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18 Narrowgate, Alnwick NE66 1JG, England
+44 1665 602394
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 10:30 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with parents one miserable Saturday afternoon. Weather was atrocious but as soon as we stepped inside this hidden gem, we immediately cheered up! Freshly baked scones and superb soup. Love the old fashioned setting downstairs in the cellar whilst upstairs, there's a lovely delicatessen. Service excellent.

Thank Mrs_Hood85
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to find in central alnwick, this cosy lower ground restaurant always serves fresh, tasty food. We come here for lunch or coffee when travelling on the A1. Today delicious sandwiches served with salad and crisps, cheese scones and freshly made teas and coffees. The cherry Bakewell tart was fabulous! Steep steps down through the great delicatessens upstairs, so not... More 

Thank Lindseybythesea
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Far from your standard cake served here. I delighted in the zucchini and lime. Coffee was also excellent and the young lady who served us was lovely. Upstairs there was a fabulous deli. Not to be missed.

Thank PJB67
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to visit. Very friendly, helpful staff, serving good food. Plenty of choice, large portions at reasonable prices.

Thank Missey D
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A quick coffee turned in to a massive lunch which was amazing. Great service, great choice of food, massive portions, lots of local ingredients and dog friendly.

Thank David S
Stanley, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This old fashioned little tearooms is delightful. We use the table in the shop window, as the seating is best for my disability. I am unsure what the main tearoom downstairs is like. Wheelchair access would be difficult. The shop is crammed with healthy foods for sale. The shop area is small. They specialise in cheese There is a very... More 

1 Thank FairyAngelican
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a nice coffee and cake. Bought some lovely bread to take away and it is delicious, staff helpful and friendly. Shop is down a lovely side street and worth going to.

1 Thank Irene H
Northumberland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Cannot fault Grannies at all. The food was very fine, the environment was very pleasant and the staff were friendly. Thumbs up!

1 Thank ArtofStew
Northumberland, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Love a trip to Grannies when we're in the area. Lots of choice on the menu, seating comfortable and there's lots of items to buy too! We bought a few bits to put with Christmas presents and they were well received.

1 Thank edwardsharrison
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I love everything about this place. It's been around for years and I'm yet to find a fault with it. Great shop upstairs for tasty treats and downstairs is the most beautiful, cosy cafe. All decorated with old fashioned (Victorian period) stuff; recipe books and an even an iron hanging dryer with old bloomers on! Food is fantastic. All fresh... More 

1 Thank Lynsey A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$10
Cafe, British, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 16:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Narrowgate, Alnwick NE66 1JG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Alnwick
  • Phone Number: +44 1665 602394
Grannies Tea room and Delicatessen was established around 1984, then the tearoom only held a couple of tables placed within the shop. It was only later, in 1989, that the intimate downstairs tea room was developed within the basement where the old fashioned coal chutes, old style steps, fireplace and flagstone flooring can still be seen.

Grannies is a strong advocate for the local food movement in Alnwick, and offers a wide range of local produce within the deli, shop and tea room.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?