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Cumberland Hotel

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Townfoot, Alston CA9 3HX, England
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Durham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at the Cumberland hotel between Christmas and new year for one night, while visiting friends who live in Alston. Comfy and cosy, and lovely food! Lovely atmosphere in the bar and our friends came down and had dinner with us which made for a fantastic night! Also the hotel is dog friendly so next time will be bringing our... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Weekend motorcycling trip for three males sharing a triple room. Typical period pub accommodation. Very friendly management and staff. The bar area very welcoming with an open coal fire adding to the atmosphere. Fine range of real ales and ciders on offer (CAMRA award winners) and a 'whiskey shelf' with over fifty malts! Good quality food is served up to... More 

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56 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Without doubt the best watering hole in Alston. Good selection of beers and decent pub food. What more could you want. I live close by so never sampled the accommodation but never heard any complaints.

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Thank twozerouk .
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

Stayed in Alston for a few days & decided to try this pub for a Meal, very casual, waitress came took our order food came sadly not the hottest food I have eaten, waitress never came back to ask if all was alright with our meals. The place is a throw back from the 70's not moved forward with the... More 

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Thank Margaret F
Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

I often eat at the Cumberland Hotel with family. The meals are really good, you'll never go out feeling like your still hungry, beautifully good, and a very good price. I never eat any were else when I'm in Alston even though there is plenty of places my local.

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Wakefield
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83 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We were in Alston to do some walking (we are tackling the Pennine Way in incremenral stages!) We were skightly concerned about booking an overnight stay in a pub as it can make for a noisy night when trying to sleep. We need not have worried. For one thing, the Cumberland is the kind of (marvellous) place where people come... More 

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Thank MiriamWakefield
Shanghai, China
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Staff were so helpful and friendly and really accommodating for us with our tired legs, hungry stomachs and dirty bikes! The hotel had a lovely relaxed atmosphere. The dinner was good and hearty breakfast set us up for our onward trip. Would definitely stay there again! Thank you

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Thank Lydia_Rosling
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Stayed here three nights and ate in each one by choice. Great food, beer, service and room. Wonderful atmosphere in the bar (where we ate) and lovely hosts. Would stay again whenever in Alston - great value for money.

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

I've eaten here countless times when I come to visit my daughter and family in nearby Allenheads. I can't speak for the accommodation but the food is good, homecooked fare at more than reasonable prices and the service is welcoming and speedy. There is always a good selection of delicious real ales and the dining room has a lovely view... More 

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Thank RamKamEssex
Scotland UK
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37 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

My friend and I stayed here for 1 night during a motorcycle tour. The hotel is very down at heel and is severely in need of refurbishment,especially the room we stayed in which was in very poor condition and not particularly clean in places. The staff were all very friendly and the breakfast was good.

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