Great family friendly café/restaurant

I recently visited Warkworth Castle with my Sister and my two year old, we loved exploring and running around, but soon the call for coffee got too great, so we headed into Warkworth in search of some.

We stumbled across Bertram's and decided to give it a go. We were really impressed with the clean decor, and friendly welcome from the staff - there is even a cute outdoor courtyard area. We ordered coffees and a slice of carrot cake to share and they were really good, I didn't expect to find decent barista style coffee in a sleepy Northumbrian town.

I would highly recommend this place to anyone visiting the area with young children.

- Helen R, Newcastle upon Tyne (April 2017)

Lunch after visiting the Castle

Stopped at Bertram's after having visited nearby Warkworth Castle. Beautiful spring day so we decided to sit outside in the courtyard which was catching the afternoon sun.

After having walked around the castle and down to the beach we were peckish. I decided to go for the locally sourced kippers and brown bread, my wife decided to go for the pea and mint soup.

The kippers were delicious, simple dish with brown bread hit the spot. The soup was tasty as well. We both had a refreshing fever tree tonic with ice.

Definitely recommend to people visiting Warkworth.

- Adam S (April 2017)

Piece of heaven!

Popped in here following a long walk in the sun. It was freezing outside and so nice to walk into such a welcoming environment. Log burner flickering away merrily. We stayed for cakes and hot chocolates. The cakes were amazing - fortunately we were walking back therefore working off the calories. Can't recommend it more.

Lovely place, excellent friendly staff.

Hope to be back later this week for some of the Cullen skink. x

- Helen_DavidL, Telford (January 2017)


No 1. Restaurant in Warkworth

It may have been open for less than a year, but Bertram’s in Warkworth is already making quite a name for itself. The Bridge Street eatery took the best newcomer title at Northeast Press’ recent WOW 24/7 Food, Drink and Leisure Awards and is currently the village’s top-ranked restaurant on TripAdvisor. 

And after a lunchtime stop on Saturday, it is easy to see why this licensed café is attracting attention, rave reviews and accolades. Quite simply, it is a welcome addition to Warkworth, with fine food, pleasant surroundings, attentive staff and is highly recommended. Bertram’s opened in July 2016, following a major transformation of the Black Bull pub.

From the outside, it is an attractive building, with the exposed stones showing the history of the property. Inside, Bertram’s oozes character and charm, but there is also a contemporary feel. Wooden floorboards and log-burning stoves are complemented by crisp, neutral coloured walls and fairy lights. There really is a relaxed, laid-back feel here.

The eatery is named after Sir Bertram of Bothal –the hermit who lived at the village’s Hermitage. All the evidence suggests that this café will become every bit as legendary as its namesake.

- James Willoughby, Northumberland Gazette (April 2016)

Coconut cake
Smoked salmon sandwich


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