Review on Cook and Barker Inn

'A real traditional Northumbrian country inn' aptly sums up the virtues of this forward-looking hostelry high up on a hill with views across the Cheviots towards the North Sea.

Legend has it that, in the 1800s, the Cooks and the Barkers were joined in marriage and for some reason lent their names to the place. There's still an old-fashioned feel to the informal snug and beamed main bar, although things take on a more modern complexion in the adjoining restaurant.

The menu is a lively amalgam of East and West ranging from Japanese rare beef salad with watercress, chilli and rice wine dressing or stir-fried pork and prawns in black bean sauce to fresh asparagus and Jersey Royal salad with mild mustard dressing or seared scallops with black pudding on pea purée.

In between, expect some Mediterranean influences in the shape of baked goats' cheese on aubergine and pepper ratatouille with rocket salad or pan-roast sea bass with roasted balsamic vegetables, pesto and olive jus. Northumbrian beef fillet is char-grilled and served with Café de Paris butter, while desserts could encompass crème brûlée and chocolate fudge cake.

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Modern British

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.45pm
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.00pm

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card

Online Booking Availability for Cook and Barker Inn

Facilities at Cook and Barker Inn

  • Alfresco dining
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu


Accomodation is available, (19 rooms)


Cook and Barker Inn
Newton on the Moor
NE65 9JY

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    June 2013

    10 people found this review helpful
    Lovely celebration meal

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