The Best Places to Eat in Alston

by | Attractions, Food

This article is part of our Discover Alston series. You can find more articles here

Salvin House is the holiday cottage that gives you the best of both worlds. Situated just a few minutes from idyllic country walks, it also places you at the heart of the historic town of Alston. This prime location means you have a wide array of places to eat in Alston within a short stroll from your staycation home, so there’s no need to worry about transportation on a night out.

Whether you crave traditional fish and chips or a gourmet a la carte meal, Alston has it all. Just don’t expect to find a McDonald’s or KFC here—Alston offers a unique dining experience that is far more charming and personal or KFC!

Alston House

Exterior view of Alston House hotel and restaurant in Alston

Alston House offers a variety of dining options from light bites to formal meals, just next door to Salvin House Alston.

The biggest hotel in Alston is also one of the best places to eat, and it just happens to be right next door. You can enjoy light bites and afternoon tea in the House Cafe, or go for something more formal in main restaurant. The menu includes stone-baked pizza, grilled burgers and steaks, plus Sunday lunch specials, all made fresh to order. Find out more and book at the Alston House website.

The Cumberland Inn

Traditional pub interior of The Cumberland Inn with dining tables and a bar

The Cumberland Inn, located opposite Salvin House, serves high-quality food and award-winning real ales in a traditional pub setting.

A traditional pub in every sense, the Cumberland Inn is right opposite the front door of Salvin House Alston, offering a warm welcome, high quality food and a full drinks menu, including award-winning real ales. The Cumberland Sausage is a particular favourite, which is quite apt really, and the covered terrace at the rear offers striking views over the South Tyne Valley. Find out more at the Cumberland Inn website.

The Nook Cafe

Outdoor seating area at The Nook Cafe with tables and chairs

The Nook Cafe, a short drive from Alston, is known for its homemade food and focus on local produce, perfect for breakfasts and afternoon teas.

A couple of miles out of Alston on the road to Brampton and Haltwhistle, the Nook Cafe is a popular eatery and farm shop, serving delicious home-made food with indoor and outdoor seating. With a focus on local produce, the cafe is noted for its breakfasts and afternoon teas, with different lunchtime specials on offer every day. Well worth a short drive, or you can walk to it along the South Tynedale Railway path. From the car park, it’s a short walk to the famed Epiacum Roman Fort.

Saddlers Bakery

Placed to East in Alston: Freshly baked pastries and bread displayed at Saddlers Bakery in Alston

A tempting array of freshly baked pastries and bread at Saddlers Bakery in Alston, a must-visit during your stay at Salvin House.

One cannot talk about dining in Alston without mentioning Saddlers Bakery. This local gem offers a delectable range of freshly baked goods, from crusty artisan bread to sweet pastries and cakes. Perfect for breakfast or a mid-morning snack, Saddlers Bakery prides itself on using high-quality, locally sourced ingredients. The warm and inviting atmosphere makes it a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Be sure to visit Saddlers Bakery during your stay to experience some of the best baked goods in the North Pennines.

No Shortage of Places to Eat in Alston

Salvin House Alston provides the perfect base for exploring the culinary delights of the best places to eat in Alston and the surrounding North Pennines. Whether you are enjoying a cozy meal next door at Alston House, sampling local ales at The Cumberland Inn, relishing a homemade treat at The Nook Cafe, or indulging in freshly baked bread from Saddlers Bakery, your stay at Salvin House promises to be a gastronomic adventure. Book your stay today and discover all the wonderful dining options that make Alston a unique and memorable destination.

Leo Rees-Evans

Leo Rees-Evans

Since 2014 Leo has been helping small businesses in the UK stand out online, engage with their customers and accelerate online sales through powerful UX designed websites.


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