Food & Drink

Game On!

From October 1st, we have been offering our guests some wonderful local game, as supplied to us by Ridley’s Fish and Game merchants. Based at Acomb near Hexham, Northumberland, and recommended by Rick Stein, this family-run concern was established in 1991 and has become known for outstanding quality and service. The pheasant season runs from 1st […]

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New For August

The summer is now well underway and with the warm weather continuing we wanted to add a fresh new breakfast special – light but tasty! Already a popular choice as we head in to the second week of August, we are serving a generous slice of toasted sourdough bread topped with an avocado and tomato

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Bardon Mill

The village of Bardon Mill is a 30 minute (downhill) walk from Layside and well worth a visit if only to appreciate a good coffee and home-made scone, cake or sandwich at the Village Store and Tea Room. Positioned adjacent to the Village Green, the store is at the heart of the village and owner

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New for July

Now that July is here we hope that the glorious weather we have been enjoying over the past few weeks continues. Guests have been making good use of the outdoor space – it is not often that you can eat your breakfast outside in Northumberland without the need for a coat (or a brolly)! For

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New for June

We can’t quite believe that it is June already. We are still blessed with some warm weather – the Northumberland moors and hills bathed in sunlight and lovely walking conditions. New to the breakfast menu for this month is a beef brisket hash – brined with spices over five days, slow cooked in the Aga,

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May is here

Despite the drop in temperature over the past few days, the sun is shining and the promise of summer hangs in the air. The swallows have returned to nest in the outhouses and the pied wagtails have again decided that it is a good idea to nest underneath Kev’s car, so journeys are kept short

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Spring Festival

The local market town of Hexham holds a Spring Festival every year – to be held this year on Saturday 28th April in the beautiful Abbey grounds. Organised by the Hexham Community Partnership, this family-friendly outdoor event will feature live music, food and craft stalls, dog agility and a falconry display. Closer to Layside, the

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On the Menu This Week

On the menu this week for our evening meal we have a rustic French-style duck cassoulet, slow cooked in the Aga then served off the bone with smoked lardons, Toulouse sausage and cannellini beans in a rich tomato sauce. We also have a traditional country-style chicken casserole cooked on the bone with baby carrots and

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