Sunday Lunch At The Blackbird, Ponteland

Sunday Lunch at The Blackbird, Ponteland

  • September 10, 2014

Update: Well that was short-lived. As of 18/9/14, head chef Glen has left The Blackbird. Shame!

The Blackbird Inn in Ponteland isn’t somewhere that would normally have been on my radar, however…it was recently bought out by some of the punters, who are obviously aiming for it to be up there as one of Ponteland’s premier eating and drinking destinations. Easy money?

The Staith House, North Shields

The Staith House, North Shields

  • July 8, 2014

It’s been a hard month – mostly scranning Michelin style in July, given it’s my birthday month and all, but to be honest, I think I’m not alone in leaning more and more towards big plates of good food from the pub as my personal food heaven, rather than fussy over-dressed plates. Unfortunately with “gastro”pubs, though many try, label their burgers as “gourmet” and their chips as “hand cut”,  they’re mostly the same – mediocre food with customary use of microwave.