Eating & shopping

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All day eating

  • Breakfast bacon & sausage baps

    Quality bacon or pork & sausage in a rustic roll, a perfect pre-walk pick me up.

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

    Homemade seasonal lunches

    Choose from soups, sandwiches, toasties and hot meals shown on our daily specials board.

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

    Afternoon teas & sweet treats

    Try the chocolate & marrow or beetroot cakes with veg from our Walled Garden, plus lots more ...

Find a bargain!

Pick up a bargain in our summer sale

Our winter sale is now on, so come and take advantage of some great end of season offers and reduced prices. Our new spring ranges are also starting to arrive - including beautiful recycled metal garden bird sculptures. All this sits alongside a variety of tempting local foods and drinks to brighten up the winter gloom.

Farmers Market

Sat 4 & 18 Jan, 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.

Meet our suppliers

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

Lintz Hall Farm Eggs

Our eggs 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. Buy varieties like the Reiver and Cheviot, nettle, garlic or chilli flavours in our Food & Gift Shop.

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.


Gluten-free & tasty

We know how hard it can be for coeliac customers to eat out, so we always have a gluten-free soup and cake available in our Potting Shed Cafe. These are also suitable for dairy-intolerances too. Just ask our cafe staff for more info.

Little Seedlings

Why not take your kids' lunches over to Strawberry Castle

Try our Little Seedling's Lunch Bags, a great value children’s lunch filled with tasty, homemade treats and perfect for taking for a picnic at Strawberry Castle adventure play area.

Let us cater for you

Our modern production kitchen caters for functions booked in our Stables meeting rooms, offers dedicated lunches and afternoon teas to tour groups or buffets for private events, parties and weddings.

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 Garden Shed is a new art and crafts experience at Gibside. Six creative businesses have moved in to the Stables and surrounding woodland - visit their workshops, see hands-on demos or buy a great gift.