Salt Glaze Pots.

Close to  Haltwhistle is Errington Reay Pottery founded in 1878 at Bardon Mill by Robert Errington & William Reay this site is like stepping back in time. Bardon  Mill was originally a water powered woolen mill.


What’s your tipple

Southwick Brewhouse today is a specialist beer shop, in Victorian times it was the brewery for The Golden Lion pub next door. Beer was brewed here until 1957. Within the building is an old steam engine which is run on several days per year and up stairs is a small museum.


Close to The Golden Lion is Southwick House, In 1944, leading up to  D-Day, the house became the headquarters of the allied commanders, including Naval Commander-in-Chief Admiral Ramsey,  Allied Supreme Commander General Eisenhower and  General Montgomery.

It is said Monty & Eisenhower visited The Golden Lion for their tipple, I made do with a bottle from the shop.