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Reviewed 26 September 2020 via mobile

Dropped into the Hemmel Cafe as we drove through Allenhead. We were made very welcome in a comfortable and safe environment with drinks and a delicious chocolate cake. Friendly and engaging hosts; very good selection for produce. Highly recommended

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 22 September 2020 via mobile

We have driven through Allenheads many times on the way to Allendale for lunch but our usual pit stop there was closed today so we decided to explore this village and we are very pleased we did so as there are a number of very...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 23 August 2020 via mobile

I’ve been numerous times over the past few years and the Hemmel cafe was my first trip out after lockdown. It’s really sad to read the poor reviews below. This is a rural cafe run by local people. All staff are friendly and inviting to...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 18 August 2020

Well, honestly? Ok, the place is lovely (though a bit too cool (temperature wise) on a wet day and I couldve used a few degrees more warmth after a wet mornings walking. That said, the staff were warm and welcoming and our food and coffees...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 19 July 2020

Great coffee and scones but unfortunately they are not at all interested in protecting the personal data of their customers. On entry we were asked to add our names and contact details to a long list of other customers details, several days worth. When I...More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 29 September 2019 via mobile

Inaccessible cafe. Toilets up difficult bendy stairs. Staff did not know if the building was listed. I use a white cane. When I arrived staff kept rushing past me. No consideration. Very dangerous. Food ok. They did try to overcharge by £1.95.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 2 July 2019

Stopped for a full english breakfast. Great food and soft egg/hard egg decaf coffee, full leaded coffee delivered as requested.

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 8 June 2019 via mobile

We booked for fish and chip night earlier in the week (it's on the first Friday of the month) and we're not disappointed huge fish in lovely crisp batter chips and a pot of mushy peas, all beautifully cooked, what's not to like, we will...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 5 June 2019

Met our Son here for a snack when he was cycling from Alston to Sunderland. Interesting little place - well visited by cyclists. Staff friendly , Food good , Reasonably priced. Nice and relaxing set-up although the outside area (tables , chairs , water feature)...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 18 May 2019 via mobile

Our cycling group stopped here at the end of a C2C leg. Great daily specials, tea, coffee. Friendly welcome and log burning stove to warm by.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Response from Keith150 | Reviewed this property |
Probably, although I didn't see any dogs there whilst I was there. There is a very large courtyard area and lots of trees to shield dogs from the rain.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Hemmel Cafe
    Does The Hemmel Cafe offer takeaway?
    Yes, The Hemmel Cafe offers takeaway services.
    Does The Hemmel Cafe offer delivery?
    Yes, The Hemmel Cafe offers delivery services.
    How is The Hemmel Cafe rated?
    The Hemmel Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5