Robson is given the true taste of Northumberland

Robson Green at Alnwick Playhouse.
Robson Green at Alnwick Playhouse.

A lesson in food and drink is on the menu for Robson Green as he explores some of the tastes from the county in the next episode of Tales from Northumberland.

The county-born star visits the coast to meet the lords, ladies, pub owners and fishermen keeping the area’s culinary heritage alive.

His first stop in Monday’s show, the penultimate episode in the eight-part ITV series, is Howick Hall.

Green speaks to Earl Grey’s great-great-great-grandson Charles and his wife Claire and learns the history of Earl Grey tea before exploring one of Britain’s greatest coastal gardens.

Next, at Craster, the Wire in the Blood actor visits one of the region’s last traditional smokehouses to find out about the famous Craster Kipper.

Green’s final destination is The Ship Inn, at Low Newton-by-the-Sea. It’s here that Robson performs as part of a band created for one night only, Robson and the Northumbrians.

With Robson on lead guitar and vocals, he says: “Live music’s always had a role to play in the traditional Northumberland pub. So I thought it was time to make a bit of a comeback.”

He finishes the performance by saying: “It’s got number one written all over it. Take it from me, I know.”

Landlady Christine Forsyth said: “We have a really good band which plays here called Diesel Therapy.

“They came and played and Robson sang with them. The whole thing was very jolly.

“It was good fun and he liked the pub.”

The Ship Inn produces its beer at the premises in its very own micro-brewery.

Christine added: “He tried one of our ales and he helped me cook a lobster.”

Monday night’s episode is screened at 8pm.