Sunday lunch at the Cook and Barker

The Cook and Barker describes itself as 'A Real traditional Northumbrian Country Inn'. I couldn't describe it more perfectly myself. Nestled away in the picturesque village of Newton on the Moor, you would never believe you were just minutes away from the busy A1. I usually work every Sunday so a proper Sunday lunch is a real treat for me and when it worked out I would have last Sunday night off, I wanted to make the most of it and book somewhere nice.

I asked for recommendations of the best place to go on my facebook page and The Cook and Barker was a name that appeared over and over again so we booked at table for the five of us at 5pm on Sunday evening.

The Cook and Barker feels warm and inviting and I loved how friendly the staff were. We were seated in 'the snug' which was a lovely little hideaway from the main bar. The pub was busy with locals but not too full that we felt rushed. 

Our food was amazing but I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. The roast beef melted in the mouth, the roast potatoes were crisp, the vegetables were cooked to perfection and there was so much to go around. The gravy was packed full of flavour too. There is no children's menu as such but we were made to feel very welcome and there was a lovely family atmosphere. Children can order half portions of anything from the main menu.

Everybody was really good and ate all of their greens so we could not resist some homemade desserts which finished off our meal perfectly.

Our bill was just short of £60 for two courses, wine and drinks which is a good price considering the quality (A Sunday lunch is £8.95).

I cannot wait to visit the Cook and Barker again. I think it would be the perfect place to escape from it all and stay over for an evening. I also really like the look of their special evening menu which is only £45 per couple for 3 courses, coffee and a bottle of wine on a Sunday, Monday or Tuesday evening. Bargain!

To find out more about The Cook and Barker, you can visit their website here: 


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