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The White Monk Tearoom

The Old School | Dh8 9st, Blanchland, England
+44 1434 675044
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (26 reviews)
“cake” (23 reviews)
“soup” (21 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Old School | Dh8 9st, Blanchland, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Came on here for scones, tea and fruitcake. The quality of the scones was especially good although the cream was not clotted. The tea was excellent too. Staff very friendly today too.

Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming here for years and even though it was quite expensive, the coffee and cakes, scones etc were very nice. However, the last twice we have been the bill was over £10 for two coffees, a cake and a ginger biscuit (slightly...More

Thank Amy H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited for an afternoon drink and snack and surprised at how busy it was on a February late afternoon but super staff coping very well, got a table in front of a great fire which was perfect, and looked after by everyone really well. Prices...More

Thank Totalpost
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Blanchland and we decided to call here for lunch before embarking on a hike. The tearoom was very welcoming, both by the staff and the roaring log burner which we thought was lovely. We decided to both have soup...More

Thank Kath1722
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went into tearoom at 3.15 after our walk with kids were told they were busy we could wait or come back. An older male owner/employee (?) walked past with a very haughty look on his face and we asked could we not use a couple...More

1  Thank alison b
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Unfortunately, after many visits to this cafe, we had an unpleasant experience here recently. The waitress came and directly spoke to the 3 young children I was with and asked them to be quieter as other people hadn't yet eaten their lunch yet. The children...More

5  Thank Vuvuzelacat
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

We’ve been coming here for several years and started bringing our dog Otto from being a pup. Food always excellent, fab staff and so doggy friendly! You must visit!

2  Thank andrew w
Reviewed 11 January 2018

called in on a dismal grey day. we were warmly greeted and shown table. nice log fire burning. ordered coffee and a sandwich for both of us. server was very courtious. food was freshly prepared and delicious. would recomend to any who is passing, loads...More

1  Thank stimmbo
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

We were staying at the Lord Crewe Arms and following a nice big walk along the river Derwent decided that a spot of lunch was needed so headed to this Tearoom we both had a soup and a roll which was tasty and they make...More

1  Thank Stevie-the-Mod1
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Arrive too late for lunch (as our meal was booked fairly earlier) but we popped in and ended up having a sandwich - lovely thick bread!!! Didn’t have a cake but they all looked fresh and home baked and delicious. Bought a couple of Christmas...More

1  Thank EmmaKinseley
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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