The Northumberland Arms
The Peth, West Thirston, Felton NE65 9EE
This rural pub’s popular with the locals for its selection of beers and collegial atmosphere – but it’s the food from Mal Farmer’s kitchen that’s the star of the show.
The Duke Of Wellington Inn
Newton NE43 7UL
With regular live music, special tasting events and quiz nights, this pub overlooking the Tyne Valley always has plenty going on.
The Granby Inn
Front Street, Longframlington, Morpeth NE65 8DP
The Granby is living proof that proper, old-fashioned pubs can and should serve imaginative, locally-sourced, well-cooked food – not an oven chip in sight.
The Black Bull Inn
Moulton, Richmond DL10 6QJ
This dog and kid-friendly pub might be famed for its seafood, but it caters for meat-lovers and vegetarians alike.
Stannington, Morpeth NE61 6EL
Sourcing produce from the nearby Blagdon Estate, the Ridley Arms’ kitchen team produce proper pub food centred around British dishes with a few surprises thrown in.
Black Horse Beamish
Red Row, Beamish DH9 0RW
Where possible, Black Horse Beamish source their ever-changing menu from the kitchen garden, reflecting the seasons.
The Town Wall
Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5HX
0191 232 3000
Formerly the workplace of famed bird-scribbler Thomas Bewick, this is now a funky, New York-inflected place with great food on the tables.
The Rose & Crown
Romaldkirk, Barnard Castle DL12 9EB
This 18th century inn’s menu is crafted using ingredients sourced from local suppliers including Hodgson Fish from Hartlepool and Archers Ice Cream from Walworth Gate.
The Charles Bathurst Inn
Arkengarthdale, Richmond DL11 6EN
0333 7000 779
Big on local produce, you can rest assured your meal will have been sourced from nearby, whether it’s game of the season or beef reared on neighbouring farms.