Visiting the Bamburgh area

Bamburgh – a beautiful coastal Village on the North Northumberland Coast.

Once the seat of the great kingdom of Northumbria, Bamburgh Castle is one of the most impressive sights in Britain. Towering high on the rock above the village, the castle can be seen for miles around and provides a magical backdrop to the long stretch of white sandy beach and dunes which make Bamburgh such a great place to visit.

The castle is open to visitors daily in summer and at weekends during the winter, as is the Grace Darling museum in the village. Grace Darling became a heroine in 1838 when she spotted a shipwreck and along with her father took a rowing boat out to rescue survivors.

She is buried in the graveyard of St Aidan’s church in Bamburgh, a pretty church which is also open to visitors and worth exploring as it holds much historical interest for Cuthbert and Aidan,  the most well known saints of the area around the Holy Island of Lindisfarne.

The coast of Bamburgh is breathtakingly beautiful, both for the expanses of white sand and interesting rocks, and once you have worked up an appetite from exploring and walking, why not enjoy a drink and a bite to eat?

To taste the best of fresh local Northumberland seafood make sure you visit the Mizen Head at the top end of the village. The menu is inspired by the very best produce from the area. The restaurant boasts an extensive wine list to compliment the menu, as well as a fabulous collection of local original artwork to enjoy. If you decide to lengthen your visit, you’ll be pleased to hear that we have six beautiful guest rooms, ideal for romantic breaks, short holidays and more.

Northumberland’s Finest Seafood Dining Experience

Those seeking delicious seafood in Northumberland needn’t look any further than the Mizen Head Seafood Restaurant. We pride ourselves on our commitment to providing a seafood dining experience that is second to none which is achieved by ensuring that we use only the freshest, locally sourced ingredients in the variety of delectable dishes on our menu. Our philosophy of using fresh, local ingredients is very important to us and we feel that it is reflected in the superior taste of our cuisine.

There are a couple of reasons that we are passionate about our ethos of “boat to plate.” First and foremost, we firmly believe that fresh food simply tastes better. An other benefit of using locally sourced seafood is that it benefits the local economy and, in turn, the community. And we’re confident that a visit to the Mizen Head Seafood Restaurant will convince you equally of the merits of our approach to sourcing ingredients which involves a menu which changes daily to reflect the availability of only the freshest seasonal produce. If you have a penchant for seafood and are looking to taste some of the best lobster, sea bass, scallops or monkfish in the region, our selection of “from the sea” dishes will not disappoint.

As well as serving up some of the finest seafood in Northumberland, our restaurant also provides an assortment of decadently delicious dishes “from the land” including prime cuts of steak as well as inspired vegetarian options. If you are visiting us on a Sunday, you will also have the chance to sample our traditional Sunday roast beef, a hearty and warming dish to enjoy on a relaxing Sunday afternoon in the Northumberland countryside.

If you’ve room for dessert afterwards you are sure to be seduced by our selection of luxurious sweet treats to finish your meal with everything from sorbets and ice creams to puddings and our signature Bamburgh Mess, which is our interpretation of the traditional Classic Eton Mess.

At the Mizen Head Seafood Restaurant and Grill, food is not the only thing we are passionate about. Our impressive wine list pays testament to this, with almost 80 different bottles available in our cellar to choose from. Even the most discerning of wine connoisseurs is certain to find something to get excited about. Speaking of wines, our collection of dessert wines and ports will quench the thirst of anyone seeking a delicious and satisfying nightcap at the end of their meal.

The Mizen Head benefits from a delightful rural setting in the lovely Northumbrian village of Bamburgh, the perfect destination for a day trip or a weekend out in the countryside. If you decide to extend your visit to our restaurant into a longer affair, you’ll be pleased to learn that we have eleven beautifully attired guest rooms, perfect for romantic holidays, short breaks and more. And with Bamburgh’s renowned beach and castle a short distance away, you are assured of a magical stay.

Welcome to our New Website

We at the Mizen Head would like to take this opportunity to extend to you a very warm welcome to our brand new website. Here you can learn more about our rooms and seafood restaurant and also get useful information such as our restaurant opening times. You can also view a sample menu along with an image gallery for our restaurant, sure to get your appetite nice and whetted.

If you’re planning an overnight stay in Bamburgh or perhaps a weekend away to explore the local scenic splendour, you can make enquiries and even book a room online directly from your device. We have an assortment of exquisitely attired double and twin rooms with breath-taking coastal views, perfect for romantic weekends when you need to get away from it all.

Don’t forget, the Mizen Head is on Facebook and Twitter so be sure to give those follow buttons a hearty hit to keep up to date with all our latest news. You’ll also get a much needed injection of beautiful images of scenic Bamburgh into your timeline, just the thing for a spot of #mondaymotivation. You can also contact us directly via Facebook or Twitter for any sorts of enquiries regarding bookings or just to say hi! If you have any feedback at all on our new website, don’t hesitate for a moment to get in touch via the afore-mentioned methods, we welcome all feedback and comments!