Review on Barrasford Arms
Within easy trekking distance of Hadrian's Wall, this Victorian sandstone pub (circa 1870) stands on the fringes of Barrasford village with fine views of medieval Haughton Castle in the distance. Michael and Victoria Eames took over the Barrasford Arms in June 2017, and not only have they retained their AA Rosette but were awarded the North East Tourism Pub of the Year 2018.
Michael has climbed the culinary ladder in esteemed establishments such as the Fisherman's Lodge in Newcastle, Bouchon in Hexham, before coming the executive head chef at Slaley Hall Hotel, and more recently Malmaison Hotel in Dundee. Duck liver parfait paired with caramelised onion and cranberry chutney and toasted sour dough is a good curtain raiser before moving on to braised blade of beef, bacon and chive croquette, carrot and swede purée and red wine jus. Hand-pulled ales and modestly priced wines are suitable accompaniments.
The Barrasford Arms has lost none of its pubbiness along the way, with regular quoits tournaments, darts matches, a ladies luncheon club and vegetable competitions ensuring a regular local crowd. Comfortable bedrooms, too.
Barrasford Arms is also featured in: Good Food Guide, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm (3.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 8.30pm Tue-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card