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

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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.




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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


Thursday 7-11 – Pizza Night!

Screen Shot 2016-03-16 at 12.56.41 Choose from a menu of hand crafted pizzas, made fresh for you in our kitchen. This week’s toppings are chorizo or goats cheese with roast veg or even a marinaded halloumi.

The bar is open, table tennis up and we’re hoping to see you at your weekly retreat on the hill.


Sunday Lunch 12-4 Pie Week

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Delicious hand made pies served with creamy mash, seasonal veg and gravy.

This Sunday choose from

  • Local Steak & Ale
  • Chicken, bacon & Tarragon
  • Kale, chestnut & mushroom


If you’d like a copy of our Sunday lunch menu for the next coming weeks please get in touch by email

Christmas Bookings have begun!


We are now taking bookings for December: whether it be a family gathering, a staff party or you’re celebrating your birthday we’d like to hear from you. We are happy to cater, be it a buffet of hand made goodies or a three course feast all served up with seasonal drinks and that bit of sparkle.


A Night with the Gatsby Cats

Thursday 7-11 

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Your weekly retreat on the hill. Expect music, table tennis, food and a fully stocked bar. Meet mates, come and have a think or arrange your book club meeting here. We’re open to you all.



Saturday 7-11

A speakeasy, also commonly known as a blind pig or blind tiger, is a secret and illegal establishment set up for the sale of alcohol. Coming into prominence in the USA during the Prohibition era of the 1920’s, where the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcoholic beverages was totally illegal . Thank goodness that ended.


gatsby-cats-1This Saturday come and join us in our very own exclusive Speakeasy, come and sit within a cabaret setting , nibble a tapas dish or two,  sip cocktails from jars and most importantly enjoy live music brought to you by the Gatbsy Cats, featuring Bev Lee Harling, Frank Moon, Pike Ascarby plus special guests. This is a free gig but spaces are limited so please book your place by calling us on 01424 431 305 or by email

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Screen Shot 2016-05-11 at 12.00.11 Why not have your Sunday roast with us this week. We’ll be dishing up local roast beef or celeriac & leek gratin, both with Yorkshire puds, roasties & local veg. Followed by upside down cake. Call us now to book your table.

01424 431 305


This week at The Beacon

Thursday 7-11



Come and visit our weekly retreat on the hill. Meet mates, bring your sewing, sit and have a read or play table tennis. Kitchen serving from 7-9. This week is hand made pizzas…




Frame Giveaway – We have a pile of frames needing new homes, free to anyone who wants to collect this Thursday evening.


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Why not book in with us for your Sunday roast? This week is a classic local roast chicken or nut roast with all the trimmings. Pud is a seasonal fruit crumble. Call to book 01424 431 305.




Winter Is Coming

Too early to think about Christmas? Yes, we think so too. Although. we are aware that many of you may be looking for a place to hold your annual family gathering or staff party. Well, look no further. We’re here! We will be taking bookings throughout December for private dining, parties and gatherings of good cheer. Get in touch to show your interest

A very special event

As well as our usual openings this week we have a very exciting event on Saturday night!



Thursday 7-11

Come and have a chat, a drink and a bite to eat, play table tennis or sit round the brazier in the garden. Thursday welcomes you to our hilltop weekly retreat.



Saturday 7pm


Hailing from Hastings (now living in London and touring the country with her fab words) Salena is with us for one night only. She has carefully selected her collective for the evenings show so please do come and welcome Salena & Friends. Tickets only £5, bar & kitchen open from 7pm.


Sunday 12-4 Pie Week



Local steak & ale or squash, spinach & goats cheese

Both served with mash & seasonal vegetables.

Followed by Jumbleberry Crumble



Hope to see you over the weekend


Lots to see up here on the hill

This week

Thursday 7-11 

Come and have a drink, a bite to eat, meet friends and play table tennis. Our gardens are open while the weather stays warm. All welcome. This weeks menu is a chorizo or bean chilli with house slaw & rice.

Saturday 11-5 – Coastal Currents Continues

Your final chance to see our artists studios fling open their doors and reveal what’s inside. We’ve got two floors of local sellers too from clothing & jewellery to cushion covers and baby blankets.

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Coming soon, not to be missed!





Thursday 22nd September (7pm) Our next Clothes Sale, get in touch now to book your stall