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Cafe, British
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Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 25 April 2023

A lovely place to stop for a light snack or tea and cake. Good value, charming staff and exceptionally clean. Plus some lovely characters for people watching 🙂.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Andy Mitchell, General Manager at The Well, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2023

Thank you for your kind review.

Reviewed 9 July 2021

Lovely, clean cafe with plenty of choice and tasted really good. Not a typical visitors cafe however nice to give to the community

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 27 February 2020

My colleague and I took two of of our clients there. It's only a small place but very peaceful. Out clients just wanted cake and tea, my colleague just wanted a drink I wanted a snack as I hadn't has had any lunch. a good...place just for quick bite, soup and sandwiches, home made cakes, tea, coffee and hot chocolate.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 11 February 2020

The staff are incredible hardworking volunteers. They work so hard and nothing is a bother to them I am telling you something if you could bottle the kindness from these people and give it away the world would definitely be a happier kinder place .....each and everyone of them are an utter god send and I am happy this place exists .. god bless you allMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Immaculate and clean, lovely friendly staff, very good food, great value. Definitely worth a visit. Cafe staff all volunteers.

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Passing through West Auckland and needing a break from travelling, we noticed 'The Well' tucked into the corner of the green. Plenty of parking, a lovely clean place and plenty of variety on the menu. One other good thing - the ability to buy &...leave a coffee for someone who might not have enough money on the day.More

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

What a lovely visit myself and my partner ad at the well, lovely freshley made sandwiches and a lovely brew to wash them down. The staff was very freindly indeed and made us both feel more than welcome.

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Have visited this place many times. For hygiene, value for money and friendliness it's 5 star! It's the only place I would go on my own as someone will always chat to you. Lots of home made cakes and treats! Well worth a visit

Date of visit: November 2016
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Reviewed 1 July 2016

What a lucky find! This place is run entirely by volunteers and is also the local food bank and "drop in" centre as well as being a great coffee shop. They also sell Fair Trade goods. Passing through en route from Northumberland to North Yorkshire,...we looked around for a decent place for coffee and found The Well. Well.... The volunteers are friendly and only too pleased to talk to us as strangers and told us they're happy for people with issues to come in and talk (or not) and even stay all day and buy very little. This is a credit to the local church and the community as a whole. My wife and I do not profess a religion but that didn't matter, they were such lovely people. When in the area do go in and say hello! OOPS, nearly forgot. Because it's run by volunteers, the prices for coffee and cakes etc is very cheap, but that's not the main reason to go.More

Date of visit: June 2016
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Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Didn't realise this was a religious cafe...people friendly.it was more like a church coffee morning.shame could be more professional.

Date of visit: June 2016
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Reviewed 8 June 2016

Passed it many times without realising how good it was. Fresh home made soup and coffee was lovely. Plenty of regulars in there as well without being too crowded. Will certainly be back!

Date of visit: April 2016
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Reviewed 31 October 2015

We were travelling from Lindisfarne down to Oldham and were very much in need of a cup of tea and a nibble when we came across this cafe. They were just closing, but made us a pot of tea and got sandwiches out of the...fridge for us. We were made so very welcome and we were told not to rush our food and drinks. We were delighted and so grateful that we had been able to have something to eat and drink to sustain us for the rest of our journey. Thank you to the lovely staff at this wonderful cafe.More

Date of visit: October 2015
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

Popped in here simply because there was a massive queue at the local post office. A very nice place for a tea or coffee, very friendly staff and customers. will use again.

Date of visit: August 2013
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Reviewed 17 August 2013

We find the Well very friendly & welcoming. Staffed by volunteers from a local church, they have a tempting menu of light food, & nice teas & coffees. No one tries pushing religion at you, but if you ask for help, we are sure they...would give it. They also have a food bank, for those in need, in these trying times. But the food is very nice, and appears to be made in house, and we enjoyed a lovely tea, & a Cappuccino. Excellent.More

Date of visit: June 2013
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The Well is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5