The Blackbird Inn, Ponteland is offering one lucky Appetite reader the chance to win dinner for two with a bottle of wine at this beautiful 14th Century inn. To enter, use the contact form below. Closing date for entries March 7, 2022.
A popular resting spot for centuries, The Blackbird is renowned by locals and visitors for its seasonal food, warm welcome and cosy corners.
The Ponteland pub’s head chef Ralph Hellens creates seasonal menus which focus on local ingredients. Winter favourites on the menu include game pâté en croûte, cream of Jerusalem artichoke soup, treacle-cured salmon, pheasant breast, tempura sea bream, and stunning pies from artisan bakers Kennedy and Rhind.
Meanwhile, Asian influences feature on the menu with fresh bao buns and noodle boxes, and there are plenty of options for vegetarian and vegan diners, from Moving Mountains burgers and hot dogs to vegan ice creams.
Restored in the 1930s, the inn is built around an ancient tower and features a Tudor fireplace alongside artefacts from a long and storied past as the site of a castle, manor house and inn. Here you’ll find cosy corners to relax, a warm friendly atmosphere and great food, which is just what you’d expect from a Northumbrian inn with hundreds of years of experience catering for weary travellers.
The Blackbird, North Road, Ponteland, NE20 9UH, tel 01661 822 684, www.theblackbirdponteland.co.uk
Terms & conditions
The prize is for the winner and a guest and cannot to be given away as a gift. The date of the prize is to be arranged directly with The Blackbird and is subject to availability (to be taken before December 1, 2022). The prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative. All drinks to be paid for. The winner will be drawn at random and notified within three days of the closing date.