Get a real taste of the past during your visit. Catering outlets across the site serve up traditional tasty treats, from homemade hot meals to delicious snacks, cakes and drinks.
If you want to take home a unique reminder of your visit, you can shop Edwardian-style in The Town, or take a look in our Entrance Gift Shop.
Tea Rooms, 1900s Town
Stop off at the Tea Rooms where you’ll find a range of delicious hot and cold meals, using local ingredients where possible, along with mouth-watering cakes, scones, snacks and drinks.
Click here to view a Tea Rooms sample menu.
Due to essential maintenance work, the Tea Rooms will be closed from Tuesday, 22nd January 2019 for approximately 3 weeks. Catering will be available from the Masonic Hall during this time.
Sun Inn, 1900s Town
Pop into this cosy pub for a pie and a pint, which serves locally brewed ales and traditional snacks and drinks.
Co-op Store, 1900s Town
Browse the Grocery, Drapery and Hardware departments, where you’ll find delightful traditional items ranging from tea, coffee and biscuits to clothing, keepsakes, haberdashery and homeware.
Stationer’s, 1900s Town
Stop off at the Stationer’s, with its fine selection of books, toys, cards, stationery, Beamish Magazine, guidebook and more.
Herron’s Bakery, 1900s Town
Watch delicious bread, cakes and biscuits being made using Edwardian recipes. Why not treat yourself to a freshly-baked treat to take home?
Jubilee Sweet Shop, 1900s Town
What will you choose from the mouth-watering range of traditional sweets? From Beamish mix to bon bons and cinder toffee to strawberries and cream, it’s difficult to decide! You can even see sweets being made.
Sinkers’ Bait Cabin, 1900s Pit Village
Enjoy light refreshments from this cabin which represents the huts used by colliery shaft sinkers.
Click here to view a Sinkers’ Bait Cabin sample menu.
Davy’s Fried Fish Shop, 1900s Pit Village
Try our famous fish and chips, made in coal-fired ranges using beef dripping and served up in specially-printed newspaper! This working exhibit uses traditional cooking methods, which means there may be queues during busy periods.
Click here to view a Davy’s Fried Fish Shop sample menu.
Due to essential maintenance work, Davy’s Fried Fish Shop will be closed from 14th to 21st January 2019.
British Kitchen, 1940s Farm
Ration books at the ready! The wartime British Kitchen offers hot and cold snacks and drinks, including special “ration bags” for kids.
Click here to view a British Kitchen sample menu.
Entrance Coffee Shop
Enjoy tasty light refreshments, including sandwiches and cakes, at the coffee shop in our Entrance building.
Click here to view a Coffee Shop sample menu.
Entrance Gift Shop
From fabulous local food and drink to a wide range of homeware, toys, books and lots more, there’s something for everyone at our fantastic gift shop.
Indulge your sweet tooth and have a go at making your own traditional confectionary in the perfect period setting of The 1900s Town.Read more
Freshly baked bread straight out of the oven is a now considered a treat. After attending the Traditional Bread Making Experience you will have the skills and confidence to be able to produce delicious bread at home whenever you fancy.Read more