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Goats On The Roof

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Address: Fontburn, Morpeth NE61 4PH, England
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+44 1669 621739

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No goats on the roof!

Disappointing at the lack of goats on the roof, just two goats in a pen nearby, I believe this is due to new management taking the time to replenish the roof. Coffee was OK and... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2014
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2015

Recently reopened and found food on offer had improved.All food was freshly prepared and served quickly.Staff were happy and helpful. Loveley walk around Reservoir and lovely view from Viaduct

9 Thank Bill R
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2015 via mobile

Unfortunately we have had to close Goats On The Roof. Sadly the business was unsustainable, we are trying to figure out a viable option for the building moving forward. We would like to thank everyone for the support we have had. Anthony and Jess

20 Thank Anthony W
Alnwick, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Looking for a cup of tea on the road south from Rothbury we came upon Goats on the Roof. What a lovely surprise - beautiful views across Fontburn Reservour, what a peaceful spot. We were warmly welcomed by the lovely young couple running the place. The tea was very welcome and the homemade cakes were simply delicious. Will definately return... More 

1 Thank meadowfescue
Morpeth, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Good food and friendly service. A spacious cafe with a very good child play area and a wonderful view of the reservoir. Beautiful display of art.

1 Thank Kathleen N
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2014

Disappointing at the lack of goats on the roof, just two goats in a pen nearby, I believe this is due to new management taking the time to replenish the roof. Coffee was OK and there is a nice area for children. The view across the reservoir was lovely and the building itself is very nice.

2 Thank Imapieceofhtml
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 May 2014

I called in at the weekend not expecting what to find. Well there was no goats on the roof but clearly they can graze there when the grass grows. The coffee and cakes were lovely and the views spectacular. A delightful spot in the middle of nowhere to enjoy a break.The staff were warm and friedly. I shall definitely return.

1 Thank Eugene552014
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2014

Visited goats on the roof on the last bank holiday. Lovely spacious cafe and my 3 year old daughter loved the farmyard animal shaped sandwiches. The set up had clearly been thought through as there was a little area that kids could draw pictures and colour in (pens and paper were provided) which is often overlooked in many other places.... More 

3 Thank Sophie F
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117 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2014

This was our first visit to Goats on the Roof, near Morpeth. I was very impressed by the lovely setting, although was a little dismayed not to see a herd of naughty goats chucking scorn down on the visitors, not even a kid blowing raspberries was to be seen. We discovered however, that the goats had, in the past, pulled... More 

2 Thank Showey
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2014

Heard there was new owners at GOTR, so we popped in to see what it was like and enjoyed a nice lunch here on Saturday. These people really seem to know what they are doing! I really wish this place could get a drinks licence, it would be lovely to have a beer on the veranda in the Summer! Also,... More 

2 Thank r0yst0n_vasey
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

Visited a busy Goats on the Roof for its 2014 season reopening day on a sunny Good Friday lunchtime and was impressed by the gorgeous location and warm welcome by Jill and Jessica who have just taken over. Enjoyed a nice omelette overlooking Fontburn Reservoir and the surrounding countryside then popped outside to see the goats (who weren't on the... More 

4 Thank Geordieglobetrotters

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