Cafe Culture really is at the heart of Hexham and Corbridge in magnificent Northumberland! With so many to choose from here is the Wooden Star guide to the ones to visit at least first from either Seal Cottage or Shellbraes Farmhouse, then work your way through the rest!

Cafe Culture – Hexham

Bea’s Teas @ The Old Accumulator Room

We love this quirky, vintage tearoom that’s nestled amongst the three floors of The Vintage Emporium on Market Place. Beas Tea’s offer a fantastic range of typical lunchtime meals plus daily specials including nachos and curry dishes. They have a great range of teas and coffees all served in vintage china and drinks served in beautiful unusual glassware. Their lovely homemade cakes, scones and sweets treats are all displayed in retro glass cabinets and there is plenty of gluten-free options too! Sit and relax in this classical tea-room with and old fashioned wireless playing in the background with free modern wireless included! It really has a Cafe Culture all of it’s own!

Deli at Number 4 on Beaumont Street

As regular visitors to this Deli and Cafe, we can definatly vouch for there homemade breads, cakes and treats! They have small deli counter selling a big selection of local and regional cheeses. Their shelves are packed with local and artisan foods plus local gins, beers and liqueurs! The homemade, daily changing soup is fantastic, try it with a warm cheese scone and then a freshly baked Bakewell Tart! All to take away or eat in their cosy cafe upstairs that overlooks the Abbey.

The Refectory Café @ Hexham Abbey

A light airy cafe with outdoor seating at the rear of the breathtaking Hexham Abbey. Purpose built within the new Visitor Centre this lovely cafe has beautiful lunchtime dishes plus local coffees and teas. We love their fantastic selection of homemade cakes and tray bakes. For added Cafe Culture they host regular events on Friday evenings, this summer sees Tapas Nights! They also have a quirky canapé Sunday Lunch throughout the Winter. Around the cafe walls you will find locally made gifts and Hexham Abbey souvenirs. A perfect retreat from climbing the Abbey Stairs and exploring the crypt, if you dare!

Cafe Culture –  Corbridge

Spokes Kitchen – Watling Street

With high ceilings and huge windows this is such a bright and sunny cafe. It’s lovely place to read the daily papers over a cappuccino and bacon sandwich. An unusual mix of bike repair shop with a Cafe Culture that seems to work! You will often find a line of bikes outside and weary cyclists taking a break from a days peddling! Always look at their specials board for super food salads and Mediterranean inspired dishes. Then head the the cake counter to see what has been baked that day!

The Corbridge Larder – Hill Street

This place really is a treasure trove of local, unusual food and drink! On the ground floor you will find a large deli counter. This sells lots of local cheeses, deli meats plus homemade quiches and pies. There are fridges stocked full of easy meals, perfect to take back to a one of our cottages

Upstairs there is a large cafe, with all day breakfasts on offer that include local bacon and sausage. Plus jacket potatoes, sharing platters and amazing home made cakes and tarts. A walk a long the river at Corbridge afterwards makes for a lovely couple of hours.

Tea and Tipple – Market Place

A lovely relaxing cafe selling a small range of sandwiches and wraps. Daily soup and fantastic cheese scones plus the obligatory home made cake selection. Rustic tables and a collection of different seating covered in hessian coffee bag cushions add to the lovely chilled atmostphere in the centre of beautiful Corbridge.

Hope we can all come enjoy a bit of Northumberland Cafe Culture soon!