Review on General Havelock Inn
Gary and Joanna Thompson are welcoming hosts at this long-running two-centuries-old roadside inn not far from Hadrian's Wall. At the front is the main bar, while further back –in a converted barn – is a pleasant dining room boasting fine views over the South Tyne river.
Locally sourced ingredients form the backbone of the no-nonsense menus, with meat, fish and North Country cheeses all showing up well. The bar menu offers plenty of hearty stuff in the shape of potato wedges with garlic mayonnaise, Cumberland sausages with onion gravy and Italian style chocolate cake.
Alternatively, set your sights on the main restaurant menu – a regularly changing, fixed-price affair that might kick off with deep-fried crab cakes with ginger dressing or chicken and leek terrine with grain mustard yoghurt, before roast rack of lamb with green peppercorn sauce or duck breast on root vegetables with mead-scented jus. As a finale, try chocolate, rum and raisin brûlée or walnut tart with crème fraîche.
Beer drinkers can look forward to an impressive array of brews all from within a 40-mile radius of the pub, while wine buffs are well served by a short but interesting selection of reasonably priced bottles.
General Havelock Inn is also featured in: Good Food Guide, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm Tue-Sun
Dinner: 7.00 - 9.00pm Tue-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card