New glamping site with its own brewery set to open in Northumberland

A new glamping site is all set to open next to a north Northumberland brewery.

By Ian Smith
Monday, 26th April 2021, 12:47 pm

Cheviot Glamping, on Ford and Etal Estates, will offer a luxury camping experience to visitors who can choose to stay in a bespoke designed glamping pod or bell tent.

Visitors will be able to sample the Cheviot Brewery’s cask ales in Cheviot Tap, the onsite bar, whilst relaxing besides Slainsfield Wood.

“From the first moment we visited what is now our brewery site on the Ford and Etal Estate, we knew we had a great opportunity to create a destination brewery,” explained head brewer Jonathan Hodgson, the architect of the new glamping site.

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Cheviot Glamping.

“We made the first steps towards that last summer when we opened Cheviot Tap, our onsite tap bar, which proved instantly popular.”

The site’s six bell tents each feature a comfortable double bed, whilst the two pods each feature a double bunk, en-suite shower room and kitchenette, catering for outdoor loving families.

Site manager Ellie Bain said: “Whilst glamping continues to grow in popularity, Cheviot Glamping is pretty unique as there aren’t many with an onsite bar serving award winning cask ale brewed on the site.

"But, in all seriousness, the Ford and Etal Estates, not to mention North Northumberland itself, has much to offer visitors; whether you are a real ale enthusiast or not.

The onsite tap bar has a huge outdoor area, pizza oven and fire pit for the ultimate beer garden experience.

"It is a peaceful retreat, well placed for hiking, cycling and the history and attractions of north Northumberland.”

The site also boasts three alpacas; Hops, Malt and Porter which have moved into a paddock on the campsite. Visitors will be able to take part in alpaca experiences, and from the summer, weekly alpaca trekking experiences will be available.

The site, built by the brewery team alongside local specialists and trades people, will accommodate a maximum of 35 people this year.

All materials have been sourced as locally as possible with all the timber onsite coming from the Ford and Etal estate and the sawmill one mile away from the site.

One of the Bell Tents at Cheviot Glamping.

Bookings are now open with the site opening in late May, to find out more visit

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The glamping site is set to open in May 2021.
The simple but stylish interior of Cheviot Tap.
Alpaca experiences will be available to visitors.
Tap Bar by night.