Enjoy some ‘real’ food sourced from the region’s farms and producers. Enjoy Craster kippers, Lindisfarne mead, Alnwick Rum and real ales from local breweries. Famous recipes include Hodgepodge Pie, the delicious griddlecakes Singing Hinnies and Northumbrian leek pudding.
Tea rooms and cafes
Milk or sugar? Scone or cake? Spoil yourself with some delicious home-made food. Anyone for afternoon tea? It is a quintessential English tradition after all.
There are cafes in many of our stately homes. Or combine your need for tea with a stroll with our tearoom walks.
Did you know? The Earl Grey of tea fame lived in nearby Alnwick.
Tantalise your taste buds with a traditional Sunday roast, elegant fine dining, international dishes or fish and chips! Here is just a selection of places to try:
- Barrasford Arms
- Battlesteads Restaurant in Wark, near Hexham
- Bay Horse Inn near Otterburn
- The Boatside Inn near Hexham
- Bouchon in Hexham
- Carts Bog Inn near Hexham
- Cheviot Hotel Restaurant in Bellingham
- The Coquetvale Hotel Restaurant and Bar in Rothbury
- Danielle’s Bistro in Hexham
- The Garden Restaurant near Bellingham
- Greenhead Hotel near Haltwhistle
- Haltwhistle Tandoori
- Holystone Lodge and Restaurant near Harbottle
- Milan Restaurant in Wooler
- Newcastle House Hotel Lounge Restaurant in Rothbury
- Tankerville Hotel Restaurant in Wooler
- The Rat Inn, near Hexham
- Riverdale Hall Country House Hotel Restaurant in Bellingham
- The Queens Head Restaurant in Rothbury
- The Railway Hotel in Rothbury
- Redesdale Arms Restaurant in Rochester, near Otterburn
- Red Lion Inn near Wooler
- Slaley Hall near Hexham
- Spice Village in Wooler
- Station Inn in Hexham
- The Turks Head in Rothbury
- The Twice Brewed Inn, near Haltwhistle
Almost every village has a good old-fashioned pub where you can pop in for a pint. Gastro pubs have meals on tap too.
Looking for that ideal al fresco experience eating in the fresh air? We’ve picked out some wonderful spots here.