UK GETAWAY: ST MARY’S INN, MORPETH

Looking for somewhere to switch off for a spring getaway? Elysia Agnew checks in for a sumptuous stay with Sunday supper.
UK GETAWAY: ST MARY'S INN, MORPETH

St Mary’s Inn is a picture-postcard pub in a quiet and tranquil location just a few miles from Morpeth town centre; and with 11 country-style bedrooms upstairs, it’s a warm and welcoming hideaway to rest, relax and retreat.

Honest, home-cooked food is at the heart of this pub with rooms. Friendly faces greet guests as flavoursome food is served in the cosy, colourful space complete with roaring fires, local artwork and comfy furnishings. Good-for-the-soul grub is served in the restaurant, where foodies can dine for lunch and dinner, with sumptuous Sunday roasts taking centre stage as the week comes to a close.

A Sunday afternoon at St Mary’s is something oh-so special. Go here post-market town mooch, rest your legs and warm up with Northumbrian delights. Starters such as the crispy ham hock and the broccoli and nettle pesto soup are the perfect appetisers before a Yorkshire pudding-packed, veg-fuelled feast to follow.

Main meals from Monday to Saturday include pan seared hake, braised beef shin, bacon loin chop and butternut squash risotto. Hearty comfort food that makes eating out feel like home.

When it’s time to rest your head, St Mary’s beautiful bedrooms ensure an evening of absolute bliss. Comfort is key, but there’s no compromise on style and sophistication. Rooms are traditional yet tasteful, with cloud-like duvets and pillows, The White Company pampering products and cosy carpets. A touch of traditional living is brought in to the suites with antique furnishings, while the bathrooms offer a luxurious, contemporary retreat. The inn keeps things simple and spacious, with plenty of room for additional family members – including the pooch. Four-legged friends will be treated to their very own bedding and can join you downstairs for dinner in the bar area.

From a friendly Northumbrian welcome, to a delicious Sunday dinner and a truly comfortable stay in the Catcleugh Suite, St Mary’s ticks all the boxes for a snug and sumptuous stay near Morpeth. A classic English breakfast seals the deal the next morning, and we leave feeling full and content, ready to explore the area some more.


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