Goats back on the roof as coffee shop opens

An unusual coffee shop is reopening for Easter after being bought out.

Goats on the Roof, at Fontburn Reservoir, has a herd of Bagot goats who graze on its living roof of sedum.

It was snapped up by pharmacist Jessica Taylor, from Ponteland, when she bought Fontburn Farm with her fiance.

The venue, which boasts a children’s play area and offers a range of food supplied by Rothbury Bakery, is reopening on Good Friday.

During Easter weekend, visiting children will also be able to feed the lambs.

The coffee shop will then be open every weekend until October and is being managed by Jill Johnson, who works weekdays at Jessica’s pharmacy as a checking technician.

Goats on the Roof first opened in 2010 with funding from the Rural Development Programme for England and development agency One North East.