Opening times

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday 10am - 4pm
  • Thursday 10am - 4pm
  • Friday 10am - 4pm
  • Saturday 10am - 4pm
  • Sunday 10am - 4pm
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Opening times

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday Closed
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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Opening times

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday Closed
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
More information

Opening times

  • Monday 9.30am - 5pm
  • Tuesday 9.30am - 5pm
  • Wednesday 9.30am - 5pm
  • Thursday 9.30am - 5pm
  • Friday 9.30am - 5pm
  • Saturday 9.30am - 5pm
  • Sunday Closed
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The Winding House Café

Open from 10.30am until 3.30pm
Hot food is served until 2pm

Overlooking the historic pit yard and the Accessible Play Area inspired by Woodhorn’s industrial heritage, the Winding House Café offers a range of light refreshments, sandwiches and toasties featuring Northumbrian food and suppliers.

There is plenty of indoor seating and a covered outdoor seating area which is a great space to relax while keeping an eye on the children or if you have the family dog with you. Around the outdoor seating are planters that are lovingly cared for by the Age UK Northumberland Gardening Group, with a range of plants, herbs, fruit and vegetables growing. 

Inside the café features a specially commissioned artwork “The Making of a Man” by artist Nina Wakbayashi, capturing a young lad’s first shift underground in the Japanese manga cartoon style.

What's On the Menu

The menu is made up of a mix of homemade produce and locally sourced products from Made in Northumberland suppliers. We are delighted to be able to use them in our dishes and include them on our menus.

If you have a food allergy or specific dietary requirement please ask and the Café team will be delighted to advise you on alternatives available. We are always looking for ways to improve our menu to accommodate our visitors needs. If you have any suggestions please speak to a member of the team during your visit or email

Freshly made sandwiches | £4.00
Choose from a selection of breads (including Gluten Free and Vegan options) and freshly made fillings.

Breakfast Bacon Sandwich | £3.80

Glentons Sausage Roll | £2.60

Homemade Soup of the Day | £5.50 
Served with a bread bun (including Gluten Free option)

Hot Toasties and Jacket Potatoes | £5.50
Choose from a selection of breads (including Gluten Free option) and freshly made fillings, served with a side salad and coleslaw. Add chips + £1.50 extra
Tuna Mayo, Cheese & Onion, Cheese Savoury, Cheese & Chutney, Cheese & Tomato, Coronation Chicken, Ham & Cheese, Tuna Mayo & Cheese, Bacon & Brie, Mozarella, Tomato & Pesto (Vegan) and Hummus & Red Pepper (Vegan)

Portion of Chips | £2.70

Homemade Cakes and Scones
Our scones and most of our cakes are made in the kitchen. We do purchase a number of items from local suppliers to cater for Gluten Free and Vegan diets. If you have any dietary requirements please ask a member of staff about the ingredients.

Homemade Rainbow Cake, Chocolate Cake, Jam & Coconut Cake | £2.60
Homemade Scone (fruit or cheese) | £2.75
Vegan Chocolate and Cherry Brownie Cake | £3.00
Gluten Free Bakewell Tart | £1.60
Gluten Free Chocolate Orange Tart | £2.40
Toasted Teacake | £2.00
Ringtons Flapjack | £2.60
Ringtons Cookies and Biscuits | £0.80

Assorted Tyrrell’s Crisps | £1.00

Assorted Fresh Fruit | £1.00

Children’s Bait Box | £4.95 
Pick up a children’s box and select five items to complete the bait box from the following:
Cheese or Ham Sandwich
Carton of Apple or Orange Juice
Fruit Yoghurt
Pom Bear Crisps
Fresh Fruit
Vegetable Sticks

You can add in extra items, sold separately.

Hot Drinks
We can make a range of hot drinks including:

Americano | £2.65
Cappuccino | £2.90
Flat White | £2.75
Latte | £2.90
Mocha | £2.90
Espresso (2 Shot) | £1.60
Breakfast Tea | £1.95
Speciality Teas | £1.95
Hot Chocolate (Adult) | £2.50
Hot Chocolate (Child) | £1.25
Marshmallows & Cream | £0.50
Coffee Syrup Shots | £0.30

Cold Drinks

Apple Juice / Orange Juice / Ribena Blackcurrant | £1.00
Coca-Cola / Diet Coke / Fanta / Oasis Summer Fruits / Oasis Citrus Punch | £1.75
Fentimans Raspnerry / Dandelion & Burdock / Rose Lemonade / Victorian Lemonade / Ginger Beer | £1.95
Chocolate Milk | £1.20
Marlish Still Water | £1.75

We offer Free Water Refills

“A lovely museum that will need several visit to try and see everything. Loved the café with top quality food – I enjoyed soup and a sandwich for £7.50 deal with a pot of tea for under £10. Loved the Pitmen paintings – and the free tour at 2pm!”

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