Weardale Cafés

Here’s a selection of the cafés and restaurants in easy reach of Rookhope. Some are pubs as well so may also be listed on the Pubs guide page. Some are places we, the owners know and like and others are ones recommended by visitors to Terrace Cottage. Or course many of the local hotels and pubs also serve good coffee and lunches, so do have a look through the Weardale Pubs Guide page as well. Feel free to recommend your own favourites as well.



  • Killhope Café – attached to the mining museum


  • Horsley Hall – a touch of 5* luxury reasonably close to Rookhope. Lovely looking menus for that special lunch or dinner in the Baronial Hall restaurant.


  • Rookhope Inn – Our local pub, serves afternoon teas as well.


  • Stanhope Station Tea Rooms – right on the station platform. Very reasonable meals and snacks very close to the town centre,
  • Durham Dales Centre – average café ideal for that quick cuppa. Reasonable if unadventurous menu but has lots of other shops in the centre to browse around when the sun’s not shining.
  • Everyday Café – not visited as yet…
  • Old Weardale Tearoom & Bakery – great hot beef baps, home baked bread and waitress service.
  • Horn Hall Farm Tea Rooms – looks like a nice place with good cakes from the Tripadvisor reviews.

St John’s Chapel

  • Chatterbox Café – friendly folk with decent reasonably priced lunches and cakes. Some lovely local books and pictures for sale, with a Tourist Information Centre included!
  • Tea Room – in the Post Office which also has antiques and bric-a-brac for sale

No 10 WolsinghamWolsingham

  • No 10 – Lovely bistro style café right on the Market Place. Decent lunch menu, nicely presented, excellent cakes and friendly service
  • Bradley Burn Farm Café – set in a log cabin overlooking the Bradley Burn stream
  • Mr Peggoty’s – café in the village centre


Barnard Castle

  • Teesdale Hotel – 18thC coaching inn
  • Café 1618 – Market Place
  • Clarendon’s Café – Lovely café with an upstairs gft shop – look for the very tasy salads on the blackboard
  • Thorpe Farm Bistro & Coffee Shop – attached to the falconry centre and pets corner.


  • Coach House Café – next to the acclaimed gardens of Eggleston Hall

Middleton in Teesdale

  • Café 1618 & ‘Number 17’ restaurant – locally sourced food, licensed and lovely conservatory setting
  • Café Caramel
  • Conduit Café – established over 100 years with all inhouse baking


Allendale Forge Café Allendale

  • Allendale Tea Rooms – Open Tues-Sun, with home made cakes
  • Allendale Forge Studios – Café with extensive gallery attached, worth a visit in its own right


  • The Hemmel – tiny café in this sweet little village with a roaring log fire in winter.
  • Allenheads Inn – attractive pub with food


  • Lord Crewe Arms – Lovely hotel with excellent restaurant menu in amazing surroundings. Great bar food as well in the crypt pub underneath.
  • White Monk Tea Room – Nice sandwiches and cakes (not that cheap) but a really lovely location in a chocolate box village, especially on a sunny day.


  • Tea & Tipple – on Market Place
  • Corbridge Larder – Hill Street, with fab delicatessen


  • Lots of coffee shops including the national chain cafés such as Costa and Café Nero
  • Bee in the Butterfly – seems to have a good Tripadvisor reputation, though could do with a visitor review here as well.
  • Deli at Number 4 – Good coffee and lovely cakes – with tables upstairs from the tiny Deli opposite the Cathedral
  • Sydney’s Bistro – decent little bistro, family run open Tues-Sun

Langley on Tyne

  • Garden Station – café and art gallery


Slaley Hall Hotel – Everything you’d expect from a top notch Golf and Spa Resort Hotel.


  • Village Pantry – awawrd winning café serving fresh seasonal and local produce with a logburning stove – website



  • Hartside Top Café – sat right at the summit of Hartside summit with spectacular views over Cumbria towards the lakes
  • House of Meg – Tea rooms and snacks
  • Alston House Café – inside the 4* hotel
  • Blueberrys – café right on the square in the town centre


  • Miners Arms – quality restaurant with a good reputation

If you are a café owner, do let our visitors know about your place on this page. We like to let visitors know of good cafés in our blog as well.


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