North East Food, Drink and Confectionery Producers


Northumberland Cheese Company

Farmhouse cheeses from the heart of Northumberland producing a range of 17 artisan cheeses from their base at a nineteenth century estate on the Blagdon Estate in the south of the county.


Fentiman’s botanically brewed beverages Northumberland (soft drinks)

Making natural botanical drinks for over 100 years using traditional techniques.The result is a superior drink that tastes simply delicious. Lemon Shandy, Dandelion and Burdock, Victorian Lemonade, Rose Lemonade, Curiosity Cola, Wild English Elderflower.


L.Robson and Son, producers of the famous Craster Kippers

Family business producing some of the world’s finest smoked salmon and kippers for almost 100 years. Based in the Northumberland coastal village of Craster which is renowned for its kippers.


North Chocolates, Newcastle | See our review

Gourmet chocolates made in the North East. Dark, milk and white chocolate. Amazing range of flavours including Lime and Lime Sea Salt; Licquorice and Blackcurrant; Honeycomb Crunch; Geranium.


The Chocolate Smiths, Newcastle

Luxury chocolates made in the North East with fun flavours including bacon; bubblegum; peanut butter and pretzel and Cheese and Cracker.


Kenspeckle, Northumberland chocolates and fudge

Independent artisan band of confectioners based in Northumberland. Produce includes Northumbrian honey truffles; Puffin Beak pralines; chilli cinder toffee; banana and toffee fudge; cranberry jewel chocolate bars and much more.


Blagdon’s Farm Shop Seaton Burn, newcastle upon Tyne

Local food farm shop. Produce includes 21 day dry aged Belted Galloway Beef, handmade pies and quiches and the freshest fruit and vegetables.


Haswell’s Homer Hill Farm Shop, West Rainton, Durham

Farm shop, butcher’s shop, bakery selling local produce to local people. Also a coffee shop and bakery.


Allendale Brewery

Established in 2006 and based in former lead smelting mill in Allendale area of Northumberland, near the borders of Cumbria and Durham. Range of beers include Adder Lager, Anvil IPA, Pennine Pale.


Wylam Brewery, Newcastle

Brewery and popular event/music venue situated in the former Palace of Art in Newcastle’s Exhibition Park. Beers include Jickey the Rake Limonata Pale; Bróðirblóð juniper infused Nordic Ale; Club of Slaughters Stout; Worlds Collide IPA and many more inventive and intriguing beers to try. Read our review of Wylam Brewery and Exhibition Park.

Durham Brewery

Based at Bowburn near Durham City and the oldest brewery in Durham, established 1994. Pioneer of light-hoppy style of bitters. Diverse range from light bitter to dark stout, wheat beer to Bavarian lagerbier.


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