The Earl Grey Tea House

    Home of the ever-popular Earl Grey tea and now serving a wealth of mouth-watering hot beverages and light bites to keep you ticking whilst you’re exploring the Northumberland Coast. An astoundingly beautiful building rich with history, character and charm.

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  • The Northumberland Arms

    On the banks of the River Croquet lies the Northumberland Arms – a bar/restaurant beautifully restored from an 1820s coaching inn. The high-quality, seasonal menu offers a combination of heart-warming British classics and exotic overseas dishes that are bound to tingle your taste buds.

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  • The Old Boat House

    Overlooking the attractive harbour at Amble, this rustic seafood restaurant serves only the freshest and finest local produce. Voted the ‘Coastal Fish Restaurant of the Year’ on two occasions, The Old Boat House is a delightful spot to enjoy your fish and chips with the unspoilt coastal view.

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  • The Old Post Office Bistro

    A classy bistro based in the Grade II listed former Post Office of Warkworth, dating back to the 18th century. Serving the highest quality, locally-sourced food, The Old Post Office Bistro produces delicious and imaginative dishes to suit all tastes.

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  • The Station Buffet at Barter Books

    A quaint, friendly café hidden in one of Britain’s largest secondhand book shops, in Alnwick’s restored railway station. The Station Buffet provides a welcoming spot to read your newly purchased books with a quality homemade snack.

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