Restaurant dining in Blanchland, Northumberland


Savour delicious flavours

Smitten with seasonal simplicity and sense of place, our food is a culinary collaboration between heritage and landscape.  Guided by the evolutionary imagination of Emma Broom and faithful to the cultures of the north; expect heavenly patchwork feasts, dainty dishes and the occasional fix of comfort food, cooked to the highest order- of course.

Opening times

  • Breakfast
    Monday to Friday:
    7:30am - 9:30am
    8am - 10am
  • Lunch
    Monday to Friday:
    12 noon - 2:30pm
    12 noon - 3pm
    12 noon - 3:30pm
  • Afternoon Tea
    Monday to Friday:
    2:30pm - 4:30pm
    3pm - 4:30pm
  • Dinner
    Monday to Saturday:
    6pm - 9pm
    6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Bar Bait
    12:30pm - 4:30pm
    6:30pm - 8:30pm

The setting

Our food sprawls across a treasure trove of ancient spaces....Climb the sweeping stone staircase and discover The Bishop's Dining Room, a valiant champion of strict seasonality, each plate to grace the table lovingly emulates the rhythms of our growing year. For a cosier, abundant affair, snuggle up by the fireside in The Hilyard. Duck-or-Grouse into The Derwent, the perfect destination for Afternoon Tea if you're craving tasty sandwiches and moreish sweet treats and, if seeking to quench your thirst with a local beverage or two, join us in The Crypt, our medieval vaulted pub serving up real ale and 'Bar Bait'.

Our Chef

Emma is a passionate produce-driven chef, celebrating and showcasing the best regional and seasonal foods, including ingredients grown in our own kitchen garden. Emma has more plans afoot with the introduction of hens to the garden to lay eggs for the freshest English breakfast and the planting of many more crops, as well as putting on more cookery demos in the gatehouse and lots of lovely foodie events... watch this space!

'The 12th century setting was so special. The drive to get to it through the countryside, just beautiful. Very high quality of food, drink and attentive service throughout the meal. Highly recommended!'

TripAdvisor user, 2019

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The Crypt Bar

Rugged, ravishing, our one-of-a-kind boozer.

The Gatehouse

The perfect choice for relaxing and entertaining.