NEWTON, Stocksfield, NE43 7UL
Just off the A69 near Corbridge, this early 19th-century coaching inn overlooks the Tyne Valley and has stunning views, and is a handy base for exploring the National Park and Hadrian's Wall. The building's original oak and stone construction is complemented by modern furniture and fabrics that create a comfortable pub. On offer are local ales, a comprehensive wine list and enjoyable dishes such as beetroot smoked salmon; or pineapple and prawn cocktail, followed by lamb stew with red cabbage, carrots and new potatoes; or open wild mushroom lasagne. The stone floored bar has a roaring log fire during the colder months but when the sun shines there is ample space on the terrace to enjoy refreshments. Dogs are welcome in the bar and garden.