We went with our grown up "children" for what we had hoped would be a fairly quick mid week pub lunch as our daughter has moved into a house in a nearby village and we were settling her in. Sensibly, the lunch menu was limited to a few old favorites(fish and chips/pie and chips/liver and bacon/a vegetarian pasta option/burger and chips: sticky toffee pud etc) which were reasonably sized, tasty and hot, mains and puddings with extra onion rings, if a little pricey for pub food. There were also some good ales at the bar and a welcome open fire.
However, the service was appallingly slow -the waitress was pleasant but totally out of her depth in terms of trying to staff both bar and food order/service/clearing away. Dogs are allowed in the area where food is eaten but unless they sit quietly well under the table of their owners (which is a bit much to expect for several hours)they are a niusance if you don't like dogs or don't approve of dogs around food(which we don't) and space is limited(which it is). There are some interesting photos of Alnmouth when it was a proper village on the walls.
There is a car park but you have to be pretty up to the mark to spot it and parking in Alnmouth, which is not really an unspoiled fishing village these days, more a place where fishing cottages have been converted into holiday lets and therefore the cars are overwhelming the cobbled streets, is difficult.
I'd recommend the place to holidaymakers who want a leisurely lunch to occupy the better part of a wet day.
- Also Known As:
- Red Lion Hotel Alnmouth
- Alnmouth Red Lion
- Red Lion Alnmouth
- Red Lion Inn Alnmouth, Northumberland