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Food and Drink

There are lots of great places to eat and drink in North Northumberland - and some award-winning food and drink products made locally too.

One of the greatest pleasures of any holiday is treating yourself to the very best of local produce and cuisine.

From the North Sea to the Cheviots, North Northumberland’s coast and countryside produces fine food and drink to tickle the taste buds and tempt all the senses. Smell the fish being kippered in the traditional smokehouses of Craster and Seahouses. Taste the freshest asparagus and soft fruits in season, artisan cheeses and slow-fermented bread from a wood-fired oven.

Watch the last of the net-fishermen catching salmon on the Tweed at Berwick and the colourful fishing cobles landing crab, lobster and prawns in the picturesque harbours of the heritage coast.

Listen to the water-wheel and the machinery grinding locally-grown grain into flour at Heatherslaw Cornmill, or the buzzing of the bees at the Chain Bridge Honey Farm.
Feel the friendly welcome in a typical Northumbrian country pub or village tea room. Every occasion can be catered for from the vast array of Northumbrian fare.

No visit to the seaside is complete without fish and chips, or you can sample a fresh crab sandwich or a warming bowl of seafood soup. On those lovely warm evenings try out all the varieties of local ice-creams, fruit ices and sorbets.

In our towns and villages you will find quality family bakers. Our traditional butchers offer locally raised beef, lamb and pork, as well as their own home-made sausages and pies. Try a Northumbrian stottie, a Border tart, some Bamburgh Bangers or a hot Scotch pie during your stay.

Throughout the area you will find farm shops and deli’s offering a wide range of locally-sourced food and drink. You can meet the producers themselves at our farmers’ markets.
Seasonal variety is one of the greatest pleasures of Northumbrian food.

Spring brings hill-bred Cheviot lamb, tasty heritage varieties of new potatoes and the freshest Holy Island asparagus. Summer is the time for home-made ice-creams flavoured with Alnwick Rum or Chain Bridge heather honey.

Through Autumn and Winter you can enjoy home-made preserves, Lindisfarne oysters and mussels, wild venison and game from the area’s estates.

The area has its distinctive drinks, too. The Ship Inn at Newton-by-the-Sea is one of the few pubs that still brews its own ale. If you prefer spirits, Alnwick Rum is made to a unique old recipe while visitors to St. Aidan’s Winery on Holy Island can try a sample of the famous Lindisfarne Mead.

Eating Out
You will find eating out in North Northumberland a mouth-watering and memorable experience. Whether you prefer a country house hotel, a coaching Inn, a welcoming guesthouse, a restaurant, a local pub, the informal appeal of cosy cafes, tea rooms and coffee shops or a bag of fish and chips on the sea front, you will be spoilt for choice!
Remember to ask in these eating places to hear the many stories about food from the wonderful North Northumberland area.

The Berwick area is proud of its Slow Food Convivium established in 2005.  Why not join them for one of their gourmet meals at a local restaurant or pub? Walk a Food Heritage Trail visiting old fishing shiels, the old Corn Exchange and sample local ales. Going home? ... pick up a Directory of Local Producers and take a little bit of Northumberland with you.

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Sunnyhills Farm Shop


Farm Shop, Cafe, Gift Shop, Deli & Ice Cream Parlour! Passionate about local produce. Sunnyhills Farm Shop is family owned & run by Tori & Toby Sumpton....
The Lavender Tea Rooms
Etal Village shop, Lavender Tearooms, Plant Centre & Post Office are OPEN daily from 9 till 5 (check website for winter opening hours). A traditional tearoom with Post Office and...
Jones and Jones of Berwick-upon-Tweed
Jones and Jones of Berwick-upon-Tweed is a boutique specialising in unique gifts and luxury hampers. We are located on Bridge Street in Berwick-upon-Tweed where you will find a great collection...
Tillmouth Park Country House Hotel
This secluded mansion stands in 15 acres of parkland gardens. Public rooms are graced with comfy sofas, antiques and oil paintings while all 14 bedrooms are individually styled with...
Doddington Ice Cream and Cheese


The Doddington Dairy is situated on the Maxwell family's farm, nestled at the bottom of the Cheviot Hills in the Glendale Valley of Northumberland. The family has been farming...
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