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Thursday, 19 February 2015

Children's afternoon tea at The Running Fox, Felton

The Running Fox is our go-to place for a treat in the school holidays. Reasonably priced and delicious, it is somewhere the whole family enjoys. We paid a visit for breakfast during the Christmas holidays and in February half term decided to try out their children's afternoon tea. We have all enjoyed afternoon tea before (back in 2013) but had not tried their new children's menu so decided to book up on the first day of our holidays. Booking is definitely advised - we visited on a cold Monday afternoon and watched four families being turned away.

Children's Afternoon Tea

Children's Afternoon tea is priced at £5.95 per child. For this they will receive a freshly made sandwich of their choice, a bag of crisps and a scone or cake plus unlimited juice. Our children LOVE cake and were very pleased with the gigantic slices they were served. I liked how afternoon tea for children was served on a tea stand just like the grown up version. The ham and cheese were of very good quality too and the bread was freshly baked and soft. Perfect!




Afternoon Tea for Grown Ups

Grandma joined us for afternoon tea and we ordered traditional afternoon tea for £10 each. For this you can choose any sandwich from the menu, a slice of homemade quiche or pie (we ordered one of each and shared), a cream scone and any cake from the counter plus unlimited tea or coffee. I found this to be exceptional value for money. All of the food is freshly baked on site and tastes absolutely amazing. We would say that there is far too much though and we felt a bit sick after we over indulged! The staff are happy to box up anything you don't eat to take home.




You absolutely cannot fault the food at The Running Fox - the staff do seem a little too busy at times though and we needed to catch their attention a few times to ask for our drinks to be re-filled. This and the fact that you are only given one plate (we had to cover ours with napkins after eating our pie in order to eat our scone and cake) are only minor niggles and I am being picky. I'm sure if I had managed to catch a member of staff's attention they would have given us an extra plate if we'd asked.

Feeding the ducks

A trip to Felton would not be complete without feeding the friendly ducks on the river outside. There is a bucket full of stale bread by the door of The Running Fox for children to help themselves to which is a lovely touch. The ducks in Felton are always happy to see you and we found their chatter to be hilarious.


Super excited with their free duck bread!





Our total bill for two adults and three children was £38 (including duck bread) We brought our leftovers home for supper so this worked out to be very good value for us.

The Running Fox is a bakery and you can buy fresh bread, cakes, pies and quiches from their counter. We are hoping the visit Warkworth Castle over Easter and will definitely be popping in the fill our picnic basket up with treats en-route.

The Running Fox CafĂ© 

Riverside 

Felton 
Northumberland 
NE65 7EE



Phone: 01670 787090 
Open daily 9am-5pm

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19 comments

  1. I've decided I'm making the Running Fox my next priority .. I have my birthday booked off work (4 weeks today ... yes I'm counting, I'm such a big kid!) so we're going to catch the bus to Felton (if my Google map studying is correct there's a bus stop near by!) and we're going to head to the Running Fox for my birthday afternoon tea ... I AM VERY EXCITED :D

    Chloe x
    newgirlintoon.co.uk

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    1. Oh you will love it - make sure you pick up some free duck bread as you're never too old to feed the ducks! and pop over to The Northumberland Arms for a pint too if you have time. x

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  2. If only I lived close enough to take my kiddoes.

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  3. This sounds fab. Another place to add to my North East list

    Cat x

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    1. Ah your LO would absolutely love it Cat - the ducks really are the friendliest I have ever met!

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  4. The afternoon tea looks delicious for kids and grown-ups too! Nothing like feeding ducks for a fun afternoon! x

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    1. Oh it truly was delicious. Lovely and homemade!

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  5. Oh this looks like a fab place to take the little ones for lunch x #tastytuesdays

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    1. It's gorgeous - I love that they cater for all ages x

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  6. Such a beautiful idea to have an afternoon tea with your kids like this! We're going to have to do that :-) ...So easy and so appreciated.
    Childhood memories in the making.

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    1. Ah it really is special - this afternoon tea is perfect for all of the family x

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  7. Just gorgeous (we loved our afternoon tea on Saturday too) and I love all your family reviews, blogging offers our families so much joy doesn't it. Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

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    1. It really does - couldn't imagine life without blogging now!

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  8. How large is that slice of cake? It looks like a great place to take little ones and for grownups as well

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    1. It was HUGE - no child portions here! It is a good job they provide cake boxes for you to bring the leftovers home! x

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  9. This looks like a fab place to visit! What a great idea to do a kids afternoon tea and the bucket of stale bread idea is pretty inspired :-) x #countrykids

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  10. Your three look like they're really excited to be getting out armed with enough bread to feed an army of ducks. It's great that you got out and burned off all those yummy calories from the afternoon tea. Thanks for linking up with Country Kids.

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  11. I have never been for afternoon tea! I would love to go, both menu's look delicious and great value!

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  12. Thhe sandwich looks lovely and fresh, and the meat pie looks super delicious. It is nice for the children to do something different. Their cake looks big enough. Then a chance to walk it off round the park with free bread for the ducks rounds off the day nicely. over from #countrykids

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