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Winding House Cafe & Children's Play Area

Opening Times: 10.30am - 3.30pm October - March / 4.30pm April - September 

play_area_1Overlooking the historic pit yard and opposite the exciting children’s play area inspired by Woodhorn’s industrial heritage, the Winding House café offers visitors a range of light refreshments and main meals featuring Northumbrian food and suppliers. There's an outside seating area too which is great if you want to relax whilst keeping an eye on the children or if you have the family dog with you.

Enjoy a cup of delicious Ringtons Tea or coffee, or perhaps a refreshing rose lemonade from Fentimans with your home made scones, cakes and sandwiches (including the local favourite, ham and pease pudding). Try a toasted sandwich or baked potato, or some of our own delicious home-made soup and a roll from Trotters Family Bakers. Picnic boxes are available for the younger generation (sandwich, drink and fresh fruit).

Treat yourself with some gorgeous Doddington Dairy ice-cream made in the heart of Northumberland.

Café staff will be very happy to help you with information about allergens.

Supporting local suppliers

We have amazing food and drink suppliers in Northumberland and we're delighted to be able to use them in our dishes and include them on our menus. It's good for the environment keeping down the food miles, and it's great to support local businesses. Follow the links below to find out more.

Baste and Bray supply our rapeseed oil: www.basteandbray.co.uk
Chainbridge Honey Farm: www.chainbridgehoney.co.uk 
Doddington Dairy icecream: www.doddingtondairy.co.uk 
Fentiman drinks: www.fentimans.com
Heatherslaw Mill Trust www.ford-and-etal.co.uk/heatherslaw-mill
J R Holland: www.jrholland.co.uk 
Marlish Waters Limited: www.marlish.co.uk
Northumberland Sausage Company: www.northumberlandsausagecompany.co.uk 
Pride of Northumbria jams and Chutneys provided by Fourway Foods 
Ringtons tea and coffee: www.ringtons.co.uk
Trotters Bakers: www.trottersfamilybakers.co.uk 
Hirst Butchers, Ashington  

The café features a specially commissioned artwork “The Making of a Man” by artist Nina Wakbayashi, capturing a young lad’s first shift underground in the Japanese manga cartoon style.

Woodhorn’s play facilities were made possible with support from SITA Trust, Northumberland County Council, and the small grant schemes of County Councillors Val Tyler, Ken Parry and Jeff Gobin.