A treat for your taste buds
New ales from Allendale Brewery (based in Northumberland, near the Cumbria and Durham borders) are now being served in the tea-rooms. These two new ales have been specially selected for their taste by the team, and both have fitting names for the North of England
The first is Golden Plover, an award winning golden ale made using the finest pale barley malt to give a clean and refreshing taste. It has a citrus hop flavour and enticing floral aroma.
Golden Plover is named after Europe’s fastest game bird. In fact, it was an argument following a missed shot at a Golden Plover that inspired Sir Hugh Beaver to publish the original ‘ Guiness Book of Records.’
The Golden Plover bird likes to nest in moorlands like those in northern England. With Cragside’s Carriage Drive surrounded by vast moorland, keep your eyes peeled and you may spot this bird on your visit.
The other ale is Wagtail, a superbly balanced English bitter made using only UK ingredients. Has a floral aroma, hints of seville orange and spiced dried fruit, with biscuit and toffee notes.
The Wagtail is a summer visitor, and the Grey Wagtail is a surprisingly colourful and energetic bird. Both the Grey and Pied Wagtail birds can be found nesting at Cragside near the tea-rooms and Tumbleton Lake.