Kirkharle Lake & Courtyard


Kirkharle
Northumberland
NE19 2PE

+44 01830 540362

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 210 reviews
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Overview

Set beside the Lake, inspired by Capability Brown’s original plan, Kirkharle Courtyard is a unique shopping experience, promising home cooked food, creativity, heritage and culture in the beautiful Northumbrian countryside - only thirty minutes north of Newcastle upon Tyne, Hexham, Morpeth and Alnwick.
Within the 18th century courtyard, you'll find work for sale from a variety of nationally-renowned crafts people who sell everything from papier mache artwork to classically inspired sculpture. There's hand-made jewellery and traditionally-constructed bespoke furniture, as well as local crafts, gifts, vintage and antiques. There's also a coffee house which offers some fantastic contemporary cuisine, often using local produce, as well as the traditional cream tea.
Kirkharle's success lies in the way it has managed to combine a modern, but unique, shopping experience with its interesting and varied past.
Kirkharle was the birthplace of Lancelot Capability Brown, the landscape artist once described as the Shakespeare of Gardening. Brown lived on the estate until he was 23 and you can find an exhibition about the man and his work within the courtyard.
The inspirational vision of Capability Brown has recently been brought to life. You can now enjoy his birthplace yourself by taking the pleasant walk around the lake on the fully accessible footpath.
With the recent addition of the Capability Brown play area (for children aged 2-9 years) and a series of activities for the kids - including historic games, a nature trail and a large sandpit area - there’s plenty to keep the little ones entertained whilst visiting the workshops and galleries in the courtyard.

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Certificate of Excellence
tripadvisor
27/01/2019

Lovely staff and lovely food


Joanne W, Cumbria
We have recently moved back to the area and always like to go somewhere on a Sunday morning so thought we would try Kirkharle Coffee Shop. What a delight! The female member of staff was extremely friendly and attentive. The selection of teas is a refreshing change; the loose orange blossom tea was delicious. My husband is a colieac so we shared the gluten free chocolate fudge cookie which was yummy (even though bought in we have never seen it elsewhere so yes we would have it again). The chef came through for something and joined our conversation with the waitress and we have to say the staff are lovely and very welcoming. It seems to have many regular customers from what we saw on Sunday which is obviously a good sign. We then looked around the shops and decided to return to the coffee shop for lunch. My husband had the ham and tomato toastie in gluten free bread (generous filling) whilst I had the sausage wrap with a ginger and apple salsa which was absolutely delicious. Both came with ample fresh salad and crisps. The cost of lunch was very similar to other establishments. So, Kirkharle Coffee Shop will definitely become our new regular weekly treat (and the sausage wrap)! Thank you to the team for a lovely Sunday.
tripadvisor
14/12/2018

Very nice lunch


pfc302, Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
Passing here today we decided to pop in for a quick bite to eat.Two coffees and two chicken with blue cheese wraps later and we were both full and raring to go.Places like Kirkharle are great finds and places that whilst slightly out of the way are so much nicer than you typical ding ding food that many places churn out and try to pass off as freshly made. Great place,great food,great setting.....what more do you need to know!! VISIT SOON
tripadvisor
04/12/2018

A Pleasant Detour


Replicant12, Prudhoe, United Kingdom
Stopped off here on our way back from Scotland for a coffee and a 'lite-bite' .The coffees and the toasted teacakes were good, the service friendly and efficient and the surroundings were very relaxing.Certainly a place to return to.
tripadvisor
22/11/2018

15 mins should do it


janebarriisltd, Scotland, United Kingdom
Delightful people but most of it closed. Even when open this is not a 2 to 3 hour experience. Didn’t try the food.
tripadvisor
20/10/2018

Kirkharle Coffee Shop


sammiemay75,
To start this review I would like to say that I have had lunch here many times before without a problem, however today let it down in so many ways. Yes the coffee shop was busy which caused the slowness of being served and having to tell the staff we were in the ‘lower’ room, it does not excuse only HALF an order being served to both myself and friends and another couple who were sat with us. Two of us had to shout after trying to get the waitresses attention by speaking at normal volume, who did apologise and then came back with the other half of the couples order, so we reminded her again that my friend was waiting and it arrived a few minutes later. My other friend and I had finished our meal by then. The people on the next table to us actually left after paying for their drinks as their order had been ‘lost’. The one thing I did notice was the lack of Carl today I don’t know if that has any significance but I certainly won’t go back if he’s not in.

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