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Pleasant couple of hours

We had a quick drink while the rain passed through at the cafe in the castle. Perfectly acceptable... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melanie W
via mobile
Had a great few hours here

We loved it, we did the Gruffolo trail and even though our children were a little too old for it... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Fiona O
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“lovely cafe”(6 reviews)
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Kielder NE48 1ER, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a quick drink while the rain passed through at the cafe in the castle. Perfectly acceptable and a good range of homemade cakes on display. Information was helpful; we did a couple of brief walks and enjoyed it. However, if you want to...More

Thank Melanie W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not expect to see a castle in Kielder but there is and it has history. The visitor information centre is there and the lady we spoke to was very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank Ang S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved it, we did the Gruffolo trail and even though our children were a little too old for it they still enjoyed it. The Tea Rooms are nice and you can have a picnic here too. The information centre is small but adequate. The...More

Thank Fiona O
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Called in here before taking the dog for a walk along one of the forest trails. Chose to have coffee and a piece of cake ( carrot cake ). Both the coffee and the cake were excellent, the service was good but the ambience in...More

1  Thank Kit172016
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

We had lunch here on a gorgeous sunny bank holiday Sunday. Really nice, friendly service; great home-cooked food; reasonable prices, and dogs allowed. The corned beef pie and quiche meals were great, as were the real ales local to the north-east. Desserts were home-made and...More

1  Thank Matthew1974
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Found the exhibition about the forest and its wildlife interesting and informative, particularly the work they are doing to help save the red squirrel. Then had the apple pie in the cafe probably the best apple pie I have ever tasted end while we were...More

Thank walkingboots2016
Reviewed 28 April 2018

We called in for lunch. I had corned beef pie which measured 2.3inches x 2.3 inches x 3/8 of an inch. It was mostly potato & I couldn't taste any corned beef; chips were underdone. My wife had the quiche which she descibed as "barely...More

2  Thank Roger.pauline
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We went here new years eve 2017 hoping to do the stick man trail on a family holiday m little girl was really looking forward to going here getting the stick man trail pack to do on the trail. You can only get the stick...More

5  Thank Jenny D
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Lovely café with friendly staff and freshly prepared food. Also dog friendly. Well worth a visit. Would recommend for either a quick cuppa and cake or a cooked meal. Have tried both, also good value.

1  Thank Rita B
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Popped in here for tea and cake after one of the forest walks. Friendly, clean and nice cake. Good value

Thank Carol M
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9 October 2017|
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Response from mrba2015 | Reviewed this property |
Access to the castle and cafe is fine for wheelchairs. All of the exhibits have now been moved downstairs so it's all on one level.
Margaret G
21 September 2017|
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Response from boydy73 | Reviewed this property |
No as it is not NationalTrust. You pay one charge and that allows you to park in all car parks around Kielder.