We may be big – lots of rooms, lots of little corners – but the bar is still the heart and soul of our Northumberland pub. We’re happy for you to just come in for a drink and a natter – or just a quiet drink and the newspaper. If it’s chilly outside, warm yourself at the fire – we have several snugs and a fire in each – and, if you’re peckish, order a tasty snack. Of course, you can have a full meal, too.

There are dominoes, jigsaw puzzles and daily papers – quiz nights on Wednesday – and always a smiling face behind the bar. Our regulars have become firm friends. We’re dog-friendly, too.


Four real ales – including our custom-made St Mary’s Ale from Northumberland’s Wylam Brewery – are always available. Craft keg beers, ciders, speciality lagers, over 15 wines by-the-glass, premium gins and a range of around 50 whiskies are some of our highlights. Plus we have a good choice of locally made soft drinks.


All our meals – from breakfast to dinner – are available in the bar as well as in the pub’s other eating areas. If you just fancy a little something to keep you going we have a range of proper, old-fashioned bar snacks such as home-made Scotch egg and mushrooms on toast.


We love dogs. Sometimes it seems there are more drinkers in the bar with four legs than two. There’s plenty of room as we have several snugs. (We just ask you not to let your four-legged friend wander into the dining areas.) They will be well looked after and can order their own dog beer and popcorn.