Taste of Northumberland food packages

Northumberland has great local food. Why not pop into one of our highly recommended shops to collect some local produce to start your Northumbrian experience? Or why not order some pre- prepared meals made locally by chef to the stars and royalty (and us!) with local, seasonal produce?

Please confirm requirements for pre-prepared meals at least 2 weeks prior to arrival, so that we can ensure your order can be fulfilled. Also please note a minimum order value of £40 is required by the chef.

It could not be simpler to order – just email your requirements to info@budlebaycroft.co.uk, with your name, cottage booked and date of arrival. We will order your meals and the chef will deliver them on the day of your arrival. We do not charge you for this service if you pay by bank transfer. PayPal is also available if you prefer to pay by card- they have a small handling fee. Unfortunately, due to previous abuse of trust, we will not be able to deliver any food unless it has been paid for prior to your arrival.


    Butcher,  Baker and Sausage Roll Maker

    A Rick Stein Hero and traditional butcher, Robert Carter and Son of Bamburgh have been the village butcher for over 125 years and have won numerous awards for their home cured bacons and pork sausage, The Bamburgh Banger. Everything is delicious but you just can’t beat a hot sausage roll on the dunes – I promise you won’t have tasted sausage roll like it!

    Seafood platter

    Taste of the Sea

    Another Rick Stein Hero, The Swallow Fish Shop of Seahouses supplies freshly landed fish of the day. The locally caught crab, lobster and scallops take some beating – from sea to fork in hours!

    Veg Box Sml

    Fruit and Veg

    The Independent Food Shop is a friendly shop, located in the beautiful north Northumberland seaside town of Seahouses, selling fresh fruit, vegetables, groceries, wines, beers, spirits and more.

    As you would expect, they take pride in offering fresh, high quality produce at the best prices in the area as well as a range of kitchenware, cooking and baking ingredients and storecupboard essentials.

    They are always adding new lines, and are open to suggestions from customers.
    At Independent Food & Drink, their aim is to get you cooking!




    Or you could enjoy delicious local puddings, Doddington ice creams or outstanding local cheeses with artisan biscuits from The Northumbrian Hamper in Seahouses – they have delicious local produce – a real foodie heaven!



    For desert, why not try gorgeous local ice-cream from Wyndenwell of Bamburgh – any flavor imaginable and more besides.


Dining in – Budle Bay Croft Style

Budle Bay Croft is proud to offer guests a range of delicious, locally sourced meals, freshly and expertly prepared and frozen in tableware so they can be taken straight from the freezer to the oven and table – ready meals with a difference. These dishes have been tested by many guests and are highly recommended! Minimum order of £40 required.

Each meal is prepared by our outstanding local chef Mick Holland who has prepared delicious dinners for stars and royalty alike. He uses very local produce, even our own Jacob Lamb and Budle Bay Croft pork when available.

All meals serve 2 adults and come with creamed potatoes or similar. All you would have to do is heat them up, add some vegetables or a salad and you are good to go! Vegetarian main courses and starters and deserts can also be arranged provided sufficient notice is given. Please ensure you tell us of any food allergies or intolerances when ordering so we can check suitability with the chef!

Budle Bay Croft In-Cottage Menu – Highly Acclaimed By Our Guests (and us)!

  • Northumbrian Hotpot – slow cooked, locally raised Jacob Lamb – £20
  • Jacob’s Shoulder – slow cooked shoulder of locally raised Jacob Lamb – £20
  • Jacob’s Rump – slow cooked rump of locally reared Jacob Lamb – £20
  • Red Currant Shanks – locally raised Jacob Lamb shanks in red currants – £20
  • Dexter’s Bourguignon – tender beef marinated for 12 hours and cooked with mushrooms and bacon lardons – £20
  • Cottage Pie – simple but deliciously satisfying – £20
  • Chorizo Chicken – free-range chicken breast with chorizo in a sun dried tomato sauce – £20
  • Forrester’s Chicken – sautéed free-range chicken with shallots and button mushrooms – £20
  • Pad Thai Pork – slow cooked pork belly infused with Thai spices and a sweet sauce – £20
  • Comfort from the Sea – deliciously fresh and comforting fish pie – £20