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Eleanor's Byre

Spitalford | Embleton, Alnwick, England
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Ranked #23 of 93 restaurants in Alnwick
Cuisines: English
Description: Small coffee and cake type of place with a small shop attached selling luxury items.
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Description: Small coffee and cake type of place with a small shop attached selling luxury items.
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English first
York, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I love this place, it never fails to disappoint. Lots of lovely new things since my last visit earlier in the summer, started my Christmas shopping!! Excellent tea and cakes, as always, friendly, attentive staff, but boy oh boy the goods on sale, retail heaven!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The coffee was very very good and not too expensive, the setting was nice, although seating was limited both inside and outside. However, Eleanor's Byre lets itself down with its strange character. The 'gift/arts' shop takes up a big part of the cafe, however the items on sale were really very expensive, lots of expensive socks, belts, even vase worth... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We were blessed with Eleanor's Byre being near to our campsite so we went twice. It is gorgeous and the coffee is excellent as other reviewers have said. The cakes tried by my husband were out of the ordinary such as parsnip and lime were gorgeous and there was more traditional flavours too. It was sunny both days so we... More

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The coffee was indeed excellent and if I was reviewing for just the coffee it would get 5 ***** The cake(s) were good - but not special, and the choice was fairly limited. The ambiance was good and the byre was bright and cheerful, with attentive staff. If Tripadvsor provided a good rating facility then in fairness I would use... More

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I called here with a friend as part of a birthday celebration. The cakes are wonderful - moist, flavoursome and excellent value. Two latte coffees were professionally prepared and served and the gift shop has a delightful range of really unusual items for sale. The atmosphere and ambience left us both feeling really relaxed and at ease. Top marks all... More

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

Gorgeous home made cakes at this delightful little coffee/gift shop. So much so....I called every single day of my weeks holiday for a slice! Lovely warm welcome, cosy ambience and extra special cake, tea and coffee. In fact, a different cake for every day......perfect! An array of gifts to die for too.......heaven!! Xxxx

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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204 reviews 204 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Needing a break from a 6 hour car journey we stumbled across Eleanor's Byre !! Little did we realise what a little gem this was going to be. Just wanting a cup of tea and a lite bite we opted for a couple of the interesting looking cakes on offer as well as tea. We had lemon lime and parsnip... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We saw the signs for here when we were stopping nearby. Called in to this small, quirky but beautifully stocked gift and coffee shop. The cakes are totally yummy and excellent coffee. Lovely gifts if you are looking for something different or hand crafted. Not open Sundays or bank holidays according to the signage. Not many tables but seating outside... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

It's off the beaten track a little but well worth finding. We had glorious sunny weather so sat out in the attractive court yard with splendid views over farm fields to the sea. Chocolate and beetroot cake scrumptious - light and moist and with little sugar in the family kept recipe. The lemon, courgette and pistachio cake, equally light and... More

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York, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This has got to be one of the most stylish shops in the UK. I travel extensively, this corner of Britain is one of my favourite places, but I am continually disappointed with the standard of retail outlets, usually finding them boring and unimaginative. Eleanor's Byre is an absolute hidden gem and should be winning accolade upon accolade. Stylish, an... More

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