Welcome to The Cook and Barker Inn


Please Note: The hotel and restaurant will be closed from Monday 17th January to Sunday 30th January for essential maintenance to take place, re-opening on Monday 31st January. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please Note: We are open to take bookings for both outdoor and indoor tables throughout the year.

COVID 19 Notice: All appropriate measures will be in place to ensure the health and safety of both customers and staff. We request that all visitors are vigilant in maintaining social distancing in-line with government guidelines. 

To allow us to limit our capacity and keep everybody safe, we must ask that you please phone, email or use our table request form to book tables.

We are very excited to see you all, and look forward to providing our usual exceptional service and delicious food!

‘A real traditional Northumbrian Country Inn’ is the perfect description for The Cook & Barker Inn. From its elevated location in the picturesque village of Newton on the Moor, the Inn enjoys outstanding views of both the Northumberland Coast and the Cheviot hills. The Inn boasts an excellent restaurant, bar areas and beer garden as well as 14 En-suite hotel rooms and 2 exclusive suites. Why not take a moment to browse our website and check out our facilities and local attractions or call us directly at any time for more information.

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Situated close to the main A1 dual carriageway, some 35 minutes from Newcastle and Berwick, you will find that as we are well positioned for Newcastle Airport and North Shields Quay. The Cook and Barker makes the perfect staging post for those visitors with European or international destinations in mind. Alternatively, we are ideally placed for the business person travelling to the Scottish Capital and Border towns and for the tourist exploring the heart of rural Northumberland.


Hotel Accommodation and Booking

Exceptional Dining

The Cook and Barker Inn boasts diverse options for dining and cocktails. Our Chef’s present a menu of luxury comfort fare and innovative creations. Enjoy lighter fare for lunch and full menu dishes in the evening. Catering for private corporate and wedding functions.

A la Carte – Grills & Roasts – Seafood Selection – Forest & Fields – Hope Farm Fresh Produce – Sunday Lunch

More Details

Cook and Barker Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.


Our wedding package includes 10 starters and 10 main courses to choose from; these will need to be decided upon in advance.
Reception is priced at £45 per head which includes drinks upon arrival, based on parties of 60.  The room and tables are decorated to the highest standard. Bedroom accommodation is also available for parties. Wedding package prices are bespoke, catered to your individual requirements. Please contact us for further details and special rates. We shall be happy to look after guests who are following a variety of diets.

More about weddings here

Features and Local Attractions

  • Bamburgh & Castle
    . Bamburgh Village – is a stunningly attractive small Village set on the Northern stretch of the Northumberland Coast. It is without doubt dominated by its magnificently striking Castle that can be seen for miles around, giving the whole Village...
  • Alnwick Town
    Alnwick’s main shopping area is the located in the town centre. It is split into three main streets, Bondgate Within, Market Street and Fenkle Street. Together they form a triangular circuit around the Marketplace. Bondgate Within has recently had the...
  • Druridge Bay
    Druridge Bay on the Northumberland Coast is a beautiful living landscape, with miles of golden sandy beaches and a haven for wildlife. The bay is a stunning seven mile stretch of sand running from Amble to Cresswell and is a...


Stayed for 2 nights accommodation (3 rooms) and a wedding reception for 30 guests in the main dining room. Rooms and food perfect. Service exceptionally friendly and efficient.
Alex Family with Young Children