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The Hemmel Cafe

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Allenheads NE47 9HJ, England
+44 1434 685568
09:00 - 17:00
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Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called at The Hemmel in Allenheads yesterday for a breakfast. We had been on a walk for over 6 miles and as it was snowing (fine unpleasant snow) and bitterly cold, we called in for breakfast about 11.45am. Normally the breakfast menu finishes at 11.30am, but the owner happily made us a fabulous breakfast plate each as it was not... More 

Thank Viv133
Tow Law, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Went for a ride out today ended up at Allenheads thought we would try the café had lentil and vegetable soup with bun with coffee, Staff and other customers were very friendly lovely log burner going making it very homely will definitely go back. Also a very nice sign up that says Naughty children will be sold to the circus... More 

Thank christineW3941ZI
Chester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped with 9 friends whilst cycling the coast2coast. Lovely fire roaring and great homecooked food. Had the sticky toffee pudding which was wonderful. Brilliant lunch time stop. 😊

Thank Helen W
Fleet, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

On our Coast to Coast cycle trip we stopped off here. Great cup of tea and wonder tea cakes. Staff really friendly giving us advice and encouragement. Good loo's. You can understand why it must get packed during the summer.

Thank Jon C
Morpeth, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Allenheads makes an ideal base for exploring the North Pennines on foot or bike or even by car. The Hemmel Cafe is ideally situated in a lovely spot in the middle of the village, near to the Heritage Centre and the riverside. I had lunch there today with a group of friends after a pleasant morning stroll in the hills.... More 

2 Thank snoophotels
Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Visited this cosy cafe last Friday received a friendly welcome as did our dog. Food home cooked and all very good.

Thank Cyrilk54
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

A popular stop off point on the c2c, this cafe is a nice place to rest weary legs. The food and drinks were nice and our dog got a friendly welcome. All good!

1 Thank Graeme F
Hexham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Visited the hemmel cafe recently. Have to say the food was spot on. However cleaning needs attention cobwebs everywhere been there a long time , very dusty. Condiments stained greasy vinegar bottles.

1 Thank CAH24
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

In my search for the great J/P we tried The Hemmel in the village that refused to die. That J/P was large and the salad was acceptable with a nice topping topping. The service service was excellent. We sat outside as it was a lovely day.

Thank Viking1950
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

We stopped there last week on a Coast-to-Coast ride with a cold 11 year-old. Lovely scones but what made the stop worthwhile was their help to warm him up. He left a lot better - thanks. For anyone doing the C2C there's not much between Alston/Garrigill and Parkhead Station: this is well worth stopping at.

Thank DavidCLane

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$13
Cafe, British, Healthy
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
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: Allenheads NE47 9HJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Allenheads
  • Phone Number: +44 1434 685568

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