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A la carte Menu 2015

Soup of the Day (V) £4.65
A home-made soup served with warm bread roll and butter
Please ask for Chef’s choice of the day


Swallow's Smoked Salmon & home-made Smoked Salmon Pâ £7.50

Swallow Fish of Seahouses are one of finest traditional smokehouses in the country. One of Rick Stein’s heroes, they smoke

their Scottish salmon the Old-fashioned way using oak chippings and it’s great! 

Served with a home-made smoked salmon pâté & a chive cream cheese roulade


Northumbrian Terrine of the Day with Red Onion Marmalade £5.95

The chef’s choice of a delicious terrine, served with home-made red onion marmalade. This dish will vary with the seasonal

availability of local produce, so please ask for today’s choice


Field & Oyster Mushrooms on toasted Running Fox Bread (V) £5.75

Selection of sautéed field & oyster mushrooms, cooked in a light garlic & cream sauce and served on toasted running fox bread.


Seahouses Fresh Crab Salad £7.95

Delicious fresh local crab served with salad leaves, dill mayo and Confit Lemon Served with rustic running fox toast.


Grilled English Goat’s Cheese with Roasted Beetroot & Baby Carrots (V) £5.95

Smooth English goat’s cheese, served warm with roasted beetroot, beautiful Chanteray carrots cooked in cider vinegar and a

delicious homemade pesto.


Northumbria's Finest Seafood Tasting Platter £8.25

A delightful taster selection of fresh local seafood, served with salad leaves and Running Fox

artisan bread. This dish will vary with the seasonal availability, so please ask for today’s choice.


Food Allergies and Intolerances: Before you order your food and drinks, please speak to our staff if you want to know about our ingredients.


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Northumbrian Meat:

We buy our meat from local farms in and around Northumberland.  All meat is hung on the bone to mature, ensuring that you can enjoy a truly local quality cut of meat.


Rump of finest Ingram Valley Lamb with Chick Peas & Min £18.95

A real local delicacy! Beautiful rump of the finest Cheviot lamb cooked to your liking, served on a hearty chick pea &

bean stew, dressed with fresh mint.  Served with fresh seasonal vegetables


10oz Northumbrian Sirloin Steak £20.95 

Prime 10oz Northumbrian Sirloin steak cooked to perfection on a hot griddle. Served with a garni of slow-roasted vine

tomato, field mushroom, beer-battered onion rings and home-cut chips.


Choose a sauce for £1.95 from:  Green Peppercorn Sauce, Creamy Stilton Sauce, Wild Mushroom Sauce or Garlic & Herb Butter


8oz Home-made Castle Burger £11.50

Add a delicious slice of local Doddington’s cheese £1.00

Not just your average burger! Our 8oz Castle burger is home-made using only the finest Northumbrian beef and fresh herbs,

char-grilled for a fantastic flavour. This feast is served in a toasted white Running Fox roll with hand-cut chips, home made

coleslaw, onion rings, salad leaves & our own home-made relish


10oz Northumbrian Pork Loin Steak with Wild Mushrooms £13.95

Prime 10oz Loin of Northumbrian Pork, served on mashed potato & finished with a creamy sauce of rich Wild Mushrooms

& wilted Kale  


Food Allergies and Intolerances: Before you order your food and drinks, please speak to our staff if you want to know about our ingredients.

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British Free-Range Chicken:

Breast of free-range Chicken with Darling Blue Cheese Sauce £11.25

Doddington’s Dairy makes artisan cheese in Wooler using milk from their own dairy herd. Darling Blue is their newest

cheese & its light, creamy flavour has been a taste sensation! We roast your supreme of British free-range chicken to

order, and dress it with our own delicious Darling Blue  Sauce and fresh seasonal vegetables.


Fresh Fish:


Beer-battered Fillet of Sustainable Cod, Hand-Cut Chips, Mushy Peas £11.25

This beautiful fish is served in a crisp beer batter with hand-cut chips, mushy peas & tartare sauce. Our fishmonger,

Phil Taylor from North Shields, sources this cod especially for us. He ensures that it is certified as sustainable by the

Marine Stewardship Council.


Supreme of Loch Duart Salmon with Hollandaise Sauce £13.25

Loch Duart is rightly famous for the quality of its salmon and its high standards of animal welfare. This fine fillet of salmon

is pan-fried for a great flavour, dressed with a delightful hollandaise sauce served with fresh lemon and sautéed Samphire.

Served with new potatoes & fresh seasonal vegetables           


Extra Side Dishes


Bowl of our own hand-cut Chips: £2.50            

Fresh vegetables of the day: £2.50

Rocket & parmesan Salad: £2.95


Food Allergies and Intolerances: Before you order your food and drinks, please speak to our staff if you want to know about our ingredients.


Main Courses



Mick & Vickie have been vegetarian for over 20 years. We wanted to create a vegetarian menu that would offer  the same quality of ingredients and depth of flavours that all our non-vegetarian meals have to offer. 


Sautéed Mixed Mushrooms with Red Wine Sauce (V) (Ve) £9.95

Selection of sautéed Field & Oyster mushrooms dressed with a rich red wine sauce and served with a potato rosti. All served

with seasonal fresh vegetables


Three-bean Vegetarian Chilli    (V) £9.95

A real favourite! This classic medley of beans & pulses is slow-cooked in a delicious sauce, served with steamed rice,

nachos, crème fraiche & cheese. Can be served without crème fraiche & cheese for Vegan diners


Green Thai Butternut Squash Curry (V) (Vegan)  £9.95

We cook our butternut squash, mange tout and green peppers in delicious Thai spices to make a curry that has a lovely

deep flavour, but is still fairly mild. Served with jasmine rice & coriander roti


 Tomato & Chickpea Fondue with Rainbow Chard (V) £9.95

Deliciously warming stew of tomatoes, chickpeas & North African spices. Served with rainbow chard, a light chive crème

fraiche, warm flat bread & salad Can be served without crème fraiche for Vegan diners


Home-made Veggie Burger with Lime Yoghurt & Salsa      (V) £9.95

A great combination of beans, blended with coriander & smoked paprika for a full flavour. Served on a toasted running

fox roll with our famous hand cut chips, onion rings,  salad leaves and dressed with a home made salsa  lime yoghurt

Can be served without yoghurt for Vegan diners


Food Allergies and Intolerances: Before you order your food and drinks, please speak to our staff if you want to know about our ingredients.

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