AWARD WINNING

Breakfasts

Our cosy, welcoming Breakfast Room was the kitchen in Victorian times. The focal point is the characteristic, original sandstone surround for the former cooking range where our guests can warm up in front of our lovely Jøtul wood-burning stove, lit in the colder months. Cheery, colourful post box fabric is dotted around as a nod toward the buildings’ previous role.

Our award-winning breakfasts include a diverse range to suit all palates including vegetarians. We use quality, locally sourced Northumbrian produce on our menu including `Bamburgh Bangers’ and the world-famous Craster kippers. In addition to the cooked variety, we provide freshly prepared fruit, natural yoghurt or homemade muesli/cereal. There is freshly toasted bread from our local, family bakers, together with our own homemade Seville marmalade and preserves to accompany.  In addition we have a wide selection of Ringtons specialist teas or `Daily Bread’ freshly ground coffee from Pilgrims Coffee of Holy Island, all served to you as well.  We grow most of our own herbs and nasturtiums; these colourful flowers and peppery leaves are used to decorate our breakfast dishes (when in season) and are edible too!

We will continue to carry out staggered breakfast times for each set of guests, but now with two sittings at 8 am and 9 am.  This is essential as we only have two tables in our breakfast room and if we have three sets of guests staying, one table has to be cleaned, disinfected and re-laid for the third guests. We are happy to still offer 9.30 am, as pre-Covid,  if you wish a relaxing start to your day.  We are sorry but cooked breakfasts are not served earlier than 7.30 am. If you require an early start, then please discuss this with us prior to when making a reservation where we can arrange alternative options.

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Download Breakfast Menu (Vegan)
Produced in Northumberland

PROVIDING QUALITY

Local Produce

As well as retaining our Four Star Gold Bed & Breakfast status, we are proud to say that we have also been awarded the AA Breakfast Award for our fine selection of quality, local produce & excellent service.

We’re also proud to serve ‘Produced in Northumberland’ products, helping local businesses as well as providing our customers with a trusted place to experience quality Northumberland products.

WE’RE HAPPY TO ACCOMMODATE

Special Diets

We are happy to accommodate special diets such as gluten-free, dairy-free, coeliac and vegan with advance notice, please. This is so we can make any preparations and obtain any necessary/specific ingredients that may have to be sourced from further afield. If booking online, please put any requirements like this under Special Instructions or telephone if you would rather speak to us about your individual needs.

If you require lactose/dairy-free/soya or other milk, then please let us know. Guests are very welcome to bring their own if they wish. Our own homemade soda bread is also available on request by prior notice, please put in the special instructions if booking online or mention this if telephoning.

For Vegans: We offer a bespoke Vegan menu with some delicious options, a sample menu is shown on this page and we change this from time-to-time. This separate menu is additional to our standard one, therefore this is extra at £5 per day.

Coeliac, nut or wheat allergies: Important note: Nut and wheat products are used every day in our kitchen and breakfast room and whilst we ensure every care is taken to avoid contamination with nuts or seeds, we cannot guarantee this. This also applies to coeliacs; we cannot guarantee fully that there will be no cross contamination with gluten products.

Special Diets Catered for at Post Office House

RECYCLING

& Being Eco-Friendly

We are very keen supporters of shopping locally and aim to be as environmentally-friendly wherever possible to reduce food mileage and waste. This also helps our small, independent businesses, market towns and local economy to thrive. This applies also to recycling; paper, plastic, bottles, tins, cardboard and garden waste are recycled. We also re-use newspapers – for lighting our two stoves and also very useful for stuffing wet walking boots!

Our marmalade, jams and muesli are homemade on the premises. Most of the fruit used to make our jams are very local, with blackberries hand-picked by ourselves, from the wild bushes in and around Belford in the Autumn season. Raspberries and strawberries are also handpicked by ourselves, in the summer months, from a local farm.

The ground coffee used to serve at breakfast is sourced from Pilgrims on Holy Island and delivered to us in large reusable plastic tubs. When we need more, refillables come in biodegradable packets which can then be composted. Our local suppliers extend to the environmentally-friendly coffee pods for the guest room Nespresso machines which are also biodegradable. Refillable, recycled glass bottles are filled using our perfectly 100% drinkable tap water. In addition, we provide locally bottled Marlish Mineral Water in all our rooms.  All bottles are either recycled or reused.