Find this popular foodie pub on the banks of the River Blyth and set in the quiet working harbour, and you can watch operations in progress from the front terrace.
On the food front, seafood – much from the local boats – is the main event. Ordering at the Bar is the form, before restaurant service takes over in the normal way.
The menu is lengthy, starters perhaps including the likes of 'Smoked Mackerel Paté with Melba Toast'; 'Breaded Whitebait with Homemade Tartare Sauce'; 'Warm Salad of Queen Scallops with Black Pudding & Bacon' and 'Mushroom & Tarragon Paté'.
Mains depend on the catch, but 'Mediterranean-style Fish Stew with French Bread & Aioli''; 'Fish Pie' and various varieties of 'Fish & Chips' are fixtures.
Carnivores might have 'Steak, Guinness & Mushroom Suet Pudding'; 'Moroccan-style Lamb Curry with Rice & Naan' listed – whilst vegetarians have 'Vegetarian Fish & Chips' (an halloumi lovers dream). Plus 'Vegetable Lasagne' to tempt them.
They also offer filled baguettes, plus a short children's menu.
Finish with 'Sticky Toffee Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce' or 'Crème Brulée – flavoured with cinnamon, lemon & orange' – if you have a sweet tooth.
On sunny days and evenings they can be very busy, so we advise you arrive early!
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: Food all week 12.00-21.00; mains about £10 to £16
- Dinner: Food all week 12.00-21.00; mains about £10 to £16
- Wine: a concise, but well-chosen, list has modest mark-ups, plus a good selection by the glass
- Children's portions: Short Children's Menu
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes
- Outside eating