Tomlinson's Cafe and Bunkhouse

Bridge Street
Rothbury
Northumberland
NE65 7SF

+44 01669 621979

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Overview

Your gateway to Northumberland’s great outdoors

Fantastic location in Northumberland National Park

The Sandstone Way 120 mile off road mountain bike route 

St Oswalds Way and St Cuthberts Way Route 

Cragside House and Gardens 

- Home to The Coquet Valley Cycling Club
- Contemporary bunkhouse accommodation
- Washing / drying facilities
- Café
- Secure cycle storage and cycle wash
- Cycle hire
- Outdoor activities
- Wi-Fi

Located in a Grade 2 listed building overlooking the River Coquet, Tomlinson’s Café and Bunkhouse offers the perfect base to explore Northumberland’s great outdoors.

Housing contemporary bunkhouse accommodation, a café serving home-cooked food, outdoor activities and cycle hire, Tomlinson’s is the ideal one-stop shop for anyone who wants to enjoy the spectacular scenery of England’s most northerly county.

Our Bunkhouse sleeps 23 in a range of comfortable dormitory-style bedrooms with views across the river. You can choose from a family room or opt for double, single or bunk beds. Guests can relax in the communal lounge and wash and dry clothes on site.

Tomlinson’s was originally inspired by our love of mountain biking – a sport that attracts thousands of people to Rothbury and the surrounding area every year. Established off-road cycling and walking trails run for miles through nearby Simonside, Harwood, Thrunton, Alwinton and the Cheviots, making Rothbury a great base to start your adventure.

We cater for both the committed cyclist and those new to the sport. Bunkhouse guests can use our secure bike storage and cleaning facilities.

If you’re looking for an introduction to the area or are new to cycling, why not hire one of our fleet of quality mountain bikes? We also offer guided group rides for all ages and abilities.

Our café is open to both Bunkhouse guests and non residents. Our menu of wholesome, hearty breakfasts, home baking, lunches and light evening meals are home made from local, in-season produce wherever possible.

Rothbury is 40 minutes by road from Newcastle upon Tyne and Newcastle International Airport.
There are main line rail stations at Alnmouth and Morpeth just over half an hour away. You’ll find Tomlinson’s overlooking the River Coquet near the junction at Haw Hill off the B6342. Roadside parking is available.

A warm welcome awaits you!


Room information for Tomlinson's Cafe and Bunkhouse

Type Qty Capacity Guide price
Double ensuite room
(Double room)
1 2
£50.00
per room per night (room only)
(£40.00 single occupancy)
Min: £50.00 - Max: £60.00
Hostel room
(8 Bed Dorm )
1 8
£20.00
per person room only
Hostel room
(7 bed dorm)
1 7
£20.00
per person room only
Hostel bed
(Bed and Breakfast)
1 21
£25.00
B&B per person per night
Hostel bed
(6 single bed dorm)
1 6
£20.00
per person room only
Hostel room
(Sole Use of Bunkhouse - Sleeps 28)
1 23
£450.00
per unit per night
Total capacity: 67

Special offers

Sandstone Way Midweek Special

A 10% accomodation discount is available for those cycling The SandstoneWay 


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Evening meals at Tomlinson's Cafe and Bunkhouse Hostel Accommodation Evening meals
Food shop at Tomlinson's Cafe and Bunkhouse Hostel Accommodation Food shop nearby
Licenced premises at Tomlinson's Cafe and Bunkhouse Hostel Accommodation Licenced premises
Packed lunches available at Tomlinson's Cafe and Bunkhouse Hostel Accommodation Packed lunches available
Picnic area at Tomlinson's Cafe and Bunkhouse Hostel Accommodation Picnic area
Restaurant / cafe on site at Tomlinson's Cafe and Bunkhouse Hostel Accommodation Restaurant / Cafe on site
Child / family friendly at Tomlinson's Cafe and Bunkhouse Hostel Accommodation Child / family friendly
Childrens facilities at Tomlinson's Cafe and Bunkhouse Hostel Accommodation Childrens facilities
Celebrity/historic connection at Tomlinson's Cafe and Bunkhouse Hostel Accommodation Celebrity/historic connection
Car parking available at Tomlinson's Cafe and Bunkhouse Hostel Accommodation Car parking available
Coach parking available at Tomlinson's Cafe and Bunkhouse Hostel Accommodation Coach parking available
Cycle friendly at Tomlinson's Cafe and Bunkhouse Hostel Accommodation Cycle friendly
Online booking at Tomlinson's Cafe and Bunkhouse Hostel Accommodation Book online
Credit / debit cards accepted at Tomlinson's Cafe and Bunkhouse Hostel Accommodation Credit / debit cards accepted
Cycle friendly at Tomlinson's Cafe and Bunkhouse Hostel Accommodation Cycle friendly
Dogs / pets allowed at Tomlinson's Cafe and Bunkhouse Hostel Accommodation Dogs / pets allowed
DVD player available at Tomlinson's Cafe and Bunkhouse Hostel Accommodation DVD equipment
En-suite at Tomlinson's Cafe and Bunkhouse Hostel Accommodation En-suite
Evening meals at Tomlinson's Cafe and Bunkhouse Hostel Accommodation Evening meals
Food shop at Tomlinson's Cafe and Bunkhouse Hostel Accommodation Food shop nearby
Fridge at Tomlinson's Cafe and Bunkhouse Hostel Accommodation Fridge
Hairdryer available at Tomlinson's Cafe and Bunkhouse Hostel Accommodation Hairdryer
Licenced premises at Tomlinson's Cafe and Bunkhouse Hostel Accommodation Licenced premises
Linen available for hire at Tomlinson's Cafe and Bunkhouse Hostel Accommodation Linen for hire
Linen provided at Tomlinson's Cafe and Bunkhouse Hostel Accommodation Linen provided
Microwave available at Tomlinson's Cafe and Bunkhouse Hostel Accommodation Microwave
Open all year at Tomlinson's Cafe and Bunkhouse Hostel Accommodation Open all year
Packed lunches available at Tomlinson's Cafe and Bunkhouse Hostel Accommodation Packed lunches available
Residents lounge at Tomlinson's Cafe and Bunkhouse Hostel Accommodation Residents lounge
Restaurant / cafe on site at Tomlinson's Cafe and Bunkhouse Hostel Accommodation Restaurant / Cafe on site
Satellite TV at Tomlinson's Cafe and Bunkhouse Hostel Accommodation Satellite TV
Showers available at Tomlinson's Cafe and Bunkhouse Hostel Accommodation Showers
Special diets catered for at Tomlinson's Cafe and Bunkhouse Hostel Accommodation Special diets catered for
TV available at Tomlinson's Cafe and Bunkhouse Hostel Accommodation Television
Toilet Facilities at Tomlinson's Cafe and Bunkhouse Hostel Accommodation Toilet facilities
Walker friendly at Tomlinson's Cafe and Bunkhouse Hostel Accommodation Walker friendly
Laundry / washing facilities at Tomlinson's Cafe and Bunkhouse Hostel Accommodation Washing machine / Laundry
 at Tomlinson's Cafe and Bunkhouse Hostel Accommodation Wheelchair friendly
WiFi available at Tomlinson's Cafe and Bunkhouse Hostel Accommodation WiFi
Dark Sky Friendly at Tomlinson's Cafe and Bunkhouse Hostel Accommodation Dark Sky Friendly
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tripadvisor
22/04/2017

Disappointing


susannah122, Jaen, Spain
I read the reviews and was optimistic about this place . On entering, the decor and vibe was good but some of the food let it down . I ordered the Nachos which was basically a plate of Doritos and cheddar . My flat white coffee was a generic coffee . I paid more here than I would in a London cafe ! The cakes looked good and maybe it's the best Rothbury has to offer !
tripadvisor
20/04/2017

Disappointing with bad coffee


Cnut_the_Great, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
I struggle to understand how Tomlinson receives such positive reviews but I can only imagine it is the lack of competition in Rothbury - this is almost the only place for a light bite and not a pub lunch I would recommend anyone NOT to try the nachos as these are not nachos at all and are in fact a packet of the cool blue flavour doritos with cheap cheese melted on top, served for a hefty mark up of £5!! Simply put, doritos and nachos are not the same thing and should not be sold as such. Secondly, the coffee offering is very poor for people who visit the top coffee shops in London and even in Newcastle (think OCC, Laneway etc). My flat white was in fact a latte (about twice as large as it should have been), scolded my mouth and had no texture. Whilst the actual taste of the underlying coffee used was OK, the baristas need to take a course in steaming milk properly and serving in the right size cups if they want to advertise as decent coffee establishment The venue itself is ok, spacious with lots of seating but not particularly charming
tripadvisor
15/04/2017

Still great


SimonG500, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Called in today for lunch. We've been before, so we were hoping for more of the same. We weren't disappointed. The staff are so friendly, helpful and you don't feel rushed. The burgers were delicious, as was the eggs benedict. If you're after food around Rothbury, it's definitely up there.
tripadvisor
02/04/2017

Secure bike storage? None existent.


David L, Newcastle Upon Tyne
My wife and planned to eat here part way through a long bike ride. We had chosen to do so based on what it states on the website and I quote "Bring your bike, we’ve plenty of secure storage space". We arrived and ask a waitress where the secure bike storage was and she told us there was none. No idea what the food is like as we weren't prepared to leave expensive bikes outside on the rack on the street. So, don't go planning to eat inside unless you're prepared to take your own bike locks with you.
tripadvisor
13/03/2017

Great place to rest tired legs!


James B,
We arrived in Rothbury wet, cold and tired after a long day on the mountain bikes, and in these situations all you long for is a hot shower and a comfy bed. Tomlinson's delivered on both. The rooms were clean, the communal area was homely and comfortable, with a lovely view of the river. The owner didn't mind the fact that our bikes were dirty, too, and was only too keen to help in any way in advance of our stay. Overall, for the price, this really can't be beaten. Just wish we could've hung around for a fry-up the next morning!

Tomlinsons


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URL: http://www.tomlinsonsrothbury.co.uk

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