The roadtrip has brought us to the pretty Northumbrian town of Warkworth where we are staying for a few days. This morning Rock and I have had a very pleasant walk to the beach and built up an appetite for lunch and we are heading for Bertrams, a licensed cafe in the centre of the town.
The place is busy and we are very happy to find a table and to see local beers on the drinks menu. Rock has a Golden Plover and I have a Wagtail – both from the Allendale Brewery. The Golden Plover is a zesty golden pale ale and the Wagtail a malty amber bitter with a long aftertaste. Both are excellent.
Rock selects the cheese and ham quiche with salad, coleslaw and chutney. She loves the fact that it is filled with decent chunks of proper ham – no processed stuff here. I have the smoked haddock fish cakes which are fresh and beautiful. Served with salad and fries.
We don’t have room for dessert but the cakes look so good that we take home a really large slice of raspberry bakewell – a good decision that we certainly don’t regret later. Service throughout was friendly and excellent. If you are in Warkworth then Bertrams is a fine place for a local beer, a plate of freshly cooked food or a decent cake!