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Monday, 4 July 2016

Breakfast at The Parlour, Blagdon - A Review

The Parlour is a gorgeous little tea room just off the A1 near Northumberlandia and a lovely place to meet up with friends or family for lunch or afternoon tea. We often visit in the summer and love letting the kids play in the playhouse in their garden. 

Breakfast at The Parlour, Blagdon - A Review

Breakfast at The Parlour, Blagdon - A Review

You would honestly never guess you were next door to the busy A1 - The Parlour is so peaceful and tranquil and feels as if you are sitting in the middle of the countryside. 

Breakfast at The Parlour, Blagdon - A Review

Breakfast at The Parlour, Blagdon - A Review

We decided to pop in for breakfast with the kids over half term en-route to a family day out. We arrived at around 10am and a lot of the tables were booked already so I would definitely recommend booking in advance if you can. Saying that though, we did manage to get a seat. 

Breakfast at The Parlour, Blagdon - A Review

Poppy Tea Rooms provide table service and staff were friendly and helpful. We were the only ones with kids there but that didn't bother me and we were made to feel welcome. 

Breakfast at The Parlour, Blagdon - A Review

The parlour do offer kids meals for £3.95 which are very good value. Options include Pasta, Pizza or even a children's afternoon tea complete with mini chocolate milkshake. There isn't however a separate children's breakfast menu which can make eating out at breakfast here with the family rather expensive. 

Breakfast at The Parlour, Blagdon - A Review

Breakfast is served from 9:30am-11:30am. The boys went for Lincolnshire Sausage Sandwich at £4.25 which they thoroughly enjoyed. Their accompanying apple juice was £2.20 which I did find to be a bit on the pricey side - it would be nice to see a smaller version for kids on the menu I think. 

Breakfast at The Parlour, Blagdon - A Review

Heidi went for Poached eggs on toast which at £3.50 we found to be extremely good value for money - she was very happy with her choice. 

Breakfast at The Parlour, Blagdon - A Review

I ordered the Welsh Rarebit on toasted sourdough with Proscuitto - at £4.95 I was very pleased with my choice - it definitely hit the spot. 

Breakfast at The Parlour, Blagdon - A Review

Steve decided on Eggs Florentine (£4.95) which again was delicious with perfectly cooked eggs.

If your children don't fancy a cooked breakfast there are plenty of other options on the breakfast menu to choose from including croissants, tea cakes and crumpets.

Our breakfast was £30 for the 5 of us which at the time I did find a touch on the expensive side, however on reflection I think this criticism is a bit harsh and maybe I was feeling a bit tight that day! We had absolutely no complaints with the food, ambience and service and there were clean plates all round.

The Parlour is also available to hire for special occasions and weddings. I have been lucky enough to be invited to a wedding here this year and I can't think of a more beautiful location. 



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17 comments

  1. It looks beautiful there. I think the prices seem good for the items you had, & you'd have paid probably £4 more for the eggs if it were in Newcastle!

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    1. Yes I agree, I just think I begrudge paying full price for the kids and would rather see a kids breakfast menu too. I am being grumpy about it though as what we did order was very good value x

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  2. Well you know how I feel about this beautiful little place :) You need to try the waffles next time, they are so good!!

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  3. My dad always goes here but I have never actually been before. We were actually thinking of going to look at it for a possible wedding venue xx

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    1. I'm going to a wedding there this year and actually can't wait! Beautiful venue x

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  4. The Parlour is a hidden gem that I'd never spotted until a few months ago. Prices are very reasonable and your breakfasts looked delicious.

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  5. I went for coffee and carrot cake on Friday. It is quite expensive but a nice treat and the cake was delish. They were setting up for a wedding which looked gorgeous!

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  6. Yes, this is my kind of day out, all food and drink centric days out are the best days out in my opinion!

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  7. I've added it to the list of places to visit! We were looking for somewhere to eat when we were last at Northumberlandia and ending up at the cafe on site which was actually really cheap and very nice x

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    1. The cafe at Northumberlandia is always closed when we visit so I've never tried it x

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  8. Hi and thanks in advance, does the parlour have disabled access, and toilets

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    1. Hi Chris,

      I am pretty sure they do but I would give them a ring to check as I can't be 100% sure: 01670 789935

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  9. Does anyone no if they have disabled toilets, thanks

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