This family-run, 5-bedroom traditional pub overlooks the River South Tyne. It has traditional cider and cask ales, homemade bar meals and welcoming, friendly staff. Alston is the highest market town in England and is 29 km from the M6 and the Lake District. The Cumberland Hotel is an ideal stopping-off point on the C2C cycle route and Pennine Way. Some bedrooms have beautiful views with a backdrop of the North Pennines. There is secure storage for bicycles and dogs, as well as a beer garden and a patio. There are opportunities to walk, hike, cycle and play golf in the local area. The South Tynedale Railway is not far.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

Cumberland Inn has been welcoming guests since 25 Jan 2010.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.3)

Breakfast info

Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

Free parking available on-site


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Room type
1 double bed
3 single beds
3 single beds
1 single bed
1 extra-large double bed
2 single beds
1 large double bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
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  • Joe
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Nice traditional inn used as midway point for our coast to coast bike ride. Friendly staff, decent food and charming atmosphere.
  • Sandra
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Breakfast was excellent and breakfast room was well laid for us on arrival as we picked breakfast selection night before.
  • Kate
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    Excellent dinner and breakfast. Very lovely and welcoming staff despite being extremely busy. Great atmosphere in the pub in the evening.
  • Andrew
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    superb breakfast, i have cycle toured and stayed at Cumberland Inn now at least 4-5 times and it has never failed me dried out our sodden cycle clothing for us in the tumble drier which was really appreciated
  • Roberrt
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Good staff great breakfast it could not have been bettered
  • Brian
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Excellent breakfast. Lovely locaion. Beautiful view from the bedroom. Staff very friendly and helpful. evning meals were excellent.
  • Alison
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Convenient location, friendly staff and lovely breakfast
  • Lesley
    The food was very good, both dinner and breakfast.
  • Lauris
    The room was spacious with a wonderful view of the hills and meadow. There was an added chair and workspace that made my four-night stay more comfortable. The hot breakfasts were cooked individually for each person with choices of help-yourself...
  • Geoffrey
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Excellent breakfast and the dinner at night was superb. The staff were all very friendly and accommodating.

Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days

  • Do you have anywhere to store bikes?

    Yes, we have ample storage for pedal cycles, up to 12 can be accommodated Motorbikes can be parked in our private car park beside the building, by prior arrangement.
    Answered on 17 March 2020
  • who is the proprietor

    The Cumberland Inn is owned and managed by Guy and Helen Harmer, registered as The Cumberland Hotel LLP
    Answered on 17 March 2020

Property surroundings *

1 restaurant on site

  • Restaurant
    • Cuisine
      British • Local
    • Open for
      Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambiance
      Family friendly • Traditional
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Facilities of Cumberland Inn
Great facilities! Review score, 8.3

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Room service
  • Family rooms
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Children's high chair
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
Pets are allowed. No extra charges.
  • Walking tours
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Skiing
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking
Reception services
  • Luggage storage
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Books, DVDs, or music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Pet bowls
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Carpeted
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Wake up service/Alarm clock
  • Room service
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Sun umbrellas
Languages spoken
  • English

Sustainable initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules

Cumberland Inn takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 14:00 to 23:00


From 07:00 to 11:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children 13 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Cot upon request

The number of cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cots are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in


Free! Pets are allowed. No extra charges.

Maestro Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Solo American Express Cash Cumberland Inn accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

FAQs about Cumberland Inn

  • Check-in at Cumberland Inn is from 14:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • Guests staying at Cumberland Inn can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.4).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free

  • Cumberland Inn is 100 yards from the centre of Alston. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Cumberland Inn has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • Cumberland Inn offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Skiing
    • Fishing
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Walking tours

  • The prices at Cumberland Inn may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Room options at Cumberland Inn include:

    • Double
    • Triple
    • Family