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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 Front Street, Alston CA9 3SE

A friendly and relaxing spot in the centre of Alston. Freshly ground Pumphrey’s coffee, homemade sweet treats and a range of light savoury dishes. Large outdoor seating area at rear with stunning views. Customer cycle storage, free wifi, card payments and take away available.  Well behaved dogs welcome.


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

A friendly local pub.  No food served, but a good range of drinks, and often  live music on a Sunday evening.

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

Blueberry’s, Alston

The Angel Inn, Alston

Cumbrian Pantry, 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.