For drinks ...
The Star Inn, Netherton (Telephone: 01669 630 238)
Owned by the same family since 1917, it is one of only seven pubs from England and Wales to have appeared in every issue of the Campaign for Real Ale's Good Beer Guide since it was first published in 1974.
Camra's own description: "Entering this unspoilt gem, privately owned and unchanged for 80 years, feels like entering the living room of someone's home. The beer is served on gravity straight from the entrance hall".
The Star Inn is also on the mythical list of 'The Last 13 Unspoilt Pubs in Britain' discovered by author Ian Marchant when writing his travelogue 'The Longest Crawl' in 2006.
It is worth a visit to see what pubs used to be like and is one of those unforgettable experiences when one ventures off the main tourist trail. Many people travel hundreds of miles just to visit our local pub due to its almost legendary reputation. Opening hours are 7.30pm to 10pm. Closed Mondays and Thursdays.
For lunch ...
Tea at Burnfoot House, A few seconds' walk away! (Telephone: 01669 631 257)
Burnfoot House also offer clay pigeon shooting (not on site, so rest assured there is no disturbance at the cottages!) and a fun activity is their 'cakes and clays' package for £39.95 per person, or 'burger and clays' package for just £35 per person.
Laundry Court Restaurant at Kirkharle Courtyard (Tel: 01830 540 362)
For supper ...
The Three Wheat Heads, Thropton (Telephone: 01669 620 262)
The Tankerville Arms, Eglingham (Telephone: 01665 578 444)
Newcastle Hotel, Rothbury (Telephone: 01669 620 334)
The Rose & Thistle, Alwinton (Telephone: 01669 650 226)
The Queens Head, Rothbury (Telephone: 01669 620 470)
The Plough, Powburn (Telephone: 01665 578 259)
The Shoulder of Mutton, Longhorsely (Telephone: 01670 788 236)
Mulan, Morpeth (Telephone: 01670 503 288)
The Anglers Arms, Weldon Bridge (Telephone: 01665 570 271)
The Cook and Barker Inn, Newton on the Moor (Telephone: 01665 575 234)
The Treehouse at Alnwick Garden, Alnwick (Tel: 01665 511 852)
For when you can't be bothered ...
Rothbury Fish & Chip Shop, High Street, Rothbury (Tel: 01669 620 477)
The Village Tandoori, Bridge Street, Rothbury (Tel: 01669 620 221)
The Cross Keys pub, Thropton (Tel: 01669 620362)
Burnfoot Holiday Cottages
Burnfoot, Netherton, Northumberland National Park, NE65 7EY