Good food is really important to us, especially when on holiday.  Fortunately there are a great many excellent cafes, pubs & restaurants across Northumberland and here we have listed just a few. 


We look forward to hearing about your dining experiences during your stay!

In these changing times we strongly advise you contact venues in advance of your stay to book a table or enquire about take-away services and opening hours.

(Listings in brackets had not yet confirmed their reopening date at the time of publishing 30/06/20)

TA – Listings offering take-away in addition to dining-in

TAO – Listings offering take-away only

(TA) – Listings offering a new take-away service in addition to their restaurant, which may be subject to change

The Three Wheat Heads Inn, Thropton, 1 mile. 

Large menu & portions in this reliable pub/restaurant. Excellent beer garden with outstanding views of the Simonside Hills.  

01669 620 262 (TA)

The Star Inn, Harbottle, 6 miles

Great little pub that's been newly refurbished. Good local beers, courtyard seating area and pizza oven. One of our favourites!

Bewicks, Rothbury, 3 miles

A welcome new arrival in Rothbury set up by former Michelin star chef Kevin Mulraney. Lovely food at a great price.

La Mensa, Rothbury, 3 miles. 

Cosy italian restaurant with beer garden, open for coffee & cake, lunch, supper and take-outs. Easy dining for the whole family. 

07907 430 818 TA

The Rothbury Food Truck.

Top notch ‘fast food’ ...literally! The Truck moves around the region, sometimes in Thropton, sometimes Rothbury and many other villages in the Valley.  For the most up-to-date information on location & times, check their facebook page.

01669 621248 TA

Rothbury Fish & Chip Shop, Rothbury, 3 miles.

Traditional Fish & Chips to take-away.

01669 620 477. TA

Rocket Pizza, Rothbury, 3 miles.

Fast food take-away selling pizzas, kebabs, burgers, fried chicken & more! 

01669 838 739. TA

Village Tandoori, Rothbury, 3 miles.

Easy Indian take-away, just down the road! 

01669 620 221. TA

The Granby Inn, Longframlington, NE65 8DR, 9 miles. 

Traditional, cosy pub. 

01665 570 228 (TA)

The Village Inn, Longframlington, NE65 8AD, 9 miles. 

Traditional, cosy pub. 

01665 570 268

The Anglers Arms, Weldon Bridge, 14 miles. 

Traditional countryside pub with plenty of outdoor seating and space for children to play. 

01665 570 655

(William de Percy Inn & Creperie, Otterburn, 10 miles. 

French inspired, boutique inn. 

01830 520 261)

The Bay Tree, Alnwick, 13 miles.

Indian restaurant & fantastic take-away.

01665 602 800. TA

(Alnwick Treehouse, 13 miles.

Northumbrian fare in a unique setting.  Part of the Alnwick gardens, but can be enjoyed separately. Advance booking advised. 

01665 511 852)

The Potted Lobster, Bamburgh, 22 miles. 

Superb seafood from locally acclaimed chef in his gorgeous bistro. Booking advised. 

01668 214 088

The Old Boathouse, Amble, 24 miles. 

Small seafood restaurant on Amble harbour. 

01665 711 232. Reopening from 08/07/2020.

The Pack Horse Inn, Ellingham, 17 miles. 

Quintessential countryside pub with beer garden, serving excellent food. 

01665 589 292. Reopening from 06/07/2020

Lollo Rosso Italia, Morpeth, 15 miles. 

Fantastic Italian restaurant in vibrant atmosphere.  Friday & Saturday nights often finish with music & dancing! Booking strongly advised. 

01670 514 111. (TA)

Nadon Thai, Morpeth, 15 miles. 

Up a narrow staircase above a chippy, this Thai restaurant is a hidden gem.  Take-away also available. 

01670 458 151. TA


Ephesus, Morpeth, 15 miles. 

Cosy restaurant serving delicious, rustic Turkish food. 

01670 946 536. (TA) 

Carnabys, Brownieside, 16 miles. 

Light & airy cafe & shop. Whether you’re looking to indulge or for a healthy boost at the Ottolenghi inspired salad bar you’ll not be disappointed.  Alfresco dining available with outdoor play area for young children. 

01665 579 061. Reopening 14/07/2020. TA

The Hope & Anchor, 20 miles. 

Spacious pub with a difference… One half serves Fish & Chips, the other is an Italian restaurant!

01665 830 363. TA

The Northumberland Arms, Felton, 18 miles. 

Gastropub, beautiful interior,  excellent food. 

01670 787 370

(The Cook & Barker, Newton on the Moor, 10 miles. 

Countryside gastropub, indulgent menu. 

01665 575 234)

The Running Fox, Longframlington, 9 miles.  Small cafe selling delicious cakes & bakes, serving from breakfast to afternoon tea.  Branches also in Shilbottle & Felton.  Booking advisable. 

01665 570 760 TA