When it comes to landmarks, what could be more enticing than a landmark that’s also one of the premier pub and restaurants in the North East? Shiremoor House Farm is all that and much, much more. The atmosphere in this rustic farmhouse sets the tone for your classic comfort pub food, just what you could expect from a great British pub.
A huge, tastefully converted farm building with exposed stone walls and beams, a glazed granary, a covered terrace, and a beer garden, it’s won more than just architectural awards. In fact, it’s been noted in CAMRA guides, the Egon Ronay guide, and many more for its welcoming and relaxed attitude, the consistently high standards of its menu, and its reputation for quality wine and perfectly conditioned cask ales.
Shiremoor House Farm opened 4th November 1988 and will be celebrating it's 25th year anniversary later this year.
1. Use low gluten flour. We like to use unbleached pastry flour in our recipes—that’s what our mixes are made with—but all-purpose flour will do. Bread flour can make a pancake tough and chewy.
2. Don’t over mix. Mixing develops the gluten in the batter. Mix the dry ingredients together to dispense the leavening throughout the flour. Mix the recipe’s wet ingredients together in another bowl. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix until just moistened. There will still be lumps but that’s okay—they will smooth out when cooked.
3. Get the batter the right consistency. The batter should be runny enough that it will spread on the griddle. If it is too runny, the pancakes will be crepe-like. As you progress through the batch, the batter will tend to become thicker as the leavenings work. Add a little more water or milk as needed but remember to stir minimally.
4. Prepare the griddle. Very lightly grease the griddle with a little shortening or with an aerosol can of vegetable oil.
5. Get the griddle hot enough. Set the griddle on high or medium-high heat. When the griddle is hot enough, water droplets will dance on the surface. After putting batter on the griddle, turn the heat to medium.
6. Cook uniform-sized pancakes. Use a 1/3-cup measure for medium-sized pancakes and a 1/2-cup measure for larger pancakes.
7. Cook it right. You can tell when it’s time to turn the pancake by watching the bubbles form and watching the edges of the pancakes. The bubbles tend to cook into little craters and the edges will be dry-looking when the pancake is ready to turn. A little practice makes perfect.
8. Use half Buttermilk to half milk to add further flavour.
9. I always insist the family eat a savoury pancake before devouring the mountain of sweet pancakes!
Sir John Fitzgerald's Adrian Watson and Gavin Groombridge will be cooking up a storm this month at Living North LIVE!
The two top chefs will be demonstrating live at the event showing visitors how to perfect their cuisine skills to create the perfect dishes.
Adrian and Gavin's live demonstration will be at 2pm on Friday 21st March at Newcastle Racecourse.
Book your tickets now.
Enter our challenge this month for the chance to win a family lunch at The Pavilion.
Come and enjoy your Sunday Roast with us! Every Sunday from 11.30am
Sunday Roasts are available at various SJF pubs. Click here to find out all times and locations.
BT Sport is now available at some
of our sites, click here for more information.
Quiz night every Monday at 8.30pm at Shiremoor House Farm.
SJF host regular quiz nights. Click here to find out all times and locations.
Comfort dishes, prompt service, serves great food in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The food is exactly what you would expect, with smooth service and an exquisite range of desserts there is everything you would expect from a traditional British pub.
Shiremoor House Farm regularly hosts an array of classic British meals, changing daily, prepared with fresh, local ingredients. Contact us for further details.
Our traditional Sunday Roast is served every Sunday from 11.30am.
Middle Engine Lane
Tyne and Wear
T: 0191 257 6302
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Breakfast served 10am to 11.30am every day of the week
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