Extend your stay

Extend your stay

Extend your break and indulge in fantastic food in amazing surroundings in Durham, on Northumberland’s doorstep.

The secret ingredient to the perfect break is enjoying great food and drink, and you’ll be spoilt for choice with what’s on the menu in Durham.

Whether it’s a friendly pub for a hearty lunch, a tasty homemade treat in a quaint café or tearoom, or an evening of indulgent dining - a visit to Durham is certain to tempt your taste buds.   

Enjoy great food and drink in the shadow of Durham City’s UNESCO World Heritage Site. Experience breathtaking views of the Durham Dales as you dine, whilst the Vale of Durham and Durham Coast have their own unique food and drink experiences.

Find innovative local producers including award-winning cheese makers, artisan bakers, brewers, butchers and farmers, and get a true taste of Durham after stocking up at one of the county’s farm shops or farmers markets. And this October, Taste Durham Month gives you the chance to enjoy local-produce themed menus and special offers at eateries across the county.  

You can’t get much fresher than catching your own supper, and with Northumbrian Water you can have a real lake to plate experience as you catch fish to take home on their ‘try it’ fishing days or lessons at Derwent Reservoir in the Durham Dales.

Get a taste of times gone by at Beamish Museum, where you can visit the Edwardian town and call into the bakery, sweetshop and inn, or tuck in to a tasty treat from the traditional coal-fired fish and chip shop.

And to take your taste buds on a gastronomic journey, two new food trails will help you explore the Durham Dales, experiencing great food and drink along the way.

For more information visit www.thisisdurham.com/eat

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