St Mary’s News and Blog
Whether it’s down to Olympic success for Team GB, the Tour de France arriving in Yorkshire or the enthusiasm for a more healthy and active lifestyle, there’s no doubt that cycling is on the up. Indeed cyclists are regularly to be seen on the B roads and country lanes around St Mary’s Inn, especially in … Continue reading CYCLING
There are many interesting places to visit within a short drive, cycle or even walk from St Mary’s Inn; Alnwick Castle and Garden, the Northumberland coastline, the market town of Morpeth or the city lights of Newcastle-upon-Tyne among just a few. However, there is one tourist destination that this writer holds special over all others … Continue reading HADRIAN’S WALL
THE GLORY THAT IS FISH AND CHIPS
In a recent conversation David, an all-round foodie and wine buff, made the remark that if fish and chips had been invented in Lyon or Naples, it would have been hailed as one of the world’s great dishes many years ago. I couldn’t agree more. As it is, its elevation by the British has been … Continue reading THE GLORY THAT IS FISH AND CHIPS
WHAT MAKES A GREAT PUB?
What makes a great pub or inn? Some would say a good selection of quality beers while others would say good albeit simple food. Many would regard the look and feel of the décor as most important. The more practical among us would say adequate car parking or clean toilets. Almost everyone would agree that … Continue reading WHAT MAKES A GREAT PUB?