Its beginning to look a lot like December

Come and warm up this Thursday, we’ll be open as usual 7-11 serving a decent home cooked meal, mulled cider and plenty more.



If you’re not quite ready to embrace the festive season then, well, join the club. Except, we are decorating the bar this week so we promise it’ll look pretty…and that there’ll be no tinsel or dancing elves.


This weeks Thursday menu is an Italian spread of oven baked beef Ragu or our own made pesto with fresh pasta and green salad. That should even out the Christmas theme a bit!

Heading into December, our menu for Sundays looks like this…

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Please let us know of you’d like to book a table. Also, if you or anyone you know are looking for a venue to hold your seasonal gatherings, we have a little space left in our diaries.

The Beacon Christmas Open Studios are happening next weekend. Two floors of local creatives selling high quality goods, food and drink served all day and maybe even a mince pie or two…



If you’ve yet to book your ticket to this years NYE celebration, please do so now! Spaces are limited and tickets include entrance, several sessions of live music with a top local band, food all evening and champagne at midnight. We’ll have a mulled wine lodge in the garden and plenty of cheer to see you through to the new year –


Local pheasant & mulled cider – book now!

This week at The Beacon…

Thursday 7-11



Open all evening, offering home made pizzas, local wines, craft beers, mulled cider and a warm place to hang out!




Sunday Lunch 12-4 Pheasant Special

IMG_0099 (1)Our cousin Tim, the gamekeeper, has supplied us with some fresh local pheasants for this weeks Sunday lunch. We roast them in cider with bacon, truly amazing. As supplies are limited we ask that you pre-order so please get in touch ASAP to book. A pheasant meal for two, including mulled local cider is just £30.

Also on the menu

Celeriac & Leek Gratin (v)

Both served with roast potatoes, maple roasted parsnips & seasonal vegetables

Followed by

Apple Upside Down Cake & Custard


Tickets now on sale for our exclusive New Years Eve party. An evening crammed full of live music, delicious food, popping corks, a mulled wine lodge and plenty of cheer. £45 all inclusive.

To see the New Year in with us please book your ticket now by emailing


Something for your Ears, Eyes & Tastebuds!

See here! We have a really exciting weekend coming up…

Thursday 7-11


TONIGHT we are open for mulled local cider  (try adding a shot of Calvados for a real winter warmer), warming chillies, log fires, local wines and a spot of table tennis!

Bring a book, bring a friend or ask us for the Scrabble board, open for all…


Saturday EARS & EYES 7pm


If you’ve yet to book your place at this Saturdays Ears & Eyes then we highly recommend getting in there fast as we have limited places left. Two female illustrators tell us how its done…

For full info and to book tickets see HERE

Sunday Lunch 12-4

Book your table for Sunday lunch 01424 431 305

Roast local pork with stuffed apples


Butternut Dauphinoise

Both served with roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables

Followed by Plum & Custard Cake

For the latest Sundays Menu see our website

Pulled Pork & Mulled Cider? Sign up here…

Well the temperature is dropping and we are warming up…

Thursday 7-11


We have a special winter warmer available this evening, our very own mulled local cider with brandy, goes particularly well with our pulled pork! Halloumi and veg stack for vegetarians.

Music, bar, table tennis and good times…


Sunday Lunch 12-4 Pie Week


Local steak & ale with a suet crust or a squash, spinach & goats cheese with polenta and parmesan pastry, both served with creamy mash and vegetables. This weeks pud is sticky toffee pudding!

See HERE for full Sunday menu.



Still a few tickets left for up and coming event Ears & Eyes, book your place so as not to miss out…


One last thing

We are excited to announce that our wine list has been revised and now includes a line up of local wines! We have tried and tested each one and strongly believe in English wine, come and have a taste!

Hand made pizzas, table tennis and something for your ears & eyes!

Here’s whats going on with us on the hill this weekend.

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We kick off tonight with hand made pizzas, a fully stocked bar and after a short break the TABLE TENNIS table is back, hurrah!



Sunday 12-4


Local topside of beef roasted in English mustard, with Yorkshire puddings or root vegetable gratin with parsnip puree. Both served with roasties and seasonal vegetables.

Pud this week is a chocolate orange cheesecake.


November-December menu out now so please email to have it emailed to you or pick up a copy from our bar.

In other news…

We have a new type of Pilates beginning here next week! Please see our website for full details HERE

Something for your Ears & Eyes

The next instalment of our creative talks organised by resident illustrator, Ben Newman. This time we hear from two female illustrators, Chrissie Macdonald and Laura Carlin.


To book your ticket please do so HERE

One last thing…

Christmas is creeping in and we’re taking bookings for all your festive frolics. We have a seasonal menu on offer so do let us know if you need a place to bring your work colleagues, friends or family….


Black Huts Festival, Mulled Cider & a Sunday Roast. SEE HERE

Here’s the weekly line up from us atop the hill…

Thursday 7-11 Bar & Kitchen




Exhibition by local painter Glenys Jacques continues (for other opening hours, please see our website) this Thursday evening, including an artists talk with music.



Food will be served from 7-9, this weeks menu is a choice of Tacos: slow cooked spiced brisket of local beef or roast pepper & feta with a selection of sides.





Its mulling season! We begin with mulled local cider on offer from our bar Friday-Sunday (while stocks last)




Friday – Black Huts Festival 

screen-shot-2016-10-26-at-14-00-23The fifth annual festival of writing, music & film kicks off this Friday with poetry performance  Winter Migrants (Tom Pickard, Maggie O’Sullivan, Nicholas Johnson & John James) starting at 7.30pm. Bar & Kitchen open at 6.

Tickets £8 or £7 concs

For full listings please see link below.



Saturday Afternoon – Black Huts continues – Bar & Kitchen from 12. Entertainment from 2.

“Shall We & Why Not”

Documentary film maker Colin Still presents his film on seminal American poet Robert Creeley followed by readings from poets Jennifer Dunbar Dorn (over from Denver) & Stuart Montgomery.

Tickets £8 or £7 concs


Saturday Evening – Black Huts continues – Bar & Kitchen from 6. Entertainment from 7.30.

DESCANT ON RAWTHEY’S MADRIGAL – an evening of poetry, film and music in honour of Northumbrian poet Basil Bunting.

Followed by live music from four piece band Grasscut.

Tickets £10 or £8 concs. Alternatively, tickets to both the afternoon & evening shows can be purchased at £15 or £12 concs.

For full listings please press HERE

Sunday Lunch 12-4

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Book in now for your home cooked locally sourced Sunday roast with us!




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For bookings, tickets or any other enquiries please call 01424 431 305

An Exhibition, a Freaky Friday, a Book Launch and a Sunday Roast

Thursday – Exhibition Opening GXJacques 7pm



“Walking With Trees”, a series of paintings by local artist Glenys Jacques opens this Thursday.

Come and see the latest works, sip wine, chat with the artist herself and have a bite to eat.



Freaky Friday – Halloween Warm Up 6-11




Live music, unhappy hour cocktails, prize for best costume and all for only £2 a ticket. Not to be missed!




Saturday Book Launch of VG Lee’s “Mr Oliver’s Object of Desire” 7-9 

screen-shot-2016-10-19-at-10-51-39 Local author V G Lee launches her fifth novel here this weekend.

Tickets £6 (booking highly recommended) include a free glass of wine.

Kitchen open for dinner from 7 serving up warming chilli (meat & vegetarian) with rice, sour cream , house slaw and cheese.




Sunday Lunch 12-4


Roast local pork with brandy, prune & pecan stuffing

Or Nut roast with butternut puree

Both served with roast potatoes & seasonal vegetables

Followed by Apple & vanilla tart

To book tickets or a table to eat please call us on 01424 431 305