Food and Drink in Northumberland
Experience the unique taste of Northumberland by trying some of its award-winning local produce.
Northumberland is proud of its food producing heritage which is very much a thriving part of its local community. Most restaurants, pubs and cafes in the Northumberland area will use locally sourced produce in their menus, giving you the opportunity to sample the real taste of Northumberland. (Look out for the Produced in Northumberland logos).
You can also buy your own local produce from many farmers markets and local shops in the area so that you too can cook a delicious Northumbrian meal for you and your family back at your holiday cottage. Whether it be morning treats such as fresh eggs from a local farm, or bread using flour ground in one of the area’s oldest working water mills; Picnic treats such as Northumberland cheese sandwiches and Northumbrian Bakehouse biscuits to teatime delights; including a range of fresh seafood like Lindisfarne Oysters, smoked Craster Kippers and tasty Bamburgh Bangers. Northumberland has all your food and drink needs covered!
Out and about in Northumberland, stop off in the many lovely villages and towns and try a delicious ice cream from one of the award-winning ice cream parlours including Doddington’s, Spurelli’s and Morwick’s.
Enjoy a selection of hot and cold locally produced drinks, whether your ideal drink is more a cup of Earl Grey tea from Howick Hall (home of the Earl Grey tea) or a Pilgrim’s Coffee from Holy Island to a refreshing cold beverage such as a Fentimans traditional fizzy drink over ice. Local tipples are plentiful with micro-brewery ales from the popular Ship Inn at Low Newton and a visit the island of Lindisfarne, to try its very own local speciality – Lindisfarne Mead. Alnwick Gin is a must for all gin lovers, whether you like a traditional gin, a slow gin or a fruity gin liqueur – you will feel spoilt for choice from their excellent product range.
Northumberland hosts some great Food and Drink Festivals throughout the year in towns such as Berwick, Alnwick and Alnmouth. Check dates of these events prior to your stay on the Northumberland Tourism website or Tourist Information Office to make sure you don’t miss out on a great day out!