Greenhead Tea Rooms
Just off Hadrian’s Wall in Greenhead. Open daily serving a range of delicious snacks and meals made on the premises. It’s great for walkers who want to visit 12th-century Thirlwall Castle nearby. You can also walk part of the Hadrian’s Wall National Trail, which passes close by and head up to Walltown or Gilsland. You can find more information on the Heart of Hadrian’s Wall website.
Old School House Tea Room
In Elsdon. This tea room has become an essential pit stop since Marion and Allan Graham opened in 1978. There is lots of cycling memorabilia to take in while enjoying your refreshments. The legendary home made Gibbet Cake is a great energy boost for tackling the hilly roads out of Elsdon.
Rochester on A68. The last café in England opens Tuesday to Sunday. This small family-owned business offers home cooked food as well as hosting the local Post Office. There is a wide selection of tourist information including the Otterburn range firing times. Café open Tuesday to Sunday. Accommodation available.
Old School Tea Room
In Falstone. Housed in the former Victorian village school, the tea room and shop has everything under one roof. The kitchen used to stable the horses from pupils who rode in from outlying villages. Dog, boot and bike friendly. You can even buy locally sourced crafts. Free Wi-Fi available.
Simonburn Tea Room
In Simonburn, halfway between Hexham and Bellingham. Home to a tea room, gift shop and local shop with a wide range of local produce, a gift shop as well as a tea room. Accommodation and free Wi-Fi available.
The Rose and Thistle
In the picturesque village of Alwinton. This former coaching inn is a pub and B&B at the heart of the community run by Jane and Gareth Latchham. Nestled in the southeastern foothills of the Cheviots, it lies on a historic drove road linking England to Scotland. It’s a great place along many walking routes for a meal surrounded by stunning scenery. If you are lucky you may even be treated to an impromptu musical or poetry performance
The Star Inn
In Harbottle. This 1800s coaching inn is in the centre of the village and is being restored and improved by new owners, Phil and Karen Wilkinson, who took over in August 2019.
The pub is dog-friendly and very well placed for relaxing or exploring the great outdoors. It has an excellent pizzeria in the courtyard and a village shop at the rear with an official Information Point for the Northumberland National Park.
The Border Hotel
In Kirk Yetholm. This secluded village is a centre for walkers, a mile into Scotland. It’s the start and end of the Pennine Way, the Scottish National Trail and St Cuthbert’s Way passes through too. The hotel is a great base from which to explore North Northumberland and the Scottish Borders.
Near Wooler in Milfield village. This vibrant café and restaurant serves everything from coffee and cakes to snacks and meals. Maelmin was the name of a royal township that existed near Milfield in Anglo-Saxon times. The same family has owned and run the café since 1991. Here you can find out more about the Maelmin Trail and other local attractions. Free Wi-Fi available. Find out more information on the Cafe Maelmin website.