So far as we know, this information is correct but do ring them for opening times. The dialling code for all is 01665.

½ mile from Old Rectory Howick: THE EARL GREY TEA HOUSE, Howick Hall Gardens, delightful setting for lunches and afternoon teas, 10.30 to 4 p.m. Wed to Sun, last hot meals 3 p.m.  Good quality light meals and snacks.  Only for visitors to the Gardens. Website

1.8 miles North of us (on foot via the Coast Path):

CRASTER: ROBSON’S Fish Restaurant. Opposite the Jolly Fisherman pub in Craster.  Excellent restaurant, famed for its fish.  Booking advised.  Lunches during the day and evening meals between 6 and 8 p.m.  Open April – October. Closed on Sundays.  Tel: 576230.  Website
JOLLY FISHERMAN INN, opposite Robson’s.
  Full menu by John Blackmore for lunches and evening meals, fabulous views. 12-3, 6-9pm. Check Sunday evenings.  576461

1 ¾ miles North:  THE COTTAGE INN, Dunstan, nr. Craster.  Lunches and evening meals. Large portions of good quality pub grub.  576658. Website

2 miles South:  FISHING BOAT INN at Boulmer.  Good pub grub.  Overlooks the beach at Boulmer. 577750. Lunches and evening meals. Not Sunday nights or Mondays. Website

5 miles West:  THE HORSESHOES INN, Rennington.  Village pub serving lunches and evening meals.   Recommended for its food and service by several of our guests.  Closed Monday lunchtime and evening. 577665. Website

5 miles North:  EMBLETON: DUNSTANBURGH CASTLE HOTEL.  2 star hotel serving lunches and evening meals in bar and dining room.  576111. Website
THE GREY’S INN,  good pub grub in the centre of the village. 576983.
SAMBUCA at The Blue Bell.  Italian restaurant with good food at reasonable prices.  576639
DUNSTANBURGH CASTLE GOLF COURSE daytime hot meals and snacks.
Just walk in.

5 miles South:  THE COACH INN, Lesbury.  On the coast road in the centre of the village.  They do bar meals all day to 9 p.m. and a full restaurant service.  Sunday lunch is served between 12 noon and 5 pm. 5.00 – 7.30 pm Sunday nights. Booking advised.  830865.
6 miles North:
THE SHIP INN, Low Newton by the Sea. As seen on “Oz and James”. The pub is on the right hand side of the Village Square.  Dining room small but good food; beer brewed on site.  Important to book at least a week in advance.  576262.  Website
THE JOINERS ARMS, High Newton by the Sea.  Newly refurbished with a full menu.   576112 Website
THE BLINK BONNY, Christon Bank.  Pub grub.  576595

6 miles South at ALNMOUTH:  THE RED LION, good food all day plus new Italian restaurant.  Website
  Indian cuisine in a hotel plus normal dining room.  830216. Website
HOOKS, open week-ends but check for earlier times.  830335.
THE HOPE AND ANCHOR.  Italian Restaurant.  830363. Website
BISTRO 23.  A café during the day and a bistro restaurant on Wednesday and Saturday evenings. 830393
  Next to the Golf course.  Open 10-5. 830431.
ALNMOUTH GOLF CLUB, FOXTON HALL, open to non-golfers for lunches and evening meals.

SHILBOTTLE:  LAL KHAZANA Indian Restaurant 575880

7 miles to ALNWICK:
YAN’S, just inside the Bondgate Tower in Alnwick.  CHINESE.  Recommended by guests as the best value for money.  603888. Website
THE TREE HOUSE at the Alnwick Garden.  Open for lunches to 3 pm every day and Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings.  511350. Website
CAFÉ TIRRENO, Bondgate Without (opposite the Playhouse)in Alnwick.  A simple but good Italian. Open all week. Don’t take bookings in advance – just turn up. 605455
THE PLOUGH, Bondgate Without, Alnwick 602395.  Gourmet restaurant. Website
THE OAKS HOTEL, South Road, Alnwick 510014, hotel restaurant.
MIVESI English café and Indian restaurant, Market Place, Alnwick 606947.
Open all week 8.30am - 11.00pm.
QUEEN’S HEAD HOTEL, Market Street. Not Mondays. 604691.
DI SOPRA, Bondgate Within, Alnwick 606540.  Italian restaurant upstairs. 
HARDY’S BISTRO, The White Swan Hotel, Bondgate Within Alnwick 602109. Website
MARKET TAVERN, Fenkle Street, Alnwick 606853.
PENNY BLACK, Fenkle Street, Alnwick, 606777.
Café/Bar/Late Night Venue.  Website
DALCHINI’S, Narrowgate, Alnwick (Indian) 606336
LILBURN’S, Paikes Street, Alnwick 603444.
Modern bistro on 2 floors. Open every day except Sunday, and closed Sunday and Monday evenings. Website
THE PANTRY, Market Street, Café
CARLO’S, Bondgate Within, Alnwick (Fish & Chips eat in and takeaway)
GRANNIE’S DELICATESSEN, Narrowgate, Alnwick 602394. Café downstairs, daytime only.
THE STRAWBERRY LOUNGE, Narrowgate, Alnwick, Café, daytime only.
MELVYN’S CAFÉ, Market Place, Alnwick. Daytime only. 604462. Website
THAI VIBE CAFÉ, 22 Narrowgate, Alnwick.  606332.  Not Sun/Mon/Tues. Good Thai menu.
THE OLIVE BRANCH, Market Street, Alnwick, 603673, daytime café.

10 miles away West:  THE TANKERVILLE ARMS, Eglingham.  Gastro pub. 578444. Website

South West:  THE COOK AND BARKER, Newton on the Moor, just off the A1.  Book for the restaurant.  575234. Website
South at WARKWORTH: WARKWORTH HOUSE HOTEL, hotel restaurant. 711276. Website
THE MASON’S ARMS, Dial Place. 711398,
THE HERMITAGE, Dial Place. 711258. Website
TOPSY TURVEY’S, Day time café. 711338
THE SUN HOTEL, opposite the Castle.

11 miles away South in
AMBLE:  ZECCA,  Italian restaurant. 713575. Website
THE OLD BOAT HOUSE new rustic bistro on the Harbour.  Excellent food prepared by Richard Sim.  Booking essential. 711232
THE TAJ MAHAL, top of Queen Street.   Indian Restaurant.
SEA AND SOIL, 104 Queen Street, 713569.  New fish restaurant.

THE FAT MERMAID, off the Town Square.  New tapas bar.

LA FAMIGLIA, new Italian on Queen Street.
11 miles away North: 
THE CRASTER ARMS, Beadnell. 720272.  Website
12 miles North: Seahouses with lots of eating places.
13 miles North: 
Bamburgh with pubs and restaurants including THE MIZEN HEAD – fabulous lunches.


Updated 17th July 2017