Ever late to the party, we finally visited Lane 7 for a date day filled with food, beer and some man vs wife competition.
Slap bang on the St James Boulevard, one of the busiests roads in the city centre, we were pleased we visited at long last.
On quite possibly the rainiest day of the year, we ventured to The Blackbird in Ponteland to sample the delicious delights.
Thanks to extensive restorations carried out throuh the years, The Blackbird can proudly call the old Ponteland Castle home. Although destroyed in 1388, areas can still be found in the building such as the tower and gorgeous Tudor fireplace.
Billed as serving Country Fayre + City Drinks, we headed in to explore
County Durham is famed for many a wonderful thing but what the county does exceptionally well in is hearty home cooked meals in cosy quaint country pubs. Everyone loves a drive in to the country and a pub lunch by a roaring fire, right?
The New Board Inn dominates the village of Langley Park from its home atop the steepest hill in the area which affords its visitors a beautiful panoramic view. Once inside, the quaint bar side dining and bright sunny dining room may suggest a fairly standard, run of the mill dining experience but don’t let that fool you.
If you are familiar with the area, you’ll well be able to remember the previous incarnations of the old pub in Rickleton village in Washington that San Lorenzo calls home.
Recently revamped, San Lorenzo leads the building in its current guise as a modern Italian restaurant.
We love Mexican food but it is really one of those cuisines that is woefully under represented in the area. In Durham we have 2 restaurants. 1 independent, 1 chain, 1 better than the other. With that in mind, we took ourselves off to Chiquito to sample what their fresh new menu had on offer.
On a gloriously sunny Saturday we had the rare British dilemma of sitting outside to dine or sitting inside – inside won but for those warmer summer days, there are seats outside on the terrace.