In the heart of Hexham stands The Beaumont, a hotel and restaurant overlooking the historic abbey and the gorgeous greenery of Sele Park. This grand building, with its floor-to-ceiling windows, is impressive both inside and out; on warmer days the elegant frontage opens up to provide a comfortable al fresco feel.
The restaurant feels light, airy and boasts classical touches with a modern twist. We visited on a Sunday and enjoyed the attractively priced high-quality set menu.
This is no ordinary Sunday lunch – head chef Daniel and his hand-picked brigade serve up the best local produce. To start, we sampled Cheviot cheese soufflé with Parmesan sauce and tempura king prawns with zingy crème fraîche. We followed with local Longhorn roast beef served perfectly pink with all the trimmings and shellfish linguine brimming with seafood and enhanced by rocket pesto and a hint of chilli. Our desserts of lemon tart with cherry sorbet and delectable sticky toffee with ice cream were elegantly presented and a joy to devour. The Sunday set menus are just one of the many strings to The Beaumont’s bow. This is a gastronomic treasure that’s perfect for every occasion. Just waiting to be discovered are the impressive and affordable lunch and dinner menus, or you might drop by for an artisan coffee, slice of homemade cake or a tipple from the extensive bar.