Eating & Shopping

Will it be traditional fish and chips from Davy’s Fried Fish Shop or a unique gift from the Co-op?

Beamish Unlimited

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.

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.

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.

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