Eating & shopping

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New spring range in the shop

Butterfly mug from Collectors Curiosities

There's two new homeware and accessory ranges available in the shop this spring. Collectors Curiosities are inspired by botanical drawings & butterflies while Geometrics uses geometric shapes inspired by formal gardens and historic floor tiles as the designs for their products.  Pop into the shop so you don't miss out.

Farmers Market

First & third Saturday each month, 10am - 3pm, Free entry

Our Farmers Market offers a shopping experience with a difference: the chance to buy local seasonal food direct from producers. Not to be missed.

All day eating


    Breakfast bacon & sausage baps

    Enjoy a tasty bacon or pork sausage in a rustic roll, a perfect pre-walk pick me up for breakfast...

  • Sink your teeth into a well-filled sandwich © David Levenson

    Homemade tasty lunches

    Choose from home made soups, sandwiches, toasties and jacket potatoes to give you that midday fea...

  • Sink your teeth into a well-filled sandwich © John Millar NTPL

    Afternoon teas & sweet treats

    Home baked scones and cakes, flavours changing with the seasons and, at times, using veg from our...

Meet our suppliers

Chicken or egg. Which came first? © NTPL/David Levenson

Lintz Hall Farm Eggs

The eggs we use are always free-range and are laid by hens that roam freely just two miles up the Derwent Valley at Lintz Hall Farm.

Meet our suppliers

Cows grazing the grassy plain © David Levenson

Northumbrian Pedigree Milk & Cream

This high quality milk comes from a prize-winning herd of pedigree dairy Shorthorn and Ayrshire cows, just eight miles away near Slaley.


Meet our suppliers

Choose the best combination of Cheese and Wine © David Levenson

Northumberland Cheese

Our cheese and chutney sandwiches are made with a generous helping of Northumberland Cheese farmhouse cheddar, handmade at a small dairy on the Blagdon estate. 

Meet our suppliers

Three ales from the Westerham Brewery, Kent, won awards © David Levenson

Wylam Brewery

A bottle of ale from this microbrewery just six miles away down by the Tyne makes a perfect accompaniement to your lunch. We also offer Wylam brews on tap at our Friday evening beer garden. Northern Kite and the Rocket are our favourites.


Got food allergies?

We know how hard it can be for visitors with food allergies or intolerances to eat out, so we always have a soup and cake made without gluten-containing ingredients.  Just ask our cafe staff for more info about would suit your needs.

Kids Picnic Bags

Try a Kids Picnic Bag, a great value children’s lunch filled with tasty, homemade treats and perfect for taking for a picnic indoors or outdoors at Strawberry Castle adventure play area.

Let us cater for you

Our production kitchen caters for functions booked in our Stables hire-able Bowes Room, offering tasty lunches, afternoon teas to or buffets for private events, business meetings, tour groups or parties

Our community farm

We have given some farmland to a group of local people who want to grow their own vegetables and sell them to the community as part of a veg box scheme. Get in touch if you would like to get involved or find out more.

Arts, crafts and gifts


The Branch Creative Studios is an art and crafts experience at Gibside. Creative businesses are based at the Stables and surrounding woodland - visit their workshops, see hands-on demos or buy a great gift.