Places to EatThere are plenty of good restaurants and pubs in Northumberland for dinner, lunch or just to grab a pint and a crab sandwich.
These are ones within easy reach of Boulmer that we would highly recommend.
Fishing Boat Inn
14-15 Beach View
Alnwick, Boulmer, NE66 3BN
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This will be your local while you are staying at Beach Holiday Cottage. Known as the FBI, it was renovated recently and does great food- but book as it is popular. It has a garden overlooking the beach and the sea in front, so if the weather is good, you can't beat the location. If the weatherīs not so good itīs nice and cosy.
The "Tankie" serves good food both at lunch and dinner. Served Theakstons last time we were there, among others. Go towards Alnwick from Boulmer and head north just before you get into town. Signposted to Eglingham. Itīs best to book over the weekends.
The Jolly Fisherman Inn
Alnwick, Craster, NE66 3TR
This pub is famous for its crab sandwiches and they have a room with a great sea view out at the front.
Rougly a mile south of Warkworth, in the fishing village of Amble is Zecca, a traditional Italian restaurant with modern touches. Run by Richard Sim, one of Northumberlandīs highest regarded chefs. He trained under Marco Pierre White at the Berkeley Hotel, Piccadilly and launched the Treehouse restaurant for the Duchess of Northumberland at Alnwick Gardens.
Zecca offers high quality, affordable food with lots of local produce. Thereīs an open kitchen and traditional wood fired pizza oven. Phone to book first as it's pretty busy all year round.
Amble. Tel: 01665 713575
The Three Wheat Heads Thropton
A1 north or southbound, take the A697 to the Weldon Bridge exit.
Take the B6344 which leads straight through Rothbury.
Thropton is a further 2 miles. They are right in the middle of the village
next to the Church.
For a hearty Sunday Roast (or a meal on any other day of the week for that matter), head inland to the Three Wheat Heads in Thropton near Rothbury. Their meat is supplied by local farms or Aberdeen Angus, who are situated only a couple of miles away, so itīs very fresh, or try the salmon, caught in the nearby River Coquet. Last time we were here we had the Lamb Shank which was very good.
The Sanctuary Alnwick Castle
This restaurant opened within Alnwick Castle in 2006 and includes a wine bar. Serves lunch and dinner.
The Cook and Barker Inn, Newton-on-the-Moor
Just off the A1, with views of both the Northumbrian Coast and the Cheviots, this is a fine place for pub grub- try the fillet of beef with mushrooms.
The Anglerīs Arms, Weldon Bridge, Longframlington
Choose form the ā la carte menu in the old carriage at the back, or just head to the lively bar for great fish and chips. Look out for the Sunday roast and try the home made puds.
The Ship Inn. Low Newton-By-The Sea
Park at the top at the edge of the village and head down to this pub in the courtyard, taking in views across the bay as you come down. The crab stotties are good here. Or they do a more formal sit down meal in the evenings. Get there early for lunch during the summer months to get a good table.
The Seafield Restaurant, Seahouses
With a wall of windows looking out to The Farne Islands and an unbeatable range of seafood caught locally, this is a must if you like your fish.
The Seafield Restaurant,
17 Seafield Road, Seahouses, Northumberland,NE 68 7SP.
Reservations: 01665 721 999.
The Jackdaw, Warkworth
Great food served in a cosy restaurant, with friendly owners. Ring first to check opening times and book.
Castle Street, Warkworth. Tel: 01665 711 488
Carlo's Fish & Chips, Alnwick
Eat in or eat out. It's in Market Street, Alnwick, on the south side of the main street above the cobbled car park. Traditional fish and chips cooked well and if you get there for around 8, the chance are that youīll get a fish thatīs just come out of the fryer.