Breakfast Suppliers

  • We HATE Food Miles with a passion 
  • We LOVE local, good quality produce, especially if it's organic
  • We grow our own where possible - tomatoes, herbs, summer berries, apples, pears, plums - we've even got a lemon tree and aa grape vine (delicious)
  • We go FIRST for quality, then for local, then for organic, then for Fair Trade (Only for non-local stuff, obviously)

This is what we demand of our suppliers.  Some of our favourite ones are shown below.  




The business is based in The Fisherman’s Kitchen in Seahouses complete with the original smokehouses, which have operated on this site since 1843. In fact, the site is even credited as being one of the possible places where in fact the modern “Kipper” was actually invented! Today Swallowfish employ the very same methods of smoking as were performed on this site all those years ago. They use traditional oak sawdust which has no additives, preservatives or colourings of any kind and let the natural flavours speak for themselves.

Coates Butchers

Coates Butchers supply locally sourced organic pork, dry-cured by their own fair hands

Gilchesters Organics

Now that we bake our own bread, it was important to us to find real local flour to use - and we've found a cracker! We're using Gilchester Organics' Stoneground Organic flours. Phew! just reading the names is a meal in itself! The bread, however is lovely - fragrant, aromatic and not too sweet or too salty.


The North Eastern Autism Society (NEATS) are the guys who press our apples into delicious apple juice. It is a Social Enterprise (CIC), near Durham, who collect surplus fruit and make pure Durham apple and pear juice.