Garrigill warmly welcomes our new pub hosts Kenny and Paula 

Assuming all goes to plan, Kenny and Paula expect to be opening the doors of the George & Dragon on Good Friday, 3rd April. They 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, light refreshments will be available from Day 1 as well as a fine range of local ales, wines and spirits. With the boarding down at last, the pub is already having a positive impact on the village. 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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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....

Saturday 4th April

Prize Bingo Nite

First house 7.30pm. Entry £1. 

Lots of prizes. All proceeds to 

Grisedale Croft charity fund. 



Monthly Regulars....

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