Award-winning Blackbird Inn flies high with new summer menu of pub grub

The Blackbird Inn offers up its seasonal menu, with the award-winning property catering to pub classics and seasonal favourites

The award-winning Blackbird Inn has launched its new seasonal menu to celebrate the arrival of summer.

Ponteland-based pub, which won the Pub of the Year Award at the North East England Tourism Awards earlier this year, has unveiled its new menu.

A summer menu focusing on seasonal favourites such as raspberries, strawberries, pak choi, rocket, coriander, red onion and an array of local herbs is on the cards.

The Blackbird took home the Best Pub award for its adaptations to the pandemic

The newly revamped menu also adds a lighter dish variety with duck and pistachio terrine, asparagus and egg as well as smoked haddock fishcakes.

But pub classics are still available, with a Caijun chicken burger, the Blackbird beef burger, beer-battered North Sea cod and pie of the day remaining on the menu.

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New offerings of Asian crispy beef salad, potato and golden beetroot pave are also on offer at the award-winning establishment.

Desserts are also available with a selection of strawberry cake ice cream, vegan ice creams and fruit salads.

Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan diners are all catered for with a wide selection of dishes.

Stuart Young of the Northumberland Pub Company, which operates the Blackbird Inn, said: “It’s great to shake things up and we like to change our menu along with the changing of the seasons.”

“There’ll be old favourites, of course, so people won’t miss out on those, but even better there’s now a dash of excitement among diners as they try tastes they may not have encountered before.”