Unless you plan to eat out for every meal during your holiday, you will need some groceries - at least for the first day or so.
Why not order what you need on-line and arrange for it to be delivered just after you've arrived? You can place an order on-line with any one of the following stores to be delivered at a time to suit you.
When ordering you will need the full address including postcode of your cottage. You can contact us for that at any time but it will be provided to you when we send you directions and keycode instructions a few weeks before your holiday.
Asda have a policy of using local suppliers where possible, so although they are one of the 'giants' of retailing, they do try to still support the local community to a degree.
The Village Store, located in the centre of the village, although small, sells a good range of all of the essentials like milk, groceries, wine, newspapers, etc. as well as a selection of local produce. The store opens early but closes around 5-5:30pm (varies according to the time of year).
This is an interesting, medium-sized market town, home to Alnwick Castle and Garden and the famous Barter Books, where there are many food shops including a large Sainsbury's, a Morrison's, Iceland and smaller, independent deli's, butchers, fruiterers, etc. Alnwick is less than a mile from the A1 and is around 7.5 miles north of Warkworth.
1 mile to the south of Warkworth, A small Co-operative supermarket is located at the top of the high street and a Tesco Express at the bottom, towards the quayside, with smaller independent shops in between. The supermarkets are both open a little later on an evening; the Co-op is open until at least 8pm. Amble also hosts an interesting Local Sunday Market on the fish quay every Sunday morning, which is worth visiting.
Further afield, around 12 miles south of Alnwick, just off the A1 is the lovely, large market town of Morpeth, where a wide range of shops can be found of all kinds, including Morrisons and Marks and Spencer.
Northumberland produces some of of the finest fish in Britain. From the great salmon rivers of the Tweed in the North and the Tyne in the South. Flat fish, white fish, wild salmon, sea trout, crabs, lobsters, Craster kippers and the only harvested mussels between The Wash and Aberdeen. Oysters are grown within the nature reserve of the Holy Island of Lindisfarne.
In addition to this, add the finest Northumbrian cheeses, the freshest vegetables, cakes, ice cream, preserves, puddings and pies and you'll find Northumberland has possibly the finest range of home-grown, natural and fresh ingredients in Britain.
Dine in the cottage or take some home, but don't overlook such a wonderful range of fine quality food. Northumberland has a new website championing the best of what's Made in Northumberland which is worth visiting.
A thriving local business based in the pretty village of Rothbury. Rothbury Wines are a specialist retailer, offering a unique range of wines, beers and spirits, all personally recommended by the owners. They can provide a bottle of something unique for a special occasion, or one or more cases of specially recommended wines to enjoy during your holiday. Why not order on line delivered to you for when you arrive? They also hold brilliant wine-tasting events in Rothbury and can arrange a tasting session just for you or your party by arrangement.
Please don't hesitate to contact us with any queries about local supplies of food or other essentials.