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The Parlour at Blagdon
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Owner description: The Parlour at Blagdon is situated within the Blagdon Estate, just a stone's throw from Northumberlandia. We offer idyllic, rustic and rural surroundings for a delicious meal or drinks within Poppy's Tea Room; a beautiful Grade 2 listed building formerly used as a Smithy. Whether it's a warm summer afternoon or a crisp winter morning we have food and drinks to suit every occasion ranging from cakes & traybakes, snacks & platters to light lunches. You can also enjoy either a pot of tea next to our log burning stove or a glass of wine in the Garden Room. Our food is traditional fayre with an Italian feel and is freshly made to order. Additionally, The Parlour is home of Marcantonio's Ice Cream, all manufactured on-site and based upon the award-winning recipe originally created over 100 years ago in Picinisco, Italy. We also offer a wide range of specialty plants and imaginative gifts. Our younger visitors can explore our outdoor play area whilst you sit back and relax. Well behaved pets are always welcome within our grounds and we are just 1 mile from the A1 Seaton Burn roundabout with ample car parking available on site. The Parlour at Blagdon: a destination with a difference.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

I had ordered a jacket potato with filling. The potato was rock hard inside and leathery outside so I sent it back. The next one was the same. Staff said they weren't microwaved. When I took the second one back staff said they were oven cooked early on, then left to co cold, then reheated in the microwave. No wonder I could have soled my shoe with it. The setting is pretty apart from the traffic from the A1 roaring on the overhead dual carriageway and the sound of explosions from the nearby open cast mine.

Visited September 2013
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“Children's parties ruin ambience”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Afternoon tea yesterday was totally ruined for us by screaming children attending a Parlour organised birthday event, being allowed to run amok amongst the outside tables. Horrendous. This will certainly put us off making a return visit. The Parlour say well behaved pets are allowed but what about children! Shame

Visited August 2014
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4 Thank Chris W
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Cramlington, United Kingdom
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“Disappointed”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

Been here quite a few times, setting lovely, went for a quick snack today, with sisters cheese scones tasteless ( change your supplier) cheese scones should be cheesy savoury & tasty, these were sweet scones with a scraping of cheese, really disappointed we keep going back as it's lovely to sit in such nice surroundings but this is the third time we have been let down will leave it a while before we return also a bit overpriced

Visited July 2014
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4 Thank Patricia O
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“Simply the Best”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

I have had afternoon day on a lot of occasions but never on this scale. We arrived on a sunny Tuesday afternoon and after having a look around what used to be a garden centre and is now tea rooms which had a delightful menu as well as making their own ice cream and selling hanging baskets and all kinds of interesting house gifts, we settled down on a table for four outside in the sunshine. We ordered afternoon tea for four with pots of tea and coffee oh and 4 wonderfully chilled glasses of Prosecco. It was a sight to delight, a beautiful array of sandwiches in both brown and white bread on the bottom layer, followed by home made scones with jam and cream and then on the top some beautifully made and tasting cakes.
We sat for a couple of hours and could not manage to eat it all but did notice they provide little boxes for anything you wish to take home. No wonder this place fills up quickly it is simply the best.

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Suzysnoose
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“Smile training needed”
Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

Lovely setting and lovely food but let down by the attitude of the male waiting staff. One in particular could curdle milk.

A smile costs nothing, and it IS off putting when one member of staff is glowering across the tea room. He makes customers feel unwelcome as observed with several tables commenting on his attitude. The female waiting staff are lovely.

Visited June 2014
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9 Thank Kate M
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