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Food & drink in Northumberland

Salmon in Northumberland

The county of Northumberland has some fantastic places to eat and drink, from quaint little tea rooms in the in the area’s villages and towns to fine dining restaurants and bistros in Alnwick and Hexham.

Northumberland benefits from having several great lakes and rivers, meaning fresh fish is always available and the Northumberland coast has a fantastic selection of cafes and fish and chip shops serving fresh, locally sourced food. Be sure to sample the famous Craster kippers or fresh oysters from Lindisfarne.

The county’s villages and towns have welcoming local pubs serving hot meals for lunches and evening meals for when you’re ready to take a break from exploring or enjoy a quiet break at Howick Hall, home to Earl Grey, to sample some of his namesake tea and a sample of cake!