A call to Arms

A NEW owner has taken over a Felton pub.

Peter Mailer, who also owns the Black Bull in Warkworth and the Burnside in Longhoughton, is now in charge at the Northumberland Arms.

Mr Mailer says he is confident that the pub can be ‘brought back to life’.

He said: “There is a lot of local support for the pub, and a lot of history attached to it so it cannot be allowed to die.

“The plan is to focus on real ale, with good quality traditional pub food in the bar and restaurant, while also encouraging darts and pool teams etc. from the village to re-establish the place as the hub of the community.

“The Northumberland Arms was originally an old coaching inn and stopping-off point for travellers on the Great North Road, when the A1 went through Felton, and hopefully will continue to provide hospitality for visitors and travellers alike to Northumberland for many years to come.”