Places To Eat
on the Northumberland Coast, nr Alnwick

Good restaurants, food pubs, bistros, cafés & tea rooms
in Amble, Craster, Rennington, Alnmouth, Lesbury & Warkworth
on the Northumberland Coast near Alnwick

The Northumberland Heritage Coast within Alnwick District has some of the most beautiful coastline in Britain. There are numerous Restaurants, Cafés, Hotels, and food pubs, in the many small villages dotted along the coastline and nearby inland.

Below are just a few to help you on your way.
(This isn’t a definitive list but rather it has been compiled following personal recommendations)


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

Alnmouth (5 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.

  • The Whittling House – situated at 24-25 Northumberland Street, Alnmouth, NE66 2RA, (the main street). Offering a varied menu, specialising in local food and freshly caught sea food. Open 7 days a week 12pm  – 9pm, Excellent recent reviews from our guests. To book a table Tel: 01665 463001 Website
  • Bistro 23 – A fully licensed restaurant, situated at 23 Northumberland Street, Alnmouth. A Tea rooms through the day, and on Wednesday and Saturday evenings it becomes a lively Bistro.
    Bookings are taken for evening sittings, at 7pm. 7.30pm. and 8.00pm. Seats around 40 people. To make a booking tel. 01665 830393.

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

Amble (15 minutes drive)

Amble is very proud to be a working town, with a lovely working harbour still retaining its own North Sea fishing boats. The harbour is an interesting diversion and the Marina nearby is where many of the visiting yachts moor up whilst visiting the area. Queen Street in Amble has many interesting shops to browse.

  • The Old Boat House on the Amble harbour, an old boathouse converted into a trendy fish restaurant. This is very popular with visitors and only 20 minutes drive from Alnwick. See their website To book a table telephone 01665 711232.
  • Jasper’s Bistro Specialising in fresh fish and situated at 8 Bridge Street, Amble. Good reviews on TripAdvisor, awaiting our guests own reviews. To book a table Tel 07853 449 465 or via this booking link
  • Spurreli Ice cream a welcome addition to Amble’s offering. Authentic Italian style icecream of very high quality made on the premises. It is absolutely delicious and well worth the trip to Amble. The portions are very generous and the staff friendly. Spurreli also do authentic coffee, tea and wine. The café is situated at the harbour. if you are travelling down Queen Street just keep going it will lead to the harbour and you will easily find Spurelli’s. Opening hours Winter 10 – 5 and Summer 10 – 6. and Tel: 01665 710890. Website

Beadnell near Seahouses (20 minutes drive)

  • Beadnell Towers A delightful coastal hotel with fine restaurant, situated at The Wynding, Beadnell, NE67 5AY. Travel along Seahouse Road B1340 from Alnwick. Good reviews and recently reviewed by our guests who recommend it. to book a table Tel: 01665 721211. Website

Craster (8 – 10 minutes drive)

Famous for its world renowned Craster kippers, and more latterly for its use as the set in the TV drama series “Distant Shores”

  • Shorline café – situated just past Robson’s and the Jolly Fisherman, this very friendly little café offers appertising home cooked food and freshly made sandwiches, a refreshing place to stop for a cuppa after a lovely walk along this beautiful coastline. Open 10am – 5pm (10am – 4pm in winter) 7 days a week.
  • The Jolly Fisherman – Craster, overlooking the harbour. Picturesque setting, has just recently come under new management. Open for lunches & Evening Meals serving food 11am – 3pm and 5pm – 8.30pm. Also open Sundays and food served 12am to 7pm. Good recent reviews.
    Tel. 01665 576461.

Newton By The Sea (15 mins drive)

A hidden gem, at Low Newton By The Sea you will be entranced by the superb coastal scenery and Newton Haven leading down to Embleton Bay, one of the most picturesque bays on the Northumberland Coast. Low Newton by the Sea is a hamlet of fishermen’s houses, and set in the corner you will find the Ship Inn.

  • Ship Inn – Low Newton By The Sea A friendly pub with home cooked food and their own micro brewery, food available on certain days, you would need to check with the Ship Inn before you arrive. Tel: 01665 576262. For more information see their website
    (Note: Recent information is that this small pub is now so popular in the busy season April – Oct that you may need to book your table several days in advance)
  • The Joiners Arms – Newton by the sea, a nice friendly modern pub with large dining room offering pub food and Sunday lunches. to book a table 01665 – 576112

Warkworth (8 minutes drive)

About eight minutes drive from Alnwick along the scenic A1068 Road, Warkworth Village with its picturesque old streets and overlooked by the massive castle atop the hill. The village is a real sightseeing treat.

There are several tea rooms here, which are excellent. The following two are particularly worth a mention…

Tea Rooms

Warkworth is an extremely picturesque village with its own castle standing high over the village.

  • Cabosse – situated in Dial Place in Warkworth near the church and it is an absolute delight. Here you can buy authentic French style Patisserie, and chocolates made on the premises by the talented Louise Frederique. There is a lovely tea room through the shop where you can sample the delightful freshly made sandwiches or pastries, and on you way out you can buy beautiful gifts of chocolates or pastries to take with you. Tel: 01665 712644 Website
  • Bertrams Tea Room – situated on the main road into Warkworth next to Warkworth House Hotel, this is an excellent tea room serving delicious home made cakes and light meals. Tel: 01665 798070 Website 

Amble by the Sea a busy fishing village with its own North Sea fishing fleet, a small harbour and a marina for sailing boats.

  • Spurelli’s Ice Cream Parlour at the Amble Harbour for probably the best Ice Cream in Northumberland, worth making a trip to Amble just for the ice cream! They also serve good coffee and drinks.

Howick is situated between Craster and Longhoughton villages and is home to the famous ‘Earl Grey’ the parliamentary reformer, but probably better known for introducing the tea by the same name!

  •  Howick Hall Tea Rooms. Gardens and Arboretum are a delight to walk around with the added advantage of having one of the most elegant tea rooms in Northumberland, offering home cooked food and lovely cakes. A firm favourite. Howick Hall Gardens. (The hall is not open to the public) Tea rooms open from midday every day during the opening season. Tel: 01665 577 285 website

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 in Alnwick Countryside

Places to Eat in Alnwick

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