Guide to some of the best places to drink and dine in Northumberland

Published: Wednesday 16th Sep 2015

Written by: The Grace Darling Holidays Team

Experience true Northumberland hospitality by visiting classic country pubs and cheerful coastal inns looking out to sea. No matter where you visit, each venue will have a character of its own. Raise a glass of local real ale with the locals and tuck into hearty food and regional specialties.

Some of the most recommended pubs can be found all over the North-east County and all offer outstanding service.

  • The Apple Inn, Belford

The Apple Inn has recently been reopened and is a family owned country pub. This pub has quality pub food and drinks all in a relaxed setting. Serving traditional dishes as well as local cuisines and locally brewed ales as well as barista coffees and other favourite drinks, The Apple Inn is a welcoming family-friendly pub. It also has a Kids menu for the younger guests.

This venue is fast becoming the regions favourite venue as it has a lively bar, a laid-back dining area, a magnificent waterside terrace, a games room and a beautiful wedding and function suite. The games area is fully equipped including 50” plasma screens, a pool table and a jukebox.

With regular live music and quiz nights, the Riverside Lodge provides entertainment for all.

  • Audela, Berwick-Upon-Tweed

This restaurant gets its name from the last vessel that was built at the Berwick Shipyard, symbolising a significant part of Berwick’s maritime history. The Audela is a new restaurant offering a warm welcome to both new and returning diners.

The restaurant can seat up to 40 people for buffets, breakfast, lunch, dinners and or for cocktails and drinks. 

All the Audela’s suppliers are local family run businesses promoting a strong community link.

  • The Rose & Crown, Slaley

This pub/restaurant is a Grade II listed building dating to 1675. It is a community owned pub with log fires offering warmth in the winter and a sheltered garden with scenic views for the summer. They offer a large choice of beers, wines and spirits and a wide menu selection with all produce sourced locally. The food menu at The Rose & Crown changes daily to offer a large variety of dishes.

  • The Feathers Inn,  Hedley on the Hill

The Feathers Inn is an award winning restaurant/pub providing Northumbrian-inspired cuisine that is original, authentic and memorable. Believed to be a great community inn with both character and cheer, The Feathers is relaxed and informal yet in a thoroughly professionally run environment.

Whether exploring the sights of the North-East or simply looking for a nice place to eat to avoid cooking while staying in a self-catering 5* cottage in Northumberland, these pubs and restaurants will provide an added slice of luxury during your stay.

Some other pubs in Northumberland recommended by previous visitors and local include:

  • The White Swan, Belford
  • Carts Bog Inn, Langley-on-Tyne
  • The Beresford Arms Restaurant, Whalton

The Grace Darling Holidays Team
The Grace Darling Holidays Team


Your team of holiday experts in Northumberland.


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