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 Dug and Kim 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! If you require further meals during your stay please order 48 hours in advance as this is a rural community and the supply chain can sometimes be challenging e.g. weather

Traditional Shepherd’s Pie (GF) £11 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. (Min order 2 portions)

Coq au Vin (GF) £12 pp

Chicken thighs slow cooked in a rich red wine and herb sauce served with dauphinoise potatoes and seasonal vegetables. (Min order 2 portions)

Vegetable Lasagne (V) £10 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 (Min order 2 portions)

Indian Curry Buffet £15 pp

Beef Madras (GF), Chicken Korma (GF), Vegetable Makhanawala (GF / Vg)

Served with Turmeric Rice (GF), Poppadums (GF), Side Salad, Lime Pickle (GF Vg), Mango Chutney (GF / Vg), Raita (GF / V), Onion Bhajis (GF / Vg) & Samosas (Vg).

(Min order 2 portions)

Thai Curry Buffet £15 pp

Thai Green Chicken Curry (GF), Pork Massaman (GF), Red Thai Sweet Potato & Mushroom Curry (GF / Vg), Jasmin Rice (GF), Vegetable Spring Rolls (Vg), Chicken Satay Sticks (GF), Mushroom & Pepper Satay Sticks

Sweet Chilli Dipping Sauce (GF Vg)

(Min order 2 portions)

Vegan Curry Buffet £15 pp

Vegetable Makhanawala (GF) Red Thai Sweet Potato & Mushroom Curry (GF), Mixed Bean & Pulse Korma, Turmeric Rice (GF), Poppadums (GF), Side Salad, Lime Pickle (GF), Mango Chutney (GF), Onion Bhajis (GF) & Samosas (GF).

(Min order 2 portions)

Selection of Starters for Two £30

Onion Bhajis (GF / Vg), Samosas (GF Vg), Vegetable Spring Rolls (GF Vg), Chicken Satay Sticks (GF), Mushroom & Pepper Satay Sticks (GF Vg), Falafel (GF Vg), Sweetcorn Fritters (GF Vg), Lamb Kebab, Poppadums (GF), Side Salad, Lime Pickle (GF Vg), Mango Chutney (GF / Vg), Tzatziki, Sweet Chilli Dipping Sauce (GF)

Sharing Platter for Two £25

Selection of Cold Meats, Spicy Chicken Wings, Homemade Pate, Cheese Selection, Devilled Eggs, Mini Quiche , Pickles, Chutneys, Olives, Tomatoes, Crudités and our own Cream Cheese, Chive & Garlic Dip

Roll Selection, Crackers

Homemade Sweet Treats

Chocolate Fudge Brownie £3.50

Raspberry Bakewell £4.50

Sticky Toffee Pudding (Min order 2 portions) £5 pp

Apple Crumble (Min order 2 portions) £4.50 pp

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake £4.50

Mixed Berry Cheesecake £ 4.50

Add Clotted Cream or Custard at £1 / Portion

Cheese Board for Two £20

A selection of Cheeses from Cumbria and (or) Northumberland, served with grapes, celery, chutney, relish, butter and crackers

Packed Lunches £10 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 (V), 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 £20 for free delivery (£5 delivery for orders under £20)


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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