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“Lovely!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Old Bakehouse

The Old Bakehouse
Old Bakehouse Yard | off Bridge Street, Morpeth, England
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Ranked #21 of 81 restaurants in Morpeth
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Newcastle upon Tyne
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Lovely!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

Mam and I popped into this most quaint little cafe in the centre of Morpeth for breakfast before our feeding of the local ducks. This place is bang in the centre of Morpeth, but as it's located down a little lane you feel wonderfully isolated from the traffic. It's a charming if small establishment which was almost full at 11:00 on New Year's Eve. We waited to be seated and the very friendly waitress asked mam and I to take a seat on a table set for four. This was a nice touch as it showed that they put the customer first. We ordered a bacon and mushroom sandwich (for mam) and a full English for me. Mam likes her bacon very well done and the waitress said this would not be a problem. My breakfast consisted of 2 of the following: eggs (proper runny yolk) bacon, sausage (good quality Northumberland pork) and toast. Plus beans, canned tomato, fried mushrooms a slice of black pud and a fried slice. Coffee or tea is included in the price. The breakfast was excellent and each component part was done perfectly. Coffee (I ordered a second cup) was filter and also good. Mam said her bacon roll was excellent and the bacon was 'perfect'. Mam's pot of tea was generous and delicious. Both meals were a good size too. The bill came to a very reasonable £10 and the waitress, who was attentive, friendly and pleasant got a decent tip as we were very pleased. The location of this cafe is great, with plenty of outside room for when the weather is nice and I highly recommend this establishment. I also noted they do lunch dishes like lasagne and roast lunches along with pies and hot and cold rolls and panini. We will be back.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Nice fresh food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

After the refurbishment the place is much better. The menu isn't extensive, but well cooked and fresh. Prices are reasonable and it's always clean and tidy. Outdoor seating is available.

It's often full at peak (lunch) times, which probably tells you something.

Visited December 2013
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“Not to be recommended”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

I'm sorry to say that this is the sort of catering which has given "traditional" English cuisine a bad name. Awful glutinous soup, dirty wine glasses and thrice boiled vegetables. Yuk!

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“Great food and homely atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013 via mobile

We have visited many of Morpeths cafes and eating establishments, but we revisit this time after time. Good service and value for money. Hot food served in a nice old fashioned atmosphere. Recommended. We will be back.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Unfriendly and Unwelcoming”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

We popped in for a quick cuppa as we were just passing and it looked looked very welcoming and quaint - but we couldn't have been more wrong! The atmosphere was unfriendly, the staff snooty, and we were not made to feel at all welcome. We were handed the bill within 5 minutes of sitting down - to me this was 'gentle encouragment' to leave, I've never felt so unwelcome and won't be going back. Morpeth has several cafes and tearooms - do yourself a favour and go somewhere else....

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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