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Restaurants Just of the A69 You Must Visit
Eat and Drink
August 2022
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Stop by these must-visit restaurants and pubs on your travels

They’re the perfect place to refuel – or indulge.
The Duke Of Wellington Inn The Duke Of Wellington Inn

The Duke Of Wellington Inn
Newton NE43 7UL
01661 844446

A popular village pub, The Duke of Wellington Inn serves comfort food in a cosy setting. The pub’s dining room-cum-bar has far reaching views south across the Tyne Valley, a roaring log fire and serves lots of local ales alongside its seasonal menus.

The General Havelock Inn
9 Ratcliffe Road, Haydon Bridge NE47 6ER
01434 684376

Known for it’s great steaks and pies, the popular General Havelock serves traditional pub grub and hand-pulled ales. It’s a really friendly and cosy local so look out for the popular pie and mash club evenings, or head to one of the Havelock’s film and food nights.

The Wood Oven
Main Road, Wylam NE41 8DN
01661 852552

A small, independent restaurant with a good reputation for fantastic pizzas and great small dishes. Their specials constantly change and include a range of eclectic ingredients and a great selection of ales too.

The Boatside Inn
Warden, Hexham NE46 4SQ
01434 602233

Popular with families (there’s a play area in the substantial garden), this country pub serves classic British dishes in its spacious dining room, and there’s always a good range of daily specials available too. A big attraction is the outdoor beer garden where food is served but sadly you can’t book an outside table – it’s first come first served only.

Langley Castle
Langley-on-Tyne, Hexham NE47 5LU
01434 688888

This is where to go for a special occasion. Here, Head Chef Norman Bradford creates beautiful plates of food from locally-sourced ingredients. Eat in the Medieval dining room, or for a more informal dining experience, choose from the Drawing Room’s relaxed dining menu, whilst the contemporary glass Pavilion is an ideal setting for private dining for up to 30 guests.

The Glasshouse Café, 
Bradley Gardens, Sled Lane, Wylam NE41 8JH
01661 852176

In the beautiful surroundings of Bradley Gardens, the 19th century Glasshouse Café serves seasonal dishes made with local produce and ingredients harvested straight from the Kitchen Garden. After looking round the gardens and on-site shops, refuel with a fresh salad of warm goats’ cheese with French beans, tomato shallots and artichoke, or for a special treat book the Glasshouse’s popular sparkling afternoon tea.

Langley Castle Langley Castle
The Glasshouse Café The Glasshouse Café
The Red Lion of Newbrough  The Red Lion of Newbrough 
The Feathers Inn The Feathers Inn

The Feathers Inn
Hedley-on-the-Hill, Stocksfield NE43 7SW
01661 843607

The multi-award winning Feathers Inn has maintained an outstanding reputation for exceptional dining ever since opening. There are three snug rooms, each with its own wood burning stove, and a sheltered outside space with fire pits. The pub’s menu changes every day to reflect the seasonal produce that is sourced from nearby small-scale farmers, and includes small dishes, large plates, and must-not-miss desserts.

The Red Lion of Newbrough 
Stanegate Road, Newbrough, Hexham NE47 5AR
01434 674226

With its log fires, cosy atmosphere, well-stocked wine cellar and extensive collection of real ales, this is a great local where you can expect to find all the best pub classics done well – we’re fans of the homemade chicken, ham and leek pie.

The Rat Inn
Anick, Hexham NE46 4LN
01434 602814

This award-winning and hugely popular country pub has a charming ivy-clad exterior and a cosy interior. The Rat Inn’s daily changing menu champions seasonal ingredients and food from the Northumberland countryside. Eat in the cosy bar, the pub’s dining room or enjoy a beer in the garden with its expansive views south over the Tyne Valley.

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