Fancy a drink? Well, what's your tipple?
Maybe you'll want to curl up on the sofa with a glass of beer and a good book for the afternoon. Or perhaps you'll fancy a glass of wine before you wander down to the village for dinner, or a night-cap before you turn in. Or maybe you'll want to stay in bed, and order a bottle of bubbly...
So we've put a lot of thought into maintaining a lovely little bar that works for you whenever you want it. Our 'Suppliers' page has links to some of the great local craft-breweries which are turning out excellent, award-winning local beers. We keep a range to suit almost every palette (there's even a lager) but of course our own favourite is our 'house beer' which comes beautifully labelled for us from The Durham Brewery, called 'St Cuthbert's House' - a strong and sophisticated ale, brewed slowly and properly. Indeed all of our beers are brewed this way, and all within a stone's throw of St Cuthbert's House (if you have a strong arm).
Neither can we claim to be experts in wine appreciation (although Jill is studying the art - no, really, she is!) but we do know what we like - and we also have expert advice on hand from our merchant Jonathan Cocker of Martinez Wines. He's helped us put together a range of excellent yet fair-priced wines to suit most tastes and budgets.
We're also interested in malt whiskies, and keep a good range to hand. And of course we keep all the bottles you'd 'expect' to find at the bar, too. We even have a range of botanically-brewed soft drinks which are just lovely, brewed by Fentimans, a famous Northumberland institution.
Our Drinks List is here - but as Jonathan will often alert us to a bottle or two of something not-to-be-missed, you might also find one or two others on our Specials board!