Monday 2 February 2015

My North East Story: Prosecco and Pie

Welcome back to my new feature for 2015, "My North East Story" where I ask a different local blogger to share their stories of the North East each month.

This month is the turn of Chloe from Prosecco and Pie.  Reading Prosecco and Pie is a little like pulling on your wellie boots and going on a beautiful ramble round the countryside with your best friend.  Chloe showcases the most beautiful locations and restaurants round the region and has a very romantic way with words.

1.  What is your North East Story?

I've lived in the North East all of my life (23 years to be exact). I live in North Shields just next to the Fish Quay which I love! It's only a 15 minute drive into town, and 20 minutes to the A1 and I can journey off up North or down South. 

2. Why do you love living in the North East?

Because we have everything you could possibly need right on your doorstep. From incredible coastlines and beautiful countryside, to heritage from National Trust properties and castles etc and a vibrant city with plenty of places to eat, drink and explore. 

3.  Where's your favourite place in the North East to relax?

The Marina near where I live is stunningly beautiful, it sounds cheesy but it takes my breath away nearly every time I visit. In the summer, it could literally be St Tropez, and in winter it's a photographer's dream with beautiful lighting and reflections on the water. I come here a lot with the dogs and just wander around at my own pace which is really relaxing.

I also love Hotel du Vin's heated outdoor terrace/courtyard with its twinkly fairylights and sipping on a deliciously creamy hazelnut martini any time of year! 

4. Recommend some yummy food places in the North East
Oh my goodness, where do I even begin? In the city centre, I particularly love: The Herb Garden, The Botanist, The Grazer's Cook House, Miller & CarterCOOPThe Fat Hippo, and

A little further afield and you can find me at: Bradley Gardens (Wylam), The Northumberland Arms (Felton), The Running Fox (Felton) Dil & The Bear (Tynemouth) and Irvins Brasserie (North Shields' Fish Quay)
I could go on! 
5. Describe your perfect day in the North East
 I love eating outdoors, (I don't know why but I can't get enough of it) - so I'd start with breakfast/brunch somewhere pretty like Dil & The Bear in Tynemouth or anywhere with pretty gardens and a view like Crook Hall and Gardens in Durham.

Next, I'd go for a walk somewhere picturesque with my two beloved bichons Miffy and Daisy. Just being outdoors and seeing how much fun they have from running and playing outside is lovely.
Then I'd go home, get dressed up and go back out somewhere in Newcastle for dinner, cocktails and plenty of prosecco  - or, to a supper club at a local venue where I can meet new people and try new food.

If you want to share your North East story please do get in touch:



  1. Such a good story! I love learning about new places to eat and the dogs are so cute! Hooray for the North East!

    Kay xx

    1. Haha thanks Kayleigh! Glad you like it xx

  2. Miffy and Daisy are just sooo cute! Lovely story, thanks for sharing x

    1. Hahaha awww they're famous! Not bad for two little rescue dogs xx

  3. I just love Miffy and Daisy - lovely story - must finish mine!! #NEbrilliantbloggers

  4. I have to say my most loved shore of the north east is south shields , have to visit every year but our local is (i think ) seaten carew, or seaburn which i visited so many times , x

  5. Chloe (and Chloe!) I thought I had the beautiful hometown thing sewn up but you guys are giving me massive NE envy!
    And those pooches are adorable.
    M x

  6. Awww the poochies are so cute!! I love Dil & The Bear too, i haven't been in a while & I'm craving their cake!! Bradley Gardens is one of my fave places too, & only 5 mins from me which is so handy!! Love this post xx

  7. I love the title of this post. Eatting out doors is so enjoyable when the weather allows. The Marina is beautiful as are Miffy and Daisy. Lucy x

  8. Lovely story and the dogs are so cute. Great selection of places to eat

  9. Love this story and your cute doggies! :)

  10. Ahh this is nice! I love the fish quay, and my boyfriend is a chef at Dil & the Bear! Small world :)

  11. Thanks everyone! Make sure you check out Chloe's blog x


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