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Food & Beverages

All the food served at Layside is made by us in our country kitchen.

If you choose to stay and enjoy dinner at Layside, we will provide a delicious locally produced, home cooked meal.

For breakfast, a Layside Breakfast Hamper will be delivered to your door between 0730-0745 or by prior arrangement. Sophie and Kevin offer a range of home-cooked options for breakfast using local produce wherever possible. Enjoy a warmed breakfast muffin with pinwheel Cumbrian sausage and local free-range egg, or the Layside breakfast cassoulet – Cumberland sausage and smoked bacon, slow-cooked with cannellini beans in a rich tomato sauce topped with a local free-range poached egg. New to the menu is the Layside pancake stack with berries and fruit coulis, and the Layside Panhaggerty – a traditional Northumberland dish consisting of layers of sliced potato, onion and cheese, slow-cooked with smoked bacon and topped with a fried egg. A Vegetarian and Vegan menu is also available on request. Tea or coffee will be freshly brewed, and as our 5 year old son says, no breakfast is complete without Eddie’s “Superhero Smoothie”!

Hot evening meals are available for £15 per person, again using seasonal and local produce wherever possible, and we request that meals are ordered with 24 hours notice. Examples of menus are as per those on this website, but it will be a single option delivered to your door between 1800-1900 or by arrangement. Take pot luck on your meal, or contact us in advance to know what is available on the days of your stay. Vegetarian options can be made available by prior arangement but unfortunately no food allergies can be catered for – this is NOT a nut-free kitchen!

The Allendale Brewery provides local ale and lager – contact us in advance of your stay if you wish to have local ales ready for you in minifridge (available individually or as a mixed selection of six bottles). Red and white wine and Prosecco are also available, as well as locally made soft drinks (Fentimans). Chilled drinking water is provided in the room minifridge. Alcohol sales are subject to age verification policy in line with local authority guidelines (see T&C’s).

Tea/coffee is made available in the rooms via our hospitality tray, and fresh (semi-skimmed) milk is also provided.

Sample Breakfast

  • Cereal (Cornflakes/Weetabix/Muesli
  • Fruit and Yogurt Pot with Granola Topping
  • Superhero Smoothie or fruit juice
  • Warmed breakfast muffin with pinwheel Cumbrian sausage and local free-range egg/Layside Breakfast Cassoulet/Pancake stack with berries and fruit coulis/Layside Panhaggerty
  • Tea/coffee or hot chocolate

Sample Evening Meals

  • Chicken Casserole
  • Beef and local ale Casserole
  • Pigs cheek and chorizo stew
  • Slow cooked beef cheek cottage pie (vegetarian option with green lentils)
  • Lamb or confit duck Cassoulet
  • Pheasant and Chorizo Casserole
    • All served with crusty bread 
  • Pudding of the day