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Alston House Hotel
Townfoot, CA9 3RN Alston Show map
This family-run hotel in tranquil Alston is on the Pennine Way and offers local home-cooked food in an area of outstanding natural beauty that is a paradise for walkers and cyclists.
Alston House is an AA 4-star restaurant with rooms, and has an AA Dinner Award.
Ideal for the unspoilt moors, Alston House is minutes from recognised walking routes, and cycle routes pass the front door.
The hotel's pub restaurant offers hearty British fare accompanied with a well-selected wine list, Real Ales and traditional beers, all to be enjoyed in front of a log fire in winter.
When would you like to stay?
- Luggage storage
- Non-smoking throughout
- Golf course (within 3 km)
- Breakfast in the room
- Packed lunches
Wireless Internet Hotspot is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
These are general hotel policies for . As they may vary per room type; please also check the room conditions.
14:00 - 23:00 hours
08:00 - 11:00 hours
Children and extra beds
Free! All children under 1 year stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Free! All children under 2 years stay free of charge for children's cots/cribs.
All older children or adults are charged GBP 16 per person per night for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds/children's cots permitted in a room is 1.
The maximum number of children's cots/cribs in a room is 2.
Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.
Accepted credit cards
The hotel reserves the right to pre-authorise credit cards prior to arrival.
Food and beverage:
Enjoy a hearty Cumbrian breakfast every morning, prepared using local produce wherever possible, including the famous Alston sausage.
All the food in the hotel's restaurant, open for lunch and dinner, is prepared from fresh ingredients, combining robust English fare with a sophisticated continental twist. As the pub is popular with both locals and visitors who enjoy the friendly, informal atmosphere Alston House provides, it is recommended you book your table early.
The bar is open daily from 12:00 until 14:00 and 17:00 until 23:00.
Food & beverage
There is a cafe selling lattes, cappuccinos, homemade cakes and scones until 16:00. The à la carte restaurant is open from 18:00 until 21:00. It was recently nominated as a local food hero on UKTV Food. Group catering our speciality.
Rooms are decorated in light, neutral colours and have wooden furnishings and carpeted floors.
An extra bed can be added to rooms on request. The 'third person' will be required to pay full price.
Alston House is an ideal stopping point for those walking the Pennine Way or cycling the C2C cycleway, or Pennine Cycleway North. Both cycleways run past the front door.
The Pennine Way, the 270 mile route, which from the South takes in the Peak District and Yorkshire Dales before reaching Alston Moor, is just two minutes walk from the door so stopping over won’t involve an unwanted detour from your route.
For those planning a less strenuous visit to the area there are riverside walks, waterfalls, cycling, horse riding, the highest narrow gauge railway in England, gift shops and potteries.
Please contact the hotel for travel directions by car.
The hotel has 15 free parking spaces.
Please note that Alston House is a popular venue for functions and it may be advisable to check directly with the hotel whether a function is being held that night because some guests maybe disturbed by the noise. This is only on a Saturday evening.