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“Terrible!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Boe Rigg Coffee Shed - CLOSED

Boe Rigg Coffee Shed
Charlton | Northumberland, Bellingham NE48 1PE, England
01434 240970
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Cuisines: Eclectic, British, Café, Bistro
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: We are a hip café serving local fine food and great coffee. We’re a happy bunch and we’ll give you service with a smile. It’s a place to kick back and relax, soak in the views, and enjoy our wholesome fayre. We’re passionate about all things local, so you’ll find this in abundance here. We support artists, makers and growers, so an eclectic mix of shelf items and gifts are on offer in the shed too. Hook up to our free wifi and bring the world to your fingertips. We’re licensed - so enjoy a cold beer or a glass of wine too. We welcome children, walkers and wheelchair users. A state of the art building, erected on the footprint of a derelict cattle shed, our interior makes a stylish nod to our building’s heritage past. We’ve got a retro-scandi style all of our own and want to share it with you. Everyone needs a shed, so come on in…With such talented chefs in the Coffeeshed, we serve more than just great coffee – we make the finest main meals and scrumptious desserts. We even bake our own delicious fresh bread too! Our menu changes often to reflect the best dishes available using the best locally sourced ingredients, and we always have fresh daily specials on our chalkboards. We are open every day, with varying opening hours according to the time of year. We offer a late night supper club menu on some weekend evenings.We can cater for special events, birthday parties & group bookings – so come on in & enjoy the best of our region’s great food & drink in this unique Northumberland National Park setting.
Bellingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Terrible!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We used to visit regularly until New management took over. Since then the service has been terrible. We waited twenty minutes for someone to take our order when there was only one other couple in the cafe. By then the kids were starving and whining. Our youngest son has Aspergers and can be a little loud at times but he certainly wasn't causing a problem. Every time he spoke or made a noise the young girl behind the counter would stare at us which made us a little uneasy. Even our son asked why the girl kept "peeking at him". The food arrived after a long wait and to be honest the quality wasn't great for the prices charged. Customer service was terrible, a smile wouldn't have gone amiss! I see the place is now closed and the windows are covered in windowleen. I hope whoever takes this on spends a little time training staff on how to deal with the public.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Good coffee and good location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

stopped in for lunch while camping in the area. Service was first rate, facilities clean and cheerful with lovely artworks on the wall. Both meals, my soup and wife's pasta were tasty. It is also nice to find some where outside the big cities that can do coffee properly, and these folks can with out a doubt. Also looks like it has great facilities for campers and caravans. It was lovely to sit outside on the chairs and soak up the last rays of summer. Also serves food to late so if you miss the cafes in Bellingham then it's worth the drive out.

  • Visited September 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Lovely place, great for kids. Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Really enjoyed our visit to Boe Rigg. Worth the drive out. Artwork on the walls, and delicious food and drink. Although we didn't stay with camping, it looks like they have great facilities.

Visited September 2014
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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“ended up walking out!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Visited the boe rigged for lunch. The coffee shop was quiet when we arrived. We were told to take a seat and that somebody would be across to take our order. In the mean time a group of motor cyclists arrived and the staff proceeded to serve the motorcyclists and ignore us waiting to place our order. We were not acknowledged and eye contact was not made! After 30 minutes of waiting without our order being taken we walked out and will not be returning! Before this we were regular customers but service has deteriorated!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Didnt Open at all”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Be warned, even though the website states that this cafe opens at 8am it does infact open at 12pm! Owner was rude, as if he was doing us a favour by taking our money. Try The Fountain Cafe in Bellingham instead, excellent food and service.

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