foodies Have a New Haven

A must for foodies, we’re cooking up a storm at The Gatehouse

Once the keeper to the historic estate village of Blanchland of the edge of the north Pennines, The Gatehouse today stands proud as the Lord Crewe’s brand-spanking new foodie haven. Primed for dinner parties a-la chef’s table, cookery demos served up Northumberland-style, business meetings with a difference—and a wee bit of revelry of course—the magic in our medieval vision has well and truly come to life. With an open demo kitchen beating at its heart, there’s nowhere else quite like it.

Stolen from the “big smoke” and ransomed to the hills, Chef Simon Hicks brings skilful and honest fare to the Crewe, creating feasts vibrant with colour—beautiful and seasonal ingredients plucked from countryside spoils, celebratory centre pieces begging to be passed around, delicious home-grown crops bestowed on us from the bottom of the garden.

At Simon’s own highly entertaining Dine & Demo evenings, you get to watch and learn about new skills and techniques, the best ingredients and how to cook them, with plenty of fun and feasting in the stunning open kitchen. Simon also welcomes guest chefs for Gatehouse events—culinary masters and wine aficionados from all over the country—to share their skills and knowledge, with (of course) the chance to sample the fruits of their labours too!

Don’t miss out! Click below for upcoming Gatehouse events

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Like Never Before


Together in The Barn


From The Garden


To Inspire You


To Astound You

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New Faces, New Ideas


Have a New Haven


With The Family


In The Village

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