The Witham
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The Witham is a vibrant Arts Centre for cultural, community and commercial use, offering a 240 seat performance venue, a gallery space, function and meeting rooms, a cafe bar, a visitor information point and studio space for creative businesses.
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garciasfinger
West Auckland, UK16 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
First visit to The Whitham. Lovely little place. Went to see Paul Foot on his current tour and he was fabulous. Venue really suited the occasion.
Written 22 November 2023
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Denise P
5 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
We booked seats to see a folk family and therely enjoyed the night

Will diffenatley return
My partner is disabled and this event is ideal
Written 27 June 2023
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Pum51k
16 contributions
Sep 2022
Been here a few times but I now find the service disappointingly slow. They only have 12 covers so it should not take 20 minutes to provide 2 coffees and cakes when there were 3 staff working the counter. It's not even as if they provide full cooked meals just paninis and soup.

A couple sitting near us ordered coffee and cake and a soup. These were delivered separately so that by the time the soup arrived the other customer had finished their coffee. If you are providing a service it should be prompt and efficient this was neither.

The kitchen is quite small and open to public view so I was a bit shocked to see no handwashing or gloves being used between customers. And staff from other parts of the building in the food prep area.

It's a shame but there are some other nice cafes in Bernard Castle and I will be switching to one of these in future.
Written 20 September 2022
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Joanna K
Leominster, UK8 contributions
Aug 2022
Hot, crowded day in Barnards Castle. Went for lunch in the dog friendly cafe at The Witham. Such a delightful contrast. Shady courtyard. Sunny grassy area with espalier apple trees. Friendly staff. Lovely lunch. Highly recommended.
Written 9 August 2022
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Beccib21
Newton Aycliffe, UK280 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
Couple and adult daughter (friends in company) attended Castle Players Trio of Plays by Alan Bennett. Highly polished, consistent performances throughout. Excellent facilities with appropriate Covid measures. Very reasonably priced tickets. Good selection of pre show and interval drinks. Easy parking very close by. Choice of front and rear entrance.
Written 1 January 2022
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sharon17Teesside
Teesside193 contributions
Jul 2021
Lovely cafe within the Witham that houses Barneys theatre. The cafe is located at the back on we were able to sit outside as the weather was lovely and sunny.
We had a beautiful cheese scone and a cup of tea followed by a glass of wine. It is table service and the staff are friendly and welcoming. It can be accessed from Morrison car park also as well as the main high street.
Worth a visit would go back
Written 31 August 2021
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sheepygold
london5,540 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
We came in for a coffee which was very decent. We sat in the pleasant garden at the rear and were entertained by a singer and guitarist.
Written 17 July 2021
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John p
3 contributions
Jul 2021
Happened upon the Witham after seeing the Gallery advertisement, we came upon a lovely cafe bar at the back of the building with such lovely staff and volunteers, we will be back at the weekend for lunch and to enjoy the free entertainment they are advertising. A gem in Barnard Castle not to be missed.
Written 7 July 2021
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Ian W
2 contributions
Jul 2021
Superb, amazing food and amazing staff, visited on the off chance we would get a seat heard such great things about the cafe bar and we were not dissapointed.
Written 7 July 2021
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Roger P
1 contribution
Jul 2021
Wonderful garden in the centre of town. Good selection of sandwiches, paninis, homemade scones and cakes. Fantastic coffee. All served with a warm welcome.
Written 2 July 2021
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Thank you for sharing your positive experience of The Witham. We do hope to welcome you again soon.
Written 7 July 2021
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The Witham is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 - 16:00
  • Wed - Sat 10:00 - 16:00