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 guests can warm up in front of our lovely Jøtul wood-burning stove, lit in the colder months. Cheery, colourful post box fabric and artefacts’ are dotted around as a nod toward the previous role of the building.

Our award-winning breakfasts include a diverse range to suit all palates including vegetarians. We use locally sourced Northumbrian produce on our menu including`Bamburgh Banger’ sausages and the world-famous Craster kippers. We also provide freshly prepared fruit every morning, served with natural yoghurt or creme fraiche or there are a choice of cereals including homemade muesli. Bread is sourced from local family bakers, Trotters of Seahouses together with our own homemade Seville marmalade and preserves to accompany.  There is a selection of Ringtons specialist teas or `Daily Bread’ freshly ground coffee from Pilgrims Coffee of Holy Island, to choose from.  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!  For Vegans, we offer a separate bespoke menu which is extra at £5 per room, per day.

Breakfasts are by pre-order the night before so they are freshly cooked-to-order at your chosen time. We operate staggered breakfast times for each set of guests, with two sittings at 8 am and 9 am (if all three rooms are occupied).  This is essential as there are only two tables in our breakfast room.  Different times can be arranged if there is a group of three or four travelling together or only two rooms occupied (four guests), where we are able to be more flexible with times.

Cooked breakfasts are not served before 7.30 am. If you require an earlier breakfast, due to participating in a marathon/charity walk or hike/ early boat trip/catching low tide for Holy Island, then we can offer and arrange alternative options such as a Continental style breakfast.  However, this must be discussed with us when making a reservation, please.

Download Breakfast Menu
Download Vegan Breakfast Menu
Produced in Northumberland

PROVIDING QUALITY

Local Produce

At Post Office House, we are passionate about using quality, local produce to create a varied range of breakfast options.  We are proud to serve ‘Produced in Northumberland’ products (for which we are a member) which in turn helps and supports our local businesses and economy, as well as providing our guests with a trusted place to experience quality Northumberland products.

WE’RE HAPPY TO ACCOMMODATE

Special Diets

We can 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 under Special Instructions or telephone if you would rather speak with 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.

Vegans: We provide a bespoke Vegan menu with several options, a sample menu can be downloaded this page. This separate menu is additional to our standard one, therefore this is extra at £5 per day, per room.

Coeliac, nut, fish, egg and other allergies: Nuts, fish, dairy and wheat products are used every day in our kitchen. Whilst we ensure every care is taken to avoid contamination with these products, we cannot guarantee this. This also applies with 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 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.

Our ground coffee used to serve at breakfast, is sourced from Pilgrims Coffee on Holy Island.  When we need more, refillables are delivered to us in biodegradable bags which can then be composted. Our local suppliers extend to the environmentally-friendly coffee pods for the guest room Nespresso machines which are also compostable and biodegradable. Refillable and recycled glass bottles are used in our guest rooms and are filled using 100% drinkable Northumbrian tap water! We no longer provide bottled water in plastic bottles in order to reduce the use of plastic where possible. Our fish, bread, eggs, and meat are all sourced locally and are delivered to us.