Award winning harbourside restaurant with a rustic bistro feel dedicated to sustainability and locally sourced seafood. Meticulously crafted dishes are presented using the freshest catches, finest local produce and highest quality ingredients. Waterfront views and Outside seating available. Outside is
Family and dog friendly bar and restaurant located opposite the working harbour. Offering a variety of cuisines, with a focus on seafood supplied from independent fishermen straight to the customer’s plate. A selection of steaks, as well as traditional pub classics and lighter lunchtime meals are also on the menu, with daily specials and seasonal menus to accompany. Dog friendly in bar area.
An intimate setting with the freshest of seafood cooked to order from an open kitchen. Can accommodate most dietary needs. Evening booking is essential.
The Fish Shack
From Fish and chips, locally smoked seafood and freshly steamed mussels to an array of delicious seasonal specials. Situated on Amble’s beautiful harbour, Fish Shack is a cosy, rustic eatery that was
purpose built using the old ‘Sea Quest’ boat. Fish Shack boasts amazing water views and great service in a relaxed atmosphere. Al fresco dining available. Dog Friendly.
Indian and Bangladesh cuisine served in a traditional restaurant. Well known for excellent food which is made fresh to order, and friendly staff. Take Away menu also available.
Family run restaurant serving Italian and Mediterranean cuisine with a reputation for great service and friendly staff. A selection of good wines available as well as coffee. Peaceful atmosphere, beautiful décor and good value for money.
Italian restaurant established in 2013. Authentic Italian kitchen with fresh food preparation and great service. Fine decor and an enjoyable relaxing atmosphere. Good value for money. Dishes can be ordered for takeout.
The Wellwood Arms
Characterful, traditional pub serving pub food. Warm and inviting environment with a friendly team and front and rear beer garden’s. Dogs welcome in bar area.
The Perfect Location for exploring Northumberland
Radcliffes Cafe Bar
Breakfast and lunch served 7 days a week. European style cafe bar serving all day breakfast, deli sandwiches, German sausages and light bites and sides including pretzels and soups. Early dining on a Friday and Saturday until 7pm including Burgers, Schnitzels and sharing Cheese platters.
Locally roasted coffee and tea, and a wide selection of beers wines and spirits from around
Europe. Outside dining available. Dog friendly.
Award winning ice cream parlour located next door. Artisan ice cream and sorbet using milk and cream from Marley Cote walls farm in Hexham and their pedigree herd of Ayrshire and Short Horn cows. Vegan, dairy and a gluten free range available, as well as illy coffee, teas, soft and alcoholic beverages and home made cakes.
The Old Customs House – Tearoom
Based on ambles famous ‘little shore’ in the old Harbour masters office with cosy open fires. Serving homemade food including soups, jacket potatoes, sandwiches, pies, quiches and freshly bakes scones and cakes. Afternoon tea available. Locally sourced coffee. Dog friendly. Outdoor seating available.
1911 Coffee co.
Breakfast and lunch served Monday to Saturday. Bringing amazing coffee, beautiful food and a cosy environment to Amble. 5 star Trip Advisor. Full cooked breakfast, breakfast rolls, pancakes, soups, hot and cold sandwiches, salads and home baking available. Dog Friendly.
harbour Fish Bar
Ambles oldest Fish & Chip shop. Serving traditional fish and chips to the community for over 70 years. Take away only.
Brewis Beer Taproom & Street Food
Family run craft brewery, providing beautifully balanced beers for beer lovers across the land. Proudly brewed in Amble, Northumberland. With a fantastic range of street food vendors which make a regular appearance at the taproom. Open Friday to Sunday on Coquet Enterprise Park.
Take Away fish and chip shop located on the harbour. Outside seating available.
Ambles newest fish and chip shop located on the high street serving all gluten free fried food, and with a vegan menu too. Open Tuesday to Saturday.
Breakfast, lunch and early dining. Fresh locally sourced seafood, steaks, burgers, flatbreads, sandwiches cakes & scones. Dog Friendly.
Amble still holds onto a very traditional high street with many unique independent shops selling gifts, clothes, cards, sweets, DIY and homeware. Below are a list of places where you can pick up fresh produce for cooking at the lodge, making packed lunches or to take home with you.
- Amble Butchers
Freshly prepared quality meat, and homemade seasonings, with a reputation for the best homemade pies. Chicken Kievs, sausages rolls, sandwiches, peas pudding, local honey, and daily specials. Located on Amble’s high street, open 7 days a week. 01665 712700
- Northumberland Seafood Centre
Introducing new types of delicious seafood such as gurnard, pollock, sand dab, squid, witch, red fish, whiting, ling, monkfish, red mullet and a variety of flatfish, sourced directly from local fishermen to take the strain off overfished stocks and help the local inshore fishing fleet remain sustainable. Fresh, seasonal and tasty locally caught seafood which are plentiful off the Northumberland coast and at low to medium conservation risk. 01665 713580
- The Farm Bakery
Top quality homemade goods ranging from artisan breads, cakes, sandwiches, pies, quiches, soups and jacket potatoes. Trained and inspired by establishments both locally and around the world, the farm bakery once a market stall is now a tiny shop on Queen Street. Open 7 days a week 8am – 2pm. 01665 714444
- Harbour Pods
15 small independent retail pods selling a variety of art, crafts, jewellery, accessories, food & drink located in the harbour village.
- Amble Quayside Sunday Market. Every Sunday between 10am and 4pm the harbour is home to Amble Quayside market. A host of friendly, knowledgeable traders selling a wide range of locally sourced fresh produce, handmade goods, and unique gift ideas.
- Tesco Express Located at the bottom of Queen Street. Open Monday – Sunday 7am-11pm.
- Co-op Food Located at the top of Queen Street. Open Monday – Saturday 7am – 10pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm.
- Herons Foods Located on Queen street. Open Monday to Saturday 8am-7pm, Sunday 9am-5pm.
- Queen Street Convenience Store Open Monday to Friday 7.30am-9pm, Saturday & Sunday 6.30pm-9pm.
- Independent Food & Drink Located on Queen street. Open Friday to Saturday 9am-4pm.
- Morrisons Located on Coquet Enterprise Park. Open Monday – Saturday 7am – 10pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm.
Places to see
Known as the friendliest port, Amble is a thriving fishing town with a 19th century harbour where you will see local fishing boats docked, and two piers marking the entrance into the port. The harbour village is based here with its quirky retail pods, a seafood centre selling locally caught seafood and a lobster hatchery. The harbour also hosts a successful market every Sunday. Walks can be enjoyed along the beach from here, as well as some fine dining, fish and chips and famous Artisan ice cream.
Amble still has a traditional high street home to a variety of independent shops, restaurants, cafes and takeaway establishments. The national cycle route passes through Amble, and water sports can be enjoyed on the estuary. Coquet Island sits a mile off the shores where boat trips can be enjoyed to see the many birds that nest there for half of the year including Puffins and the rare Roseate Tern.
Seahouses & Bamburgh
Seahouses is a popular fishing village with a life boat station famous for the iconic Grace Darling. In Seahouses you can enjoy fish and chips, gift shops, arcades, crazy golf and walks along the beach. You can aboard the local boat trips and head over to the Farne Islands where you will spot an abundance of wildlife from birds and seals, and even dophins. From Seahouses you can see the impressive Bamburgh Castle which dominates the view and it holds a history worth discovering. You will also find the RNLI Grace Darling museum in Bamburgh. From the Castle you can access the beautiful beach or the main street and its famous red phone box, where you will find a cluster of shops, cafes, bars and high end restaurants.
A magical cobbled market town which is home to Alnwick Castle where the filming of Harry Potter took place and has cast a hint of magic over the grounds ever since. The visit can be combined with Alnwick Gardens, the enchanting site that holds 4000 different plants, a Grand Cascade and mysterious Poison Garden. It also has one of the largest tree houses in the world where you can enjoy a cosy lunch or dinner. Alnwick is also famous for Barter Books, a Victorian railway station which is now one of the largest antiquarian book stores in the UK, with open fires, train sets, a cafe and ice cream parlour.
Famous for it’s smoked kippers! Craster is a small fishing village with a harbour, and it provides a wonderful scenic walk to Dunstanburgh Castle. It is also home to the Jolly Fisherman pub. Walks along the beautiful coast can be enjoyed from here including Sugar Sands with its coves and stunning rock formations.
A beautiful ancient village framed by a 12th century church and a magnificent castle. Walks can be enjoyed along the river where there is a hidden Hermitage that can only be accessed by rowing boat. The river runs adjacent to the high street with its artisan shops, cafes and traditional pubs, which are nearly all dog friendly. Warkworth also has a golf course and beach, and a farm house ice cream shop.
Alnmouth is a pretty village with colourful houses that line the River Aln, and a tranquil beach. The high street has a range of restaurants, traditional pubs and cafes, most of which are dog friendly. It also has a golf course overlooking the beach.
Along the coast from Amble you will find the village Hauxley. Hauxley has a beautiful stretch of beach, lined by chic wooden houses. Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre is a haven for breeding and migrating birds, red squirrels and even otters, making it one of the best wildlife watching spots in the UK. There is also discovery trails, bird hides, pond dipping, a circular walk, a play area and a cafe with a view. Family activities and adult learning workshops are held here.
Druridge Bay & Cresswell
Druridge Bay has unspoilt beaches lined with rugged dunes as far as the eye can see. Sitting in the middle between Amble and Cresswell, the coastline is popular with walkers and bird watchers, aswell as cyclists and water sport enthusiasts. From the beach you can access Ladyburn lake where you can enjoy strolls and watersports. The Country Park also has a visitor centre, cafe, play park and is home to the local park run which takes place every Saturday morning. From Cresswell the 64 mile coastal path begins and runs along the Northumbria coast to Berwick. The popular Drift Cafe sits on the beach front at Cresswell and is dog friendly.
A traditional market town at the heart of Northumberland’s countryside with shops, pubs, tea rooms, and a village green perfect for watching the bustling high street and the many motorcyclists who stop by. The River Coquet runs through the town offering a nice stroll, or the Simonside Hills and Northumberland National Park are not far away from here. Cragside House, Gardens and Estate is close by featuring a beautiful pioneering home built on a 1000acre fantasy mountain landscape, with cafes and shops.