Northumberland Local Cuisine: Flavours of the Region

22 Aug 2023

Are you visiting our caravan parks in Northumberland anytime soon? Whether you are coming to us for a touring caravan holiday or enjoying a break in your holiday home, there is so much to do, see, experience and taste in the beautiful county of Northumberland.  

If you are a fan of hearty comfort food, you’ll find it in Northumberland. The county really does make the best of its local produce including crab and oysters, grass-fed lamb and beef and full fat dairy ice cream – and it’s all delicious!

Northumberland’s cuisine really is specific to the region, using unusual names for dishes such as pan haggerty and singin’ hinnies. The names don’t always give it away, so let’s take a look at what the county’s best dishes are and what delicious ingredients are involved. 

Singin’ hinnies

If you love scones, then you’ll love a singin’ hinny! A type of scone cooked in a hot griddle pan, the ingredients baking powder, flour, butter, lard, currants, salt and milk are melted in a pan causing a hissing noise, which sounds like singing.

Grab a pack of singin’ hinnies from a local bakery near our caravan parks in Northumberland and enjoy with a delicious cup of tea from the comfort of your caravan or holiday home.

Craster kippers

A delicacy in Northumberland, Craster kippers are a smoked fish delicacy produced in the seaside villages of Craster and Seahouses. 

They are prepared in the traditional way using curing sheds and secret recipes that are likely to be centuries old and are said to be a favourite of the Royal Family!

You can pick this tasty delicacy up from Swallowfish Deli in Seahouses or L Robson’s restaurant in Craster. The best way to eat them is served up with piles of butter and brown bread.

Doddington Dairy ice cream

Doddington Dairy ice cream is an award winning combination of simple, high quality ingredients including fresh, full cream milk and double cream from their cows at Doddington Dairy farm. 

Discover many firm ice cream flavour favourites on menus across the county of Northumberland and stocked in the majority of farm shops. 

Pan haggerty

An English spin on the French classic dauphinoise potatoes, this Northumbrian favourite is made up of thinly sliced potatoes, mature cheddar cheese and fried onions. 

Super tasty on its own to warm in the winter, this dish is also often used as a mouth watering side to locally-caught fish or local hill lamb. 


With over 100 miles of stunning coastline. Northumberland food heritage has a large focus on fresh seafood. From freshly-caught turbot to Lindisfarne oysters, you’ll find that the fruits of the sea appear on many local menus.

A firm favourite and a must-try is a crab sandwich from The Ship Inn at Low Newton, washed down with a beer from their microbrewery. 

If you’re interested in booking a caravan touring holiday, look no further than our caravan parks in Northumberland. Alternatively, we have static caravans for sale if you are considering holiday home ownership.

Contact our friendly and knowledgeable team who will be happy to help your holiday dreams become a reality. 

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