A passion for local produce...
Ask anyone who is passionate about food where to eat in Northumberland and you'll be inundated with enthusiastic responses. Country pubs, fine dining, and even the opportunity to have lunch in an enormous fairytale tree house are all on offer. However, one name crops up time and again - the Old Boat House. Small, unassuming and pretty well hidden on Amble's quayside, those who know about seafood have more than likely eaten here and for good reason - it offers the finest, fresh seafood cooked under a watchful eye. Cue Martin Charlton, restaurateur, entrepreneur and proud ambassador of Northumberland's natural pantry - what Martin doesn't know seafood isn't worth knowing and to eat in one of his restaurants means enjoying the very best of what Northumberland has to offer.
Martin's Old Boat House Food Group now has four restaurants along the Northumberland Coast which he has filled, not just with satisfied customers, but with passionate staff, very often youngsters, whom he has trained himself, passing on traditional skills and an enthusiasm for outstanding locally sourced food.
To be able to work in Northumberland using ingredients that have come from this area, that grow in this pure, unspoiled land is a unique opportunity for us.