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 Guide

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Gastro pub


Gary Thompson

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm Tue-Sun
Dinner: 7.00 - 9.00pm Tue-Sat

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card

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Facilities at General Havelock Inn

  • Alfresco dining
  • Partial disabled access
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 60 covers
  • Family Friendly


General Havelock Inn
9 Ratcliffe Road
Haydon Bridge
NE47 6ER

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4.8  / 5

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    August 2015

    15 people found this review helpful
    Fantastic gem of a place

    The food is fantastic here with wonderful little touches like home made brandy snaps and biscotti with coffee , bread with meal very imaginative menu, we will become regulars here

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