Eating & shopping

Delicious food

Smackingly good mackerel © Simon Colvine

Smackingly good mackerel

Sample traditional dishes like Panackelty and Singin' Hinnies in our waitress service tea-room or assisted service Galley coffee shop.

Treat yourself to a homemade scone or piece of cake - an ideal partner to a piping hot cappuccino, latte, moccaccino, espresso...

Homemade gluten-free scones and cake available too.


Comfort food © Simon Colvine

Comfort food

Panacklety is a traditional Tyneside dish consisting of layers of sliced meat and vegetables - originally leftovers from the Sunday lunch. There are many variations of this recipe, depending how your Granny made it. Today, we use slices of corned beef and fresh vegetables - and it's delicious.

Singin' Hinnies

Come back later, I've scone fishin' © Simon Colvine

Come back later, I've scone fishin'

On Tyneside 'Hinnie' was a term of endearment, especially for a young child. A tea-time favourite was a kind of griddle scone, which made a whistling or singing sound whilst cooking so impatient youngsters who asked when they would be ready were told 'soon - it's still singin' hinnie'.

Our very own beer

Pick up a bottle of Souter Lighthouse Best Bitter

Pick up a bottle of Souter Lighthouse Best Bitter

A brilliant copper-coloured ale to light up your glass.

Inspired by the lighthouse being the first in the world to use electricity, enjoy a glass with your meal and pick up a bottle (or two) to take home.


Indulge in some shopping at Souter

  • Souvenir guidebook
  • Local honey, jams, biscuits and cakes
  • Handmade jewellery
  • Local artist Emma Ball prints, mugs and tea towels
  • National Trust Monopoly
  • Buckets and spades for your trip to the beach