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8 Best Spots for Hot Drinks in Northumberland


Whether you are out capturing the spectacular views, shopping in the local towns or just out for a drive, nothing beats visiting a local café for a hot drink and something to eat.   

If you are looking for a warming something or a rewarding treat after a long day exploring, we’ve picked out 8 of the best spots for hot drinks in Northumberland for when you are out and about the next time you stay at Herding Hill.


If you are looking for someone where to start your day? Why not visit Jethro's, a lovely and friendly café just down the road from Herding Hill. You can even bring your four-legged friend along with you as they are dog friendly! If you are planning a local walk, why not pick up some sandwiches to enjoy after your walk as they offer a takeaway service. 

Bardon Mill Village Store & Tea Room 

Next time you’re looking for a nice hot drink to enjoy, visit Bardon Mill Village Store & Tea Room, located only a 10 minutes’ drive away from Herding Hill in Hexham. You will definitely receive a lovely, warm welcome when you visit. They also have a great village store, with essentials you may need while staying with us. 

Vindolanda Café 

Located 11-minutes from Herding Hill in Hexham is the Vindolanda Café, part of the Vindolanda Museum and Archaeological site. After spending your morning exploring the roman sites, why not enjoy a pleasant lunch and a hot drink at their café. 

The Pillar Box Café

If a freshly brewed, locally produced coffee and tasty treats is what you are after, you should definitely visit The Pillar Box Café. Located only 4-minutes drive from Herding Hill, it is the ideal spot for a wind down after a day exploring the local area.

Errington Coffee House     

If you're out for a drive near the Corbridge area, we reccomend a visit to Errington Coffee House. Located only a 26 minutes’ drive away from Herding Hill in the historic village of Corbridge. They serve lots of fresh and homemade traditional food as well as a great cake selection. 

The Small World Café 

Located in The Market Square, Hexham, is The Small World Café. With a warm atmosphere, it comes highly recommended. The perfect spot to warm up after a long day enjoying the Northumberland area.     

Wentworth Café 

Also, in the nearby town of Hexham is Wentworth Café. With a wide range of food and drink available, there is sure to be something for everyone. With friendly staff and reasonable prices, it comes recommended. The perfect spot for a hot drink in Northumberland!      

Riverside Kitchen

If you are looking for a cosy spot to stop for a hot drink to warm up or even a lunchtime break, why not visit Riverside Kitchen? Located a little further afield, in the historic village of Chollerford, home to Chesters Roman Fort and Chesters Walled Garden. Beautifully decorated, Riverside Kitchen is the perfect place to enjoy a pleasant unwind after a busy morning. They have lots of tasty food on offer, including lots of cakes to enjoy. 

If you are looking for a walk to enjoy near any of the cafes we have recommended, why not read our blog to find a walk suitable to you, click here.