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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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York, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were directed here by another cafe owner due to is having our dog with us. Penny's is a lovely looking cafe inside, don't let the outside put you off. Dog friendly and we were welcome to sit anywhere too, normally I find you get pushed into a back room with a dog in tow. They didn't mind me drying... More 

Thank Shelby12
Redcar, England, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came for lunch today after researching dog friendly cafes, Penny's alongside others came up in the search engine. Penny's was the one with best reviews on food. We were told we could sit anywhere we liked with our pup, we chose upstairs as it was a little quieter and didn't want to disturb other downstairs with our dog. Really nicely... More 

Thank Danielle G
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely cosy tea shop. Reasonably priced. Whole gluten free menu (that tastes really nice!) Somewhere me and my friends regularly go. Definitely recommend.

Thank Kirsty2503
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting the area for a walk, we chose this cafe as it looked a bit more welcoming than some of the others in the area. It was Sunday after with plenty of customers, still managed to find a table though. Good range of food to choose from the menu and the specials board. Food was average as expected which... More 

Thank Kenven16
Durham, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been fishing and fancied a nice cup of tea and cake did not disappoint. Nice choice and meals looked good too

Thank StuartWflyfisher
Bathgate, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

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 12 January 2017

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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177 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

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 19 December 2016

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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212 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

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 

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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?