Cafe Bowes Barnard Castle Reviews
Great local food in pleasant cafe Aug 11, 2012
Unless you're aware of the existence of the Bowes museum, its imposing French chateau-style building certainly comes as a surprise in the small market town in rural Teesdale called Barnard Castle.
The museum will be a separate posting, on this day we decided to go and see what the cafe was like. Entrance is free but of course, cunningly, they make you walk through the museum gift shop to get there.
The cafe has recently(ish) been refurbished and could pass as a bar in a funky area of town. There were plenty of waiters/waitresses on hand to take our order and we were pleased to see the local produce on offer on the menu.
We were there for lunch and so chose to have sandwiches. Mine was Cotherstone cheese (with tomato and pickle), Mum went for Teesdale Beef and Dad went for Yorkshire Ham. All were very pleased with our choices,the bread was nice (not handmade though) and they were generous with the fillings. Other items on the menu included soup, paninis and more filling lunches such as lasagne, ploughman's, quiche etc.
Of course we had to have a cake and we all chose to go for the scone with jam and cream.
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