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Cumberland Inn, Townfoot, Alston CA9 3HX

With stunning views across the Tyne Valley, the Cumberland is a fine example of an English Inn. 5 en-suite bedrooms, hearty pub fare and award winning ales await the visitor, and customer service to match. Muddy boots, bikes and pets all welcome. Free Wi-Fi


The Crossing Cafe South Tynedale Railway, Alston CA9 3JB

Homemade food with popular favourites, a specials menu and a delicious cake selection to choose from. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options always available. Food also available as a take-out option to enjoy on the train as you travel through the beautiful countryside.  Dogs welcome.  Open daily in season.

Alston House Hotel

Overlooking the South Tyne River and the fells, this relaxed hotel in a stone-and-brick building dating from the 17th century.  There's a casual bar/restaurant serving British and Italian cuisine, as well as a cafe offering light meals. Event facilities are available.


The Top Cafe Ryder House, Front Street, Alston CA9 3SE

Cafe offering a variety of food and drinks. Everyone welcome, including cyclists, walkers and bikers. We also offer take away and delivery.


Lowbyer Manor Country House Hexham Rd, Alston CA9 3JX

Lowbyer Manor, a Grade II listed Georgian Country House, has twelve comfortable ensuite bedrooms set in an ideal location for exploring the beautiful, quiet countryside of the North Pennines with fishing, golfing, cycling, walking, shooting and skiing being popular pursuits with our guests. Fully licenced and offering good homecooked food.


Turks Head Market Place, Alston CA9 3HS

The Turks Head is an attractive 17th century "olde worlde" pub situated in the centre of the small market town of Alston. The atmosphere is relaxed, and with friendly staff always on hand to help, this makes it the perfect place for old and new customers wishing to join us for a drink. Dogs are welcome.


Victoria Inn Front Street, Alston CA9 3SE

The Victoria Inn is a traditional town centre hostelry, serving a range of draft beer, lager and cider.  Pool table, dart board and wifi available.  8 B&B rooms upstairs, which can be booked via booking.com.  Incorporating Kazana Indian restaurant and take-away Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays, 6pm-late.


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Other places to eat and drink

Jack’s Takeaway, Alston

  Well behaved dogs welcome

Nenthead Arts & Visitor Centre Nenthead CA9 3PF

Nenthead Arts and Visitor Centre is a converted Methodist Chapel (built 1873, renovated and conserved 2017-2019). Plumbums dog friendly cafe is open 6 days a week, closed on Tuesday; we are lift accessible to the first floor gallery exhibition space and have meeting rooms to hire.


You’ll find plenty of options for eating and drinking on Alston Moor. All establishments are independently owned, and offer a warm welcome to visitors and locals alike.

Alston Ices Normally found near Alston’s Market Cross!

Alston Ices have been in business since 1997 selling award winning ice cream to Alston Moor and the surrounding areas. We are available to hire for galas, fetes, weddings, and birthday parties just give us a message on our Facebook page Alston Ices or alternatively email raymondmiller791@gmail.com.


The Nook Farm Shop & Cafe Epiacum Roman Fort, Kirkhaugh, Alston CA9 3BG

We opened in November 2019, next to Epiacum Roman Fort, a couple of miles outside Alston on the A689. We serve and promote local produce, including farm-bred beef and lamb. All our produce is locally sourced or made here. We have a cafe, farm shop, large car park, good outdoor seating area and an online shop.


Swans Head Townhead, Alston CA9 3SL

Cafe serving beverages and light snacks. A selection of antique and vintage items including clothing. We have a range of crafts and cards made by local people, including rugs, wood turned items, jewellery and bags.


Covid-19 Information

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The High Plaice Front Street, Alston CA9 3QH

Welcome to the highest fish and chip shop in England! We are situated in the centre of Alston, over the road from the Market Cross.


The Angel Inn Front Street, Alston CA9 3HU

A small traditional country pub in the centre of Alston, serving home cooked food and triple cooked chips. Three en-suite B&B rooms. Under new management from October 2020..


Saddlers Bakery and Bistro 3 West View, Front Street, Alston CA9 3SF