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Goats On The Roof

Fontburn, Morpeth NE614PH, England
01669 621 739
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Ranked #12 of 18 Attractions in Morpeth
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- Jun 9, 2014
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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Looking for a cup of tea on the road south from Rothbury we came upon Goats on the Roof. What a lovely surprise - beautiful views across Fontburn Reservour, what a peaceful spot. We were warmly welcomed by the lovely young couple running the place. The tea was very welcome and the homemade cakes were simply delicious. Will definately return... More

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Good food and friendly service. A spacious cafe with a very good child play area and a wonderful view of the reservoir. Beautiful display of art.

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Essex
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Disappointing at the lack of goats on the roof, just two goats in a pen nearby, I believe this is due to new management taking the time to replenish the roof. Coffee was OK and there is a nice area for children. The view across the reservoir was lovely and the building itself is very nice.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I called in at the weekend not expecting what to find. Well there was no goats on the roof but clearly they can graze there when the grass grows. The coffee and cakes were lovely and the views spectacular. A delightful spot in the middle of nowhere to enjoy a break.The staff were warm and friedly. I shall definitely return.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Visited goats on the roof on the last bank holiday. Lovely spacious cafe and my 3 year old daughter loved the farmyard animal shaped sandwiches. The set up had clearly been thought through as there was a little area that kids could draw pictures and colour in (pens and paper were provided) which is often overlooked in many other places.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This was our first visit to Goats on the Roof, near Morpeth. I was very impressed by the lovely setting, although was a little dismayed not to see a herd of naughty goats chucking scorn down on the visitors, not even a kid blowing raspberries was to be seen. We discovered however, that the goats had, in the past, pulled... More

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royston-vasey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Heard there was new owners at GOTR, so we popped in to see what it was like and enjoyed a nice lunch here on Saturday. These people really seem to know what they are doing! I really wish this place could get a drinks licence, it would be lovely to have a beer on the veranda in the Summer! Also,... More

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Visited a busy Goats on the Roof for its 2014 season reopening day on a sunny Good Friday lunchtime and was impressed by the gorgeous location and warm welcome by Jill and Jessica who have just taken over. Enjoyed a nice omelette overlooking Fontburn Reservoir and the surrounding countryside then popped outside to see the goats (who weren't on the... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Went for morning coffee at 10am Thurdsay, as per the advertised opening times. Gates chained and padlocked. Thinking opening times may be les tham exact, we waited for a quite a while. When it was apparent that GOTR was not going to open we had to admit defeat and travel to Rothbury instead. Having looked belatedly at other reviews on... More

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

My friend and I arrived at 12:30 pm on a Sunday, hoping for a cup of tea and a cake. The restaurant was empty and cold with uncleared tables. The one member of staff was morose, presumably not helped by the cold, as she was wearing a coat. Our tea, when it arrived, was lukewarm and the cakes were disappointing.... More

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