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Eat and Drink
June 2017
Reading time 5 Minutes

The comfort food of dreams...

What could be better than a fantastically-crafted meal? A fantastically-crafted meal with a pint, of course. We've rounded up nine places for pub grub that will leave you wanting seconds.

The Northumberland Arms

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 Peth, West Thirston, Felton NE65 9EE
01670 787370

The Duke Of Wellington Inn

With regular live music, special tasting events and quiz nights, this pub overlooking the Tyne Valley always has plenty going on.
Newton NE43 7UL
01661 844446

The Granby Inn

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.
Front Street, Longframlington, Morpeth NE65 8DP
01665 570228

The Black Bull Inn

This dog and kid-friendly pub might be famed for its seafood, but it caters for meat-lovers and vegetarians alike.
Moulton, Richmond DL10 6QJ
01325 377556

Ridley Arms

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.
Stannington, Morpeth NE61 6EL
01670 789216

Black Horse Beamish

Where possible, Black Horse Beamish source their ever-changing menu from the kitchen garden, reflecting the seasons.
Red Row, Beamish DH9 0RW
01207 232569

The Town Wall

Formerly the workplace of famed bird-scribbler Thomas Bewick, this is now a funky, New York-inflected place with great food on the tables.
Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5HX
0191 232 3000

The Rose & Crown

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.
Romaldkirk, Barnard Castle DL12 9EB
01833 650213

The Charles Bathurst Inn

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.
Arkengarthdale, Richmond DL11 6EN
0333 7000 779

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