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 18 miles 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 9.2 for a two-person trip.

Cumberland Inn has been welcoming guests since 25 Jan 2010.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

Breakfast info

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

Free parking available on-site


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Max adults: 2
Double Room
  • 1 double bed
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Triple Room
  • 3 single beds
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Family Room with Private Bathroom
  • 3 single beds
  • 1 single bed and
  • 1 extra-large double bed
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Family Room with Mountain View
  • 2 single beds and
  • 1 large double bed
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About Cumberland Inn

Welcoming guests since 25 Jan 2010

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  • 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.

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    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

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Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
Excellent location - show map
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Alston House
    0 miles
  • Cafe/bar Jacks
    0.1 miles
  • Restaurant Angel
    0.1 miles
  • Restaurant Crown
    0.2 miles
  • Cafe/bar Top Cafe
    0.2 miles
  • Cafe/bar Hartside
    6.2 miles
Natural beauty
  • River South Tyne
    0.1 miles
  • Mountain Park Fell
    0.6 miles
  • Mountain Cross Fell
    9.3 miles
  • River Tees
    9.3 miles
  • River Eden
    9.3 miles
  • Lake Ullswater
    24.9 miles
Ski lifts
  • Yad Moss
    5 miles
Closest airports
  • Newcastle International Airport
    33 miles
  • Durham Tees Valley Airport
    45.4 miles
How to get to Cumberland Inn from Newcastle International Airport
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1 restaurant on site


    Cuisine: British, Local

    Open for: Lunch, Dinner

Facilities of Cumberland Inn
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Pets are allowed. No extra charges.
  • Walking tours
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Library
  • Skiing Off-site
  • Fishing Off-site Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 3 km) Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Chocolate or cookies
  • Bottle of water Additional charge
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Kid meals Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Street parking
  • Pet bowls
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Fax/photocopying Additional charge
  • Packed lunches
  • Laundry Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities Additional charge
  • Room service
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Wellness facilities
  • Sun umbrellas
Languages spoken
  • English
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14:00 - 23:00


07:00 - 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 aged 13 years and above are considered 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

Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

The maximum number of cots allowed depends on the room you choose. Please check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in


Free! Pets are allowed. No extra charges.

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FAQs about Cumberland Inn

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Cumberland Inn by:

    • Taxi 1h 20min

  • Cumberland Inn is 100 yards from the centre of Alston.

  • Guests staying at Cumberland Inn can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.3).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • À la carte

  • 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.

  • Cumberland Inn has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

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

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

  • Room options at Cumberland Inn include:

    • Double
    • Triple
    • Family

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

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Cumberland Inn (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Parking
    • Street parking
    • Accessible parking
    • Free parking