Friday, 21 August 2015

Two Tynedale pubs make Daily Mail's Best 20 Pubs list

The Daily Mail is running a Glories of Secret Britain feature, chronicling the wonderful sights across
the country that too few people know about or visit. I am very pleased to say that two of Tynedale's finest pubs, The Rat Inn and the Lord Crewe Arms have both made the top 20. Here is what the Mail had to say about them:

The Rat Inn:
"Tucked into the hillside, overlooking the Tyne Valley, this hard-to-find old drovers’ inn has an irresistible appeal.

The bar is cosy, with gleaming dark oak, flagged floor and roaring fire. Sup a pint of something local while you decide what to eat. Those who have yomped heartily to get here may be hungry: roast Northumberland rib of beef with watercress and golden chips for two is delicious."

Lord Crewe Arms:
"Originally the Abbot’s lodge and kitchens, the Lord Crewe Arms has become a Grade II-listed inn. The village, in a sheep-clad valley on the moor’s edge, was built with stone from the abbey’s ruins.

Inside are ancient flags, inglenook fireplaces, fortress walls and a classy country decor. Public areas range from lofty to intimate, and the atmospheric bar is in the vaulted crypt."