Perfectly situated at Bellingham Station the Carriages Tea Room offers a warm welcome and a unique dining experience. Passengers can enjoy a range of light lunches, freshly baked scones and homemade cakes on board the 1957 Mk 1 carriages.
The rear carriage forms part of The Heritage Centres exhibit of the history of the Wannie Line, combine a visit to Carriages with a visit to Bellinghams acclaimed small museum for an interesting day out.
The Carriages are also ideally located with ample free parking to enable visitors to enjoy a visit to the waterfall at nearby Hareshaw Linn and explore the village of Bellingham with its historic buildings and shops.
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|Carriages Tea Room, Bellingham(Group Food, Drink & Shopping)|
Return visit :)
Another visit to the carriages whilst visiting family nearby, we called in for lunch. Order was taken promptly and our drinks were served very shortly after. Paninis and scones were fantastic as usual. Will be back again!
Barbara S, Durham, United Kingdom
Very easy to find in Bellingham and plenty of car parking space . Sitting in some old , quirky railway carriages the service is friendly and efficient . Also the food is well prepared and presentation is fine . There are a good range of mains and desserts . A good experience .
Nice cake, terrible service
Cakes were lovely when we eventually got them. Took over way over 30 minutes for them to take our order, even after walking past us numerous times and us trying to get anyone to even acknowledge us being there. Once ordering it then took another 40 minutes or more to get cake and drinks. I've never known anyone not bring your drinks until they bring your food. Absolutely terrible. If it wasn't for promising the kids cake I would have walked out.
Very enjoyable light lunch
rossinspace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Was passing through Bellingham and had seen previous reviews of Carriages. Thought it might be extremely busy with it being Easter Monday but I timed it pretty well as it seemed to be getting busier as I was finishing. The converted rail carriages are nicely done and something a bit different to the norm. I was tempted to sit outside and enjoy the beautiful weather but felt that kind of missed the point of the venue. Service at all points was prompt and friendly, as well as the menu there were a number of specials which the friendly waitress ran through. I just opted for a panini and a hot drink. The panini comes with crisps, coleslaw and a salad garnish. It was tasty and the salad was clearly fresh and the coleslaw homemade. I followed up with a fruit scone with jam and cream. The scone was lovely and a good size although lacking a little in fruit. The ramekin of fresh thick cream was generous and the jam likewise was a good portion. In summary, a little more pricy than other cafes in the area but your paying for the novelty value of dining in restored railway carriages and the freshness of the food and the friendly, efficient staff meant it was still good value. Definitely somewhere I'd return to next time I'm in the area.... Whether the weather is so wonderful, we shall see!
Great for kids
Helen R, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Visited here whilst on holiday in Bellingham with my family. We have an autistic son who has perseverance surrounding trains. This cafe made his day! Food was lovely, access easy and there was nothing not to love. Thanks for a lovely morning.