Rocking Horse Cafe & Gallery

Rocking Horse Cafe & Gallery Café and art gallery located just 800 yards from the A1, serving and stocking the finest Northumbrian produce. Featuring Richard Dunwoody’s photography.

Local produce Cafe & Pilgrims Coffee. Richard Dunwoody Gallery. Ample Parking, outdoor seating and very dog friendly. Picnics and takeaway.

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The sun shone brightly here at Rock Midsteads today and brought many customers here, old and new. 🌞🥂🍾Last year, we welco...
26/03/2022

The sun shone brightly here at Rock Midsteads today and brought many customers here, old and new. 🌞🥂🍾

Last year, we welcomed a lovely family whose children modelled our garden sign, asking parents not to leave children unattended. 😂😂 The family enjoyed their time here so much that they drove all the way from Sunderland to have another long lunch. Very much appreciated. 🙏 And of course, we got that sign out again. 😂👍

Well, we lose an hours sleep tonight, as the clocks go forward an hour. 🌛 Mother's Day is almost upon us and we are fully stocked in preparation for a busy day and a number of formal afternoon teas. We look forward to welcoming some of you. Let's hope for the same weather as today. 🙏🤞🥂

The team here wishes you well. 🙋☕

Hmmm. Look what came out of our bakery last night. 🌞😋🙋☕
26/03/2022

Hmmm. Look what came out of our bakery last night. 🌞😋🙋☕

It's not often we say this, but we have had a lovely calm week here at the Rocky. 🌞🙏 Weeks like this give us time to pla...
25/03/2022

It's not often we say this, but we have had a lovely calm week here at the Rocky. 🌞🙏 Weeks like this give us time to plan and prepare for the coming spring / summer..... and to enjoy the sun and visiting four-legged friends. 🌞🐕‍🦺🙏👍

We had another delivery of bacon and black pudding today from R. Green and son. Their meat is first class. ❤️

We have Mother's Day on Sunday and it is likely to be busy here. Our afternoon teas have sold out and we already have quite a few bookings for lunch. 🙏

The team here wishes you well. 🙋🥂

Spring is just around the corner, here at Rock Midstead.We have just cut the grass and made the garden lovely, ready for...
22/03/2022

Spring is just around the corner, here at Rock Midstead.

We have just cut the grass and made the garden lovely, ready for Mother's Day. ❤️ Can you believe the person in the mask normally cooks our fabulous food, with Jacqui, in the kitchen. 😲😂 She and her husband kindly came in on her day off to help us. 🙏❤️

The team here wishes you well. 🙋☕

Yesterday and today were as busy as the average day last August. 🌞😲On Friday night, we bought enough salad to last until...
20/03/2022

Yesterday and today were as busy as the average day last August. 🌞😲

On Friday night, we bought enough salad to last until Sunday evening. Or so we thought. In reality, we ran out of leaves by 2pm on Saturday. 😂 Quite astonishing. 😲

This weekend, it was great to welcome Patrick Norris at the Rocky, for coffee. Patrick runs Footsteps in Northumberland, which does guided walks in this county. He also leads the farm safari at the Ingram Valley. (www.IngramValley.co.uk) Well worth looking at. 👍❤️

We met many fabulous dogs this weekend but did not have enough time to take more photos. But 3 were captured. 👍🐕‍🦺❤️

It was brought to our attention that the Northumberland Gazette wrote an article detailing the top 17 cafes at which to enjoy the spring sun. Again, the Rocky is in top spot, which we appreciate and work hard to maintain. 🙏

Our new coffee machine was busy on it's first 2 days. But a great new asset for the cafe. 👍☕😂

The team here at the Rocky wishes you well. 🙋🥂

Ps don't forget our afternoon teas on Mother's Day. 🙏❤️

Our Pilgrims coffee, roasted by the team on Holy Island, is truly the best in the North East (we think), which is why so...
19/03/2022

Our Pilgrims coffee, roasted by the team on Holy Island, is truly the best in the North East (we think), which is why so many customers enjoy drinking it at the Rocky. ☕❤️

As a result, we have had to upgrade our coffee machine and grinder. The taste will be just as good 😋 but it will be a little bit quicker. 👍

The first 5 customers who order a coffee at the Rocky today will enjoy the coffee 'on the house' , to celebrate the new addition. ☕☕☕☕☕👍

Happy days! The team here wishes you well. 🙋🥂🍾

Mother's Day - afternoon tea at the Rocky. Sunday 27th March. ❤️This special day approaches fast and if you would like t...
17/03/2022

Mother's Day - afternoon tea at the Rocky. Sunday 27th March. ❤️

This special day approaches fast and if you would like to treat a special person to afternoon tea here, feel free to book your place via this post or by contacting Andrew on 07860 782377. We will be starting at 11.30am and serving the teas in the snug and dining room. Tickets are £18. 95 each. Of course, you may like to come here for lunch or coffee and cake instead, as per our standard menu. 🙏❤️

Today, we welcomed the Coastal Custodian to the Rocky, for coffee and cake. The CC promotes everything good about Northumberland, especially places that are dog friendly. 🙏❤️

It was lovely to meet Zoe, a 2 year old border collie, who enjoyed meeting Sam and Tess today. We hope to welcome sensitive Zoe back on Saturday. 🐕‍🦺❤️

Well, after a calm day today, the team here wishes you well. 🙋🍾🥂

More hairy bikers at the Rocky. 🏍️👍😂We continue to see a good flow of customers, even though it is only March. Lunch is ...
17/03/2022

More hairy bikers at the Rocky. 🏍️👍😂

We continue to see a good flow of customers, even though it is only March. Lunch is still our busiest part of the day but we had an influx of regulars yesterday, looking for afternoon cream teas and cake. 🍰🎂☕This included 8 bikers (some regulars at the Rocky), who spent a relaxing hour or so in our snug. Some of them join us with the vintage motorcycle club, when they visit in September each year. 👍🏍️🛵

Tonight, we will be posting details of our Mother's day afternoon tea. Our last such event was sold out, so you may need to book early. Mother's day is only 10 days away, so why not treat someone special to a lovely experience at the Rocky. 🙏❤️

The team here wishes you well. 🙋🥂🍾

13/03/2022

Quick update! Tonight's jazz night. 🎵🎸

We are really sorry, but tonight's live jazz night has had to be cancelled, due to the lead musician and singer being rushed into hospital. 😲🙏

Apologies for the last minute notification. 🙋

Stottie finally comes to the Rocky. 🦮❤️Our cafe has built it's reputation around the stottie, which is bread that has it...
12/03/2022

Stottie finally comes to the Rocky. 🦮❤️

Our cafe has built it's reputation around the stottie, which is bread that has it's origins in the North East of England. Anyway, today we were delighted to welcome a beautiful border collie called..... yes, you guessed it, STOTTIE. 🦮👍😂

Anyway, we continue to be steadily busy of late and have also welcomed so many dogs. There has been a great atmosphere here, which is heightened when dogs and humans get to interact together. 🙏🥂🍾

Today, our cake table was pleased to display a new tray bake, namely mint fudge. It proved to be extremely popular and received great feedback. 😋😋😋

For the music buffs, don't forget we have our live jazz event tomorrow evening (see Facebook post). We would love to see you. The Tweed River jazz band is a really popular local band from Berwick. 🎵❤️

We are delighted to have recently welcomed two new members to the Rocky team. Lesley has joined Jacqui in the kitchen, having helped run a very busy cafe in Scotland. Diane (primarily front of house) used to work in a cafe in Craster but then saw the light and joined our team. 😂 Both started off as customers here, along with all the other team members. We wish them well in their new roles. 🙏👍

Finally, there is plenty going on here as we are getting our operations ready for a busy summer. Easter is just around the corner. The team here wishes you well. 🙋☕

Last minute!!! - Jazz at the Rocky - this Sunday evening from 6pm. 🎵🎺🎸🎷📯❤️We have just agreed to hold an impromptu eveni...
10/03/2022

Last minute!!! - Jazz at the Rocky - this Sunday evening from 6pm. 🎵🎺🎸🎷📯❤️

We have just agreed to hold an impromptu evening of traditional live jazz, here at the Rocky this Sunday.

The band is a local Berwick based jazz band called Tweed River Jazz band. We aim to start at 6pm, until approximately 8. 30pm. We will be offering soft drinks only, or tea/ coffee, along with a few nibbles. However you are welcome to bring your own alcohol (we will supply glasses). Entry is just £10, payable on the evening.

We intend to hold a lot more live music events this year and promise to give you more notice for the next one. 😂

If you are interested in joining us this Sunday, please let us know on this page or by texting Andrew on 07860 782377. Many thanks. 🙋

The team here at the Rocky wishes you well and looks forward to seeing some of you on Sunday. 👍🥂🍾

When I grow up, I want to be..... 🙏❤️
08/03/2022

When I grow up, I want to be..... 🙏❤️

So where will you be celebrating your birthday this year? 😂We have had 2 regular customers  choose the Rocky to celebrat...
07/03/2022

So where will you be celebrating your birthday this year? 😂

We have had 2 regular customers choose the Rocky to celebrate their birthday over the last 2 days. Yesterday, Susanna had a tasty brunch and today, John celebrated with coffee and a bacon stottie in the sunny conservatory. Happy birthday to both. 👍🥂🍾🎂

It was also great to welcome a wedding party yesterday, as the celebrations were in the afternoon. We were delighted to welcome some of the party back for breakfast today. 👍👍

Lots of new customers and doggy friends have been through our doors over the last few days. And it was lovely to see Bear again, the stunning and super friendly 6 year old German Shepherd. 🦮❤️

We hope the fabulous weather continues tomorrow. 🌞🙏

The Rocky team wishes you well. 🙋☕

Happy birthday Ben. 🦮❤️🎂When the Rocking Horse cafe and gallery was first set up, nearly 5 years ago, it was named after...
06/03/2022

Happy birthday Ben. 🦮❤️🎂

When the Rocking Horse cafe and gallery was first set up, nearly 5 years ago, it was named after a very special border collie, Ben. The business was initially called 'For the love of Ben ltd'. However, as we have evolved and our passion for this fabulous county has grown even stronger, the business was re named 'For the love of Northumberland Ltd'. 'The Rocky' is obviously our trading name. 👍

Anyway, if Ben was still with us, we would have been celebrating his birthday today. 🦮🎂 However, just before he passed away, Richard Dunwoody (ex jockey /now professional photographer) took these lovely photos of him. The first photo is on the wall in the cafe and receives many lovely comments, as it highlights the bond that can be developed between humans and dogs over time. ❤️ It endorses why we are so dog friendly. 🙏🦮

A busy weekend draws to a close and the team here wishes you well. 🙋🥂🍾🦮

The sun certainly had it's hat on today! 🌞❤️We had a lovely flow of regular and new customers today, in what was a relat...
05/03/2022

The sun certainly had it's hat on today! 🌞❤️

We had a lovely flow of regular and new customers today, in what was a relatively busy one. 👍 Our conservatory was bathed in sunshine and became a bit of a sun trap and sauna. We even had customers sitting in the garden. 😲🥂

Our local butcher, R. Green and Son, delivered yet another large supply of bacon, ham and black pudding today. The amount we get through even shocks us. 😲 And we have started filling our shelves with local homemade jam, marmalade and chutneys.... watch this space. (This new marmalade is even sold in Fortnum and Mason and has won top awards). 🥂🍾

Coquet Chocolate has this week delivered a large supply of their twizzle sticks. This is locally made chocolate that melts into hot milk, topped with chocolate shavings. They are really popular now and in strong demand. 🍫☕

The team here at the Rocky wishes you well. Breakfast here tomorrow? 😂👍🙋

It's a Rocky Road at the Rocky again. 😂😋👍After several years of one Rocky road as you entered the Estate, we created our...
03/03/2022

It's a Rocky Road at the Rocky again. 😂😋👍

After several years of one Rocky road as you entered the Estate, we created our own special tray bake in it's memory. Delicious but one or two calories. 😂🍰

We welcomed a returning local walking group today, who were unlucky with the weather. But warm cheese scones and delicious homemade soup soon brought smiles back to faces. 🚶🙏☕

We had another good collie day again. There was also 'the return of the Dachshunds'. 🦮❤️

The team here at the Rocky wishes you well. 🙋🥂

All 4 areas of the Rocky are still in use, despite the end of half term. ☕🍰The Rocky remains steadily busy, but not mani...
01/03/2022

All 4 areas of the Rocky are still in use, despite the end of half term. ☕🍰

The Rocky remains steadily busy, but not manic, as we move into March. So where did January and February go? 😲

Our new 'dog friendly' sign seems to have attracted more dogs of late. We have welcomed lots of lovely four legged friends this week, including 2 very friendly long haired Dachshunds. 🦮👍❤️

We have a new coffee grinder in situ now and next week, we are due to get our new larger coffee machine. Pilgrims coffee beans deserve the very best treatment, which is why our coffee is so popular. ☕❤️

The team here at the Rocky wishes you well. 🙋🥂

It's a good sign. ❤️Well, nothing in life is straight forward but we are delighted to finally put up our 2 new signs at ...
26/02/2022

It's a good sign. ❤️

Well, nothing in life is straight forward but we are delighted to finally put up our 2 new signs at the front of the cafe. Our next focus is to repaint the front of the building....... watch this space as to the colour we have chosen. 👍

Today, we started serving black pudding as standard, with our breakfast stottie. Our black pudding is made in Northumberland and supplied by local master butchers R. Green and son (Longframlington). ❤️

We are coming to the end of a busy half term week and now expect a calmer period until Easter..... when we become 5 years old. 😲

The team here at the Rocky wishes you well. 🙋🥂

Half term is drawing to a close. It's been a relatively busy one this week (although very busy today) but can you believ...
25/02/2022

Half term is drawing to a close. It's been a relatively busy one this week (although very busy today) but can you believe the weather? 😲🌤️🙏☕

It has been great to see so many regulars this week, along with customers who always pop in when in the area. However, we have obviously welcomed a large number of new families who have visited us for the first time. 👍👍🥂🍾

Bearing in mind it is February, we were amazed to see so many customers enjoying the garden for the first time this year. 🙏❤️ It was almost a tale of two cities, with half our customers inside and half outside. 😂

The team here at the Rocky wishes you a great weekend. 🙋👍

Feel free to book during busy times. 👍👍We are nearly always able to seat every customer that visits the Rocky. However, ...
22/02/2022

Feel free to book during busy times. 👍👍

We are nearly always able to seat every customer that visits the Rocky. However, more and more people are now booking in advance (although it is not a requirement). If anyone has any special requests, such as help with limited mobility, feel free to ask when you book (we will also try and ensure parking spaces just outside the cafe). Some customers like to request sitting in certain parts of the cafe, of which the conservatory is always popular. ❤️👍

At this time of year, our busiest time is lunchtime. There is no doubt that we have seen an increase in custom since the Northumberland Gazette voted us the best place to lunch in Northumberland. 🙏☕

The team here wishes you well in this busy half term week. 🙋🎂

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16/02/2022

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We still get some customers asking if we are dog friendly. 😂😂😂

We were quite busy this morning but very quiet this afternoon. We put that down to fear of the latest storm. 😲

So we thought we would hold a little competition tonight, just for fun. Can anyone spot a border collie in our snug, in the attached photo? (We had an influx of collies this morning ❤️❤️). Answers on a postcard please.....👍

We hope this helps answer the question as to whether or not we are dog friendly. 🦮🐕‍🦺❤️🦮🐕‍🦺❤️

Valentine's day. ❤️🌻🌷 Love was in the air today or was it just half term. 😂 Despite it only being February, we were almo...
14/02/2022

Valentine's day. ❤️🌻🌷 Love was in the air today or was it just half term. 😂 Despite it only being February, we were almost full within 10 minutes of opening and stayed like that for most of the day. 😲👍

At the weekend we welcomed a couple who won a competition with the Coastal Custodian, just before Christmas 🧑‍🎄. They came in to enjoy their prize of a free Rocky breakfast. 😋 It was also great that they had been here several times before. 🥂🍾🍰

Despite being really busy, Jacqui and her team did brilliantly in getting our freshly prepared / homemade food out to customers today and no one had to wait long. In fact, we were almost as busy as the average day last summer, which put an unexpected pressure on the whole team. A big thank you to everyone at the Rocky for their hard work today. 🙏

The team here wishes you well. 🙋☕

Look what came out of our bakery today, just in time for valentine's day. (It will be all sold by tomorrow sadly, if tod...
12/02/2022

Look what came out of our bakery today, just in time for valentine's day. (It will be all sold by tomorrow sadly, if today is anything to go by 😂😋❤️).

Well, life continues to be steady at the Rocky but we had some lovely moments this week. Just yesterday, we had regulars coming in for breakfast to celebrate a 60th birthday. The romantic husband arranged for flowers to be delivered to the Rocky and they arrived just in time, as she was in the middle of breakfast. Luckily, it was the romantic husband she was having breakfast with. 😂❤️🥂🍾🎂

And this morning we had a very young child pop in for breakfast, having heard how good they are. After studying the menu for quite some time, she ordered '1' of the best breakfasts in Northumberland..... oh, and a Pilgrim's cappuccino. What taste this young girl has. 😂😋☕

Yesterday we picked up our new cafe signs, in time for the start of the silly season. On reading them, if anyone is left unsure as to whether we are dog friendly or not, then they are beyond help. 😂😂🐶🐶🐶🐶

Great to see Paul back in the cafe today. He has to be Sam's favourite customer. Paul was our first strawberry cheesecake customer today and described it as 'absolutely excellent'. Did Sam get a taste, we wonder? ❤️😋😋😋☕

We had a number of dogs in the cafe this morning, including 2 whippet x's, Lucy and Stan. Lucy was very chilled but it was Stan's first visit to a cafe, bless him. 🙏❤️🐶🐶

The team here at the Rocky wishes you well. 🙋🥂

What amazing weather, for January and February. 🌤️There is no doubt that good weather lifts one's spirits and we have be...
10/02/2022

What amazing weather, for January and February. 🌤️

There is no doubt that good weather lifts one's spirits and we have been so fortunate with the amount of blue sky we have seen this year so far..... apart from the two storms of course. 😲🙏

Anyway, we had several customers enjoying a sun-drenched conservatory today. This afternoon we welcomed a young couple from Yarm, who popped in for a late lunch with their two young children. 👍

And this morning, we were busy baking fruit and cheese scones ready for a group from the Alnwick Garden Elderberries. We are so pleased they all enjoyed their visit. 😋☕🍰

This afternoon we prepared an afternoon tea for two ladies: one of whom was celebrating her 70th birthday. Trust us, she did not look 70!!!!! 😲🥂🍾🎂

The team here at the Rocky wishes you well. 🙋☕🍰

It's a small world. 😲🥂🍾We have been steadily busy over the last 2 days and there was a lovely vibe around the place toda...
07/02/2022

It's a small world. 😲🥂🍾

We have been steadily busy over the last 2 days and there was a lovely vibe around the place today. 🙏 And this morning, there was a fabulous coincidental reunion, where two customers bumped into each other, having worked together on the Tyne and Wear metro, some 25 years ago. Just lovely. 😲🙏❤️

We were also pleased to welcome John and Jan, now regulars, who came to celebrate their 41st wedding anniversary today. Many congratulations guys and Kai! 🥂🍾🎂

Most of the cafe areas were in use today and it was even warm enough for returning customers to enjoy a lunch party in the conservatory. 🌞👍😋

Also, Margaret baked a Spiderman cake for young Daniel (one of our team) to help him celebrate his 18th birthday this week. 🙏🥂🎂

The team here at the Rocky wishes you well. 🙋‍♂️☕🍰

49th anniversary - and still going strong. Congratulations. 🥂🍾🎂A fairly busy day draws to a close here. Although, we hav...
05/02/2022

49th anniversary - and still going strong. Congratulations. 🥂🍾🎂

A fairly busy day draws to a close here. Although, we have a large number of regular customers / friends, we are still seeing lots of tourists and visitors. And it is only February. 😲

It was lovely that the above couple chose the Rocky to have a celebratory anniversary lunch. And they knew one of our team, which made the event even more special. 🥂🍾🎂

The latest edition of the popular Northumbrian magazine has now landed in our shop. Come and get your copy and enjoy a great breakfast at the same time. 👍😋

The team here wishes you well. 🙋‍♂️🥂

Sad times / new beginnings. 😪🙏Well, after a couple of years of buying our bacon, ham and black pudding from Roland's of ...
02/02/2022

Sad times / new beginnings. 😪🙏

Well, after a couple of years of buying our bacon, ham and black pudding from Roland's of Amble, their business has decided to close due to very sad personal circumstances. Shortly after the closure of Roland's, the team visited the Rocky and enjoyed some of their own produce. However, it is so very sad that a business established over 100 years ago has now come to an end. 🙏

When one door closes another one opens. We have now established a business relationship with R. Green and son, Longframlington. 👍 They were established in 1888 and have an excellent reputation of quality local produce, in this area. It continues our passion to buy local. ❤️

The team here wishes you well. 🙋‍♂️🥂

A steady few days, but busy weekend. 😲 Oh, and we met Alfie (Japanese Shiba) and 12 week old Ted (Andrex puppy 😂🐕❤️). Sa...
31/01/2022

A steady few days, but busy weekend. 😲 Oh, and we met Alfie (Japanese Shiba) and 12 week old Ted (Andrex puppy 😂🐕❤️). Sam and Tess kept Ted under control today. 👍

Well, if we are this busy in January, what is it going to be like in August? 😂😂 Better continue our recruitment drive. 👍👍

So, where did January go? It only seems like yesterday when we welcomed customers on Christmas day. How life seems to go faster as we get older. 😲🎅🥂

Despite the cold weather, we have been serving quite a few ploughmans recently. Now, we know they are the best in Northumberland but thought they were more suited to warm sunny days in the garden. Hey ho. 🙏❤️

The team here wishes you well. 🙋‍♂️🥂

After a slow start, we had a really busy day today. ❤️ And it was lovely to also welcome the owner of a cafe in Alnwick....
28/01/2022

After a slow start, we had a really busy day today. ❤️ And it was lovely to also welcome the owner of a cafe in Alnwick. (Origami cafe / Judy and Teddy). Judy gets great reviews about her cafe and it is a very popular destination for coffee, milkshakes and homemade cake. Teddy is also there to greet you. 🐕 👍🙋‍♂️

We also welcomed a group of ladies yesterday, who were celebrating a birthday. 🥂🍾🎂 We loved one of the presents.... a stunning metal fox. 🦊

The team here wishes you well. 🙋‍♂️🥂

January was due to be our quieter month in which to get all our preparations done to expand our operations ready for Eas...
23/01/2022

January was due to be our quieter month in which to get all our preparations done to expand our operations ready for Easter. 😲😲😲

However, once again, we were fairly full in all parts of the cafe, all weekend, which has come as a shock to us all. Even our dogs are exhausted from all the meeting and greeting over the last 2 days. 😴😴😴🐕❤️

Well, we continue to add to the team and have another member starting next weekend. The synergy of our team is the most important part of what we are trying to create here. Jacqui prepared so many amazing breakfasts this weekend, while Margaret is trying to get ahead of the cake curve, but not always succeeding, as they fly off the table as soon as they land. 🎂❤️

The team here at the Rocky wishes you well. 🙋‍♂️🥂🍾

Steady as she goes at the Rocky, but full steam ahead at soul2sand. 🛥️ 🌊We continue to tick over nicely at the Rocking H...
13/01/2022

Steady as she goes at the Rocky, but full steam ahead at soul2sand. 🛥️ 🌊

We continue to tick over nicely at the Rocking Horse, despite the time of year and have welcomed 2 new team members in the last fortnight. We wish them all the very best in their new roles and will be adding to the team further, over the next few weeks in preparation for a busy summer. 🙏👍

We had a great border collie day today, with 5 dogs in the cafe late morning. 🐕❤️

As you may be aware, just before Christmas, the Daily Mail featured a Sand art design by local business soul2sand, where Father Christmas was drawn enjoying a cup of Rocky coffee on the beach at Beadnell. 🎅 (Sam and Tess also got in on the act somehow 😲). Anyway, this article was shown on Sky News as well. In addition, Claire was featured in Coast magazine last year along with a BBC North east on line feature and a 4 page spread in the Northumbrian magazine. There were also features in the Independent and Telegraph. To add to all this, 2022 has already given Claire more features in the Times and Daily Mail, but tomorrow night, there is a feature about her on Kate Humble's Coastal Britain. You can watch it on Channel 5 at 8pm. 🥂🍾 (Claire has drawn our logo in the sand and also our Rocky coffee cup ❤️). Feel free to follow her on Facebook and Instagram as her work is gaining more attention nationally. 👍

The team at the Rocky wish you well. 🙋‍♂️☕

Happy 90th birthday. 🙏🥂🍾🎂It was lovely to welcome a 90 year old Mother and her daughter for a celebratory birthday lunch...
11/01/2022

Happy 90th birthday. 🙏🥂🍾🎂

It was lovely to welcome a 90 year old Mother and her daughter for a celebratory birthday lunch. Cosy warm in front of the log burner. 🔥

We had a steadily busy day today, and included in that was a 3 month old baby and 2 German Shepherd youngsters. 🐕❤️ And it was nice to welcome a good number of first timers. 👍👍

The Rocky team wishes you well. 🙋‍♂️☕

Lunch anyone? 🙏❤️It was brought to our attention today, that after a rather special week with the visit of a hairy biker...
08/01/2022

Lunch anyone? 🙏❤️

It was brought to our attention today, that after a rather special week with the visit of a hairy biker 🏍️, we were listed as the best place to enjoy lunch in this great county, in an article by the Northumberland Gazette. 🥂🍾

Our focuses are the use of as much local produce as possible, cooked fresh, homemade, home-baked and very dog friendly. 🐕❤️ In addition, we are fortunate to have stunning views of the surrounding countryside. 🙏

Well, after a busy day today, we have restocked our cake and tray bake table. 👍🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂 With Jacqui in charge of the kitchen and Margaret in charge of the bakery, our tasty lunches will only become even more tasty. 😋😋❤️

The team here at the Rocky wishes you well and would like to let you know that we are all stocked up for lunch tomorrow. 🙋‍♂️🥂🍾❤️

It's been a bit 'hairy' this week, here at the Rocky. 😂😂We have had a couple of truly hectic days in Rock Midsteads, pri...
04/01/2022

It's been a bit 'hairy' this week, here at the Rocky. 😂😂

We have had a couple of truly hectic days in Rock Midsteads, prior to today. We even had to turn a few customers away, as we were full in all parts of the cafe. This was a shock to us all, especially as it is only January. 😲😲

Yesterday, there was such a lovely atmosphere here and we also welcomed a very special customer who may have come by 'bike'. 😂 A number of our other customers were delighted to have had a photo with him, including regulars who come all the way from Durham. 🙏❤️🥂

The team here at the Rocky wishes you well. 🙋‍♂️🥂🍾

Running low on cake! 😲We better get baking in the morning. 👍😋Well, today we welcomed almost as many customers as an aver...
02/01/2022

Running low on cake! 😲We better get baking in the morning. 👍😋

Well, today we welcomed almost as many customers as an average day in August. 😲 As a result, we ran low on so much food and cake: but don't worry, we will be fully restocked in the morning. Jacqui even had time to make some more delicious homemade lasagne. 😋👍👍

The team here wishes you well. 🙋‍♂️🥂

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Rock Midstead Farm
Alnwick
NE662TH

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 4pm
Tuesday 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm

Telephone

01665579041

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The Rocking Horse Cafe and Gallery opened on 17th April 2017. The holding Company is "For the love of Ben Limited", in memory of the beautiful border collie, Ben (photo by Richard Dunwoody). Sadly, Ben passed away in Northumberland 5 weeks after the photo was taken. Our aim is to create something special at Rock Midsteads and to help promote the beauty and history of this fantastic county, through our use of local produce in our cafe and the stocking of local crafts in our small shop, including ‘The Northumberland Collection’, a set of Richard Dunwoody’s photos sold exclusively by the Rocking Horse Cafe and Gallery. With the cafe team having moved up here from Surrey early in 2017, we live, sleep and breathe the soul of Northumberland. In our opinion, there is no finer county.


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