Pictures Courtesy of James Norman Photography


Phil and Karen took over the pub in late 2007 having previously owned the successful Michelin rated Green Room restaurant in Hexham.

Following with their commitment to use as many locally sourced ingredients as possible, from a strong network of local suppliers and creating dishes with flavours capturing regional and classic British cooking, in line with the seasons.

The menu is chalked on a board, with dishes changing daily depending on what’s available, a separate bar menu offers lighter snacks and delicious sandwiches.

Continuing with our legendary Sunday roast lunch (booking essential)

Choose from three separate dining areas; the cosy lounge bar with crackling log fire, the small conservatory which offers the best views (and can be booked for private parties of up to 15), or for those preferring a more restaurant atmosphere the refurbished dining room is available.

Example Menu (menus change daily)


  • Doddington cheese with homemade pickle £3.95
  • Home baked honey roast ham with Pease pudding £4.95
  • Locally cured bacon, lettuce and tomato £4.95
  • Northumbrian rump steak,Cos lettuce, fried onions £7.50
  • Hot local roast pork with apple sauce £5.95
  • Fresh local crab with mayonnaise £6.95

(all available on Gluten free bread if required)


  • Cream of celeriac and Cox apple soup £4.50
  • Terrine of local game, Fig chutney £6.50
  • Salad of pear,celery,pine nuts and Durham blue cheese £6.50
  • Rillette of Craster Kipper,potato and horseradish salad, homemade soad bread £6.95
  • Charcuterie with pickles and soda bread £7.95 (suitable for 2 to share)

Main Courses

  • Braised local beef in Allendale ale £10.50
  • Tom Stephenson’s Northumberland sausage, leek potato cake, onion gravy £10.50
  • West Mill Hills rack of lamb with olives ,rosemary and oven dried tomatoes £14.95
  • Pan fried North Sea coley with creamed samphire,lemon and capers £12.95
  • Peppered Northumbria steak, roasted tomato,watercress,chips: Rump £13.95/Fillet £23.95
  • Confit duck leg, fine beans,Dauhinoise potatoes £14.50
  • Pan Haggerty of parsnips and wild mushrooms, Topped with Doddington cheese £10.95
  • Roast Northumbria rib of beef(for two),watercress,chips,Bearnaise £45.00

Pudds (£5.50)

  • Sticky toffee pudding
  • Apple and blueberry crème brûlée
  • Ginger sponge with jersey cream ice cream
  • Chocolate and coconut bread and butter pudding
  • Pannacotta with red fruits
  • Chocolate brownie with fudge ice cream
  • Wheelbirks Northumbrian Jersey ice creams £3.95
  • Local cheeses with pickle and biscuits (see boards for today’s selection) £5.95

Sunday lunch (Reservation essential)

3 roasts plus vegetarian option: main course £10.95

Typical selection:

  • Roast Rib of Northumbrian beef(served pink)with Yorkshire Pudding
  • Roast local pork with sage & sausagemeat stuffing
  • Roast Chicken with Bacon roll
  • Butternut squash risotto with Coquetdale cheese rarebit

(A selection of starters and pudds are also available, all individually priced)

If you would like to reserve a table please contact us by telephone for availability.

Reservations:01434 602814

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