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Eleanor's Byre

Spitalford | Embleton, Alnwick, England
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Ranked #16 of 91 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
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Coffee is second to none, cakes have wonderful flavours, and gift shop is quirky and unique. The location is idyllic......there's a lovely terrace to enjoy in good weather, with two friendly pigs for company! Attention to detail in customer facillities and service is excellent. A lovely way to spend an hour on a sunny afternoon. Thank you!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Lovely location to sit outside in nice weather, and amazing coffee and cake. Having met the owner I understand that Eleanor's byre's main business is the gift shop, which is fabulous with lots of delightful and stylish bits ranging from cusions and candles to mugs and cutlery. I'm sure you can fine something for anyone.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Visited yesterday while visiting Northumberland. A fantastic selection of tea (I chose TeaPigs Green Tea with Mint) and some lovely, unusual cakes (After a while trying to decide, I went for Lime, Parsnip & Ginger - it was absolutely delicious!). The service was excellent and the ambiance was lovely. After our tea, we browsed the wide range of gifts and... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Best cake for miles, baked by local women! Each of the cakes was made from vegetables: potato; parnips; beetroot ... but the veggies couldn't be tasted in the cake, and just gave a wonderful texture and flavour to each. We didn't know which ones to choose as they all looked amazing! The shop stocks really good quality goods, and not... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Fisrt visit although we knew the place was there from previous trips to Embleton. Coffee and cake fine and a nice seating place outside. The 'gorgeous things' are pricey and really rather 'house in the country make over style'. For example would you buy small reels of raffia for £2.75 each or hand made baby shoes from Wales. There is... More

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York, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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2 reviews
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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
4 helpful votes 4 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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