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The purpose of this blog isn't simply to post a list of negative threads. It's more an effort in highlighting the very best places to eat, drink and be merry. All experiences are my own, or with my family. There is no connection between myself or any of the establishments other than as a paying punter. If you take exception to any post, please feel free to offer your own comments. This is meant to be a fair an honest opinion of where we've eaten.

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Mary Rowntree Hartlepool

My wife and I both share a love of Hartlepool’s Historic Headland. On a grey day in January, we decided a walk around the old headland would be a good way to stretch our legs and take in the sea. It’s a strange quirky place with some beautiful buildings. We decided on fish and chips (yes again) and having been informed there was a good chipie we made our way in the general direction.

That’s when we stumbled upon an old church, recently renovated; There was a sign outside reading coffee and scones, Curious we stepped inside. The inside of the building was also beautifully restored, but instead of a church there was a stunning two-story restaurant. I read on the wall the new tea room takes its name from Mary Rowntree. Story has it she was a benefactor of the old chapel.

With breakfast still on the menu we tucked into a full English while taking in the view of the north sea.

Believe me when I say I’ve had a few good breakfasts in my time but this was without doubt the best. I think the picture tells a thousand words. Awarding winning sausage, free range eggs, well you can guess the rest. So if you’re planning a trip to Hartlepoo’s Headland-make sure you call into Mary Rowntree’s tea rooms.

York Place, Headland, Hartlepool, TS24 0QR, Hartlepool, England


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