Our Partners

The Ark supports local businesses wherever possible. These are some of our partners:

Stobo Fruit and Veg

Our fruit and veg is supplied by Stobo Greengrocers, situated down the road in the heart of Crawcrook.  They provide an excellent service, delivering fresh and local fruit and veg direct to our door. Their produce is used for salads, homemade chunky coleslaw and to provide fruit as a healthy snack option for the children.

It is important to us to reduce food miles as much as possible and support independent businesses in our community.


Beveridge Printers

Beveridge printers in Ryton provide us with a fantastic printing service.  We rely on them to print our fliers and posters, menus, party invitations and birthday cards, all to a very high standard.  Their service is fast and reliable and we would definitely recommend them.


Barmoor Terrace, Ryton NE40 3BB 0191 413 2686.

The Perfect Blend

The Perfect Blend is a delicious cake shop and cafe situated in Crawcrook. We get our home baked and scones from David every week and we are never disappointed.

The Perfect blend offers a great range of quality meals, homemade cakes and beverages, in a comfortable, friendly and relaxed space.  Best of all, they specialise in delicious afternoon teas which are super quality and at good prices.  They are well worth a visit if you are popping by Crawcrook.  David also provides outside catering too!

The Paddock

Based near Prudhoe, The Paddock is an independent and socially responsible business, delivering home-grown, seasonal and (where possible) organically sourced food to the door of our local community.  The Paddock is run by Local Girl Laura, who grows a huge chunk of the produce herself, chemical free!  What she can’t grow she sources from local producers, all of which is organically grown and fully traceable.  It doesn’t stop at vegetables, you can order a range of goods from free range eggs from her chickens, to locally produced chutneys and honeys.

We order a weekly veg box from  The Paddock and make delicious fresh soups to be served in our Cafe!  Our homemade soups are truly delicious, thanks to the quality of this produce, you can taste the difference.   Laura offers an excellent and personal service too, going the extra mile for her customers, she will cater your veg box to your request and will even share some delicious recipes based on your box!

We are proud of our soups and proud to support this business in the heart of our community, it is a gem of a find- click here to see for yourself!

Keep in touch

0191 413 1339