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Bolam Lake | Near Belsay, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
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Lancashire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed for 2 nights at the caravan site at Bolam West Houses Farm. The Stable Coffee Shop is on this site. If you want wonderful views, glorious sunsets and tranquillity this site certainly fits the bill. The owner of the site is friendly and very helpful too. The facilities for a CL are excellent. There are wonderful walks and... More 

Thank susansmith571
Newcastle Upon Tyne
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Really enjoyed our visit and extremely laid back about our situation. Couldn't have been more accommodating. Thanks

Thank Thankyouforhavingme
Louise N, Front Office Manager at Stable Coffee Shop, responded to this review

You're more than welcome! See you again soon! More 

County Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

Fabulous coffee shop, with a tasty selection of home made pies and cakes! Warm welcome from the friendly staff! Will return!

Thank Sarah P
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

Fabulous Staff, so friendly and lovely food. Lovely atmosphere, great place for after walking around Bolam Lake. We be back with the rest of the family.

1 Thank Karricky
Newcastle and Gateshead, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Easy to park, clean and tidy, plus a great walk around Bolam Lake. What more could you ask for? Well worth a visit x

Thank Jacqui S
Rothbury, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We have passed the stables on numerous occasions and never stopped. However, we will be visiting more often in future! Really friendly helpful staff. Tasty soup, pies, quiche etc. A good choice of cakes and drinks. A charming stone building.

Thank Val M
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

Love visiting the stables coffee shop after a walk around Bolam Lake...it's a really cosy cafe serving delicious homemade quiches,soup,cakes etc and the service is excellent-the lady who runs it is really friendly and welcoming!

1 Thank RachAndSean
Morpeth, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The car ride to the coffee shop is really picturesque through the Northumberland countryside, especially now when the autumn colours are so spectacular. The Stable is a little oasis of old fashioned charm. The decor is rustic and very traditional, with stone walls and beams. It is quite small, seating about 30 at most, but there are benches outside for... More 

2 Thank Susi C
Northumberland, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Our second visit to the coffee shop, the first being several years ago. First impressions: a very clean and tidy touring caravan site next to the cafe. I use crutches and on entering the cafe I was asked if I would like a cushion to use on the hard chair. A very thoughtful gesture which I accepted. I do in... More 

1 Thank TednS
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

After walking at shaftoe crags we stopped here for coffee and cake. First class service. Warm, welcoming, cheerful service. Good strong coffee and super selection of home made cakes .

Thank poobear1955

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Cafe, Soups, British
Breakfast, Lunch
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bolam Lake | Near Belsay, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
Right next to Bolam Lake, near Belsay in Northumberland, The Stable Coffee Shop is a family run business with lovely food, a warm atmosphere, and extra friendly staff. Nothing is too much trouble and it is popular with locals and visitors from further away. It is also a Caravan Club CL site and we would love to stay there if it wasn't only 20 minutes from home!!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?