Dining at the Market Cross Guest House

Here at Market Cross we pride ourselves on the quality of our food.

Sourced from the finest local ingredients, our breakfasts have gained us an AA award for quality.

We have an extensive breakfast menu which is made up of those dishes you would expect to see and a few you may not and we change our menu seasonally to reflect available fruit and other produce. All of them are beautifully cooked to your specifications to ensure a great dining experience. Vegetarian options are always available and we can cater for other requirements such as gluten free, celiac, vegetarian and vegan. Just let us know your requirements and we will always do everything we can to meet your needs.

We do ask that you order your breakfast the night before to ensure that it is perfectly cooked for your arrival in our dining room.

Click here for our breakfast menu

Please help yourself to our range of fruit juices, cereals, homemade granola and seasonal fresh fruits and yoghurt.
Fresh tea and coffee will be served at your table with a choice of white or brown toast.
All of our bread, jams and marmalades are homemade.

Porridge can also be ordered the night before.

Freshly cooked

Northumbrian Breakfast

Sausage, Bacon, Black pudding, Grilled tomatoes, Mushrooms and a choice of Eggs. (poached, fried or scrambled) 

Local Smoked Salmon and Scrambled Eggs

Served with multigrain toast

Homemade Baked Beans

Made with pancetta lardons served on a slice of toast with black pudding and a poached egg

(vegetarian option available)

Local Kippers

Lightly steamed with grilled tomatoes

Fruit Smoothy with Fruit Toast

A lighter, healthy option for those not wanting a full breakfast

Blueberry Pancakes

American style puffed pancakes


Alot of our guests ask us for the various recipes Amanda uses to produce the amazing homemade produce we are now known for so we thought we would start putting them on our website. Not all at once, but one every few months so that Amandas not giving away all her secrets too quickly.

We hope that after your visit you might want to try them for yourselves or if you are looking to come and stay with us you will have an idea of what we offer and can get an idea of the quality of the food we provide at Market Cross Guest House.

We thought we would start with our guests favourite.

Cherry Flapjacks

Cherry Flapjacks

You will need.

  • Tray bake tin (approx 23cm x 33cm)
  • 200g Butter
  • 200g Castor Sugar
  • 175g Golden Syrup
  • 500g Oats
  • 100g Glace Cherries (halved)

Pre heat the oven to 170 and line the tin with baking parchment.
Melt the sugar, butter and syrup until very gently bubbling.
Then remove from the heat and add the oats and cherries.
Mix well and add to the tin and press in.
Bake for 15 minutes and the flapjack should have a little bit of wobble when you remove from the oven.
Allow to cool fully before removing from the tin and then cut to required size.

Then put the kettle on and enjoy a piece. For quality control purposes obviously.