Alnmouth is a picture postcard perfect village just under six miles from the Marina.
Walk for miles along glorious, unspoilt sandy beaches, play a round of golf at one of the two courses, visit the highly popular Old School Gallery and be spoilt for choice when its time for food. If you want to explore further afield, Alnmouth Station, on the main East Coast Railway Line with regular trains to Newcastle, Edinburgh and London, is one mile from the centre of the village.
Places to eat and drink
Beaches Restaurant has had a super reputation for decades. This small, charming restaurant is a particular mecca for fish lovers. Recently launched is the Beaches Seafood Shack which offers equally excellent but more rustic fish dishes. Booking for Beaches is essential call 01665 830006
Opened in 2013 this small family run restaurant focuses on fresh, local produce. Hooked has a smaller menu that means every dish is carefully and creatively prepared and cooked to order to your preference. Open from 6pm – 10.30pm, booking is advised. To book call 01665 830335.
A fabulous traditional 18th Century Coaching Inn, The Red Lion is always popular with both visitors and locals. Serving some of the finest local beers and high quality, locally sourced pub food, the Red Lion is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Owned by husband and wife team, Mac and Jane, you are sure to receive a genuinely warm Northumbrian welcome. To book call 01665 830584.
In the heart of the village you will find the Tea Cosy Tearoom (open from 10.30am – 4.15pm every day) & Bistro 23 (Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7pm – midnight). The tearoom offers a warm and friendly atmosphere and delicious food. The focus of the Bistro is on a fresh, simple menu, done really well and excellent service. Booking for bistro nights is essential, call 01665 830393.
Scott’s of Alnmouth is a fabulous deli brimming with delicious sweet and savoury delights from homemade cakes to the best locally produced pies. The deli also has a high quality selection of beverages for sale – with a particularly interesting selection of gin. There is a small café in a lowered level of the deli providing a lovely brunch and lunch menu. Open 10am – 5pm.
Activities and Events
The beautiful beach at Alnmouth is a key attraction – whether you are looking for a peaceful walk or the perfect place for building sandcastles with the family. Parking is available down on the beachfront – there is a small charge for parking from the beginning of May until the end of October.
A lovely gallery featuring the work of well-known Northumberland artist Sue Fenlon. The gallery has a wide range of new work from leading artists from across the UK and a reputation for the eclectic and diverse variety of local art and printmaking. As well as perusing the fabulous artwork you can also enjoy delicious coffee and homemade cake or take part in one of the workshops that run throughout the year.
The Alnmouth Food Festival was launched in 2017 and has proved to be a huge success. Held in April the festival celebrates the regions finest artisan producers. Featuring over 20 stall-holders in the village hall, a wide variety of street food and local restaurants providing special festival menus.
This annual event is held over a summer weekend in late June and involves the whole village. Follow the guide to discover a stunning array of artwork in a wide range of quirky venues. In addition to the art you will find street food, live music and a wide range of family friendly activities – from performers and story-telling to children’s art and craft.