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Station Buffet Barter Books

The Old Station | Wagon Way Road, Alnwick NE66 2BJ, England
+44 1665 604888
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rarebit” (26 reviews)
“cakes” (46 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
The Old Station | Wagon Way Road, Alnwick NE66 2BJ, England
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Reviewed today

Breakfasts really good, service good, coal fire on a freezing day fantastic. Prices not cheap but still reasonable.

Thank Cumbria4297
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

TRYING to get seated at Barter Books for food is a nightmare but when you get one the food is lovely and great value for money. However getting a seat is a different story- one person to a table of 4 reading a book with...More

Thank 709lea
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What's not to like? about a quarter of a million books to look through out on the platform, and the best bacon sandwiches in town in the buffet. And a fire that harks back to when the railway brought the coal into town in 50...More

Thank person24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in here on a recommendation from a friend and was pleasantly surprised. First of all it is a Library but with a huge array of books not usually found in a conventional library. This is on the site of the old railway Station and...More

Thank Pat M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fires roaring People busy Atmosphere all around Station waiting room very clean great coffee and pannini cooked to order

Thank magpied
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying locally for the weekend and called in for lunch, it is a busy popular place but you will get a table, the food is delicious and service good and very reasonably priced

Thank Shirley S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped on our way home for a second visit. Family had fresh, tasty, well cooked breakfast including full English and avocado toast and beans on toast for the little one. Warm cosy rooms with open fires, well cooked fresh and local ingredients of top quality....More

Thank paulnferguson72
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

My family and I (2 adults & 2 children) love to visit this book shop. You can’t visit without a trip to the cafe. Lovely coffee and fruit scones for the adults and chocolate cupcakes for the kids. Reasonably priced. Such goodness surrounded by books....More

Thank Amy W
Reviewed 8 February 2018

I have stopped for a coffee on previous visits but this time after a brief browse at maps we decided to stay for lunch. The buffet was extremely busy as we arrived at about 1pm but we managed to find one spare table. On the...More

1  Thank Val M
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Frequent here often when bringing in books / choosing new ones and the staff are always friendly and helpful. The cakes are lovely and homemade!

Thank Charlotte W
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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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 NE66 2BJ, 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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