The Ship Inn, Wylam – home to fine British cooking and the best Northumbrian produce – is offering Appetite readers the chance to win dinner, bed and breakfast for two people.
Closing date for entries – February 28, 2020
This month, Appetite readers have the chance to win an overnight stay for two at The Ship Inn, including dinner, bed and breakfast at this renowned village inn.
A popular gastropub with rooms, head chef Paul Johnson has built an enviable reputation for food at The Ship since returning to the region after three years in Cornwall working for double Michelin-starred Nathan Outlaw. Paul and his partner Kelly have turned The Ship into one of the region’s leading gastropubs with rooms, earning a reputation regionwide and further afield.
Using great local produce, including fish from the Tyne and North Sea, and locally reared meat, Paul’s menus change with the seasons. The current menu features Baked Fillet of Hake with Roasted Celeriac and Potted Shrimp Butter; Rare Breed Pork Chop, Lishman’s Black Pudding, Crispy Pig’s Head, Black Butter and Savoy Cabbage; and dishes such as Shepherd’s Pie, Northumbrian Burger and The Ship’s Chicken Kiev.
At the bar, you’ll find a fine selection of beers, ciders and local cask ales along with gins and spirits.
Breakfast is similarly local while the en-suite accommodation upstairs provides a relaxing place to unwind.
Close to Hadrian’s Wall and George Stephenson’s Cottage, The Ship is a perfect base for exploring the area. Just 10 miles from Newcastle, it is within walking distance of the River Tyne and the Northumberland National Park is a few minutes away.
The Ship Inn, Main Road, Wylam, NE41 8AQ, tel 01661 854 538, www.theshipinnwylam.co.uk