Top BBC show makes stop-off at tea room

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One of the stars of BBC’s Countryfile made a pit-stop at a north Northumberland tea room before going off to film for the show.

Adam Henson popped into Barrowburn Tea Room for some lunch last week, before heading to meet a farmer nominated for an award in the BBC Countryfile Farming Hero Awards 2015.

Tea room owner Ian Tate explained to the Gazette that Adam had called in to collect some sandwiches for the crew while they were trying to track down the farmer in question, Robert Bertram.

Ian told the Gazette that Robert had rescued another farmer whose quad bike had overturned in heavy snow in March.

He said that Robert had gone out in extremely bad weather and found his fellow farmer’s loyal sheepdog, who had been trying to keep him warm after the quad had fallen on top of him.

It is believed that Robert was nominated by the police in Rothbury, who contacted the BBC about last month’s rescue.

The Gazette tried to speak to Robert but he was unavailable as he is believed to be currently in the middle of lambing season on the farm at Philhope.