May 11th 2021

Northumberland Food Trail

From the unique blend of Pilgrims Coffee to award-winning cheeses, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to finding locally-produced food when you holiday at one of our properties. Follow the Coquet Cottages trail and take your taste buds on a tour of Northumberland’s best food.

Places to eat in Northumberland

1. Chain Bridge Honey Farm

This flourishing Berwick business started back in the 1960s by a family of beekeepers, and it’s still going strong today. Chain Bridge Honey Farm produces delicious honey and beeswax products.

2. Pilgrims Coffee House and Roastery

You’ll find these expert coffee-makers on Holy Island. The passionate team source only the highest-quality Arabica beans from Fair-trade and Rainforest Alliance Certified farms and also roast them in their very own yurt.

3. Lindisfarne Mead

Don’t leave Holy Island without visiting St Aidan’s Winery – the home of Lindisfarne Mead. Over 200,000 visitors stop by every year to taste the world-famous fortified wine.

4. Doddington Dairy

Doddington Dairy is responsible for some of the best-loved frozen treats in the North East. Based in Wooler – just a couple of minutes from Strathmore – they use only the freshest, simplest British ingredients, including milk from their very own cows.

5. R. Carter & Son Bamburgh Butcher

Providing the people of Bamburgh with baked goods for over 130 years, R. Carter & Son source their lamb, beef and pork from local farmers and their bacon is cured and smoked on-site.

6. Swallow Fish of Seahouses

It’s thought that the modern ‘kipper’ was invented here back in the 1800s. Today, the team at Swallow Fish of Seahouses remains dedicated to traditional smoking methods.

7. The Nut Roaster

The Nut Roaster’s healthy nut butters are made in the heart of Northumberland and celebrate everything that’s good and delicious about almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, and peanuts.

8. Alnwick Rum

Based on a recipe which was first created over 90 years ago in Northumberland, Alnwick Rum is bold, dark and spicy, made with a special blend of rums from Guyana and Jamaica.

9. Scott’s of Alnmouth

This sweet-as-can-be deli has made a name for itself among locals and visitors, thanks to its delicious produce and coffee. If you’re staying at one of our cottages in Alnmouth, stop by for freshly-baked goodies.

10. Rothbury Family Butchers

This award-winning business keeps traditional butchery alive and is known and loved for its 100% British and fully-traceable beef, pork, and lamb.

11. Hepple Gin

Distilled in the wild depths of the Northumberland Moors, Hepple Gin is one of the most exciting spirits to come out of North East. A crisp, fresher-than-fresh gin that celebrates the true taste of juniper.

12. The Amble Butcher

Get your hands on award-winning pies at The Amble Butcher, situated down the road from Ambler’s Retreat. This popular butcher makes over a dozen varieties of pie, from traditional to more adventurous flavours.

13. Vallum Farm

Perfectly positioned on Hadrian’s Wall, Vallum Farm is a go-to for eating, shopping, and family fun. The majority of the food served in the cosy tea room has been grown or made on-site. Furthermore, there’s a great farm shop to check out, and you can even make your own ice cream!

14. Northumberland Cheese Company

Blagdon-based Northumberland Cheese Co offer a selection of 11 delicious farmhouse cheeses. Using milk from cows, goats, and sheep from the North, it’s a must-visit if you’re in the area.

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