Places To Eat
in the Alnwick Countryside

Good restaurants, food pubs, bistros, cafés & tea rooms in the countryside around Alnwick in Northumberland
inc. Rothbury, Town Foot, Weldon Bridge, Felton, Lowborn & Eglingham

Rothbury (15 minutes drive from West Acre House) is “The capital of Coquetdale” – a very picturesque area of Alnwick District, serving the villages of Alwinton, Netherton, Harbottle, Thropton. Set in Northumberland’s Hill Country, Rothbury is an ideal base for walking in the Simonside Hills and Cheviots.

There are several places to eat, in or near Rothbury’s Town Centre.


Restaurants, Pubs, Cafés, Bistros
(Personal and guest favourites)

Rothbury (15 minutes drive)

Once an important sea port for Alnwick, it ceased to be a sea port when a major storm wrecked the harbour and changed the mouth of the estuary. It is now a quiet seaside town with lovely beach.

  • Elm Tree House – situated in High Street, Rothbury, nice quiche, freshly made sandwiches
    and lovely home made cakes. Open daytime only.
  • Sun Kitchen – situated in High Street, Rothbury. A well established tea room with light lunches and “teas” Open day time only.
  • The Congregational – situated at the top of Rothbury High Street, it is an old Congregational church hall, set back from the houses on the north side of the street. It is now a gallery and bistro. Service may be a little on the slow side but the food is good with the advantage of being able to browse the excellent artwork whilst you wait for your meal. You can’t book a table for lunch, just turn up. Open 10.30am to
    4.30pm Tuesday to Sundays & Bank Holidays. Simple Summer Suppers Thursday Friday & Saturday’s 6.00pm to 8.00pm. Tel. 01669 621900 for further information and to book an evening table. Website
  • Queens Head Hotel – situated in Town Foot, Rothbury. A friendly pub, on Sunday’s they serve a good carvery for Sunday lunch. Although the meat portion is small it is still recommended..
    Tel. 01669 620470. Website
  • The Hamlet of Weldon Bridge
    20 minutes drive from Alnwick via the A1 – A697 and 10 minutes drive from Rothbury (5 miles) via the B6344.junction of the A697 and the B6344.
  • The Anglers Arms – Weldon Bridge, a lovely old country Inn, with typical country pub interior, warm and friendly, serves lunch and dinner. Tel. 01665 570271
  • The Village of Felton – south of Alnwick just off the A1 The Northumberland Arms – situated in Felton Village just south of the river, it is no ordinary pub, it has ambition to rise above the run of the mill pub by offering its guests a lovely environment with excellent food and attention to customer service. We have referred this fine eatery to many of our recent guests because their feedback has all been positive. I am told that if booking a table 3 weeks notice would be advised for a weekend and a day or two for a midweek booking. You can of course take your chance and aim for a table in the bar where the same food can be served. To enquire or book Telephone 01670 787 370. Website
  • The village of Powburn
    Powburn is situated 20 minutes west of Alnwick on the Morpeth to Wooler Road (A697).
  • The Village Tea Room and Emporium can be found next to the petrol station. You will find some interesting and unusual things for sale. However the main attraction has to be the tea room, everything freshly made to order, home made cakes to die for with excellent tea and coffee.The Village of Eglingham 15 minutes west of Alnwick on the B6346
  • The Tankerville Arms – Eglingham. situated about 6 miles west of Alnwick via the B6346, in the hamlet of Eglingham. A charming Olde World Pub, dining room serving pub food with very friendly service. Popular amongst the country set. Serves meals most lunch times and evenings. To reserve a table Tel: 01665 578444. Website

(There are other places in the countryside to try but we are still waiting for reviews from our guests.)

The above list is compiled from our guest’s reviews to us about their eating experience. If a place isn’t on the list its because our guests have not reviewed it. 


See also our pages for:

Places to Eat on the Northumberland Coast near Alnwick

Places to Eat in Alnwick

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