Embleton, Northumberland - Community Guide

Community Resources

These pages contain information which we hope will be helpful to residents, old and new.

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Emergencies -   Police, Fire, Ambulance, Coastguard   999
Police (non-emergency)   101
Childline   0800 1111
Crimestoppers   0800 555 111
NHS non-emergency care   111
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust   0344 811 8111
Samaritans   0845 790 9090
Silverline (advice for older people)   0800 470 8090
Arriva Traveline   0871 200 2233
C.A.B.  Northumberland Adviceline
Mon – Fri 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  0344 4111 1444
Northumberland County Council   0345 600 6400
NCC Councillor for Longhoughton Ward – Wendy Pattison    07779 983072



Front Street Embleton

Front Street, Embleton


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Accident & Emergency:
G.P. Surgery:
A local branch of The Alnwick Medical Group in Alnwick is located on the Greyfield estate, Embleton. Surgery is held mornings only, although this may be subject to change.   Hours of opening are as follows:
Monday - 8.30 – 12.30         Tuesday - 8.30 – 5.00     Wednesday - 8.30 – 5.00
Thursday - Closed all day     Friday - 8.30 – 1.00        Contact: 01665 576635.

Minor Injuries Department:
Alnwick Infirmary, Infirmary Drive, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 2NS Tel: 0844 811 8111.
Wansbeck General Hospital, Ashington NE63 9JJ open 24 hours. Tel: 0344 8118111.

24 hour A & E Department:
Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital (NSEC), Northumbria Way, Cramlington, Northumberland NE23 6NZ.  Tel:  0344 8118111 or 0191 2031200.
Specialist hospital for all emergencies.

The Post Office in Embleton offers some banking facilities including withdrawal of cash.  Other banking services are available from banks and building society branches in Alnwick.

Boarding Kennels: Please note: These details are for information only and cannot be taken as recommendation. Owners are advised to satisfy themselves that the facilities meet their requirements.
Happy Hounds - Low Hockett, Denwick.  Tel: 01665 572425.   E-mail:  info@happy-hounds.biz. Fully insured and licensed boarding kennels, day care and grooming facility located approx. 4-5 miles from Embleton. 

As part of the Northumberland County Council iNorthumberland superfast fibre broadband roll out, the service is now available in Embleton and Christon Bank. People wishing to take advantage of this will need to contact their service provider to upgrade, as improved speeds do not happen automatically.  For further information contact John Cooper  at iNorthumberland Tel. 01670 623415, e-mail John.Cooper@inorthumberland.org.uk or visit www.inorthumberland.org.uk.

Childrens Play Park:
A very popular state of the art children’s Play Park has been constructed in the heart of the village.  There are several different types of play equipment in a safe environment.   The play park also has a dedicated off-road car park.







Coffee Stops:
Eleanor’s Byre:
Situated at Spitalford, just south of Embleton on the C54 Coastal Route to Craster, Eleanor’s Byre has a wide selection of coffee, cake and gorgeous things ….. 
Tel: 01665 571371 or www.eleanorsbyre.co.uk for opening times.

Mandell’s Coffee Pot:


Based in the Parish Church Room in Embleton, Mandell’s offers a variety of beverages and home-made scones and cakes in a warm, friendly atmosphere.  Cards and books for sale. Dog friendly.

Opening days are Monday - Thursday 10.00 a.m. - 12 noon from Easter to October.  Winter opening is Monday and Wednesday 10.00 a.m. - 12 noon. 

Tel: Jean Lawrence 01665 576356 for information and follow us on Facebook.

Community Information:
Notice Boards:
Public notice boards containing information about forthcoming events, advertisements, etc. are to be found on the wall outside Moody’s shop, outside the Parish Church Room, at the shop in Christon Bank and on the wall of the Creighton Memorial Hall.

The Net:
The Net is a monthly leaflet produced by Holy Trinity Church, Embleton giving details of services at the churches in the wider parish and ecumenical readings for the month ahead, together with social events for the month.

Whinstone Times:
Is the community magazine for Embleton and Christon Bank.  Published bi-monthly it is delivered free to all homes in the area and features articles and stories, many of which are submitted by readers, as well as topical information from round and about. Copies are available in local shops and other establishments free of charge.

Defibrillators are available outside the Creighton Hall in Embleton and in the Phone Box opposite the Church at Christon Bank.  In case of need, the first step is to call 999 for an ambulance.  If necessary, the ambulance service will provide the code to open the safe and instructions for use will be supplied from thereon.

Dog Walker:
“Let’s Go Walkabout” offers dog walking services and home visits to feed and look after pets in their own homes.   Contact Jill on 01665 571306 / 07816 611808, e-mail grant_jill@btinternet.com  or visit www.grantjill.wix.com/letsgowalkabout.  Also on facebook.

Eating Out:
Blink Bonny, Christon Bank:
A popular pub serving lunches, (including Sunday lunch) and dinners.  Varied menu with daily specials board. Selection of beers, lagers and real ale.  Regular monthly quiz with all proceeds going to charity. Dogs welcome. Tel: 01665 575595.

Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel:
The hotel has an excellent restaurant with a varied menu using locally sourced produce. Tel: 01665 576111 or www.dunstanburghcastlehotel.co.uk.

Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Course:
The club house is open daily from 8.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m. (4.00 p.m. after end of September) for breakfast, main meals and snacks.  Fully licensed bar.  Freshly ground Coffee, Lattes and Cappuccinos.  Free Wi-Fi.  Everyone welcome.  Twilight golf rates from 3.00 p.m. only £15.  Tel:  01665 576562 for more information.

Greys Inn, Embleton:
A popular inn at the heart of the community, featuring fine ales (including real ale) and good homely food. Dogs welcome. Tel: 01665 576983 for bookings. 

Sambuca Blue Bell , Embleton:
Popular local restaurant. Pizzas a speciality.  Takeaways including Sambuca Munchie Box for £10 with a choice of munchies.  Delivery Service available.
Call 01665 576639  

Education & Playgroups :
Embleton Playgroup:  Is held at Vincent Edwards Primary School, Embleton each Monday between 9.45 and 11.15 a.m.  All welcome from Bumps to 4 year olds.  Come along or contact the school on 01665 576612 for information.

Trinity Tots Playgroup:  Is held on Thursday afternoons from 12.30 – 2.30 in the Parish Church Room, Embleton.  Contact Eleanor Wood on 07900 928048 for information.

Vincent Edwards Primary School:  In the heart of Embleton and catering for the surrounding area, takes children aged 4 - 11.  Pupils will continue their education at secondary schools in Alnwick.

Garage Services:
Embleton Service Station (J. R. Grieves Ltd.) is located on the B1339, the main road through Embleton, and offers a full range of fuel and garage services including servicing, M.O.Ts and on-line tyre ordering service at www.embletontyres.co.uk.  The service station also includes a convenience store and newsagents. Proprietor John Wilson Tel: 01665 576213 or e-mail j.wilson11@btconnect.com.

Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Club:
A beautiful 18-hole seaside links golf course which sweeps around Embleton Bay with 8 holes fringing the bay itself.  The club house offers excellent food and beverages.  Superb golf, food, hospitality and scenery. For full details telephone 01665 576562. 

Halls/Meeting Rooms:
Creighton Memorial Hall, Embleton:
Multi-purpose village hall comprising one large hall, complete with stage and sound system;  snooker room and a smaller room for meetings, etc.;  large, well-equipped kitchen;  toilet facilities, including disabled toilet.  The hall is popular as a wedding venue, charges for which start at £300, and is also available for Beavers’ sleepovers, family gatherings and all sorts of parties.  For quotes to hire and for bookings contact Shelagh Coxon on 01665 576791 or gorcoxon@hotmail.com.

Parish Church Room, Embleton:
Medium size room available for hire, suitable for meetings, etc.  Includes servery and toilet facilities.  Hire charges:  £15.00 per session.  Contact Jean Lawrence 01665 576356 for details and to hire.

Church Hall, Christon Bank:
Hall with servery and toilet facilities available for hire.  Regular events include a weekly coffee morning on Tuesdays 10.00 a.m. – noon and a Whist Drive every Monday at 7.00 p.m.  Everyone welcome to both.  To book the hall contact Norma Young – telephone 01665 576680.

Mole Catcher:
If you have unwanted moles, help is at hand. Contact George Gregory on 01665 576122 or georgegregory905@gmail.com.

Public Toilets:
Public toilets are available in the Parish Church Room from 9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m. daily and in the Golf Club House at the bottom end of Sea Lane, Embleton.  There are currently no public toilets in Christon Bank.

Moody’s Londis is located in Front Street, Embleton and stocks a wide range of groceries, wines & spirits, newspapers and magazines including many locally sourced products.  All major Post Office services are available.  Proprietor Adam Moody Tel: 01665 576215.

Shop/Post Office, Christon Bank:
Convenience store and post office in the heart of the village. Proprietor: Norma Young 01665 576680.

C of E – Holy Trinity, Embleton:
The times of services at Holy Trinity vary from week to week as services are also held in churches in Craster, Rock, Rennington and Newton. Churchwarden:  Christine Hunter Tel 01665 576981

Methodist – Christon Bank:
In the heart of Christon Bank.  Services are held each Sunday at 6.00 p.m., unless otherwise specified on the notice board. Contact Rev. Lynda Coulthard on 01665 713251.

Roman Catholic – St. Aidan’s Seahouses
The closest Roman Catholic church to Embleton is St. Aidan’s, 18 King Street, Seahouses.  Mass is held at 11.00 a.m. every Sunday and Holy Days with Vigil Mass at 4.00 p.m. on Saturdays.  Fr. Des McGivern 01665 720427.

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The following is a list of Clubs and Groups currently in operation in Embleton and Christon Bank.  If any of the details are incorrect, or change in any way, please contact us using the Contact page on this site.

Art Group:  Meets Wednesday afternoons at the Methodist Church Hall, Christon Bank.
Contact: Alexa Nesbitt Tel: 01665 576677.
Badminton:  Every Monday in the Creighton Hall at 6pm.
Contact Bobby on 07834262911 or Matt on 07850691446
Book Club:  Meets at 10.00 a.m. on the last Thursday of each month in the Parish Church Room, Embleton.
Contact:  Dawn McDonald Tel.  01665 600830.
Bridge Class / Club:  Meets at 1.30 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Creighton Hall, Embleton.
Contact: Linda Dixon Tel: 01665 576437 for further information.
Carpet Bowls:  Meets on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Creighton Memorial Hall, Embleton.
Contact: Secretary – Bill McDonald Tel: 01665 589207.
Crafts with Company:  Meets each Tuesday from 10.30 - noon in the Craster Memorial Hall. Admission £2 which includes refreshments. Bring any craft projects you are working on or just drop in for a chat and a cuppa.
Cricket:  Embleton Cricket Club.  New players always welcome.
Contact: Raymond Carss Tel: 01665 576358.
Flower Club:  Meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at the Creighton Memorial Hall, Embleton.
Contact: Secretary - Shelagh Coxon Tel: 01665 576791.
Football:  Embleton Football Club.  New players always welcome.
Contact: Stuart Imeson Tel: 01665 576358.
Girl Guides:  Meets on Thursday evenings in the Parish Church Room, Embleton.  New members welcome.
Contact:  Monica Cornall Tel. 01665 576890.
Hand Bells:  Ringers meet weekly on Monday afternoons at the Creighton Memorial Hall, Embleton.
Contact: Jean Lawrence Tel 01665 576356.
Line Dancing:  The group meets weekly on Wednesday evenings at the Creighton Memorial Hall, Embleton.
Contact: Elizabeth Henderson Tel: 01665 576154.
Pilates:  Meets weekly on Tuesdays 11.00 - 12.00 in the Creighton Hall.  Everyone Welcome. 
Contact:  Carole Dent 01665 572166 or 07881 557484.
Snooker:  The Snooker Room in the Creighton Hall, Embleton is available for members to play at any time. 
Contact: Dougie Hogg Tel: 01665 576386.
Whist:  Players meet in the Methodist Church Hall, Christon Bank on Monday evenings at 7.00 p.m.
Contact: Norma Young Tel: 01665 576680.
Women’s Institute:  Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month in the Creighton Memorial Hall, Embleton.
Women’s Club:  Members meet on the 1st Tuesday of each month in the Creighton Memorial Hall, Embleton.
Contact: Secretary – Brenda Robson Tel: 01665 576905.
Yoga:  Classes take place in the Vincent Edwards School, Embleton on Tuesday evenings weekly.
Contact: Glynis Morgan Tel: 07958 391406.

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Parish Council


The Parish of Embleton includes the settlements of Embleton, Christon Bank and Dunstan Steads within its Parish Boundaries. The Parish Council comprises of ten local Councillors who meet on the fourth Monday of every month (excluding August and December), alternating between the Creighton Hall in Embleton and the Methodist Church in Christon Bank. Members of the public are more than welcome to attend the monthly meetings. Information and documents associated with the Parish Council (agendas, minutes, finances, contact details etc.) can be found on the Parish Council website - Click here

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