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“A haven on a soaking wet Sunday!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The White Monk Tearoom

The White Monk Tearoom
The Old School | dh8 9st, Blanchland, England
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Ranked #2 of 2 Restaurants in Blanchland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: English
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: this is a small tearoom in the village of blanchland, about 6 miles from Hexham
Durham, England
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“A haven on a soaking wet Sunday!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We met our daughter and friend here as she was cycling on a cold day in torrential rain.
It's a lovely place but a bit chilly when you enter from the cold.i think they turned up the heating when they came in shivering. We ate lovely soup, paninis and black pudding hotpot which warmed us up with lots of tea but it wasn't cheap, coming to about £36 for four.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Durham
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“Nice Staff but Expensive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Called in on a wet Sunday and the place was doing a roaring trade. Nice staff and all perfectly fine but boy, was it expensive! Too expensive for a return visit I'm afraid. I don't mind shelling out but it just felt like it was being cheeky with the costs. Shame.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“Another Cycling Pit Stop - second time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Visited on a cold winters day, much to my delight 'hot beef sandwiches' was the special of the day, a classic north east sandwich, far exceeded what I thought it would be.
Side salad served with it as well, the beef was a 'sunday roast' style beef as opposed to the sliced you see elsewhere. The Graby was home made onion gravy and some well cooked onions in with it.
Like a mini sunday dinner in a bun. cracking service, 2 hot drinks and the sarnie just a shade over £10.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Consett
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“OK but pricey”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Have called in occasionally when in the area but alway put off by the cost. Unfortunately, untill the hotel re-opens there is no other choice in the village.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Durham, United Kingdom
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“Excellent cakes and jam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013 via mobile

Have visited the White Monk many times and have never been disappointed.

Afternoon tea costs £9 and for this you get sandwiches, a scone, a slice of cake and a drink. This is accompanied with a pot of rhubarb jam which is really nice.

I can also recommend the carrot cake and for a drink the Belfast Brew tea, which has a malty taste.

Well worth a visit as is the picturesque village of Blanchland which has some good walks around about.

Go for a walk and then try the White Monk.

Visited November 2013
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