Blog at Vallum

All the goings on here at Vallum!


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A Day in the Life of a Vallum Baker

To celebrate National Real Bread Week we wanted to give you some insight into what goes on here at Vallum and making our famous Vallum Bakery Breads. All of the Bread that we serve in our Tea Room, Restaurant, Wedding Marquee and at other Events is made fresh right here by our master bakers. But… Read more »


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Where has Winter gone?

My goodness! What is going on?! Alicante beach white with snow yet the first shoots of 2017 are showing in Northumberland .. according to our foraging chef Jonny.  When we spoke about menus today he was blitzing said shoots with thistles and coconut water … the photos are psychedelic!  Good for the liver apparently! Despite… Read more »


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Jane’s first blog, eek!

Vicky suggested to do my first blog about how much I love my job! When someone asks you if you like your job, what do you say? All I can say is Yes, I honestly love it!! I’ve not long been involved with weddings at Vallum, but within my first few shifts in the bakery it… Read more »


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A look back at our weddings in 2016

The summer on any farm is a busy time.  All the preparation and ‘groundwork’ is carried out over the course of the year to ensure an optimum harvest. At Vallum we are all at full tilt both on the land and in the marquee barn .. with it being Wedding season. At Vallum we pride… Read more »


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Winter is coming…

Before it does, though, we are still making the most of our Autumn harvest to use freshly picked produce in the Tea Room, Restaurant and for menus weddings and events. It’s been a bountiful season, lettuce, peas, broad beans, baby carrots and multiple flavours of beetroot have appeared.  We’ve also had rocket, pea shoots, mint,… Read more »


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We’re sweet on sourdough!

Available at the weekend in our shop. It’s easy to see why sourdough bread is becoming more popular, not only does it taste delicious, but a lot of people who find they can no longer tolerate eating bread without the unpleasant side effects, are finding that they can tolerate sourdough. By using naturally occurring yeast and a… Read more »


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We give LUXE Magazine the Scoop!

Earlier in the year the lovely LUXE Magazine came to make ice cream with us as part of the North East Food Trail they were putting together. We had a fantastic time introducing them to the joys of experimenting with weird and wonderful flavours.  The Food Trail supplement is now out as part of LUXE’s May June… Read more »


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Tea Room refurb underway!

Work is full steam ahead since we started the refurb of our Tea Room and Shop yesterday. Strange seeing the spaces with no furniture, no food and none of our lovely customers! We’re trying to minimise disruption on site and are finding all kinds of places to store the bits and bobs coming out of each… Read more »


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A Passion for Pies

Listen to Vicky on BBC Radio Newcastle this week talking about . . . pies! We love making pies at Vallum. Perhaps it’s our position on Milecastle 18 of Hadrian’s Wall, the land once walked upon by Roman auxiliaries. Although the first proper flour and water pastry pies are attributed to the Ancient Greeks, it… Read more »


Tales from the Grapevine

We have enjoyed building our wine list at Vallum over the last year and as it grows we have discovered some fascinating facts, tales and stories from some of the producers, vineyard owners and suppliers. It was when listening to Louis Boutinot from Waterkloof in South Africa that it dawned on me that there was much… Read more »