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Free house overlooking the River Tyne

At a glance

Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Open all year
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

Built in the 1760s, this riverside inn is named after a 19th-century British Army officer and is popular with locals and local celebrities. In a converted stone barn, the restaurant overlooks the river where otters can often be spotted. The real ales are all sourced locally: Cullercoats Shuggy Boat Blonde and Great North East Rivet Catcher are but two. Local ingredients are the foundation of the dishes here, which include cod with boulangère potatoes, and lamb shank braised in red wine on mash. In summer, the patio area is covered by a marquee.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Monday
  • Opening times: 12–2.30 7–12 (Sunday 12–10.30)
  • Lunch: Tuesday to Sunday 12–2.30
  • Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 7–9

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Restaurant menu available

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Family room available


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

On A69, 7 miles west of Hexham.

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