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Places to Eat

Places to Eat

Here in Northumberland, we are spoilt with fantastic places to eat around the whole county. From Artisan brunches and afternoon tea, to harbour fish restaurants serving the daily catch, we’re fortunate to have an amazing choice of eateries.

Here you’ll find many of the restaurants, pubs, cafe and tearooms in the area, recommended by our guests, as well as the best places to visit for afternoon tea, breakfast and for sunday lunch.   Nearest the top are our personal favourites!  For a full list of where to eat in a specific area, please click on the Location page of your chosen area.

Our Favourites

The Old Post Office, Warkworth

This small boutique B&B recently opened as a little bistro on Friday and Saturday nights, and is a fantastic addition to the village. Popular with locals and tourists alike, the quality and presentation of the food is fabulous and it’s recommended you book as far in advance as you can to secure a table for your holiday as it’s incredibly popular. They also cater for private parties if you are coming on holiday with family for a special occasion. Tel: 01665 711341, or click here for the website.

Bistro 23, Alnmouth

This small bustling café turns into a fabulous little bistro in the evening, serving fantastic home-cooked food to a high standard. It is a small and intimate restaurant with friendly staff and is great at accommodating special requirements such as coeliac.  Located on the Main Street, but only open on Wednesday and Saturday evenings, it’s highly recommended that you book well in advance. Tel: 01665 830393, or click here to visit their website.

The Alnwick Treehouse, Alnwick

If you want to dine somewhere different, then this is the place. Dine in the biggest Treehouse in Europe with a huge open plan fire and trees growing through the restaurant, it’s not to be missed.  Booking is absolutely essential as people travel for miles to dine here. The menu is very local and extremely good.  Located within the grounds of Alnwick Garden.  Tel: 01665 511852 or click here for their website.

The Old Boathouse, Amble

An award-winning seafood bistro in Amble.  Customers drive for miles to visit this rustic fish restaurant to experience their fresh fish and seafood, as well as the other tasty dishes on their menu. With a huge specials board that changes almost daily depending on the daily catch landed on the harbour outside, this bustling restaurant with a stunning harbour frontage is a must to sample a taste of Northumberland.  Booking is essential even on a week-day, at all times of the year. Tel: 01665 711 232, or click here to visit their website.

The Potted Lobster, Bamburgh

Newly opened, this small and intimate restaurant has a lovely Mediterranean feel.  It’s a fish restaurant serving the local catch landed at nearby Seahouses.  You will need to book in advance as it’s very popular with locals and tourists alike.  Tel: 01668 214088, or click here to visit their Facebook page.

Sea and Soil, Amble

A welcome addition to Amble, Sea and Soil serves a variety of dishes, from typically local fish and seafood to locally reared game.  This simple but beautifully styled restaurant is elegant yet informal, with friendly service and very good quality, beautifully presented food.  They serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, and coffee and cakes. Tel: 01665 713 569, or click here to visit their Facebook page.

Zecca, Amble

Specialising in traditional Italian cuisine with a modern twist and fresh fish daily from Amble’s very own harbour, this restaurant boasts a traditional wood fired pizza oven & open kitchen.  The restaurant is good value for money and good quality.  They offer a super value Happy Hour menu too.  Booking is recommended at weekends and busy holiday periods. Tel: 01665 713 575, or click here to visit their website.

Taj Mahal, Amble

Located at the top of the high street, the Taj Mahal is a very good quality Indian restaurant specialising in seafood caught off the Amble coastline prepared to traditional Indian recipes. They also offer takeaways but no delivery service, but they’re worth the drive as they are the best in Amble. Tel: 01665 713 777, or click here to visit their website.

The Plough, Alnwick

Located just before you drive through the arch into the heart of Alnwick town centre, The Plough is a relaxing but modern bar and bistro downstairs with a lovely, intimate restaurant upstairs, serving delicious food in a friendly atmosphere.  The service is very good and they use local produce. Tel: 01665 602395 or click here for the website.

Mivesi, Alnwick

A unique blend of authentic, contemporary Indian cuisine served in a stylish manner while still keeping that ‘home cooked’ taste and flavour. This is a ‘bring your own bottle’ restaurant and an English Café during the day. Tel: 01665 606947 or click here for their website

Thai Vibe Cafe, Alnwick

As the name suggests, the restaurant serves authentic Thai food with a menu created by their Thai chef in an informal dining café setting. The food is as fresh as it can get and the menu is a lot more authentic than most Thai restaurants you find in the bigger towns and cities. Open most evenings, booking is recommended. Tel: 01665 606332 or click here for their Facebook page.

The Warkworth House Hotel, Warkworth

As well as having a comfortable and attractive bar, their restaurant also boasts fine food in a lovely setting.  If you have a dog, you can choose to dine in the bar instead and still enjoy the same high quality food.  It’s recommended that you book in advance for the restaurant, especially during the busy season, as most of the hotel guests eat there. Tel: 01665 711276, or click here for the website.

The Jackdaw, Warkworth

Very good quality food, freshly prepared and sourced locally, served in an elegant, yet homely restaurant.  We can certainly recommend The Jackdaw, especially for a lovely Sunday lunch, a romantic occasion or just a lovely evening meal.  They welcome children but you might find it harder with smaller children, as it has a quiet and slightly formal feel to it, which is nice for adults but kids may get itchy feet!  Ring to check opening times as they vary throughout the year and you usually need to book too. They have no website but their telephone number is: 01665 711488

The Italia, Alnmouth

This Italian restaurant is part of the Hope and Anchor pub and has a great atmosphere. It’s open 7 days a week. They have a varied menu and also have a happy hour between 4-6pm which is great for taking the children out for an early dinner.  They have their own pizza chef with an old, traditional pizza oven in a kitchen open to the restaurant.  Located on Alnmouth high street we would recommend booking at weekends as the restaurant isn’t huge and they get very busy as it’s popular with locals. Tel: 01665 830837, or click here for their web

Beaches, Alnmouth

Like stepping back in time, Beaches has been open for over 20 years and never changed in all that time.  With its ‘sea-shanty’ décor and tasty, home cooked food, dining here is a great experience!  The entire menu is on an ever-changing blackboard offering A la Carte treats such as lobster and crab in the summer and game from local estates.  In the summer, they have a ‘Seafood Shack’ where you can get takeaway lobster and seafood during the day which is hugely popular, in a ‘street-food’ style. This is a ‘bring-your-own’ restaurant with a £2 corkage charge if you bring your own wine. Book early to guarantee a table, although they are usually only open on weekends. Tel: 01665 830006, or click here to visit their website.

Hooked, Alnmouth

Hooked is a simple restaurant serving good food with a small menu, on the main street of Alnmouth.  Open Wednesday to Sunday booking is always recommended. Tel: 01665 830335, or click here to visit their website.

The Mizen Head, Bamburgh

The Mizen Head has a very good reputation locally, it specialises in seafood and is located at the top of Bamburgh village.  Highly recommended but booking is essential. Tel: 01668 214254 or click here to visit their website.

St. Aiden’s Bistro, Seahouses

This quaint, family run bistro is located on the seafront in Seahouses and has undisturbed views out to sea and The Farne Islands, you also have a lovely view of Bamburgh Castle. Using only locally sourced and produced food, the menu is simple but honest and most of the fish and seafood is from Seahouses itself.  Highly recommended, this gorgeous bar and bistro is only open between Thursday and Sunday evenings so booking is essential. Tel: 01665 720355 or click here to visit their website.

Good Pubs

The Red Lion, Alnmouth

A really traditional pub with the best atmosphere!  They have embraced the classic style and retained its original features, which adds to the cosiness of the true Northumbrian pub. They have a lovely beer garden and a restaurant too and serve a good Sunday lunch. The pub quiz is great and takes place every Tuesday. Dogs can come too! Tel: 01665 830584 or click here for their website.

The Ship Inn, Low Newton

Featured on Tales of Northumberland with Robson Green, The Ship Inn is a very traditional pub located right on the coast at Low Newton, serving real ales, smoked Craster kippers, their famous crab sandwiches and they also have their own micro-brewery.  Tel: 01665 576262 or click here to visit their website.

The Northumberland Arms, Felton

A modern pub with a great atmosphere and also a very good restaurant too. Open all day for lunches and dinners, and bring your dog in the bar area too!  Tel: 01670 787370 or click here to visit their website.

The Anglers Arms at Weldon Bridge

A traditional pub with a real fire, serving fantastic food! A must do if you are in the National Park area, and located in a beautiful setting. Coquet Cottage is just up the road too. Tel: 01665 570271 or click here to visit their website.

The Joiners Arms, Newton by the Sea

Very warm, friendly and modern-rustic pub with a buzzing atmosphere. Serves very good food and a great Sunday lunch. Perfect for lunch after a walk on the beach or somewhere special for an evening meal. Leaholme Cottage is just opposite too. Tel: 01665 576112 or click here to visit their website.

The Sun Inn, Alnmouth

A really cosy and friendly pub with a warm atmosphere and really good food. The bar area is lovely and a great place to meet after a long walk. There is a quiz on each Tuesday and you can bring your dog in the bar too. Tel: 01665 830983 or click here for their website.

The Three Wheat Heads, Thropton

This very traditional country pub is over 300 years old has the most beautiful scenic views out to the National Park from it’s lovely dining restaurant.  Thropton is the next village you come to when you drive through Rothbury, so very easy to find. Well worth a stop off for a hearty lunch. Tel: 01669 620262 or click here to visit their website.

The Lord Crewe Arms, Bamburgh

This newly refurbished pub has a really cosy bar and a fabulous restaurant called The Wynding. Definitely somewhere to end up at after a long walk on Bamburgh beach. Serving traditional English dishes, this pub and restaurant is highly recommended and often praised by our customers. It’s one not to miss. Tel: 01668 214273 or click here for their website.

The Sun Inn, Warkworth

Located at the top of the village opposite the castle, The Sun Inn is a good pub with a restaurant where you can dine in the bar or the restaurant. Dogs are welcome in the bar. They have a lovely conservatory steak restaurant too with views of the castle and the river. They have live music on quite often, and also a great juke box.  Tel: 01665 711259, or click here for their website.

The Hope and Anchor, Alnmouth

This newly refurbished pub is located on the main street of Alnmouth and not only does the pub serve traditional ‘pub grub’, but it also has The Italia next door, as well as a new addition; The Crab and Lobster Bar. This is a fish bar serving fresh fish from the local waters of Alnmouth. The menu changes every day depending on what fish is available at the market. Definitely worth a try and its dog friendly too. Tel: 01665 830363 or click here for their website.

The Masons Arms, Warkworth

Probably the most atmospheric pub in Warkworth, serving good pub food in a nice setting right in the centre of the village. Serving hearty food each day and Sunday lunch on Sundays, you can even take your dog with you too. The Masons occasionally have live music on during the year, so keep an eye out on their website. Their quiz nights on a Tuesday are popular too, starting at 9pm. They have a huge beer garden that’s all been recently refurbished and is a sun trap too. Tel: 01665 711398 or click here for their website.

The Hermitage Inn, Warkworth

Located in the very centre of the village, The Hermitage Inn serves hearty food and a carvery on a Sunday, and most weekends they have live music on a Friday evening. They don’t have a website but click here to read their TripAdvisor reviews.

The Cook and Barker, Newton on the Moor

Located at Newton on the Moor which is just off the A1, this is a fantastic pub with a really great restaurant and very easily accessible. Dogs are welcome in the bar area which is super cosy. Booking is recommended in the restaurant. Tel: 01665 575234 or click here to visit their website.

The Percy Arms, Chatton

This country boutique restaurant and pub in the heart of Chatton is very popular.  Serving excellent food and afternoon tea, it’s the only eatery in Chatton and a good one at that. Percy Cottage is just next door – handy or what? Tel: 01668 215244 or click here to visit their website.

The Pack Horse Inn, Ellingham

A quaint little pub that is very traditional with a lovely restaurant in the conservatory in the back, with pretty fairy lights lining the windows. This lovely little pub offers great food and real ales and even grows their own vegetables in their vegetable garden. It is a delight to the little village of Ellingham and allows dogs in the bar too. Tel: 01665 589292 or click here to visit their website.

The Tankerville Arms, Eglingham

Located outside of Alnwick heading towards the National Park, The Tankerville Arms is located in the very pretty village of Eglingham. It is a traditional Northumbrian pub with a real fire and a cosy atmosphere, serving high quality restaurant food, not just your standard ‘pub grub’.  Definitely recommended if you fancy a pretty drive around the edges of the Alnwick Castle grounds and into the countryside. Tel: 01665 578444 or click here to visit their website.

The Bamburgh Castle Inn, Seahouses

Located in the centre of Seahouses, on the sea-front, this is a very popular pub and restaurant with lovely views out to sea and over the fishing boats in the harbour.  Tel: 01665 720283.

Newcastle House, Rothbury

Located right in the centre of Rothbury, Newcastle House is a traditional town pub serving a good variety of hearty, local food. Tel: 01669 620334 or click here to visit their website.

The Cross Keys, Thropton

The Cross Keys is a very traditional local pub serving hearty Northumbrian pub grub. They often have live music on and the occasional pub quiz. Thropton is the next village along from Rothbury, driving west. Tel: 01669 620362

Cafes & Tearooms

Bertrams, Warkworth

Bertrams is a fantastic new addition to Warkworth village. It’s a beautifully restored old pub converted into a modern and relaxing cafe.  Open from 9am-7pm 7 days a week, dogs are very welcome in the cafe and the pretty courtyard outside.  Serving fabulous Northumbrian breakfasts and tasty lunches through to the early evening, Bertrams is perfect for a coffee or bowl of Cullen Skink after a long walk on the beach, or an early evening meal with little ones. It’s licenced too if you fancied something stronger than a coffee! Once a month they open on a Saturday night for a ‘themed’ evening – keep a watch of their Facebook page for the latest updates. Tel: 01665 798070, or click here for their Facebook page.

Cabosse, Warkworth

This fabulous French patisserie is owned and ran by renowned Chocolatiere, Louise Frederique, who is famous for her gorgeous handmade chocolate creations made with fresh cream and a range of imaginative fresh ingredients. As well as chocolate creations, she also sells delicious sandwiches, savouries and pastries to take home (or eat straightaway if you can’t wait!).

A perfect addition to the patisserie is a lovely little cafe situated to the rear of the shop, selling a range of excellent coffees, teas and of course, savouries and pastries lovingly hand-made on the premises by Louise. Unmissable! Click HERE for their website.

Spurelli’s, Amble

If you like ice cream, then you will fall in love with Spurellis. This little Italian ice cream parlour and coffee shop is a gem on Amble’s harbour road. In the summer sit outside and marvel at the harbour front and stroll along the harbour village shops, and in the winter their cosy but contemporary coffee shop serves cakes and coffee as well as their delicious ice cream. They also do large tubs of ice cream if you need to carry on your ice cream ‘fix’ back at your cottage! Not one to miss, they close at 5pm each day. Click HERE for their Facebook page.

The Station Buffet at Barter Books, Alnwick

Aside from the wonder of the historical and magical Barter Books bookshop itself, they even have a delicious cafe where you can enjoy your read over a good coffee and something tasty in front of an open fire (and fall asleep too if you’re not careful!). The cafe was stumbled upon when the owner of the bookshop was scouting around the old station looking for some extra office space. He found a key that matched a lock in a door that he had never discovered before, and when he opened the door here was the old waiting rooms for the platform completely preserved in time. There was even a green Fern that had been kept alive by a leaking nearby drain pipe! This was then the start of the ‘Station Buffet’. The cafe is not actually a buffet, but rather a very good cafe serving delicious home made lunches and sweet treats and even breakfast. Each room has a roaring open fire so be careful not to drift off (!). It is also licenced too if you wanted to get into the ‘holiday spirit’ a bit earlier. Save yourself for a lunch here when you visit Barter Books as it is a lovely experience. Click HERE to visit their website.

The Running Fox, Felton

Felton is located just off the A1 between Morpeth and Alnwick, so very easy to find. The Running Fox is a fantastic artisan bakery and cafe and an absolute delight to visit. The bakery creates amazing flavoured breads such as stilton and walnut, cheese and pickle and gluten free options too, as well as hot cross buns, enormous pies, quiches and sweet treats to take away. The cafe itself is even better. They serve a hearty, quality breakfast till 11:30am, then onto lunch and afternoon tea treats. Their doorstop sandwiches and melts are literally jam-packed full of local, fresh ingredients and almost everything they use is from a local or Fairtrade source. They have magazines and newspapers to browse over and buy too. Make sure you are hungry before you visit The Running Fox as you will want to take more delicious goodies home with you for later. Tel: 01670 787090 or click HERE for their website.

Morwick Ice Cream Parlour

On the road to Acklington from Warkworth about 2 miles out, the cafe is very small with limited food, however the ice cream is absolutely delicious! Housed in a converted part of the milking shed, it’s a delight to enjoy a gourmet ice-cream whilst watching the award winning pedigree Ayrshire and Holstein cows milling around. There’s a very good little adventure playground for smaller children too, directly in front of the ice cream parlour. Highly recommended and definitely worth stopping off for! Tel: 01665 711210 or click HERE for their website.

Topsy Turvey’s, Warkworth

A quaint tearoom located in the very centre of Warkworth village. Serving cooked lunches and fresh cream cakes and desserts, their window display of cakes will doubtless tempt you in! Tel: 01665 711338, or click HERE for their website.

Circa, Amble

Located next to the petrol station, this vintage café is like a throw back in time. An antique store fused with a contemporary café serving tasty lunchtime treats which also has the unique addition of 2 vintage caravans, which you can book for a special vintage afternoon tea. Tel: 01665 711 735, or click HERE to visit their website.

Strawberry Lounge, Alnwick

A pretty little cafe upstairs on Narrowgate. Look for the white door with strawberries painted on the front. Their different selection of scones is highly recommended by our guests! Click HERE for their Facebook page.

The Drift Cafe, Cresswell

Cresswell is a very small village with a fantastic beach. A lot of our guests don’t think to venture any further south of Amble but they should to visit the beach and the Drift Cafe at Cresswell. The cafe is also a bookshop too but the food is fantastic! They offer the basics such as sandwiches and sweet treats, but also hearty meals after braving the cold winds on the beach in the winter. Dogs are welcome too which means you can all enjoy something tasty. Click HERE to visit their Facebook page.

Tea Cosy Cafe, Alnmouth

This small bustling café serves really good, homemade food using local produce. There are huge windows looking out to Alnmouth main street and the atmosphere is really warm and friendly. On a Wednesday and Saturday evening, the cafe turns into a bustling bistro called Bistro 23, serving fantastic home-cooked food to a high standard. It is a small and intimate restaurant with friendly staff and is great at accommodating special requirements such as vegetarians and coeliacs. With it only being open on an evening for 2 nights, it is highly recommended that you book well in advance. Tel: 01665 830393, or click HERE to visit their website

The Old School Gallery, Alnmouth

Whilst primarily a very pretty art gallery housing a lot of local artist, Sue Fenlon’s work, The Old School Gallery also has a small coffee shop serving illy coffee and tasty fresh cakes and sweet treats. The gallery itself is lovely inside, being converted from an original old school it has some lovely period features. In the summer, there are big picnic tables with parasols to sit outside and water bowls for dogs to enjoy too. The garden is so pretty, full of wild flowers and they hang bunting all around the walls. Local Spurelli’s ice cream is served here too in the summer! The gallery is located a few yards up from the main roundabout in Alnmouth, on the road up to Foxton. Click HERE to visit their website.

Bari Tea, Alnwick

Bari Tea (baa-ree) is a chilled out contemporary cafe in the centre of Alnwick close to the Barbican of the castle. It is also a tea brewery, where you can buy a huge selection of different types of loose tea from all around the world and can even keep buying the tea you like from their website when you get home. Their lovely cafe lunches are perfect for a pit-stop when exploring Alnwick. Tel: 01665 510508 or click HERE for their website.

Caffe Tirreno, Alnwick

Located in the market square of Alnwick, Caffee Tirreno is a traditional Italian cafe run by an Italian family serving good coffee and sweet and savoury treats. They have seating outside in the warmer months which is lovely to enjoy a coffee and a pastry or a glass of wine and some tapas. The market square is where the farmer’s markets and weekly markets take place too. They also have a restaurant opposite the Alnwick Playhouse which is a lovely, family-run Italian. Click HERE for their Facebook page.

Eleanor’s Byre, Embleton

Eleanor’s Byre is a quaint little gift shop also serving fresh coffee and sweet treats too. It is located on a little country road leading out of Embleton, but it is signposted. Embleton is on the coastal route so very easy to find. Click HERE to visit their website and give them a call to find out opening hours, tel: 01665 571371.

Earl Grey Tea House, Howick Hall

Hence it’s name, Earl Grey himself brought the special blend of tea to Howick as a gift from a Chinese mandarin, designed to suit the water at Howick, using bergamot to balance the flavour against the lime in the water. The cafe itself is only open when the gardens are open, so it’s worth checking that out by clicking HERE to visit the website for Howick Hall. The cafe serves a variety of teas, homemade and local produce, snacks and light lunches. A good tip to blend in with the local lingo – ‘Howick’ is pronounced, ‘Hoick’, rather than ‘How-wick’! Click HERE for the tea house website.

Shoreline Cafe, Craster

Located right in the centre of Craster, The Shoreline Cafe is a welcome addition to the village and perfect for a light or hearty lunch after the Dunstanburgh to Craster walk! The cafe welcomes dogs in the front of the cafe and outside on the decked area, and their is a log fire inside too for those chilly days. As well as serving a good range of homebaked goods and sandwiches the cafe also is a mini deli where you can take treats home with you too, as well as being a little shop with seasonal gifts and the essentials.

The Copper Kettle, Bamburgh

This little cafe located right in the centre of Bamburgh main street is like a step back in time. This traditional cafe serves sandwiches, afternoon teas and sweet treats in an old-fashioned Victorian tea room style and dogs are welcome in the courtyard too. Click HERE for their website.

The Pantry, Bamburgh

A teeny little delicatessen selling made-to-order sandwiches to take away is also a little deli with a good selection of cheeses and pates, as well as stocking some essentials. The Pantry is located on the main street of Bambugh. Click HERE to visit their website.

Wyndenwell, Bamburgh

This little gem of a shop is a multitude of things; a cafe, shop, deli and ice cream parlour. As well as selling local artwork and gifts, the shops is also a small cafe, deli and ice cream shop! Their simple cafe food is very good, such as homemade big open sandwiches and toasties and fresh coffee too, and all of their ice cream is from local producer, Beckleberry’s – and it is DIVINE! Their gift shop stocks local ales, jams and old fashioned sweets, as well as the famous Lindisfarne produce such as the Lindisfarne Mead. The shop is always busy in the warmer months with locals and tourists stopping off for something sweet, but as they do everything to take away too – why not take it down to the beach to enjoy? Click HERE to visit their website.

Fish and Chips, Seahouses

When we are at the coast we have to have fish and chips! You will find no better fish and chips than those at Seahouses. Although Neptune’s fish and chips is the biggest and in the centre of Seahouses with a takeaway and a lovely sit-in cafe, there are other fish and chip takeaways in the town too, such as Lewis’s Fish Restaurant – the oldest in the town – or Pinnacles. With lashings of vinegar, this is a must when you come to the north east coast.

The Barn at Beal, just before the Holy Island Causeway

The Barn at Beal is a coffee shop, restaurant, bar and campsite overlooking the causeway leading to the magnificent Holy Island. The cafe is really good, serving a fine selection of homemade cakes and locally produced meals and you can sit outside too on the terrace. On an evening, they also open up on a Friday and Saturday night for formal dinners and have their ‘Bothy Bar’ for a pre or post dinner drink. This is the place you stop to refuel before or after visiting Holy Island and Lindisfarne. Click HERE to visit their website.

Kirkharle Coffee House, Kirkharle Courtyard near Belsay

Located within the Kirkharle Courtyard designed by famous architect, Capability Brown, the Kirkharle Coffee House is a beautiful place to stop and relax whilst having some tasty food. As well as being licenced, they do fabulous home baked cakes, light lunches and hearty lunches too. The Kirkharle Courtyard is actually a little shopping destination in itself, housing some lovely local suppliers of artwork, textiles, jewellery, textiles and pretty gift shops. It is located near to Morpeth and Belsay and the drive to it is beautiful. Click HERE to visit their website.

Tomlinson’s Cafe, Rothbury

As well as being a bunkhouse for active guests, Tomlinson’s cafe serves hearty breakfasts, lunches and light evening meals. The cafe also has free Wifi, so a good base to fill up on coffee and cake whilst catching up back at home! Tel: 01669 621979 or click HERE to visit their website.

Afternoon Tea

Bertrams, Warkworth

Once again Bertram’s features on our favourites for somewhere to visit for really good food. After countless visits we just can’t fault it! Their afternoon treat is a delight, served between 3-6pm every day, there is a delicious selection that you can choose from of sweet and savoury. As well as having an option of a sparking Afternoon Tea with Prosecco, you an also opt for a ‘G&Tea’, with a gin and tonic! They have a fabulous selection of different gin’s too if you fancy something refreshing. In winter or summer, they have their roaring fires on in the chilly months and their pretty courtyard to the rear. Click HERE to visit their Facebook page with live updates on local events and new food. Dog friendly too!

Eshott Hall, Eshott

We personally think Eshott Hall is the ‘creme-de-la-creme’ of Afternoon Teas in Northumberland, giving diners a beautiful, country-house feel with the best food and finest teas, coffees and champagne. Served between 3-5pm, booking is absolutely essential. Eshott is located a little further south than Felton. Tel: 01670 787454 or click HERE to visit their website.

Doxford near Embleton

Doxford Hall is located just north of Embleton, between there and Beadnell inland. This beautiful stately home is owned by the same family who have Eshott Hall, so the high standard remains the same. The food is beautiful and you can also get light meals and snacks here, as well as afternoon tea. They also serve cream teas here if you didn’t fancy the full platter of treats! Booking is also essential, as Doxford Hall is a Spa too. Tel: 01665 568231 or click HERE to visit their website.

The Running Fox, Felton

As well as a fabulous artisan bakery and cafe, The Running Fox also does Afternoon Tea with a twist – instead of dainty sandwiches and mini bites of something sweet, they have wedges of meaty pies and quiches and doorstops of cakes – you need to be hungry for this afternoon treat! Tel: 01670 787090 or click HERE to visit their website.

The White Swan, Alnwick

Located in the very centre of Alnwick, The White Swan is a grand hotel with the interior of their dining room made from the inside panelling of the sister ship of the titanic. Their afternoon tea is a treat and great after a hunt around the shops in Alnwick or visiting the Alnwick Castle or Treehouse. Tel: 08446 932966 or click HERE to visit their website.

The Northumberland Arms, Felton

Located in Felton just over the bridge from The Running Fox, is The Northumberland Arms. As well as being a rustic country pub and a great restaurant, they also serve a delightful afternoon tea. Tel: 01670 787370 or click HERE for their website.

Matfen Hall, Matfen Village

Although located more towards Newcastle, Matfen Hall is worth visiting if you are planning a special Afternoon Tea, perhaps for a celebration or birthday. Their pastry chefs have been working for decades to provide an excellent standard of sweet pastries, homemade scones and finger sandwiches. You must book in advance to ensure you get a table. Tel: 01661 886500 or click HERE to visit their website.

Breakfast

Bertrams, Warkworth

The breakfast’s here are the best in the area – at least that’s what we think anyway! From the traditional Full English using only the best local ingredients, to the slightly posher Eggs Benedict or a lighter breakfast of fresh porridge with berries honey and even fresh cream if you have a sweet tooth. Bacon and sausage butties, smoked salmon bagels and smoked Craster kippers are available all day and are well-deserved after a brisk walk along Warkworth beach. Click HERE to visit their Facebook page. Dog friendly too!

Sea and Soil

Located at the very bottom of Amble High Street just before the road leads to the harbour is Sea and Soil. As well as being a fantastic bistro on an evening and serving delicious lunches, their brunch is not one to be missed either. They are definitely open for brunch over the weekend but you will need to check during the week at different times of the year. Tel: 01665 713569 or click HERE to visit their Facebook page.

Jasper’s, Amble

Located at the bottom of Amble High Street, this cute little cafe does great breakfasts and will pretty much make whatever combination you prefer. They are very reasonably priced as they cater for lots of locals who go there daily. Why not have a wander down to the harbour afterwards? There is a good market on at the harbour on a Sunday. They don’t have a website but click HERE to read their TripAdvisor reviews.

The Running Fox, Felton

As well as being an artisan bakery, cafe and serving afternoon tea, The Running Fox does really good breakfasts and they certainly don’t skimp on the portion size! Cheese scones with bacon, melted cheese and a fried egg – a cheese lovers dream. Booking is essential, you won’t get a table if you just walk in as breakfast is popular with tourists and locals alike. Tel: 01670 787090 or click HERE to visit their website.

The Station Buffet at Barter Books, Alnwick

For a lazy Sunday morning, why not head to Barter Books to their Station Buffet for an ‘American Style’ breakfast along with a good book. Why not even have a snooze in front of the fire – you are on holiday! Served between 9-11am. Tel: 01665 604888 or click HERE for their website.

Tomlinson’s Cafe, Rothbury

If you are heading over to the National Park for some walking and sightseeing and need a hearty breakfast to fuel you for the day, Tomlinson’s is the best place to go in the National Park area. Located in the heart of Rothbury, this lovely cafe is a great spot for some good food – even if you are not doing a heavy day exercise! Tel: 01669 621979 or click HERE to visit their website.

Sunday Lunch

The Joiners Arms, Newton by the Sea

Very warm, friendly and modern pub with a buzzing atmosphere. Their Sunday lunch is fantastic and in a warm and friendly environment – great for children too! Perfect for lunch after a walk on the beach to blow away the cobwebs! Leaholme Cottage is just a few hundred yards away too. Tel: 01665 576112 or click HERE to visit their website.

The Northumberland Arms, Felton

A modern pub with a great atmosphere and also a very good restaurant too. Open all day for Sunday lunches and dinners, and bring your dog in the bar too! They even serve Sunday dinner until 8pm which is a bonus if you don’t want a heavy meal so early on. Tel: 01670 787370 or click HERE to visit their website.

Zecca, Amble

Specializing in traditional Italian cuisine with a modern twist and fresh fish daily from Amble’s very own harbour, the restaurant boasts a traditional wood fired pizza oven & open kitchen. Their Sunday lunches are surprisingly fantastic as their main dishes are Italian, but it’s well worth a try. The restaurant is good value for money and good quality. They offer a super value Happy Hour and a ‘Thrive at 5’ menu too. Booking is recommended at weekends and busy holiday periods. Tel: 01665 713 575, or click HERE to visit their website.

The Anglers Arms at Weldon Bridge

A traditional pub with a real fire, serving fantastic food! Their Sunday Lunch is delicious too and a must do if you are in the National Park area, located in a beautiful setting. Coquet Cottage is just up the road too. Tel: 01665 570271 or click HERE to visit their website.

The Mizen Head, Bamburgh

A delicious seafood restaurant located at the top of Bamburgh which also does fabulous Sunday Lunches. You must book in advance as they are very popular on Sunday with locals and tourists alike. Glororum is just up the road where you can find Farne View, Cheviot House and Brada House. Waterford and Kent Cottage are just down from The Mizen Head, about 10 minutes’ walk away. Tel: 01668 214254 or click HERE to visit their website.

The Percy Arms, Chatton

This newly refurbished pub is a country boutique restaurant and pub in the heart of Chatton. Serving excellent food and afternoon tea as well as FAB Sunday Lunch, this pub is the only eatery in Chatton and a good one at that. It is owned by the same people who own The Northumberland Arms in Felton. Percy Cottage is next door and Hemmel Cottage just a few hundred yards up the road. Tel: 01668 215244 or click HERE to visit their website.

The Ridley Arms, Stannington

Although Stannington is a little further south, The Ridley Arms is a gorgeous country pub serving really good homecooked food. They serve food until 8pm on a Sunday too if you didn’t fancy something so early. Why not tie in a visit to the pretty market town of Morpeth during the day? Tel: 01670 789216 or click HERE to visit their website.

The Pack Horse Inn, Ellingham

This quaint little pub and restaurant is in the pretty little village of Ellingham, home to Ellingham Hall, not far from Bamburgh (7 miles). They serve a mean Sunday lunch but only between 12 noon and 2pm so get there quickly! Tel: 01665 589292 or click HERE to visit their website.

The Treehouse Restaurant, Alnwick

Famous in its own right, The Treehouse is a great restaurant giving you a magical dining experience. As you can imagine, the Treehouse is an attraction in itself so you must book early to get a table that you want. Tel: 01665 511852 or click HERE to visit their website.

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