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The White Monk Tearoom

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The Old School | dh8 9st, Blanchland, England
+44 1434 675044
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were staying at The Lord Crewe next door but unfortunately were not able to get a sandwich for a late lunch after our long walk as a large party were being served in the Restaurant. We were seated by a very nice Chap possibly the Owner/ Manager took our order quickly & were served promptly. Lovely sandwich & all... More 

Thank northerngolfers
Garstang, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The wind was blowing, the rain was coming down, and we walked in through a heavy wooden door, and found a well lit, cosy café with a fire going, and keeping the place warm. It was full of atmosphere, service was quick, and the choice of menu was suitable to satisfy all tastes. Everything was made to order, and was... More 

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Popped in following a trip back into my childhood. The wee village hadn`t changed too much, which was lovely. It is 55 years since I have been here. The tearoom is lovely and the people friendly too. We were able to take our well behaved dog into the tearoom. We ordered teacakes and tea, the former were huge but the... More 

Thank genie1Westyorkshire
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Old School House is the setting for the White Monk Tearoom. It has a charming recent history that you can read about as you crumble your cake beneath high ceilings and big windows. The room is spacious and calm, light and airy, hence cool in the classical sense rather than modern sense. We stopped for coffee and cake and... More 

Thank Terry W
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hoping to have a pleasant afternoon out with my wife we tried to get into (twice) The White Monk Tearoom for a light lunch. Each time we gave up and walked out because of the waiting time to be seated (no seats available). We had a modest drive out to get to this place and because of this we were... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little village and soup was ok Would return in summer Wasn't keen at the dogs inside but they were well behaved Ok to stop for a coffee & cake

Thank stewartmissbarbaras
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just spent a lovely part of the afternoon in the White Monk tearoom, food was excellent and good value, the owner and staff were very friendly, and helpful , would 100% recommend, thank you very much

Thank Stephen T
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Visited this lovely old building on a sunny February afternoon. Loved the vegetable and lentil soup. My daughter thought the cheese scones were great, and my mother enjoyed the coffee and walnut cake.

Thank Barbara C
Manchester, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

This place is clearly popular. Seeming in the middle of "nowhere", there was a constant stream of customers while we were there. The first time we had the soup and toastie deal. Two choices of soup - both of which were delicious; and a toastie packed with fillings. You do have to pay if you want more than one filling... More 

Thank bluemonster
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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57 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Called into this tearoom yesterday after a long walk by the riverside. Staff were so welcoming as soon as we walked in and were really helpful in selecting coffee and delicious cakes. The history of the tearoom and the area is on posters around the main room which adds a great touch. Coffee and cakes were delicious.

Thank Helen R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Old School | dh8 9st, Blanchland, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Blanchland
  • Phone Number: +44 1434 675044
this is a small tearoom in the village of blanchland, about 6 miles from Hexham

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?