Food & Drink

Restaurants, Pubs and Takeaways

Set in the attractive square of cottages of Low Newton by the Sea is The Ship Inn , which first opened in the 1700’s. It is very popular with walkers and tourists and is well known for its crab sandwiches. The Inn serves good quality meals Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening and there is an excellent choice of unusual beers from the microbrewery next door. www.shipinnnewton.co.uk

Just half a mile to the north at High Newton is The Joiners Arms. This gastro pub /restaurant is also very popular and serves excellent meals from a varied menu. The fish and chips are especially good and it is possible to order them to take out. www.joiners-arms.com

Further afield at Beadnell, Seahouses, Alnwick and Bamborough are a variety of restaurants, hotels and fast food outlets to satisfy most tastes.

The Ship Inn
The Joiners Arms

Food Shopping and Supermarkets

  • When travelling to Eastfield on the A1 from the south, there is a Sainsbury’s Supermarket on the roundabout at the bottom of the 1st Alnwick slip road (A1068). It is a convenient place to call before arriving at Eastfield, which is only another 8 miles.
  • The nearest local shop is at Christon Bank (2.5 miles), which sells newspapers and basics.
  • Beadnell has a general store (5.7 miles).
  • Seahouses (6 miles) has a Co-op open 7am to 11pm every day.
  • Alnwick (8miles), a busy market town, has a Morrison’s Supermarket and a Co-op and many other local shops of different trades with local produce.
  • Swallow Fish of Seahouses is excellent for wet fish, kippers and shellfish.
  • L Robson and Son of Craster also sell very good fish and have their own cafe. They are renowned worldwide for their smoked fish and kippers. 6 miles by car, about 2.5 along the beach.