Continuing our long history of entertaining and hospitality, Alnwick Castle offers a wide variety of locally sourced food and drinks. From sandwiches and cake to traditionally prepared fish and chips, we have something to tantalise all taste buds.

Find a cosy spot indoors or take a seat at the outside tables - perfect for relaxing in the sun whilst soaking up the atmosphere of this magnificent medieval castle. Find key information on our facilties as listed below, and stop for a refreshment on your next visit to the castle!

Courtyard Café


A warm Northumbrian welcome awaits you in our Courtyard Cafe.  Choose from a delicious range of sandwiches, salads and savoury bites in our self-service cafe, all freshly prepared by our chefs. 

If you are in need of a treat to fuel your adventures, we also have a mouth-watering selection of cakes and sweet treats all to enjoyed alongside a wide range of hot and cold drinks. 
Limited indoor seating is available.

Stables Fryery


*Please see opening days below
Enjoy traditional fish and chips from our Victorian-style fryery, housed in the castle's old stable block.

As well as sustainably sourced cod and chips, the fryery also serves a range of other chip shop favourites. 

*The Fryery is currently open on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday. Subject to change.

Armoury Takeaway


Subject to change, please check when you arrive for times.
Located within the medieval Artisan’s Courtyard, The Armoury takeaway has a selection of freshly prepared paninis and sandwiches, sweet treats and hot and cold drinks for when you are looking for a quick but delicious bite to eat. 

From tasty flavoursome plant-based food serving chilli, curry and hot dogs to delicious hog roast, local street food providers will be located within The Courtyard, offering a delicious selection of hot food options from Easter weekend.  Please note: offerings may change throughout the season.