Eating & shopping

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Summer bargains in the shop

Enhance your garden with something from our shop

Our range of summer garden products and locally grown plants, provide a lovely opportunity for you to source some plants grown at Gibside.  Ice cream is also a must at this time of year!

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

    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 ...

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