Copper takes gold in best café competition

The Copper Kettle in Bamburgh
The Copper Kettle in Bamburgh

Cafés are firmly rooted in the heart of communities across north Northumberland. And now the Gazette can name the area’s favourite.

We asked readers to cast their vote to name the top spot in their community that serves up the best teas or coffees, from a shortlist of 18 venues.

You voted in your hundreds and we are delighted to announce that The Copper Kettle Tea Rooms at Bamburgh topped the poll and is crowned the Northumberland Gazette Café of the Year 2015.

The quaint, traditional tea rooms sit in the heart of the village and serve an array of home-prepared and cooked food. Check out

Second in the poll was Harbour Guesthouse and Tea Room in Amble and third wasTomlinson’s Café and Bunkhouse in Rothbury.

Others on the shortlist: One Coffee, Seahouses; Bakehouse Coffee Shop, Morpeth; Bari Tea Shop, Alnwick; Cabosse, Warkworth; Café Des Amis, Morpeth; Café Glendale Garden Centre, Wooler; Café Tirreno, Alnwick; Lavender Tea Room, Etal Village; The Pantry, Alnwick; The Playhouse, Alnwick; Topsey Turveys, Warkworth; The Old Stables, Alnwick; Station Buffet, Barter Books, Alnwick; Circa, Amble; Well House Coffee Shop, Belford.