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Eleanor's Byre

Spitalford | Embleton, Alnwick, England
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Ranked #19 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
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 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 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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195 reviews 195 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 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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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

What a fantastic place. We'd driven by many times and finally decided to pop in on a rainy afternoon. The cakes are delicious and the goods on sale show off the owners' good taste. It's rare to see Geo F Trumper on sale anywhere outside of London! Highly recommended.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

A really delightful little place. Very tastefully decorated, good coffee and delicious cakes. There are some unusual gifts for sale. The courtyard looks as though it is a lovely place to sit out on a warm day.

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lancs
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Whilst this is a coffee house and gift shop,we went on several occasions for the delicious cakes and coffe. . There is also a lovely gift shop with some unusual gifts. I purchased a gift for a christening which was very reasonably priced. On a sunny day the court yard is a little suntrap. At the top end is a... More

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