9 Places for Pub Grub in the North East


Rose & Crown at Romaldkirk
What could be better than a fantastically-crafted meal? A fantastically-crafted meal with a pint, of course

The Northumberland Arms
The Peth, West Thirston, Felton NE65 9EE 
01670 787370 

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
01661 844446 

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
01665 570228 

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
01325 377556 

This dog and kid-friendly pub might be famed for its seafood, but it caters for meat-lovers and vegetarians alike.

Ridley Arms
Stannington, Morpeth NE61 6EL 
01670 789216

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
01207 232569 

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 
01833 650213 

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.

Published in: June 2017

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