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Old 19 Jul 23, 02:28 PM  
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We also live @4 miles from Beamish & have in the past walked over along the old Sunderland - Consett mineral line which passes through what was Beamish Station

We had annual passes is a great day out even just for a walk ice cream/fish & chips.. havnt been since the 50's town opened must head back soon

Going down the pit is a real eye opener for what my great grandfather(s) had to contend with every day man & boy

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Old 26 Jul 23, 08:16 PM  
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We’re visiting Beamish tomorrow, and was having a search to see whether to eat while we’re there or beforehand. I’ve just read the previous post about the beef dripping at the chippy - does this mean the chips are cooked in it?
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Old 26 Jul 23, 08:37 PM  
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We’re visiting Beamish tomorrow, and was having a search to see whether to eat while we’re there or beforehand. I’ve just read the previous post about the beef dripping at the chippy - does this mean the chips are cooked in it?
We had fish and chips in the 50’s town ….and yes they were cooked in dripping…..delicious! 😋 We asked for scraps (cooked pieces of batter) on top of our chips…..no extra charge ….yummy. There are also fish and chips available in the pit village.

Have a fabulous day….ENJOY.
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Old 26 Jul 23, 08:56 PM  
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Thank you! We were planning on eating there but won’t now, the tearoom doesn’t seem to get good reviews so we didn’t fancy that so we were just going to get chips. There looks to be some pubs/restaurants nearby that we can go to. It’s a shame as we were going to go to Beamish at 11, but we’ll probably have to eat first at 12 and then maybe go in around 1ish.
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Old 26 Jul 23, 11:34 PM  
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Thank you! We were planning on eating there but won’t now, the tearoom doesn’t seem to get good reviews so we didn’t fancy that so we were just going to get chips. There looks to be some pubs/restaurants nearby that we can go to. It’s a shame as we were going to go to Beamish at 11, but we’ll probably have to eat first at 12 and then maybe go in around 1ish.
The Shepherd and Shepherdess offers good food and is on the right just afore Beamish entrance.

There's two chippy's on-site, Davy's in the pit village and Middleton's in the 50''s town, in keeping with authenticity both use beef dripping, makes for wonderful fish and chips, due to there always being a queue they're freshly made and will scad yer gob pet

Enjoy your day, hope the rain holds off. Nip in and see the old dental surgery, it's all original. Because dentists were renowned for partaking in their own drugs at lunchtime the rich would visit in the morn and poor in the afternoon.

There's so much to see, have a smashing time.
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Old 27 Jul 23, 03:46 PM  
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The Shepherd and Shepherdess offers good food and is on the right just afore Beamish entrance.

There's two chippy's on-site, Davy's in the pit village and Middleton's in the 50''s town, in keeping with authenticity both use beef dripping, makes for wonderful fish and chips, due to there always being a queue they're freshly made and will scad yer gob pet

Enjoy your day, hope the rain holds off. Nip in and see the old dental surgery, it's all original. Because dentists were renowned for partaking in their own drugs at lunchtime the rich would visit in the morn and poor in the afternoon.

There's so much to see, have a smashing time.
Haha….they certainly did “scad yer gob”! 😂. But freshly cooked and tasted divine! It’s a good job we don’t live closer as I would be making a regular habit of having fish & chips there!

The dental surgery was so interesting …..the gas mask and canister reminded me of having teeth out as a child….not such a pleasant experience!
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Old 27 Jul 23, 06:46 PM  
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I looked at the menu for the Shepherdess and it looks nice! I’m vegetarian so won’t be able to have the chips, and my kids eat meat but I think the beef dripping would put them off, so it’s good there’s something else nearby.

It rained a bit much today so we swapped our days around and went into the Cory centre today, hoping it will be nicer tomorrow for Beamish!
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Old 27 Jul 23, 09:20 PM  
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I looked at the menu for the Shepherdess and it looks nice! I’m vegetarian so won’t be able to have the chips, and my kids eat meat but I think the beef dripping would put them off, so it’s good there’s something else nearby.

It rained a bit much today so we swapped our days around and went into the Cory centre today, hoping it will be nicer tomorrow for Beamish!
The beef dripping shouldn't put them off, it's beef lard instead of oil, they look exactly the same when cooked, just more tasty

Aye, blasted weather is so hit and miss right now. If it does rain there's plenty indoors, the school for example.
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Old 27 Jul 23, 09:26 PM  
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Haha….they certainly did “scad yer gob”! 😂. But freshly cooked and tasted divine! It’s a good job we don’t live closer as I would be making a regular habit of having fish & chips there!

The dental surgery was so interesting …..the gas mask and canister reminded me of having teeth out as a child….not such a pleasant experience!
Beamish is the only time I eat fish and chips, I love how it's from fryer to table, trying to eat them while inhaling air going 'hot hot hot'! Havent been since pre-covid, must get over again.

Yes, the dentists is quite something to see, thanks goodness they're more up to date
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Old 28 Jul 23, 06:05 PM  
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We’re on our way back now, we enjoyed it! Admittedly, we went to the mining area first and I was a bit disappointed and thought “is this all it’s going to be?” But we went around the other areas and found loads more to do. I really wanted an ice cream so ended up buying a pot that had two choices of flavour and wished I’d waited until I got further round as there were plenty of options later on. I also noticed the chippy in the “Main Street” of shops was much quieter than the bigger one, and they also had a sign out front saying they had vegetarian and gluten free chips. We were there later after lunch and the bakery had sold out of most things, and the sweet shop wasn’t making sweets, but the fairground was fun and our tickets last for a year.
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