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Penny's Tea Shop

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The Bank, Barnard Castle, England
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Mon 10:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Bathgate, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dog friendly +++. Jasper even got a dog biscuit! The menu looked so good I had trouble deciding what to have and the range of cakes and bakes on display was fabulous. The inside was comfy and cosy and large enough for the other diners not to notice that jasper the dog was under our table. The service was fast... More 

Thank Jasper448
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very pleasant visit to Penny's tea shop. We only had coffee and cake but both were very good and the piece of cake was huge and very reasonably priced. Dog friendly is always good as we often travel with our two basset hounds. Overall a very enjoyable visit and would call again for sure.

Thank Ash-Fleetwood
Penrith, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Could not get in a the cafe we chose so wandered down the road a saw Penny's, tearoom, so glad that we had lunch here. I chose the quiche of the day which was Wensleydale cheese and was large individual and very tasty, served with chips and salad for £8.95, the salad was served in a cup and I tipped... More 

Thank Ellen C
Durham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went in at around 2pm on a Sunday. We have been before and have always found it pleasant. This time my partner had the turkey dinner. He could not fault it and thought the huge portion of real turkey (not the processed slices you get at some places)was delicious. Would of liked more gravy. I had the scampi,and for... More 

Thank ann a
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209 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch on the recommendation of a friend. We chose the two course lunch for £13 and this included Christmas Fayre. There were lots of other menu choices to suit all appetites and budgets. Waitress service and the food was amazing. I had home made fish cakes and an eves pudding which was to die for. Toilets... More 

Thank Whamchick
Durham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We have been to Penny's many times. The food is always good and fresh and quite reasonable. The meringues are gorgeous!

Thank Dawn-Carl
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Went in today for coffee & cake. Lovely hot drinks. All cakes fresh & delicious. Lovely decor & clean. Staff pleasant.

Thank 843tracy
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

we ate here today and it was superb dog friendly and great service and lovely tasty hot food was very busy but nothing was too much trouble will be back

Thank Sally N
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Popped in for light refreshments of coffee and cake. We took our two small dogs in which were made welcome. The cake portion was Huge. Could of shared it.

Thank Angie M
Leeds, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Came in here for lunch on a Monday . The staff were pleasant and the food was good . Desserts were really nice . I had chocolate bread and butter pudding , and I can say I would go out of my way to have it again " very nice "

Thank fattystratty

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Bank, Barnard Castle, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Barnard Castle
  • Phone Number: 01833637634
Fab tea shop serving tea & scones/cakes all the way through to full meals

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?