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A great reputation for beautifully cooked food.

Good Pub food the way it should be! 

This rural haven offers rustic yet contemporary food regularly hosting local produce from Blagdon Estate and representing excellent quality and value. Whether you are visiting for a drink and quick bite to eat or a leisurely evening with friends you’re sure to appreciate the friendly service, great food and good wines and ales. A secure outdoor area is available which is ideal for family dining. The Ridley Arms is a favourite with locals and tourists alike and is an ideal stopping off point when visiting The Lady of the North -Northumberlandia or simply enjoying scenic Northumberland.


Our chef has decided to give pride of place to traditional dishes, giving them his own personal style. There is an original and delicious angle to every dish.


There is no pretention here, just good quality, lovingly prepared and well presented food. Good old fashioned hospitality.


Our bar is perfect for quietly sipping a well earned cask ale or chilled glass of sauvignon blanc. 



Listed in CAMRA Good Beer Guide



  • Car Park
  • Enclosed Outdoor Terrace
  • Exterior Roadside Seating
  • Child Friendly (except bar area)
  • Disabled Facilities
  • Real Coal Fires
  • Function room to hire









Click here to find out more about our function room and for info on all SJF function rooms available.

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Excellent quality food and drinks

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Traditional homecooked dishes


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Listed in CAMRA Good Beer Guide



The warmer weather is here and it's the perfect time to visit The Ridley Arms to enjoy an al fresco dining treat or a refreshing drink.

The Ridley Arms has a stunning outdoor terrace, perfect for relaxing with a pint of real ale or a chilled glass of wine after a busy day!

Take advantage of the sunny weather at SJF!


Tom Davison of the Ridley Arms, has been named ‘Chef of the Year’ and was delighted to receive the honour. Our ambitious chef was awarded a set of professional knives after being nominated by his head chef.


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.


Living North's Mens Editor, Matthew Ketchell, donned his whites to join our team of chefs at January's chef school. The theme of the day was healthy eating and gluten-free dishes and head chefs from all Sir John Fitzgerald establishments came along to perfect their skills and experiment with new menu ideas.

Read all about his experiece on the Living North website.

A full story and pictures from the day can also be read in this month's issue of Living North, out now!

Whats On

Fish Friday

Fish Friday

What a catch! Our chefs select the best fish each Friday. Available at The Ridley Arms, The Pavilion, Twin Farms, The Manor House & The Green

Chef's Challenge

Enter our challenge this month for the chance to win a family lunch at The Pavilion.

sunday roast

Traditional Sunday Roast

Come and enjoy Traditional Roast with us! Every Sunday from 12 noon

Sunday Roasts are available at various SJF pubs. Click here to find out all times and locations.


Quiz Night

General knowledge quiz every Tuesday night at 8.30pm at The Ridley Arms.

SJF host regular quiz nights. Click here to find out times and locations.

Craft Fair

Craft Fair

Come and visit the The Stannington Art and Craft Fair at Stannington Village Hall near The Ridley Arms! It takes places on the first Sunday of every month from 12.30pm to 5pm. Entry is free!

Locally sourced ales & classic British dishes

The Ridley Arms offers predominantly classic British dishes from an ever-changing menu. Using only the best locally sourced produce and the freshest ingredients to create the finest home cooked creations. There is also an express sandwich menu available at lunch times. The food is exactly what you would hope to find and service is smooth. With plenty of good quality and value wines, the menu caters to all tastes. 


Sunday Lunch

Don't forget... Sunday wouldn't be Sunday without a traditional Great British Roast! Pop along and enjoy our British Meats and locally grown vegetables. Sunday Roast available between 12pm to 6pm, every Sunday. We have recently launched our new Sunday Supper Club which offers a great range of  traditional pub classics from 6.30pm to 9pm, every Sunday evening.



Our daily specials menus are available within the Ridley Arms. 

Food Menu

Food Menu

Click on the image to download a copy of the current menu.

childrens menus

Children's Menu

Click on the image to download a copy of the current menu.

dessert menu

Dessert & Coffee Menu

Click on the image to download a copy of the current menu.

Find Us

NE61 6EL

T: 01670 789216

Opening Times

Mon 11:30am - 11:00pm
Tues 11:30am - 11:00pm
Wed 11:30am - 11:00pm
Thurs 11:30am - 11:00pm
Fri 11:30am - 11:00pm
Sat 11:30am - 11:00pm
Sun 12:00pm - 10:30pm

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