What's trending in Northumberland?

So, what’s trending in Northumberland? There’s so many exciting things going on in many villages and towns across Northumberland that we’re keeping busy getting out and about and visiting these fantastic businesses and local entrepreneurs. From new indie shops and small, boutique style bistro’s and places to eat, we’ll keep you well in the loop.

Here at Propology we believe that your dream property search isn’t just about finding that house to call your new home, it’s about all the other things that come with it…the best places and people to help you live the country chic dream.

We would like to introduce you to our very own ‘What’s Trending?’ page, where we’ve selected some of our favourite places to shop, eat and drink in Northumberland.

The foodie scene in Northumberland is something that we love to explore and discover new places to eat. In this stunning county, you can dine in restaurants whose speciality is sympathetically cooked local food or where culinary boundaries are pushed with trailblazing creations.

Amble is right at the top of our trending list. The Fat Mermaid restaurant and Deli based in Amble has delicious products in the deli from across the British Isles and Europe. They source food types that you have grown in love with and find difficult to source yourself. The Fat Mermaid is Amble’s newest restaurant and it has quickly become one of the most popular places to eat with delicious food being served all day.

Another nom nom addition to the foodie scene in Amble is The Fish Shack, a wonderfully understated place with an emphasis on fresh quality and produce. The rustic look and restored upturned boats that serve as dining rooms, along with the spectacular views across the harbour make this a really unique dining experience. If you’re a real foodie then we would highly recommend Sea and Soil restaurant as well. With cosy and atmospheric interiors, it makes the food taste that extra bit more delicious! Amble boasts a fantastic foodie scene that never fails to disappoint.

The harbour area at Amble boasts impressive views – inland to Warkworth and the picturesque castle, as well as along the estuary and out to sea. There are also plenty of things to do and see in the harbour area such as boat trips with Puffin cruises, Kayaking, surfing lessons, and Fishing off the Pier and on fishing boat trips, as well as a great selection of places to eat and drink, and art/craft/gift shops to browse.

The 15 Pods at the Harbour Village in Amble are a fabulous addition to this popular coastal town. The 15 retail businesses sell a wonderful range of individual art, bespoke gifts and crafts, accessories, food and drink, all in a fantastic harbourside location

Village Farm Bakery – Wonderful fresh bread & cakes as well as delicious, freshly made sandwiches and more!

Coquet Cosmetics – A fantastic range of cosmetics suitable for all ages and budgets!

SeaWaves Studio – A beautiful range of natural Semi-Precious Gemstones and a fabulous Birthstone Range. Karen designs and makes earrings, necklaces, pendants and bracelets. Coming soon is her new range of stunning Sea Glass pieces, all set in Sterling Silver

The Boat Shed Gallery – A unique and inspiring range of affordable art, prints and gifts from Northumberland and further afield

Kenspeckle – Offering a delicious range of locally made chocolate and confectionary.

The P Pod – there will always be something a little bit different that you might have been looking for! Find the perfect gift or a treat for yourself.

Amble Harbour Village – old fashioned weigh out sweets

Urban Pooch – Luxury accessories for the discerning pooch stocking everything from Dog Collars to Dog Beer and Popcorn.

Lady Milly – the latest fashion jewellery and accessories

The Harbourside Studio – Libby Watkins offers a wide range of her Northumbrian landscapes and striking wildlife drawings as well as unique gift items printed with her own designs.

Niche – home of original art and beach finds

The Cheese Pod – Delicious range of locally produced cheeses and other fine foods.

A touch of love – A range of gorgeous gifts, home/garden decor and seasonal goods

Edie Pebble – A refreshing mix of vintage treasures and individually handmade textile items, all perfectly complimented with quirky little gifts for the home, garden and beach hut!

Mocha Mondo – serves seriously good coffee.

The Treehouse restaurant in Alnwick is always talk of the town. You can dine in one of the most magical and unique restaurants to be found anywhere in the world. High up in the treetops, with a roaring log fire in the centre of the room and trees growing through the floor. Most importantly, the locally-inspired food is delicious!

Hooked is Alnmouth’s newest restaurant and it’s a cracker! They’ve climbed towards the very top of the Tripadvisor rankings for the County within a very short space of time. It is a small family restaurant offering a concise menu of freshly prepared food cooked to order and has a wonderful A La Carte menu.

If you’re in need of some rest and relaxation then the newly opened Tru physio and yoga brings together the ancient practice of yoga with modern physiotherapy techniques. Based on Fenkle Street, right opposite our office in Alnwick, Tru yoga offers Northumberland’s only dedicated yoga studio which is equipped with underfloor heating. Tru physiotherapy offers thorough assessment and treatment of musculo-skeletal conditions by a qualified physiotherapist. This place definitely deserves a mention on our ‘What’s trending?’ page.

We don’t just like to tell you about the foodie scene…if you fancy doing something a little different, the Shoreside Alnmouth Shepherd Huts are fantastic! A unique off grid, under the stars, by the sea, eco camping experience in Northumberland. There are three private self-contained luxury shepherd huts located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, with direct access to one of the best beaches in the UK and glorious costal views. With dark sky award status, the location is one of the best in Europe.

These are some wonderful places that Northumberland has to offer among many, many others. Make sure you follow our Pinterest account where you’ll find our “Food for thought” board and all of our Northumberland lifestyle boards to see where we like to visit, shop, eat and drink. Give these places a try and enjoy your very own country chic lifestyle!

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