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Newbiggin Maritime Centre

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Address: Church Point, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea NE64 6DB, England
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+44 1670 811951
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Went here while staying in hospital. I was recovering so couldn't go on the walk, however I was given the choice so I sat on my own. I think I have been here twice. Once I had the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
cozmicgirl6a
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here while staying in hospital. I was recovering so couldn't go on the walk, however I was given the choice so I sat on my own. I think I have been here twice. Once I had the soup it was gorgeous with a good view. Good outdoor area too but seats were not that sturdy. I have a lovely... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called in to this friendly and lively community based cafe. It just so happened that there was a free entry music night on. Local musicians jammin and performing. Good event. Runs once a months.

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NewbigginMC, Volunteer. at Newbiggin Maritime Centre, responded to this review

Thank you Robert S, for your comment. So pleased you enjoyed our Buskers Night, we enjoy hosting local musicians playing their fabulous music. You must also pop in on a Saturday morning as we have the brilliant group 'Loose Change' entertaining our visitors in the cafe. More 

Pontefract, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

It was very good cafe and they do have lovely sandwiches and it was a very good value for it. It was beautiful day and the sun shining in felt like spring. It was good to have a rest there after a long walk. Thank you to the staff.

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NewbigginMC, Volunteer at Newbiggin Maritime Centre, responded to this review

Thank you amanda227 for your kind comments. We are so lucky having a cafe with such spectacular views. It is certainly an oasis after a long walk. Sure we will have an increase in walkers soon, when the U.K. Coastal Path is opened, South Bents, through Newbiggin by the Sea to Amble next year. More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Clean and presentable with a reasonable selection of salads and cooked food. Like their bacon sandwiches. The cakes and scones are always delicious. Lovely setting looking over the bay. Car park behind and a nice flat walk around the bay.

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North Shields, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful location, amazing scones! And cute little gift shop! Have visited here a good few times and can't wait to go back!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Thank you to everyone at Newbiggin Maritime Centre, We had a lovely meal at the cafe and the staff were wonderful in helping make it a memorable birthday treat for my Mum 88 and Grandson 15 .We all enjoyed the museum afterwards too - very informative and disabled friendly. The weather even played its part too -showing off the views... More 

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NewbigginMC, Volunteer at Newbiggin Maritime Centre, responded to this review

Thank you Hazelj600. We love helping everyone to celebrate special days. We are so fortunate to have the stunning views and the opportunity to celebrate the Heritage of our unique village. We are now working on restoring the Rocket House, a historic building very near to the Centre, so maybe you could come back with your mother and grandson later... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

After walking along the beach on a cold windy Saturday morning with the dogs decided to visit the cafe to get warm and get something to eat and drink. Place was busy as there was a folk group performing, and we were lucky to find a table and even luckier to see that the "Specials on the board" included fish... More 

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NewbigginMC, Volunteer at Newbiggin Maritime Centre, responded to this review

Thank you Mike V for your kind words. Loose Change, the local folk group come to the Breakwater Cafe each Saturday to play, we love having them as do our customers. Maybe the fish pie is made to a 'Newbiggin' recipe😉but it is tasty. Our Charity is so fortunate to have such an amazing building and position. Please call again. More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has an amazing view and it makes the most of it. Friendly staff and a good place to meet friends and for business meetings. Good little gift shop with a selection of unusual gifts. The museum is worth visiting too.

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NewbigginMC, Volunteer at Newbiggin Maritime Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are so fortunate to have such an amazing view, even in winter it is wonderful just to sit with a nice hot drink and watch all the moods of the North Sea. Welcome back anytime. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

This , as its name suggests, tell of the Maritime history of the area- from the fishing people in the village to the dramatic sea rescues by the lifeboat. A real local gem and a great little café- good for hot choc after a brisk walk on the beach, It's run by volunteers- they need your support!

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NewbigginMC, Volunteer at Newbiggin Maritime Centre, responded to this review

Thank you Weekenderinthesun for your review. We do love it when our visitors appreciate our volunteers work. Our next project is starting in February, the Restoration of the Rocket House, it will take 5 months to bring the ancient building back into repair and a small exhibition to celebrate the heroism of Newbiggin Life Saving Brigade. Please come back and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

After walking - on Boxing Day 2015 - on an extremely windy, cold day we were delighted to see the centre open and in particular the cafe. We received a warm welcome and a hot cup of coffee - much needed. Enjoyed looking around the centre and current art exhibition.

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Thank Annina G
NewbigginMC, Volunteer at Newbiggin Maritime Centre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review Annina G, Boxing Day certainly was a cold windy day but we love being open to cater for all the lovely people who come out to support the RNLI Dip, brave souls running into the cold North Sea to raise funds for charity. We will welcome you back on a return visit. Thank... More 

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