Alston

Run by: Stephen & Gina Beimers

Phone and book to guarantee the best rates. Just quote the C2C site to get the best. Former barn set in idyllic surroundings a mile up the Middleton road, taking the right fork at the top of the village. In the midst of open fells and wildflower meadows there are two en-suite guest rooms, secure lock-up and outbuildings for wet gear. The Beimers provide evening meals as well as a tea-room for hungry cyclists passing their door.

Details:
Rooms: 1T, 1D. B&B: £35-£37.50 (£45 & £50 single occ). Eve Meal: from £10.95. £18 for 3-courses. Pk lunch: £8.50.

Contact:
Tel: 01434 382292
Mob: 07860 722151
Email: info@westnattrass.com
Web: www.westnattrass.com


Run by: Tian Smith

This is first and foremost a lively town centre pub (without music), with accommodation upstairs. It has been welcoming C2Cers for many years and Tian is a great host. But don't expect any frills and DO expect to find a real locals' bar - friendly and welcoming. The Victoria is warm, clean and comfortable offering everything you need. Accepts all major credit cards. Full Indian restaurant. Also doing takeaway. Sunday roasts. Really busy stop-off for C2Cers.

Details:
Rooms: 4S, 2D, 2F. B&B: from £30. Packed lunch: from £3.50. Eve meal: around £8 (Indian restaurant).

Contact:
Tel: 01434 381194
Email: victoriainncumbria@talk21.com


Run by: Michael & Carole Allchorne

A restaurant with rooms very popular with cyclists - groups return year after year. 'We have lovely spotless rooms all with great views, modern bathrooms some with roll top baths.' Great local ales and range of lagers, hearty homemade food and extensive menu cooked by Michael chef/owner whose generosity of portion is renowned. Sit  in front of the fire or in the cafe with a latte read the papers, or relax in the garden in the summer. 'We have lots of space and are ideal for groups. It's a lovely old building which has been lovingly updated.'  The rest of Alston is just round the corner. There's a beauty room for massages and treatments. Deals for groups and possibly individuals.

Details:
Rooms: 5T, 2F. B&B: £47.50-£50pppn. Single occ of dbl room: £70. Eve meal: 6-9pm £8-£18. On route: fully licensed. AA: 4-star 'Guest Accommodation'.

Contact:
Tel: 01434 382200
Email: alstonhouse2@gmail.com
Web: www.alstonhouse.co.uk


Run by: Linda Almond, Jenny Bradley & Neil Willmott

Alston Youth Hostel is a 30 bedded hostel providing 3-star affordable accommodation within 5 minutes walk of the town centre. All bed linen provided and all beds made up. Hot showers and excellent washing and drying facilities. Indoor secure cycle storage for 20 bikes. Superb selection of meals or self-catering option. Dining room to seats up to 30 people. Open all year round. Much work has been done to make this valuable resource smarter than ever!    

Details:
Rooms: 2X2, 2X4, 3X6 (bunkrooms). Bed: from £20.50 (£16 for U-18). Breakfast: £5.50 full English and other choices. Eve meal: £12 for 3 courses, £9.50 for 2. Pk lunch: £5. Secure cycle storage. On route Pub: 5 minute stroll. Dietary requirements catered for. Pubs serving food: 5-8 minute stroll.

Contact:
Tel: 01434 381509
Mob: 07969 655816
Email: alston@yha.org.uk
Web: www.alstonyouthhostel.co.uk


Run by: Celia Pattison

Charming split level bungalow with sweeping views south west across the Cumbrian Fells. Celia has been looking after cyclists for 20 years now and provides a hearty supper and formidable breakfast (all the usual suspects and then some more). It's a leisurely stroll into town, past the police station and down to the Victoria or the Cumberland. Tea, coffee and home-made cakes on arrival.

Details:
Rooms: 1S, 1T, 1F. B&B: £29. Pk lunch: yes. Secure space for bikes.

Contact:
Tel: 01434 382182
Email: kalinkaleo@gmail.com


Run by: Guy & Helen Harmer

Great for evening meals and simply wonderful for beer. Not for nothing was the Cumberland voted CAMRA Pub of the Year for the Solway region for the last several years on the trot. All rooms en-suite, bike storage, drying/cleaning facilities. Only stamping point in Alston. Choice of traditional cask ales and home cooked food. Family run and great cooking. Really friendly service and great atmosphere.

Details:
Rooms: 2D, 1F, 2Tpl. B&B: £40. Single supplement £8. Eve meal: £6-£15. Pk lunch: £4.50. VisitBritain: 3-star.

Contact:
Tel: 01434 381875
Email: stay@cumberlandinnalston.co.uk
Web: www.cumberlandinnalston.co.uk