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Food & Drink Itinerary

Food & Drink Itinerary

The secret ingredient to the perfect break is enjoying great food and drink, and you’ll be spoilt for choice with what’s on the menu in Durham.

Catch it, cook it, eat it! 
You can’t get much fresher than catching you own fish, and with Northumbrian Water you can have a real lake to plate experience with their ‘try it’ fishing sessions and lessons at Derwent Reservoir in the Durham Dales. Experienced coaches are on hand to take you through each stage enabling you to catch your own fish and take it home to enjoy for supper!

A taste of the past at Beamish Museum 
For a real taste of the past, visit Beamish – The Living Museum of the North where you can sample traditional recipes like singin’ hinnies, stotties and oat cakes cooked by costumed folk on coal-fired ranges in homes around the site. Visit Herron’s Bakery, the Jubilee Sweetshop or relax in the Sun Inn with a pint of real ale.  And when it’s time for lunch, don’t miss Davy’s Fried Fish Shop for traditional fish and chips cooked in beef dripping.

Farm Shops and Farmers Markets
Get a feel for Durham’s local produce by visiting one of the many farm shops around the county, or try and buy at farmers’ markets taking place regularly. From the finest meats to delicious cheeses and from freshly-baked breads to seasonal vegetables, it’s all readily available at Durham’s farmers markets or farm shops dotted around the county.

Taste Durham Awards
If you’re in search of a cosy pub for a great lunch, looking for a fine-dining experience or simply want to refuel after a busy day sightseeing, let the Taste Durham Awards guide you.

The food quality sign is proudly displayed by more than 60 food and drink businesses across the county. From grabbing a bite to eat at one of Durham’s award-winning attractions, to stopping off to refuel at a pub or café, or dining out at one of the county’s delicious restaurants, be sure to look out for the Taste Durham Award.

Tasty Trails
Take your taste buds on a gastronomic journey with two new food trails, developed in 2014 enabling you to explore the Durham Dales and experience great food and drink along the way.

Product Information

  1. Contact Details:

    County Durham
    DH8 9TT


    +44 0345 155 0236
  2. Contact Details:

    The Living Museum of the North
    County Durham
    DH9 0RG


    +44 0191 370 4000

Itinerary Distances

FromToDistance * (metric)
Derwent Waterside Park Fishery - CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE (54.85549,-1.9517)Beamish - The Living Museum of the North - To re-open 23rd July (54.88184,-1.65828)17.12
Total Distance *17.12 miles
Estimated Journey Time33 minutes

* Approximate distance by road