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PUBS AND RESTAURANTS

  • The George and Dragon, Garrigill
    The local pub in Garrigill.  A great authentic local pub. Recently re-opened and run by the lovely landlords David and Jackie. Good local real ales, along with good home-cooked food at reasonable prices. Home cooked meals available but phone to check availability..  Phone: 01434 382691 – ¼ mile on foot or 1 mile by car -dogs welcome
  • Miners Arms, Nenthead
    Extensive menu and daily specials 12-2pm and 6.30-8pm. If you have special dietary needs Alison will make meals to your requirements with plenty of notice. You can eat in the bar or light and airy conservatory dining room.
    Also has an award from the Green Tourism Business Award scheme. Phone: 01434 381427 – 3 miles -dogs welcome (but not in conservatory
  • The Cumberland Hotel, Alston
    Based in Alston, the Cumberland Hotel has recently won the award of the CAMRA Solway pub of the Year for the Second Year running. Owned by Guy and Helen Harme, you’re always guaranteed a warm welcome. A wide range of foods to suit all tastes. Daily specials board. First Tuesday of the month community lunches £4 for two courses. Meals served 12-2pm and 6-9pm – Phone: 01434 381875 – 4 miles – dogs welcom
  • Alston House, Alston
    ‘Fresh, exciting and local are all words that have been used to describe our food; which is served in a relaxed, friendly and informal style.’ Eat in the restaurant or the café during the day. If you have special dietary needs let the owners know in advance and they will ensure that they will cook meals to your requirements. Specials board. Food served daily from 12-5, 6-9pm. Phone: 01434382200 –4 miles – dogs welcome in cafe.
  • Angel Inn, Alston
    Extensive menu of home cooked meals and locally caught trout, specials board. Open 12-2pm, 6-9pm. Phone: 01434 381363 – 4 miles – dogs welcome
  • Nenthall Country House Hotel,  Nentsbury 
    The Coach House Inn is open to non-residents  ‘We offer an extensive seasonal pub menu of home cooked food with homemade desserts to complete your meal.’ Food served 12-2 and 6-9pm – Phone: 01434381584 – 6-7 miles – dogs welcome in Coach House

CAFES

  • Cumbrian Pantry-Alston. The Cumbrian Pantry is a friendly, family run café with traditional home-baking and free Wi-Fi in the centre of Alston. They can also provide food and drinks to take-away or to have ready in the cottage fridge when you arrive.  Home made snacks and cakes, fresh coffee. Phone 01434381406- CA9 3SE 4 miles – dogs welcome
  • Crossing Cafe– This cafe is located at South Tyndedale Railway station right on the platform, providing good quality homemade food. Local produce is the norm and their cakes are a  favourite..The menu varies throughout the year and feature local food. They cater for special diets such as gluten free and vegan. CA9 3JB – 4.5 miles 01434382828 — dogs welcome
  • The Top Cafe –  Alston The Top Cafe has seating for 22 inside, and in good weather we have a patio area at the rear, with stunning views over the town’s roof tops to the fells beyond.  We serve Pumphrey’s coffee, roasted locally at Blaydon, and a good selection of other hot and cold beverages.  Our cakes and scones are home made, and we have a range of light breakfast and lunch menu options, including gluten free. Phone 01434 382 192 or 07905 240515 4 miles – dogs welcome
MOBILE CATERING UNIT
  • Hartside Cafe–  It is on the summit ridge of the North Pennines at an altitude of around 2,000 feet above sea level. It has an extensive car park. Stunning views towards the Lake District and Solway Firth on a clear day. Closed at the moment because of a fire but serving food and drinks in the car park. The views haven’t changed and the staff are still very friendly. Dogs welcome
    CA9 3BW 5.5 miles via Garrigill