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This beautiful 18th century country pub is ideal for those looking for a tranquil holiday with a bit of character. Curl up next a log burning fire, indulge in some delicious locally sourced food, and explore the gorgeous surrounding countryside.

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Rooms: Several rooms, including doubles, twins and family rooms.
Meals: Breakfast provided, restaurant on site.
Open: Year round
Address: The Miners Arms, Nenthead , Alston, Cumbria , CA9 3PF
Tel: +44 (0)1434 381427

Why we've chosen The Miners Arms

This traditional country pub was first built in the 1700s and acted as the village inn until around 1823 when it was bought by the London Lead Company. The conservatory restaurant was added in 2003, while in 2009 the old bunkhouse was converted into two luxury 3* en-suite rooms, plus there's now a further twin room upstairs. Nearby is the famous Isaac Tea Trail walk, which crosses wild moors and green valleys, offering unrivalled views out over Cumbria and Northumberland. The Miners Arms also has to be one of the greenest pubs in the country - not only is all the produce and ale sourced locally, but all of the heat comes from wood burning stoves and there are comprehensive recycling facilities. Add all this together, and the pub more than deserves its Gold GTBS award.

What makes it a green accommodation?

  • All light fittings are low energy

  • Wood burning stoves form the main source of heating

  • Extensive recycling facilities

  • Locally sourced produce is used where possible

  • Real Ales come from local breweries where possible.

  • All bar fixtures are turned off when not in use



The Miners Arms, North Pennines, England
Nearest train station: Alston

Directions from station:
Turn right out of the station and walk down Station Road for about five minutes. From the bus stop 'in Hendersons Garage' take the No. 680 bus towards Nenthead for about ten minutes. The bus should drop you just next to The Miners Arms, at the stop named 'Methodist Church'.

Plan your journey by train

Buy rail tickets online and then collect them at any main station.
Bookings usually open 10-12 weeks before your date of travel.

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