The Menu

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When it comes to making your culinary choices, we are privileged to be able to offer you so many incredible options. From canapés to wedding breakfasts, dining the evening before to breakfast the morning after, our team of talented chefs can take care of all your culinary needs during your stay at Doxford Barns.

We are very fortunate to have some of the country’s best ingredients on our doorstep and with a team of chefs who are passionate about food presentation, our menu is filled with locally sourced and seasonal produce.

Our culinary approach is to give you complete freedom to be as creative, flamboyant, classic or simplistic as you like with your food and drink choices. We want your wedding menu to reflect your personality as well as meeting essential dietary requirements and to achieve this, our team will invite you to tasting evenings thought your wedding planning to ensure you are completely satisfied with your menu choice and complementary wine per dish. This is all so we can deliver a truly unique dining experience that is tailored entirely to your every need.


Cold canapés

Local diary blue cheese and apricot tart (v)

Carpaccio of gin-cured venison, crab apple jelly

Locally caught crab with five grain sour dough toast

Local dairy cheese and marmalade tart (v)

Locally oak-smoked salmon, horseradish cream, micro-watercress

Chorizo sausage, apple jam

Spicy prawn, lemon fennel stick

Smoked Craster kipper pâté, toasted crusts, onion jam

Curried vegetable ragout, spicy mango chutney (v)

Sun-blushed tomato, locally-cured ham

Marinated beef skewer, plum sauce

Sweet chilli chicken tart

Kiln-roasted salmon, cucumber jelly

Chicken liver pâté, roasted pear confit

Hot canapés

 Spicy fishcake, lime and coriander mayonnaise

Quail scotch egg, red onion jam

Tempura prawns, curried mayonnaise

Bruschetta of mozzarella, sun-dried tomatoes, smoked garlic oil

Chilli squid, stir fry noodles

Scallop, smoked pancetta, balsamic shallots

Salmon, sticky rice, teriyaki sauce

Marinated tuna, bok choi, hoi sin sauce

Mini sausages, honey, wholegrain mustard


Free-range scotch egg with black pudding, rocket and serrano ham salad, avacado oil

Chicken liver pâté, orchard apple relish, toasted sour dough

Kiln-roasted salmon, crème fraiche horseradish, apple and fennel salad

Risotto of local oak-smoked chicken, parmigiana regiano cheese and truffle essence

A cocktail of crayfish, prawns and spring onion, rye bread, fresh dill

Roasted butternut squash and cumin soup, artisan bread (v)

 Broccoli and stilton soup, onion bread (v)

 Sloe gin salmon gravlax, mustard and dill sauce, five grain toast

Garlic mushrooms, buttered brioche (v)

Local crab cakes, lightly curried coriander mayonnaise

Heritage tomato salad, goat’s cheese, balsamic reduction

A stack of haggis, neaps & tatties, creamed malt whiskey sauce

Craster-caught lobster salad, sea asparagus, light mustard sauce

Fresh English asparagus, butter sauce, creamy local cheese (v)

Curried roasted vegetables, sun-blushed tomato oil, toasted sour dough (v)

A little in between?

Amuse Bouche

Crispy duck pancake, hoi sin sauce, crispy lettuce

Oak-smoked salmon risotto ball, dill mayonnaise

Haddock chowder, crispy onion bread

Shot of pea pureé, caramelised queen scallop

Tempura of prawn, sweet chilli reduction

Roasted sweet potato soup, tomato onion toasted (v)

Sushi salmon, spicy plum sauce

Chilli-coated squid, lime mayonnaise

Cajun spiced chicken, smoked beans


Fresh raspberry sorbet with a touch of prosecco (v)

Lemon and lime sorbet with rhubarb-scented Hepple gin (v)

Strawberry sorbet with sparkling sweet Zinfandel (v)

Lemon sorbet with sparkling wine (v)

Main Courses

Crispy confit of duck, marmalade roasted red onions, dauphinoise potato

Slow-cooked rump of beef, buttered mash, wild woodland mushrooms, burgundy sauce

Stuffed Aubergine, roasted pepper couscous, baby rocket, smoked garlic oil (v)

Chump of pork, dauphinoise potato, creamed shallots, savoy cabbage, local cider sauce

Salmon and spinach wellington, parmentier potatoes, creamed tarragon sauce

Fillet of Northumberland beef wellington, parmentier potatoes, choice of madeira or pink peppercorn sauce

Honey-roasted vegetable wellington, parmentier potatoes, roasted vine tomato and basil sauce

Rump of lamb, dauphinoise potatoes, crushed peas, rosemary gravy

Chunk of cod with parmesan crust, buttered mash, braised cabbage, red wine balsamic reduction

Trio of sausages | venison and cranberry, wild boar, pork and leek | caramelised onion mash, thyme scented reduction

Sweet potato, leek and caramelised onion, thyme and garlic camembert cheese (v)

Supreme of corn-fed chicken, chorizo, smoked chilli risotto, dauphinoise potato, balsamic oil, fresh herbs

King prawns and Orkney island scallops, chorizo and parmesan risotto, coriander reduction

Whole-baked fresh sea bass, rock-salted new potatoes, bok choi and herb sauce

North Atlantic fillet of halibut, braised baby leeks, white wine butter sauce

Locally reared rib eye steak, beef dripping chips, red wine reduction

Northumberland venison loin, dauphinoise potato, quince jelly, cured-bacon sauce



Lemon and lime posset, butter shortbread, fresh blackberries

Dark chocolate brownie, clotted cream, Cointreau marinated strawberries

Sticky toffee pudding, butterscotch sauce, vanilla-pod ice cream

Coffee and white chocolate mousse, amaretto biscuit, oranges

Eton mess, eton mess ice cream

Pot of apple crumble, blueberry ice cream

Classic crème brulée, homemade orange and thyme shortbread biscuit

Dark chocolate and cherry mousse, pistachio shortbread



Doxford ginger sponge, ginger sauce, creamy custard

White chocolate and Lindisfarne mead cheesecake

Rich caramel and chocolate cheesecake

Raspberry cheesecake, ginger biscuit

Marinated fruits, rum and raisin ice cream

Summer pudding, clotted cream

Hot marmalade and lemon sponge, creamy custard

Cheeseboard – selection of local cheeses, grapes, apple, celery, crackers, relishes, chutney

The Sharing Experience


Rosemary and thyme baked camembert, local artisan bread, olive oil and balsamic dip

Oven-roasted vegetable pot, butternut squash risotto, sweet potato chips, aioli dip (v)

Chorizo sausage, chicken liver pâté and serrano ham, hummus, black pudding, spicy tomato chutney

Aromatic fishcake, chilli-coated squid, crab spring roll, plum dip

Local game pâté, marinated cured venison, wild boar sausage, locally smoked chicken, local cheese, local Chain Bridge honey pot

(or choose four canapé dishes to be served as a starter portion)


Carved at the table – (includes guest use of Doxford Barns chef’s hats and aprons)

Roasted sirloin of beef, yorkshire pudding, horseradish sauce

Roasted loin of pork, apple sauce, pork stuffing

Roasted local corn-fed chicken, bread sauce, local sausages

Salmon and leek wellington, madeira sauce

Fillet of Northumberland beef wellington, madeira or pink peppercorn sauce

(All mains are served with fresh vegetables and a choice of dauphinoise potato, rosemary roasted potatoes, rosemary salted new potatoes or parmentier potatoes)


Choose three desserts from the main menu to be served on boards for your guests to pick and choose


And, for the little ones?


Bread roll with butter

Vegetable sticks and dips


Shepherds pie, fresh vegetables

Pork and leek sausage, creamy mash

Homemade pizza, fries or wedges (v)

Aberdeen Angus burger, fries or wedges

Chicken goujons, fries or wedges

Cheesy pasta, garlic bread (v)

Cod goujons, fries or wedges

Roast vegetable and cheese tart, fries or wedges (v)


Trio of ice cream with sprinkles

Jelly and ice cream

Treacle sponge and custard


Evening Buffet

Easy pleaser buffet

Locally cured bacon, farmhouse roll, chips

Local pork and leek sausage, farmhouse roll, chips

Roasted vegetable and mozzarella, balsamic oil, farmhouse roll, chips

Fish and chip cones

BBQ pulled pork, farmhouse roll, chips

Minute steak sandwich, chips

Hog roast

served with thyme and garlic stuffing, apple sauce, apple and pear coleslaw, farmhouse rolls, hand-cut chips

Build your own burger

Aberdeen angus burger with a choice of three toppings – vegetarian burgers available

Bacon | Fried onions (v) | Blue cheese (v) 

Cheddar cheese (v) | Halloumi cheese (v) 

Mushrooms (v) | Gherkins (v) | Onion rings (v)

Caramelised red onions (v) | Roasted peppers (v)

farmhouse roll, green leaf salad, french fries

Cheeseboard buffet

A selection of local dairy cheeses, grapes, apples, pears, celery, crackers, relishes and chutney (v)

The deluxe banquet

Please choose four dishes to serve to your guests

Strips of chicken, harissa dressing

Pork ribs, marmalade chutney glaze

Stick of crevettes, spicy caraway tomato relish

Crushed blacked pepper marinated beef skewer, horseradish cream

Lamb kofta on rosemary sticks, fenugreek, olive oil yoghurt

Smoked pork, honey-thyme marinade

Turlu turlu (a spiced exotic ratatouille) (v)

Stuffed courgettes, pine nuts, raisins (v)

Garlic crusted sirloin, spicy chunky chips

Salmon stick, coconut, coriander


To accompany your four choices, please choose three of the following

Moroccan carrot salad, raisins, goat’s cheese, baked pepper (v)

Baked butternut squash, couscous, honey, sunflower seed salad (v)

Baked new potatoes, rosemary salt (v)

Apple and pear coleslaw (v)

Roast red onion, smoked garlic, balsamic reduction (v)

Fine bean salad, courgette, snap peas, micro rocket leaves, balsamic dressing (v)

The night before

An add-on for 3 day weddings only

It’s the night before your big day, why not bring everyone together in celebration for a freshly-prepared hearty meal before the big day?

The easy pleaser buffet

Homemade lasagne, salad – (vegetarian option available)

Thai green curry, jasmine rice – (vegetarian option available)

Beef stew, herb dumplings, fresh vegetables, buttered mash

Craster kippers fish pie, horseradish mash

Roasted butternut squash, sweet potato, smoked garlic oil, parmesan cheese (v)

The morning after

An add-on for 3 day weddings only

Breakfast buffet

Cumberland sausage

Locally-cured bacon

Eggs (fried, scrambled or poached)

Garlic mushrooms

Roasted tomatoes

Black pudding

Baked beans

Cold buffet to accompany

Fresh fruit


Assorted fruit juice

Warm croissants


White and wholegrain toast

Tea and coffee

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"Take a beautiful, secluded setting; add the friendly professionalism of the Doxford team and a first-class menu; mix in a "nothing is too much trouble" culture, a selection of comfy cottages, and a wide range of great suppliers; and, finally, top it all with God-given weather and you have the ideal recipe for the best day of your daughter's life.
Thanks to all at Doxford for making the Father of the Bride a very happy man"
Nigel mcquoid
Father of the Bride

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