Northumbrian food offering

A selection of companies whose food is now on offer at Woodhorn.
A selection of companies whose food is now on offer at Woodhorn.

Visitors to Woodhorn will now be able to enjoy a taste of the fantastic food and drink this magnificent county has to offer.

Over recent months, staff have been working hard to source and select some of the very best locally produced food and drink, and now visitors can savour the local delights when they take a break at the museum’s café.

Woodhorn has always tried to use local goods wherever possible, but this effort to strengthen and highlight the food offer came about through supplier networking sessions organised by Northumberland County Council.

Workshops enabled small local suppliers to meet up with potential customers and establish new ways of working with a view to supporting the local economy and securing businesses and jobs – as well as blowing the Northumberland trumpet.

Jo Raw, Woodhorn’s assistant director said: “We are exceptionally proud of Northumberland and therefore delighted to give visitors from both within the region and indeed around the world, a taste of our locally produced fare.

“Using Northumberland products is a great benefit to the local economy and small businesses. Best of all though, these local products are top quality and right on our doorstep: perfect for our visitors.”

From May 1, visitors to the Woodhorn café will be selecting from a menu incorporating muesli and porridge oats Heatherslaw Mill; jam and chutney from J R Jams; bread, rolls and bakery items from Trotters Bakers; products from Northumberland Sausage Company, Northumberland Cheese Company and Northumberland Tea Company, Hirst Butchers, and Chainbridge Honey Farm honey, among others.