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Eating Out Links
Here are some website resources that you may find of interest or that might assist you in planning your self-catering cottage holiday in Northumberland.
- Belford - local village with all amenties
Belford is about a 10/15 minute drive from us. It has a Co-op (open 7am-10pm), 4 pubs, the excellent John Dory fish and chip shop (open Thursday, Friday, Saturday - other days in summer, tel: 01668 213161), Well House Coffee shop and Sunnyhills Farm shop.
- Cafe & Garden - The Garden Station
A good hour's drive away, but worth it for garden lovers who will enjoy this unusual woodland garden and cafe set along an old railway track. There's an eclectic choice of day courses to whet your appetite.
- Coffee Shop - The Well House Belford
The Well House coffee shop is located in one of the oldest buildings in Belford (dating back to the 1600s). Great home made food and cakes. About 10-15 minutes away from us.
- Farm Shop/Restaurant - Berwick Garden Centre
Berwick Garden Centre has a good farm shop (including ready meals) , coffee shop and a restaurant offering home cooked food.
- Fish and chips - The Bunker, Seahouses
On the front at Seahouses. Also crazy golf and soft play for children. 15-20 minutes from us. Plenty of other fish and chip options in Seahouses too!
- Howick Hall Gardens
In the Grey family since 1319 (yes, including Earl Grey of tasty tea fame!) Howick Hall is one of the UK's best coastal gardens with lovely walks, a bog garden, an arboretum and interesting planting all year round. It's our best local snowdrop walk and one of the places where you can see red squirrels. The Earl Grey Tea House is a civilised spot for a cup of the nation's favourite drink.
- Pubs - Cook and Barker Inn
Back down the A1, you'll find this northumbrian Inn which serves good food using meats sourced from their own farm.
- Pubs - Red Lion Inn, Alnmouth
This is a lovely pub with a traditional bar and a pleasant dining room. Good pub food. Outside there is a beer garden overlooking the River Aln. Alnmouth is a pretty northumbrian village with pleasant walks either along the river or beach.
- Pubs - Red Lion Inn, Milfield
Reliably good, hale and hearty fare in a simple and authentic northumbrian village pub.
- Pubs - Ship Inn, Newton by the Sea
One of our favourite destinations for a fantastic pub meal in a lovely setting right by the sea. Beautifully prepared fresh food using lots of northumbrian fish including crab and lobster and locally sourced meats. Great vegetarian dishes too.
- Pubs - Tankerville Arms, Eglingham
A popular pub with a great reputation for good food.
- Pubs - The Olde Ship Inn, Seahouses
Step back in time in this traditional pub full to the rafters with nautical bits and bobs and more brass than you can shake a stick at! With a beer garden with views over the harbour and the Farne Islands.
- Restaurant/cafe - Barn at Beal
Barely a five/ten minute drive from us, these beautifully converted farm buildings with views over to Holy Island now house a lovely coffee shop and a comfortably furnished restaurant which serves good food using plenty of locally sourced fish and meats. There's also a gift shop and useful, free visitor centre.
- Rstaurant - The Treehouse at Alnwick Garden
For a special occasion in quirky surroundings with an arboreal decor theme, the Treehouse is a great choice. Described as a cross between a good cafe and an upmarket brasserie, the Treehouse is popular for lunches and is open on some evenings only. On the website click on Eat.
- Visit Northumberland's Food And Drink Guide
Northumberland offers a vast range of choice for eating out. This guide list some of the restaurants, pubs, tea-shops and cafes available.
Situated by the picturesque bridge overlooking the River Coquet in Felton, this pretty little cafe with its own bakery and deli counter is worth the short detour off the A1. They offer bags of free bread to feed to the ducks down the bank.