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Station Buffet Barter Books

The Old Station | Wagon Way Road, Alnwick, England
+44 1665 604888
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“rarebit” (22 reviews)
“cakes” (56 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 19:00All hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
The Old Station | Wagon Way Road, Alnwick, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went for lunch at Barter Books Buffet yesterday. It was very busy, as the school holidays, but the staff were very accommodating. I had the macaroni cheese with crumbled bacon topping. It came with a lovely side salad and was very generous, tasty and rich....More

Thank BenNDiana
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited twice it was so good. Food great too.We could have stayed all day browsing and just soaking up the atmosphere

Thank _jmbxmotty72
Reviewed 1 week ago

ok for brunch and read, relaxing in week busy at weekends, always call there , parking is lousy and tight that's the only downside

Thank joyous14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a light lunch here to sample Northumberland rarebit. Yum! Friendly staff and well organised. Good value light lunch.

Thank Kate S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always stop off at Barter Books to stock up on reading material. This visit decided to have lunch too. The service was excellent, the food substantial and very tasty. We had baked potatoes, quiche and macaroni cheese all of which were very good. Only 'complaint'...More

Thank 1234jan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a wet rainy afternoon and visited here where staff said they had not seen so many visitors. Huge array of second hand books - hard back and paperback on various topics, fiction and non fiction. Parking is limited and access is an issue....More

Thank boaster
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decided to try this cafe after browsing the excellent book shop. Grab your table number and order at the counter. Staff are very polite and friendly. Had an enormous toasted teacake and a lovely pot of tea. Totally awesome. Good value, great atmosphere. Very happy!

Thank Steven B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great time looking at all the books here. There is something for everyone, including cake and a coffee. Whether it's an old book or one that's been issued recently I'm sure you will most probably find it here. Thoroughly recommended.

Thank cardman813
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Probably due to the weather the bookshop was busy. Decided to have a coffee and although there are several separate areas in the old Station it took some time for a table to become vacant. It was worth the wait though as the coffee was...More

Thank jjbmboy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a favourite find of ours. Barter has a great selection of books and collectable books. I stock up once a year when we're in the area for my winter reading. The Station Cafe food is great. I love the Chilli and the Ploughman's...More

Thank theweefolk
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24 March 2017|
Response from Mike S | Property representative |
Hi, There is a menu on the website Tripadvisor won't let me attach the link, but click on 'Station Buffet' and then 'Breakfast Menu'
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$14
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Old Station | Wagon Way Road, Alnwick, England (Formerly Station Buffet)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Alnwick
  • Phone Number: +44 1665 604888
  • E-mail
Open every day except Christmas Day, 9:30-17:00. (Last orders for hot food, 16:00 Winter; 16:30 Summer) The Station Buffet is owned and operated by Barter Books - one of the largest secondhand bookshops in Britain and the home of the famous Keep Calm and Carry On poster. The inviting ambiance includes an open fire in three of the rooms, while the menu specializes in the owners' own preference for comfort food at its best - all of which is home-made, using local produce whenever possible. This ranges from soups to bacon sandwiches to Northumbrian rarebit to baked goods to die for! Also on offer: barista coffee, teas, hot chocolate - and, yes, wine, too!
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