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Stable Coffee Shop

Bolam Lake | Near Belsay, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good9%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
29 Aug 2018
“Hidden Gem”
14 Jun 2018
“Great cuppa”
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Cafe, British
$$ - $$$
Bolam Lake | Near Belsay, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

Been several times now to this lovely coffee shop. Lovely atmosphere, very friendly owner and lovely food. Read other reviews that say it is "old fashioned". I prefer to say it is "olde worlde" and full of character. Will definitely be going again for the...More

Thank annie896
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

The cafe was nice enough would have liked to try more of the food they had Only problem was you couldn't pay by card, a heads up on here would be good.

Thank droppeddoors
Reviewed 14 June 2018

Blustery day today but still managed walk around the lake. Lovely cup of coffee at the cafe. We had brought our own lunch so sat outside..great.

Thank Geordie112
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Draughty, old-fashioned cafe with hard chairs & revolting cappucino from a packet. Would not return.

1  Thank 2dogs11
Louise N, Manager at Stable Coffee Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

I'm most concerned that you didn't enjoy your visit yesterday. If anyone ever has any problem, we endeavour to correct it & funnily enough, no one sent any coffee back here or complained about anything yesterday ?

Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Our usual cyclist cafe stop in this area would be the cafe at Bolam lake... not any more!!... 10 cyclists arrived unannounced... served quickly, food was quick and arrived at the same time for everyone... great cuppa... and all with great friendly service... will definitely...More

1  Thank Soona73
Louise N, Manager at Stable Coffee Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

Thank you for your comments, we always like to welcome everyone.

Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We called in yesterday for a rest at the end of our 7 mile walk....it appeared a few local wasps had the same idea! My partner is really not a fan so the lovely owner appeared to take the task in hand to deal with...More

2  Thank laurarob1
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Whether it's been for coffee and fruit cake or for a more substantial meal of chicken & ham pie and salad, The Stables excels. Its setting is perfect - sufficiently far from the madding crowd - and with Bolam Lake just a few minutes away...More

1  Thank peterbrewisx
Reviewed 24 July 2016

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...More

1  Thank susansmith571
Louise N, Manager at Stable Coffee Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

Thank you for your favourable review on trip advisor , hop to see you again soon

Reviewed 16 May 2016

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

2  Thank Thankyouforhavingme
Louise N, Front Office Manager at Stable Coffee Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2016

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

Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

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

1  Thank Sarah P
Louise N, Manager at Stable Coffee Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

Thank you for your positive feedback from everyone at Bolam

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19 October 2017|
Response from Anonymous P |
As you approach bolam lake (driving from Belsay), at the fork in the road (go ahead/right towards the two car parks for the lake), turn left towards the rear car park. Keep driving round the corner, and look for the last... More
14 April 2017|
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Response from LouiseN1266 | Property representative |
The Stable Coffee Shop has closed. Thank you to everyone for your support over many years.
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  • 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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