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“Lovely people, excellent food, reasonable prices”

Hirsel Cottage Tearoom
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Borders, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
“Lovely people, excellent food, reasonable prices”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

Going here wih my son who is 3, and two nieces 4 and 8, there is a good selection of food available for all age ranges from young kids to adults. Great atmosphere and customer service. Served quickly. Food was of a high standard for the cost.
Also a room with toys for kids to play with.
Will be visiting again.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank loplar
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English first
Alnwick, United Kingdom
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1,865 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 610 helpful votes
“Fresh food at reasonable prices”
Reviewed 13 November 2013

This tea room is at the heart of the Hirsel Estate and makes a welcome stop before or after walking around the woodland and parkland. Toilet facilities and a pottery are opposite the cafe. One issue is the fact that you have to pay £2.50 for parking the car in the car park whether or not you are planning to spend hours taking advantage of the Estate. There should be a system for letting people who only come to the cafe park for free. However, the cafe itself is clean and serves a range of light meals, home-baked scones and cakes etc. There are tables outside as well as indoors.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank profjoypc
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Kelso
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Closed early, therefore unserved and dissatisfied.”
Reviewed 29 October 2013

My visiting sister and I took Mum for her 80th birthday outing, finishing at The Hirsel for a lake side view and a planned 'hot chocolate & cake' at The Cottage Tearoom. I checked the closing time on the door which said 5pm for October. As it was 4pm we visited the charming pottery across the yard first and ambled across to the tearoom at 4.25pm. The door was locked and the woman inside somewhat reluctantly opened the door when we knocked. She said that as it was not October NEXT WEEK the shop was closing early today! We explained that we had checked the time earlier and made the informed choice to visit the pottery before refreshments, and that it was STILL October (29th), and we were treating Mum for her birthday. This fell on deaf ears. With the parking charge required to visit this shop, one would expect it to be open for the advertised hours. We are very unimpressed and will now not take future visiting family to this establishment. Instead, try the Besom pub in town to enjoy a fabulous pot of tea or cappuccino by a log fire, and wander across the road to enjoy the stunning view of The Tweed and The Cheviots from Henderson Park. That is a treat!

  • Visited October 2013
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3 Thank tamimandi
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Northumberland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“freshly prepared and a good variety”
Reviewed 8 September 2013

We visited the tearoom for a light lunch with our new baby grandaughter and her parents. We felt welcome, unhurried and relaxed, which is important when a baby needs a feed during the meal. The tables were arranged so the pram could be alongside without feeling we were causing congestion. The food was freshly prepared and there was a good variety of tasty paninis and cakes. My soup was very good and also the brown roll. The outdoor seating looked good though on the day we visited it was cool and too breezy to feed a baby outdoors. The staff were helpful and friendly, prices reasonable.
The only slightly negative aspect was that you had to pay £2.50 for parking even if you weren't going to walk in the adjacent country park. I've no objections to the payment but it could put people off who merely want to have refreshments or look in the Craft Centre.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Tallis
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