Cafe's & Tea Rooms
Cyclist friendly coffee stops!
Dales Centre @
The Dales Centre in Stanhope is the starting point for all our cycle rides. Ample
parking and toilet facilities are available. Visitors centre and gift shop. The cafe is open daily serving meals
Chatterbox Cafe @ St Johns Chapel
friendly cafe owned and run by a cyclist.
Situated in the market place in St Johns Chapel an excellent stop off before tackling the Weardale climbs. First
class service, good food and cycling spares (Inner tubes etc)
Allendale Bakery Cafe @ Allendale
The Allendale Bakery is off the main dale road between Catton and Allendale. One of the
few cafes with a specific menu for cyclists. Serving excellent bread made on the premises.
Meals and drinks available. Open daily 10am till 4-30pm except Tuesdays
The Weardale Railway Cafe is on the platform of the newly restored Stanhope Station.
Serving drinks and light snacks
Open daily when the railway is running
Allendale Tea Rooms
The Allendale Tea Room is a popular venue for cyclists in the Allendale valley offering
light meals and refreshments.
Open all year
The Garden Station Cafe @ Langley
This Victorian Railway station - built in the 1860s on the Hexham/Allendale Line which
closed down in 1950 - has retained its atmosphere and echoes of its past as Langley Station and flourishes in its
new found life as The Garden Station Cafe.
Open Spring until Autumn
Whitfield Village Pantry
This recently opened cafe recently refurbished is cyclist friendly and well worth a visit. Serving excellent
light meals and coffee, a friendly atmosphere and good decor. Secure bike storage in the rear garden with picnic
benches to enjoy the English summer!!!!
Open daily all year
The Hemmel @ Allenheads
The Hemmel in the village of Allendale is on the C2C route. Serving meals and
Open daily all year
Killhope Visitors Centre Weardale
The visitors centre at Killhope has a cafe open during the summer months 7 days a week
serving light refreshments. Open daily from 10am till 5pm.
1st April - 1st November
Eggleston Hall Cafe
Situated in the grounds of Eggleston Hall the garden centre and cafe attract visitors throughout the summer.
Cafe serves light meals and refreshments 7 days a week
Open daily 10am till 5pm except Mondays. Closed 1st November till 1st March
Middleton in Teesdale Cafes
Middleton in Teesdale has a choice of cycling friendly cafes around the main centre. Open all
Bowlees Visitors Centre
The visitors centre at Bowlees 2 miles from Middleton in Teesdale is run by the
Wildlife Trust and has a has a small cafe facility
Open: Daily 10-30am till 5pm including Bank Holidays. Closes end of September
Nenthead Mines Cafe
The Cafe at the Nenthead Mines Centre is a stop off point for cyclist tackling the C2C route. The Cafe is in
Nenthead at the bottom of Slate Hill leading onto Killhope Moor.
The Cafe is open during the Summer months closing on the 1st November
Parkhead Station near Stanhope
Parkhead Station is the former station masters house lovingly restored to
provide tea rooms and B&B for cyclist undertaking the C2C route. Located on the Waskerley Way at Crawleyside
No 10 Cafe @ Wolsingham
This attractive cafe/bistro situated in the centre of Wolsingham offers a high standard of food and
Blanchland White Monk Tearoom
Once the Old School this is now a tearoom popular with cyclist passing through Blanchland
Penny's Cafe @ Barnard Castle
Penny's is a favorite cafe stop for the local cyclists especially on Saturday mornings when the cafe
is invaded by the local racing men stopping for a social coffee before their 25mph potter back to Darlington!
First class service, food and welcome.
Open daily all year
A favorite stopping point on the C2C route, the Rookhope Inn is cyclist friendly, offering overnight
accommodation and meals during the day. Open daily all year.
The ultimate cyclist guide to essential refreshment stops in the North East.
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0191 388 7546
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by Dave Penny