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Number 8 The Bank

8 The Bank, Barnard Castle DL12 8PQ, England
+44 1833 631277
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“cake” (19 reviews)
“soup” (14 reviews)
“sandwich” (12 reviews)
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Cafe, British, International, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
8 The Bank, Barnard Castle DL12 8PQ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in with my girlfriend for a bite to eat. Orders soup and a sandwich weighing it would be small. Wow was the reply when food came. Chips (just enough) soup and the sandwich was packed full. The toilets were strange it was like entering...More

Thank richardcarter77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having been staying local for a weeks holiday we try to eat out in little independent cafes and restaurants.Thought we would try this place for lunch after seeing all the reviews but left really wishing we hadn’t. All I can think is it’s not very...More

11  Thank mwood67
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

There are many excellent coffee shops in Barnard Castle and this is no exception. Beautifully decorated with a great selection of cakes and meals. Very friendly lady welcomed us and our dog and brought a smile to everyone’s face🙂. Well worth a visit.

Thank Pete_B_10
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

A nice restaurant for a lite lunch.the service by ice and food was excellent The waitress was extremely nice and helpful with info about Barney.

Thank joycep883
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Reading the reviews for Number 8, I’m very disappointed to say we had a very strange experience. When we walked through the door it was as though we’d accidentally walked into someone’s living room. There was no atmosphere despite a few couples and families sat...More

5  Thank JesuisNatalie
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Could not fault it, food and service wise. All excellent. Stopped on way to Yarm on second day of Coast to Coast charity cycle ride. We had covered a very tough 42 miles since breakfast that day and had a late lunch. They were so...More

Thank stephen167
Michael L, Owner at Number 8 The Bank, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Hi stephen Thanks for a great review. It was our pleasure . Great bunch of guys and we are glad you enjoyed your visit to No 8 The Bank . Hope to see you again on your next charity cycle ride . Great cause ....More

Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

We stumbled upon this cafe and stopped for lunch. The food is delicious and the staff very warm and friendly, and full of chat to those who want to engage them! We had lovely homemade soup and one of us had a jacket potato; no...More

Thank Ruth C
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Decided to book husbands birthday lunch here as on a visit a few days earlier we had sat outside and had the best chips we have ever had and great service, so chips being important to children I booked a surprise lunch and we were...More

Thank 678geoffreyp
Michael L, Owner at Number 8 The Bank, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Hi Lynda & Geoff Thankyou so much for the wonderful review & chosing No 8 to bring your family for a birthday celebration . Thankyou for your patience on which turned out to be a very busy day . It was our pleasure and hope...More

Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Visited here just for breakfast. Have to say it was the best eggs and advocado I've ever had. Coffee was spot on too. Service excellent and decor fantastic. I've just read a negative review below mine, that sounds malicious and certainly not in my experience...More

1  Thank freespirityorkshire
Michael L, Owner at Number 8 The Bank, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Glad you enjoyed your visit and enjoyed our food & service . Was our pleasure hope to see you again, we pride ourselves on being a friendly place to visit.

Reviewed 17 July 2018

Gave this place a second chance on reccomendation , should have known better.! Avoid this place , shabby interior and lacking basic hygiene. Grubby toilets, no soap or hand drying facilities. Food was mediocre at best, overpriced for what was presented, roadside diner would have...More

7  Thank DLTD72
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Alison T
30 July 2017|
Response from MichaelL12081 | Property representative |
We are closed on a Monday, open every other day. Michael
25 March 2015|
Response from Psmithy63 | Property representative |
This has been done without our knowledge, iam dealing with it now! I will be contacting those concerned, and the person will be dealt with tomorrow
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$17
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 The Bank, Barnard Castle DL12 8PQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Barnard Castle
  • Phone Number: +44 1833 631277
  • E-mail
Homemade food all sourced locally, breakfast, light lunches, daily specials , delicious cakes , free wifi, dog friendly, afternoon teas, bookings taken.
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