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Coquetdale House | High Street, Rothbury, Northumberland National Park, England
+44 1669 620461
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stoped here for an ice cream was very nice and lots of different flavers. And nice milk shakes.good prices and ice cream.

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Thank 24ice
Knottingley, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very basic, however good coffee and cakes. A good breakfast menu. We always use this cafe when we are in Rothbury.

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Thank elphinstonehilary
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Popped in here to break a journey and wait for the snow to stop in late April!! We had a hot drinks, tea and special hot chocolate.Hot choc was overfilled and running down glass but tasty but not fully mixed. 2 toasted teacakes a little stale but large enough. A nice cafe but not outstanding.

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1 Thank David D
Morpeth, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Visiting Rothbury early this morning, having left without breakfast, we pulled into the Vale cafe. Lovely warm welcome and nice bacon sarnies with welcoming pot of tea and an excellent coffee. well patronised by local clientele, always a good sign. Good choice of food and from what I could overlook, a very nice variety of breakfasts. The cakes didn't look... More 

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Thank Philip B
Northumberland
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153 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Its been there as long as I can remember. Food and drink is basic and not expensive. My husband often pops in for an ice cream, I can't say the service lights up your life but the ice cream is good. If they could clean the air extractor so the place doesn't stink of stale chip fat we might go... More 

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Thank boppsey
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45 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Called for lunch, the curry,rice,and chips was very nice, although the rice was a bit sticky. The steak and ale pie was ok but would of been better if you could find the steak in it !!

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Thank Pandorajane
Steph B, Manager at The Vale Cafe, responded to this review

It's a pity that you complained about the pie on here, if you had said something at the time I'm sure it could have been dealt with immediately. Hopefully you will give us another try :) More 

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

The Vale Cafe is a down to earth cafe. It does good jacket potatoes and all the usual cafe food at reasonable prices. Also sells original paintings and gives a friendly welcome.

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1 Thank Leslie G
Steph B, Manager at The Vale Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you, we look forward to welcoming you back sometime in the future. More 

Newport, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

If no one is behind the counter you ring the bell ... I just love that! the seating is high backed benches and we did wish that there was a tiny bit more space to fit our large tummies into. Basic food cooked well and served with a welcoming smile. Our Welsh accents were commented on but in a good... More 

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Thank Ladkyis
Steph B, Manager at The Vale Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review, we look forward to welcoming you again in the future :) More 

Rowlands gill
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Visited last Saturday on an afternoon out. Staff were not friendly or welcoming. We ordered food and I heard one of the staff shout at the top of her voice ' Oh you are joking' whilst the other fished the so called ' homemade' item out of the freezer....at this point I should have asked for a refund and left.....Unforunately... More 

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2 Thank Wendy H
Steph B, Manager at The Vale Cafe, responded to this review

I am sorry about your experience but have to say the everything we have on the menu is homemade on the premises. The staff have been shown this review, one has already left but we do apologise for their attitude. More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

we stopped with no booking at the Vale in Rothbury and when we saw the Sunday lunch we opted for two Roast Beef lunches-- we were delighted that everything was really home made fresh veg not frozen and home made Yorkshire puds amazingly great value for money

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1 Thank Carrie C
Steph B, Manager at The Vale Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review, we look forward to welcoming you on your next visit. More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Coquetdale House | High Street, Rothbury, Northumberland National Park, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Northumberland National Park  >  Rothbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1669 620461

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?