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Bolam Lake | Near Belsay, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
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Description: Right next to Bolam Lake, near Belsay in Northumberland, The Stable Coffee...
Right next to Bolam Lake, near Belsay in Northumberland, The Stable Coffee Shop is a family run business with lovely food, a warm atmosphere, and extra friendly staff. Nothing is too much trouble and it is popular with locals and visitors from further away. It is also a Caravan Club CL site and we would love to stay there if it wasn't only 20 minutes from home!!
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    5 of 5 stars
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Quaint and cosy,excellent service!

Love visiting the stables coffee shop after a walk around Bolam Lake...it's a really cosy cafe serving delicious homemade quiches,soup,cakes etc and the service is excellent-the lady who runs it is really friendly and welcoming!

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 2, 2014
RachAndSean
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Rothbury, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We have passed the stables on numerous occasions and never stopped. However, we will be visiting more often in future! Really friendly helpful staff. Tasty soup, pies, quiche etc. A good choice of cakes and drinks. A charming stone building.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

Love visiting the stables coffee shop after a walk around Bolam Lake...it's a really cosy cafe serving delicious homemade quiches,soup,cakes etc and the service is excellent-the lady who runs it is really friendly and welcoming!

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The car ride to the coffee shop is really picturesque through the Northumberland countryside, especially now when the autumn colours are so spectacular. The Stable is a little oasis of old fashioned charm. The decor is rustic and very traditional, with stone walls and beams. It is quite small, seating about 30 at most, but there are benches outside for... More 

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Our second visit to the coffee shop, the first being several years ago. First impressions: a very clean and tidy touring caravan site next to the cafe. I use crutches and on entering the cafe I was asked if I would like a cushion to use on the hard chair. A very thoughtful gesture which I accepted. I do in... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

After walking at shaftoe crags we stopped here for coffee and cake. First class service. Warm, welcoming, cheerful service. Good strong coffee and super selection of home made cakes .

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Innsbruck, Austria
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130 reviews 130 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

After a very icy walk around Bolam Lake this is a great place to retreat to. I've passed this place many times when out cycling and it would be good in the summer for cyclists. They have cycling mags to read The home made cakes & Tray bakes are excellent and its not very expensive. The sandwiches looked pretty good... More 

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Norwich, UK.
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15 reviews 15 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

Stopped here with my Mum on a trip to Otterburn, what a lovely find, the toasted teacakes melt in the mouth and the coffee was excellent. The atmosphere was very friendly with a lot of banter going on between Louise who looked after us and a group of cyclists. Will definitely go again next time I find myself in the... More 

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southport
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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

You should never go back as the saying goes, but in the cast of The Stales, whilst it must be over 15 years since my last visit, it was just as I remembered and I was glad I had made the trip. We ordered a ham sandwich, a cheese savoury sandwich and two lattes, these were followed by a piece... More 

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Northumberland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011

This lovely coffee shop, charmingly created from an old stable, and furnished in traditional country style, is owned and run by the Charlton Family, who give everyone a friendly welcome. For warm days, they have outside picnic tables. They serve great soup, a good selection of homemade pies, salads, baked potatoes, delicious cakes and tray bakes. The tiffin is the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bolam Lake | Near Belsay, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English

Description

Right next to Bolam Lake, near Belsay in Northumberland, The Stable Coffee Shop is a family run business with lovely food, a warm atmosphere, and extra friendly staff. Nothing is too much trouble and it is popular with locals and visitors from further away. It is also a Caravan Club CL site and we would love to stay there if it wasn't only 20 minutes from home!!

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