About Us

The Nook is a farm shop, café and information centre based on the Epiacum Roman Fort site, 2 miles north of Alston, Cumbria on the Northumberland border, directly on the A689 road (Alston – Brampton). We opened Autumn 2019.

Cafe: Currently the cafe is closed because of the Covid-19 crisis. We decided to focus on the shop and bring some assistance to the local, rural community.

Farm shop: In the farm shop we sell home-reared beef and lamb and locally sourced produce.

Browse our aisles and take a look at what we offer – we hope to increase our offers online

 

Opening Hours

We are encouraging all sales to be via the online shop at this time – please only come to the shop by prior arrangement for collections. the most likely time to find a member of staff on site is between 11am and 1pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday, when we will be working to despatch deliveries . You can call 07415 029398 / 07921858126 to arrange any collections.

(The cafe is closed all the time due to Covid-19 restrictions).

Ordering

Please be aware of the strict order-cut-off times and day for the various deliveries. They are as follows:

  • Garrigill & Nenthead: Order before 2pm Friday for Monday delivery.
  • Slaggyford, Lambley, Coanwood & Halton Lea Gate: Order before 2pm Wednesday for Thursday delivery.
  • Alston: Order before 2pm Friday for Tuesday delivery.
  • Alston: Order before 2pm Wednesday for Friday delivery.

During the current situation we offer a delivery only service (no collections).

WE CANNOT GUARANTEE STOCK AVAILABILITY FOR ORDERS NOT MEETING THESE DEADLINES AS WE NEED TO ORDER SOME ITEMS DIRECTLY TO ORDER.

 

Deliveries

During this Covid-19 crisis we are delighted to be working with Alston Essentials who are very kindly delivering in the area free of charge.

Their delivery schedule is as follows:

  • Monday: Garrigill & Nenthead.
  • Tuesday: Alston.
  • Wednesday: No Deliveries.
  • Thursday: Slaggyford, Lambley, Coanwood & Halton Lea Gate.
  • Friday: Alston.
  • Saturday: No Deliveries.
  • Sunday: No Deliveries.

Location

Epiacum Roman Fort site, 2 miles north of Alston, Cumbria on the Northumberland border, directly on the A689 road (Alston – Brampton).

Click here to view location map.