So interesting. They are pretty rhotic in Northumberland. We had a great laugh with our B&B hosts - who told ME, “We enjoyed listening to your interesting accents.” (We live in Los Angeles). “Oh, no, Geoff, YOU have the interesting accent.” He also asked me, “What is that word ‘cute’ you used? I don’t know that word. I had told him his B&B was so cute. The next morning he said, “I found that word ‘cute’ — it is archaic!” “But it is alive and well in Los Angeles.”
So interesting, the English language. Thanks for posting.
My part of the world......yes, we are rather guttural.
Makes it easy to speak German - should one be so inclined!