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Eating In

Food shopping and groceries

For online grocery shopping, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Tesco all deliver to our cottages in all areas if you are at the property to receive the shopping.


During your stay, there is a Sainsbury’s and Morrisons in Alnwick and a Co-op in Seahouses and several independent shops where you can purchase local produce. We recommend the following:

Fish and Seafood

Swallowfish – a smokehouse since 1843 selling smoked cod, haddock, kippers and salmon as well as a wide selection of fresh fish and shellfish. South Street, Seahouses.

L. Robson and Sons – home of the famous Craster kipper. Haven Hill, Craster.

Meat, Bread, Fruit and Vegetables

R. Carter & Son – known as the Bamburgh Butcher and renowned for its sausages, bacon, pies and sausage rolls. As well as a full range of meat, it also sells fresh bread and takeaway casseroles and curries. Front Street, Bamburgh.

Turnbull’s – a family butchers in the centre of Alnwick with a deli and bakery, which expanded in 2019 opening a new food hall in Taylor Drive. The food hall has a traditional butcher, seasonal vegetables, hot and cold food to go plus much more. Market Street and Taylor Drive, Alnwick.

Trotter’s Family Bakers – home baked bread and delicious cakes at locations in Alnwick, Amble and Seahouses.

County Durham

For breaks at The Old Paper Mill  there is a Tesco Metro and a Co-operative in the village or a large Asda store at the MetroCentre Shopping Mall in Gateshead. For Number Nine, nearby Knitsley Farm Shop has a butchery, bakery and deli or there are several major supermarkets a short drive away in Lanchester and Consett.

The Scottish Borders

During your stay at Waterfront, there is a Morrisons, Tesco, Aldi, Asda and Marks and Spencer in Berwick upon Tweed.

For Tweedswood breaks, there is a Co-operative in nearby Earlston and the Mainstreet Trading Company in St Boswells – an award-winning deli which has a special bread day on a Thursday. For larger stores, there is an Asda, Aldi and Tesco in Galashiels.

In-cottage food and drink experiences

From fine dining or a cocktail experience in the comfort and convenience of your own holiday cottage to celebration cakes for a special occasion, we would recommend the following companies based on previous guest feedback:

Fiona Burn Catering – intimate dinner parties and afternoon teas. Tel: 01289 388223 or email

Plumb and Rabbitts – celebratory cakes for that extra special occasion. Tel: 07921 269311 or email

The Swordmaker – pop-up cocktail bar experience which can be held at your chosen Retreat. A fun experience ideal for groups. Coastal Retreats guests receive 10% off a booking. Tel: 07400 352237 or email

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