Where To Eat in Alnwick This Summer
From pubs, restaurants and bistros to a converted container serving wood-fired pizza, Alnwick isn’t short of great places to eat
The Cookie Jar
12 Bailiffgate, Alnwick NE66 1LX
01665 510 465
At the rear of The Cookie Jar, a cosy retreat in the heart of Alnwick, you’ll find their bistro, overlooking the heated two-tier terrace with its own fire pit and garden. It’s there where you can dine on simple, locally-sourced food, or celebrate with a classic afternoon tea. Start with confit of duck and leek terrine, then choose from venison wellington or grilled sea bream, whilst veggies will love the beetroot gnocchi.
Embleton, Alnwick NE66 3DW
On the road from Embleton to Craster, make sure you make time to call in at Eleanor’s Byre. Their car park is home to Embers, where George serves up the most fabulous wood-fired pizzas from a converted container – check out Instagram and Facebook for opening days and times.
The Dirty Bottles
Narrowgate, Alnwick NE66 1JG
Local lad Mark Jones bought this 17th century inn in 2014 to save it from being developed into flats. It’s now one of the most unique pubs in Northumberland, with state-of-the-art self-service beer pumps and technology which allows you to order from your booth. The house burgers are the star of the show here, best enjoyed with a cocktail shaken up by one of their skilled mixologists.
104 Queen Street, Amble NE65 0DQ
Previously Sea & Soil, this family-run bistro serves high-quality dishes for lunch and dinner. There’s plenty of fresh seafood on the varied, modern menu, as well as a great traditional Sunday lunch.
Adam and Eve
3 Clayport Street, Alnwick
Adam & Eve opened with the aim of being a ‘neighbourhood public house’ with a focus on local farm-to-table dining. They seem to have got it exactly right, and have quickly built a reputation for quality food and creative cocktails. The menu includes everything from seared pigeon breast to garden hummus, pork belly and langoustine, indulgent burgers and Sunday lunch.
Alnwick Garden Treehouse Restaurant
Alnwick Garden, Denwick Lane, Alnwick NE66 1YU
The Treehouse restaurant has an exciting new spring menu of modern, British dishes all based on local and seasonal produce, including freshly caught fish, and local lamb and beef. This rather magical restaurant high amongst the trees means you can dine under the beautiful woodland canopy amongst twinkling lights, or beside a huge roaring log fire should the weather be less than friendly.
7 Paikes Street, Alnwick NE66 1HX
This family-run restaurant has a blackboard menu that’s regularly updated with seasonal specials. But the daytime menu also features popular classics including lasagne, battered cod and chips, and Northumbrian sausages.