Pennine Country Cottages are pleased to work in partnership with Hickin's.

Hickin's are a local catering company which provide quality homemade meals and pack lunches and deliver them straight to the holiday cottage of your choice, on your requested day and they even take away the dirty dish so you don't have to do the washing up. 

Area covered by this service include: Alston, Slaggyford, Coanwood, Haltwhistle and Greenhead (all areas between Alston and Halthwhistle). 

See their beautiful menu below along with details of how to order!! 


Pennine Country Cottages 

(All dishes are homemade / cooked at our Farmhouse in Kirkhaugh, Alston by Kim and Dug Hickin (Dug is a classically trained Chef), and delivered direct to your holiday cottage prior to your arrival, with full cooking / reheating instructions and allergen matrix. Simply leave your dirty crockery serving dishes on the doorstep and we’ll pick them up the following morning, no washing up for you!)


Traditional Shepherd’s Pie £9.50 pp

Our own minced Lamb Leg & Shoulder, slow cooked in fresh lamb stock, vegetables and herbs then topped with buttery mashed potato, served with fresh seasonal vegetables. (Minimum order 2 portions)

Coq au Vin £9.50 pp

Boneless Chicken Thighs (3) slow cooked in a rich red wine and herb sauce served with dauphinoise potatoes and seasonal vegetables. (Minimum order 2 portions)

Vegetable Lasagne £8.50 pp

Slow cooked Vegetable Bolognese Sauce layered with fresh pasta, topped with cheesy mornay sauce, served with a sourdough garlic bread and side salad with an Italian dressing (Minimum order 2 portions)

Indian Curry Buffet £15 pp

Beef Madras, Chicken Korma, Vegetable Makhanawala

Served with turmeric rice, poppadums’, lime pickle, mango chutney, raita, onion bhajis & samosas. (Minimum order 2 portions)

Thai Curry Buffet £15 pp

Thai Green Chicken Curry, Pork Massaman, Red Thai Sweet Potato & Mushroom Curry, Sticky Jasmin Rice, Vegetable Spring Rolls, Chicken Satay Sticks, Sweet Chilli Dipping Sauce (Minimum order 2 portions)

Grazing Platter £10 pp

Selection of cold meats, pate, cheeses, pickles, chutneys, roll selection, crackers, crudités and our own cream cheese, chive & garlic dip (Minimum order 2 portions)

Sweet Treats

Chocolate Fudge Brownie £3.00

Raspberry Bakewell £3.50

Sticky Toffee Pudding (Minimum order 2 portions) £4.50

Apple Crumble (Minimum order 2 portions) £4.00

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake £3.50

Mixed Berry Cheesecake £ 3.50

Add Clotted Cream £1 / Portion

Cheese Board £10 pp

A selection of Local Cheeses served with grapes, chutney, butter and crackers

Packed Lunches £9 pp

Why not order a homemade packed lunch for a day out, a hill walk or even for your journey home?

Sourdough Baguette (Cheese Savoury, or Ham, Cheese & Red Onion Relish or Coronation Chicken or Pastrami Deli,)

Homemade Pie (Beef & Veggies or Curried Minced Beef or Chicken & Veggies or Chicken Curry or Sausage Roll)

Chocolate Fudge Brownie or Peanut Butter & Fruit Flapjack

Pipers Crisps (Cheese & Onion or Salt & Vinegar or Ready Salted)

Bottle of still Mineral water

To order

Send it by email

Send it via Facebook Messenger Hickin’s Hamper Van

Call us on 07751596469

Orders will be confirmed once full payment has been received.

Minimum order of £15 for free delivery (£3 delivery for orders under £15)


Full refund if the order is cancelled 7 days before delivery date.

75% refund if order is cancelled less than 7 days before delivery date.

25% refund if order is cancelled less than 48 hours before delivery date

Thank you for your custom, Dug & Kim

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