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Walking trails: The Best In Northumberland 

Walking is one of the easiest and best ways to take some time out from the usual hustle and bustle. Northumberland has some of the best walking trails to offer...

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Bread: The Most Important Thing In Human History

Bread has been part of human history for centuries. It plays an integral role in our daily life and is a symbol of culture, history, hunger, wealth, war, and peace...
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What Your Biscuit Choice Says About You

Biscuits. A great accompaniment to any cuppa, and a true British staple of many households. They are a perfect snack when you just need that little pick-me-up...
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Spilling the Tea on Tea

Whether you’re having a morning brew, taking 5 minutes at work for a cuppa, or warming up after a winter walk, a cup of tea serves a number of purposes. You just can’t beat that warm feeling...
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How Much Is Afternoon Tea at...

Because of it's luxury status, afternoon tea can be quite pricey in certain places. Here is a round-up of the most famous afternoon tea rooms in Britain, compared alongside our own afternoon tea offering.
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The History of the Victoria Sponge Cake

The Victoria sponge cake is about as classic as they come. In fact, sponge cakes in general have a very long and varied history.
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The Best Places for Afternoon Tea in the North East

Ah, the great British tradition of afternoon tea! So popular, it even took off up here, in the generally regarded "salt of the Earth" North East.

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The Complete Guide to Corbridge

As with visiting anywhere for this first time, guides are always useful tools to have. So we have created for you the complete guide to Corbridge to help you make the most of your visit to our lovely little town.

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The History of Your Favourite Cakes and Desserts

We can all name our favourite cakes or desserts, but do you know the history behind your favourite cakes and desserts? Check out this blog for more info on some mouthwatering sweet treats!

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How to Host a Virtual Tea Party With an Afternoon Tea Delivery

So, you’ve ordered your afternoon tea delivery, but what’s next? Well, of course, you could just tuck into it all yourself, which we definitely wouldn’t judge you for! Or, you could host your own virtual tea party. 
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The Top Things to do in Newcastle and the North East During Lockdown

If you’re struggling for fun things to do in Newcastle or days out in the North East during lockdown, we’ve compiled a list of our top suggestions. 
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The Most Romantic Picnic Ideas for a Lockdown Valentine’s Day

Not only is a picnic relatively low-cost, but - if done right - it can also be incredibly romantic. We’ll talk you through all the necessities and non-negotiables, as well as help you spark some ideas of your own to make your Valentine’s Day picnic as thoughtful and personalised as possible.

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The Top 16 Northumberland Destinations and Picnic Spots

As the most northern county of England, it would be easy to overlook visiting the Northumberland coast in favour of southern seaside resorts. But, with more castles than any other county in England, the largest protected area of night skies in Europe and 30 miles of barely-disturbed beaches, you’ll never be short of places to visit or things to do in Northumberland. Here’s our guide to the top Northumberland destinations and picnic spots for 2021.
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The Best Afternoon Tea Ideas

If the idea of strict dress codes, raised pinkies, hefty price tags and white tablecloths you daren’t spill anything on gives you the shudders, here’s our best afternoon tea ideas for hosting your very own tea party at home. Whether it’s indoors, outside in your garden or in a lovely, local picnic spot, we’ll help you to plan an afternoon tea your friends or family won’t forget anytime soon.
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