Festive gingerbread beer launches new tasting room

A Northumberland farmhouse brewery, launched in the former milking parlour of a dairy farm, now offers a tasting room and licensed bar.

Rigg & Furrow Brewery, based at Acklington Park Farm near Morpeth, opened its new bar with a special, festive  gingerbread beer for Christmas.

Theo, Pippa, Louise and Robert Howie at the bar
Theo, Pippa, Louise and Robert Howie at the bar

Over 100 people turned up in the former dairy “tasting room” launch and a jolly time was had by all.

 And with the opening of these beautifully refurbished, old farmyard buildings, and a new license to sell beer on and off the premises here, you can look forward to many more similar events over the coming months!

So far in 2017, Rigg & Furrow, run by the Howie family, have supplied their distinctive beer to over 100 bars, venues and hotels from Scotland to Yorkshire –  including well known Northumberland and Tyneside venues: The Office in Morpeth (CAMRA North East pub of the year); The Free Trade Inn; Town Wall; and Bridge Tavern.  Bespoke, branded labels on bottles of beer to mark special occasions or weddings have proven particularly popular.

Theo Howie said: “Today’s been a great occasion and an opportunity to say a big thank you to everyone who’s supported us this year and a big “Cheers!” from the Howie family for our next year of brewery business!”


For more information on Rigg & Furrow, please visit

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