Food & Drink

There’s good news – and there’s even better news! The good news is that you will be spoiled for choice for places to eat and drink in Alnmouth – even better news is that not one of the venues described below is more than 2 minutes walk from Puffin Cottage!

Alnmouth has 3 good pubs – The Hope & Anchor, The Red Lion Inn, The Sun Inn. There are also bars available for the thirsty at The Village Golf Club, The Schooner Hotel and The Ex-Servicemen’s Club.

There is an Italian Restaurant, a restaurant at The Schooner (currently undergoing a change of management), ‘Beaches’ restaurant and a Bistro 3 nights a week at The Cosy Tea Rooms.

The Cosy Tea Rooms is a cafe during the day, there is the Dandelion Cafe at Nether Grange, the Alnmouth Tea Rooms opposite the Schooner, and Alnmouth Country Store also has a small cafe area for teas and coffees. All 3 pubs will of course offer tea or coffee. Cheese toasties are given away at the Ex-Servicemen’s Club – but only when Newcastle United are on the TV, and ONLY when The Toon are winning! (not often then…)

The Hope & Anchor

Food available – ‘Pub Grub’ type bar meals; Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria attached to the pub.

Real Ales available – 2 hand pulls (usually Hadrian Border Brewery’s ‘Farne Island’ & ‘Tyneside Blonde’ from Newcastle).

Quiz Night – Wednesday from 9:30pm. Beer Garden at rear. Will show sport on TV.


The Red Lion Inn

Food available – restaurant menu and daily specials, separate dining room.

Real Ales available – 4 hand pulls (Black Sheep Bitter & 3 guest beers from a variety of interesting breweries, including Wylam, Anarchy, Houston, Allendale, Roosters and the AWESOME Tempest Brewery from Kelso!)

Quiz Night – Tuesday from 9:30pm. Beer Garden & Decking area at rear with spectacular estuary views. Live music last Friday of every month. No TV Sport – no TV! Free WI-FI. Annual beer Festival (2nd weekend in October).

Red Lion

The Sun Inn

Food available –  ‘Pub Grub’ type bar meals.

Real Ales available – 2 hand pulls (Black Sheep Bitter from Masham & Copper Dragon’s ‘Golden Pippin’ from Skipton)

Quiz Night – Thursday from 9:30pm. Occasional live music. Will show sport on TV.


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