Main Road, CHATTON, Alnwick, NE66 5PS
On a low grassy bank with tables and benches, this beautifully appointed pub, with an underlying theme of game birds and animals, reflects the owner's refined approach to styling. The dog-friendly, L-shaped bar is filled with chesterfields, tartan-covered chairs, hunting-scene drapes, horns, horseshoes, riding crops and wellies, all within range of an open fire. Popular real ales such as Allendale Golden Plover are served in the bar. Expect dishes like black pudding Scotch egg; pan-rendered duck breast, sticky red cabbage, tea-soaked raisins and pickled raspberry jus; wild mushroom, white wine and tarragon risotto; and lamb rump with fondant potato, mulled red cabbage and redcurrant jus.