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Westgate | Westgate, Haltwhistle NE49 9AF, England
+44 1434 394121
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  • Very good28%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“toasties” (4 reviews)
“soups” (3 reviews)
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British, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Westgate | Westgate, Haltwhistle NE49 9AF, England
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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

We popped in for a quick bite before visiting the Roman Army museum and really enjoyed the delicious soups and sandwiches. The bread that came with the soups was incredible - moist and nutty and simply delicious. The friendly woman serving managed to both make...More

Thank flossj
Jill E, Owner at Kasteale, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed your visit. The "friendly lady" was my very capable manager, Kirsty, who does a stirling job, both in the kitchen and front of house. Couldn't manage without her...

Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

We stumbled across Kasteale yesterday (after not at first realising it was a cafe due to the unusual name and discrete signage) but are so glad we did. We were welcomed warmly and openly, and pleased to find that as well as delicious wholesome cakes...More

Thank sarah_from_leeds
Jill E, Owner at Kasteale, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

thankyou Sarah, for taking the time to review. I am glad you enjoyed the cakes. THe date and oat slice is a firm favourite on the menu now. It is a "Cranks" recipe from their original shop back in the 60's. For those who don't...More

Reviewed 4 October 2017

As our B&B didn't provide breakfast, we were on the lookout for a likely place to eat. We found this on the first day, and didn't bother to look for anywhere else - it's good food at a good price. Our special favourite was crumpets...More

Thank Lorraine A
Jill E, Owner at Kasteale, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thanks for taking the time to post a review. It is always appreciated. Lovely to meet you and hope you enjoyed your stay in Haltwhistle. Everyone I have spoken to has been very complimentary about your choice of B&B at Belford House as well.

Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

I was waiting for the train and having a hour to spend I popped in as you do. Food was very good as was the coffee. I liked that the two waitresses took the time to sit and talk with me. Ok it wasn't busy...More

Thank Timothy W
Jill E, Owner at Kasteale, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

thanks for taking the time to review. One of the nice things about this job is the chance to talk to people from all over the world. Hope you got to Bellingham ok and that the rest of your trip to the UK meets your...More

Reviewed 28 August 2017

We entered as the owner was mopping up and received a warm and friendly welcome. The owner was really friendly and the teas, coffees, hot chocs and cakes were delicious and the cafe was spotlessly clean. I had read a previous review about meal prices...More

Thank Anna I
Jill E, Owner at Kasteale, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2017

Many thanks for the kind review. Always pleased to point out what this area has to offer. It is not always easy to find out information out of hours in a rural locality.

Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We went in on a busy Saturday and expected a wait. To be served almost straight away. The food was brilliant nice big portions and no problem when I asked if I could take mine away as I could not eat it all at the...More

Thank louie_212
Jill E, Owner at Kasteale, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review. I think you must have been in on the Bank Holiday Saturday. It was my manager, Kirsty and her assistant Rachael on duty that day and I know they had an extremely busy day all day so it...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017

I don't think I would go back to be honest, nothing really stuck out to make me want to go back. Food was nice enough but not yummy, probably down to my own tastes so nothing wrong with it! Wasn't a local was just passing...More

Thank stroppyblonde67
Jill E, Owner at Kasteale, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Many thanks for taking the time to review. It is always helpful to receive feedback. However I admit I am a little mystified about some of your comments. I understand that a welcome is very much a subjective thing, as is taste in food, as...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

I don't eat a lot but this lady gave me a small portion of quiche which was delicious. The coffee was excellent and my husband found the soup filling. I will call again when I am in the same location. The lady herself was interesting...More

Thank suegreen5410
Jill E, Owner at Kasteale, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review. Glad you enjoyed your food, we are always happy to alter portion sizes and charge accordingly. Not everyone has the same size appetite. Hope you found somewhere nice for your evening meal.

Reviewed 20 July 2017

Always a lovely welcome, excellent food and good atmosphere. Caters for those who need gluten-free which is much appreciated.

Thank vlevitt2
Reviewed 29 June 2017

An ideal small cafe for morning coffee, a light lunch or afternoon tea. The cakes and pies are all homemade many with organic or locally sourced produce. Some organic foods are also on sale.

Thank Maxine G
Jill E, Owner at Kasteale, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

thanks Maxine, sorry didn't get a chance to chat. Maybe catch you next time?

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$4 - US$11
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
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Open Hours
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Westgate | Westgate, Haltwhistle NE49 9AF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Haltwhistle
  • Phone Number: +44 1434 394121
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A small owner run and managed cafe serving mainly organic homemade cakes, bakes and soups and sandwiches. Also small range of organic produce available to buy. Walkers, cyclists and dogs welcome. Core opening hours as stated but often open later in the summer. Please phone to check.
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