The Blackbird Inn at Ponteland, a popular foodie haunt, earlier this year won Pub of the Year at the North East England Tourism Awards. And now it has unveiled a new menu which showcases the skill which helped the pub scoop the top honours.
Summer menu at the Blackbird
The inn’s summer menu is focused upon seasonal favourites such as raspberries, strawberries, pak choi, rocket, coriander, red onion, heritage tomatoes, organic cucumber, apples, local leeks, romaine lettuce and an array of locally grown herbs,
The Blackbird’s website tells us:
“We pride ourselves on our food, with a frequently changing seasonal menu created by our head chef, Ralph and his talented kitchen team. Think rustic, country pub favourites with a contemporary twist”
Popular traditional pub classics such as grilled Cajun chicken burger, the Blackbird beef burger, beer battered North Sea cod and pie of the day return to the menu, while new offerings include Asian crispy beef salad, potato and golden beetroot pave, slow-cooked pork belly and beef char sui noodles.
The latest summer desserts offer an array of fruit inspired choices ranging from mandarin roulade, cherry parfait and berry Basque burnt cheesecake to sticky toffee pudding with a honeycomb vanilla ice cream.
Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan diners are all generously catered for with a wide selection of dishes.
You can see the menu here.
The Northumberland Pub Company
Stuart Young of the Northumberland Pub Company, which operates the Blackbird, is enthusiastic about the new look menu. He said:
“It’s great to shake things up and we like to change our menu along with the changing of the seasons.
“There’ll be old favourites, of course, so people won’t miss out on those, but even better there’s now a dash of excitement among diners as they try tastes they may not have encountered before.”
For more information visit www.theblackbirdponteland.co.uk, tables can be reserved via 01661 822684.