Inns and Restaurants

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For lunch …

Bewicks Kitchen and Coffee House, Rothbury centre
Opened in July 2020 by a former Michelin star chef. Nice place for lunch or a coffee, in the former National Park Visitor Centre in Rothbury.

The Star Inn, Harbottle (Tel: 01669 650221)
Further up the Coquet Valley (6.5 miles away) and run by an enthusiastic husband and wife team.  They have a wood fired oven for great pizzas and do a nice set lunch menu, take away and evening meals.  Dog friendly and worth a visit.

Laundry Court Restaurant at Kirkharle Courtyard (Tel: 01830 540 362)
Kirkharle is a small country estate, with a few craft shops and art galleries, just the other side of the National Trust Wallington Estate. It is where Capability Brown learned his trade and the owners recently discovered his landscape plan for the estate, which they are now creating.
The husband and wife team behind Wilkins Fine Dining in Rothbury (Available for private dinner parties, however advance notice is required – Tel: 01669 620 518) have taken on the restaurant at Kirkharle for Sunday lunches only (12-4pm). Having both been trained at The Ritz, The Savoy, The Canteen, and J.C Novelli W8, their food should be worth the half hour drive.

For supper …

The Three Wheat Heads, Thropton (Telephone: 01669 620 262)
Excellent good value food, and just a five minute drive away. Dogs are allowed in the bar.

The Tankerville Arms, Eglingham (Telephone: 01665 578 444)
Has received excellent reports from several guests, and is a pleasant drive along the back roads (through Whittingham).

Newcastle Hotel, Rothbury (Telephone: 01669 620 334)
Large portions apparently.

The Rose & Thistle, Alwinton (Telephone: 01669 650 226)
Bar meals available.

The Queens Head, Rothbury (Telephone: 01669 620 470)
English lunch and dinner menus. Often has live music and themed dinners.

The Plough, Powburn (Telephone: 01665 578 259)
Good value pub grub.

The Shoulder of Mutton, Longhorsely (Telephone: 01670 788 236)
Decent local menu.

Mulan, Morpeth (Telephone: 01670 503 288)
Highly regarded Cantonese restaurant.

The Anglers Arms, Weldon Bridge (Telephone: 01665 570 271)
Good pub food. Located where the Rothbury road meets the A697.

The Cook and Barker Inn, Newton on the Moor (Telephone: 01665 575 234)
Award winning food. Worth the drive.

The Treehouse at Alnwick Garden, Alnwick (Tel: 01665 511 852)
Very nice lunch and dinner menus. Some Tuesday evenings there is live Northumbrian music. It’s not often you can dine in a tree house!

For when you can’t be bothered …

Rothbury Fish & Chip Shop, High Street, Rothbury (Tel: 01669 620 477)
Also does Chinese food.

The Village Tandoori, Bridge Street, Rothbury (Tel: 01669 620 221)

The Cross Keys pub, Thropton (Tel: 01669 620362)