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The Cumberland Hotel, Alston


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Will Larter left this review about The Cumberland Hotel

This pub is a Good Beer Guide entry, so it's worth going past the not particularly attractive exterior to explore the interior. Once inside, the main room has clearly been knocked through from two smaller rooms, but where in some pubs this destroys the character, in this case I would suggest it has been the making of it, for the rear window is a bay that looks out across an athletics field to the South Tyne valley, filling the room with light. The bar is to one side of this window and also provides a promising vista, featuring as it does four hand pumps. Beers at the time of my visit were all from northern breweries (see photos) with no "usual suspects" among them. (Several ciders were also advertised "from the jug".) I had the Dent Ramsbottom and the Consett Stout, which were both in very good condition.

The bar staff and locals were friendly, and the hum of conversation easily drowned out the background music, even though it wasn't particularly busy. Numerous pump clips adorn the walls, showing an enthusiasm for real ale that is reflected in the quality. Definitely one to come back to.

Date of visit: 3rd May 2017

On 28th July 2017 - rating: 8
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Cumberland Hotel

Excellent pub run by beer enthusiasts, with good food offering. A few rough edges to iron out, but well worth a visit.

On 31st August 2011 - rating: 9
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Annie Christie left this review about The Cumberland Hotel

Excellent service, lovely welcoming atmosphere and excellent food. Certainly a first choice if you want to eat out in Alston. Would reccomend without hesitation to any one wishing to eat out in the Alston Area!!!

On 7th August 2011 - rating: 10
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