Well known Newcastle chef David Blackhall has joined the recently renovated Delaval Arms at Old Hartley, where his new menu marries classics like fish and chips and Cumberland sausage and mustard mash with contemporary dishes such as Japanese spiced squid with sriracha mayo.
The pub, which dates to the 1700s, has been restored and revamped to combine traditional Georgian features with contemporary style.
Fish is a key element of the menu from David, a former head chef at Barluga and Bealim House, as are local ingredients from respected suppliers such as Taylor’s Seafood at North Shields, vegetables from Hillheads Farm Shop at Killingworth and meat from Newcastle’s Warren Butterworth. The outdoor terrace next to the pub’s King Ælle Brew Co micro-brewery has been revamped and expanded and is now the perfect spot to enjoy the pub’s new pizza and stottie sandwich selection.
Delaval Arms, Seaton Sluice, NE26 4RL, tel 0191 237 0489, www.delavalarms.com