Garrigill warmly welcomes our new pub hosts Kenny and Paula 

The George & Dragon is now well and truly open for business. Kenny and Paula have been extra busy refitting the bar and beer cellar and making cheery improvements to the decor. Although it will be a little while before the kitchen is up and running,there are light refreshments and a fine range of local ales, wines and spirits. Please do give Kenny and Paula your regular and lasting support and help them give Garrigill the pub it deserves - permanently!

After many years of fundraising, 2012 saw Garrigill Village Hall closed for major refurbishment. We now have a fully modernised building, warm, light and welcoming. The Hall enhances village life with a pleasant environment for meeting, interacting and strengthening community ties. From hosting live bands, parties and theatre to film club and supper evenings, the Hall plays host to a multitude of events and is available for private hire, overnight stays and daytime use. We also offer bunkroom and camping facilities as well as electric bike hire.

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Lost black luggage bag

04/27/2015 11:26

Has anyone found a black luggage bag with some tech and clothes lost in or near to the village at the end of March. The bag contained a black 10 " tablet and samsung camera with family photos, specsavers glasses in case, Kensington jumper, a pair of brown casual shoes and a yellow/greeny chequered shirt and toiletries in Lynx clear bag.White canvas belt and Oakley sunglasses in back case. Please contact Craig Foden at c.foden@

Fancy an allotment?

02/11/2015 22:57

One of the allotments at the recreation ground is up for grabs. If you're interested, email Paula Arkley, the allotments secretary, at 

Alston HSBC to close on 12th June

02/10/2015 11:36

HSBC Bank in Alston will open its doors for the last time on 12th June. The nearest branches will then be at Penrith and Hexham.

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01/16/2015 11:11

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Coming soon....

Tuesday 28th April - Dragon's Breath Singalong - at the George & Dragon from 8.30pm.

Thursday 30th April - Film Night "The Imitation Game" - Village Hall 7pm for 7.30

During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of 'gross indecency', an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offence of homosexuality - little did officials know, they were actually incriminating the pioneer of modern-day computing. 
Sunday 3rd May - Nenthead Mines - Underground tours at 10.45, 12.15, 13.45 and 15.15.  Details on Tours are free and last about 90 minutes. A £5 per head donation helps maintain this historic site.


Monthly Regulars....

Dragon's Breath Singalong - George & Dragon - last Tuesday of the month from 8.30pm. Come along, sing along, play along, or just listen along.

Holy Communion - St John's Church - fourth Sunday of every month - 9.30am for 50 minutes. Everyone welcome.

Alston Moor Parish Council meets at Alston Town Hall - first Monday of each month at 7pm


Weekly Regulars....

Knit 'n Natter - every Wednesday 2 to 4pm

Midday Prayers, St John's Church - each Friday at noon for 20 minutes