Where can I eat locally?
Kielder Castle: The Dukes Diner: this take away offers excellent street food outside the gates of Kielder Castle; For more details go to their FB page: Street Diner FB page. Current opening hours 0930 am - 3.30pm.
Anglers Arms Pub:
Under new management, Malcolm is currently awaiting the arrival of his chef, he lives a long way away and has no transport. He will be in place mid June. So until then he is unable to serve food. He is open all day over the weekends, and from 5.00pm through to 11.00pm through the week.
Falstone Old School Tea Rooms/ The Blackcock Inn: if you choose to travel to the Kielder dam area, by bike, plan a visit to either of these two establishments. Follow the signposted route to Falstone.
Can I order a takeaway?
Bellingham, 20 miles away, has a chinese takeaway. Perhaps a good idea to visit on the way if you are arriving late. Please do a Google check for their opening times.
Can I have a fire or a BBQ?
Provided you have a fire-bowl/firepit or metal container that it is high enough off the ground not to damage our site. We ask you to act responsibly around it. Kielder General Store can supply logs and fire-bowls or barbecues. [9-5 hours, closed on a Tuesday] Do not cut trees down from the surrounding area. Do not leave the fire unattended.
Can I bring a Barbecue?
Any barbecue off the floor that will not damage the ground is fine. Please use disposable barbecues with care. Disposables are not to be used on our benches, wooden structures or directly on the grass. Use a slab, rock or the gravelled areas on site.
Always dispose of the used coals, hot or cold, in the metal bins next to our main refuse area.
Can I use a Cobb Cooker?
By all means.
Do you sell Calor or Camping Gaz?
We are currently not selling Calor or camping Gaz.
What shops are in the area?
We have a small General Store located at our village fuel station. You will receive an e-mail prior to arrival with their opening hours. We have an onsite freezer and a small fridge you can use. We suggest freezing such items, allowing them to defrost slowly, or if you are here for a while put them in our freezer and defrost the day before. Please make sure your items are sealed or secure before placing them in our communal fridge or freezer. Bags and a method of labelling is provided to assist.
Kielder Waterside also has a small shop at reception with limited stock.
The nearest shops: Bellingham - 30 min drive. Newcastleton - 30 min drive. Both have small supermarkets and village butchers. Not 24 hours, please check village websites for details.
Can I get an online shop delivered to the site?
Yes. Morrisons, Asda and Tesco will deliver. We take no responsibility for your orders. This is an arrangement between you and your retail provider. Ensure you bring supplies to feed your group/family if the delivery arrives late or there is an issue.
Where can I travel to eat out?
Find below our closest eateries currently available. Early booking essential, a few small establishments with a large catchment area. During peak times you will need to book early, by early we mean days in advance, not hours.
Scotland is just 3 miles away, see what they have to offer:
And back into England: