The Post Box Ponteland is a bit of a rainy Tuesday haunt for myself and Kris. For some reason or another, whenever I wake up to pouring rain I always seem to suggest the drive up to the pretty little village near Newcastle. Maybe it’s become ingrained in my mind as the first two times we visited it was a bit stormy, so when I opened my eyes to grey skies and the pitter patter of rain I knew there was only one place I wanted to go.
There’s one big reason both myself and Kris are big fans of The Post Box, and that is their homemade veggie sausages. Oh my lord are they good! Normally I would never dream of passing up a meaty sausage in favour of the veggie variety, but The Post Box have completely swayed me. Apparently the recipe is a well guarded secret and I can see why. From what I can gather it seems to be a mixture of leek, onion, cheese and mashed potato rolled in breadcrumbs and fried. I mean, if that’s not getting your mouth watering like a faucet then I dunno what will.
For the purposes of pictorial variety we decided only one of us could order the vegetarian breakfast, we flipped a coin and I lost. Woe is me. Still, I wasn’t short of options. Torn between The Post Box Eggs (their take on eggs Benedict with pesto, hollandaise and halloumi) and the hash bowl I decided on the latter, it was the chorizo that won me over here.
The bill came to just over £20 for two meals, two hot drinks and a large orange juice, which I think is pretty reasonable considering how delicious everything was. I left with a very full tummy and plans to return very soon. Anyone with as much halloumi on the menu as The Post Box is always going to be in my good books.
The Post Box,
11 Main Street,
Newcastle Upon Tyne,