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Nenthead is a small village with a community shop open 7 days a week, a cycle repair shop, a pub and a restaurant.   An exciting new venue offering food, drink, local crafts and events is due to open in the old Chapel at Easter.

Nenthead Community Shop

The Hive at Nenthead

North Pennine Cycle Shop

The Miners Arms (currently closed)

The Overwater Lodge

Nent Hall


Alston is possibly the highest market town in the country and has many speciality shops as well as a Spar and a Co-op, a butcher, a baker, a pharmacy, several excellent pubs, fish and chips and other takeaways and a wholefood co-op which sells amongst other things a wide variety of local cheeses.   There are also stalls selling fresh produce in the market place.   There is a tourist information centre in the Town Hall and two filling stations.

Alston Wholefoods

 Alston House Hotel


Cumberland Hotel

The Angel Inn

The Turk's Head

The High Plaice (fish and chips)

01434 382300

The Top Cafe

The Station Cafe

Cumbrian Pantry

Take-away Delivery Service (can be ordered in advance and delivered for your arrival)


Food by Angela