Jarrow Hall House & Cafe

Jarrow Hall House is our beautiful grade II listed manor adjacent to the Bede Museum and overlooking Drewett’s Park to the south. Jarrow Hall House is home to our independent coffee shop – Hive Coffee Company – on the ground floor (phone 07715 215 476 to book a table indoors) alongside dedicated classrooms for learners with learning difficulties and disabilities on the first floor.

Built around 1785 by local businessman Simon Temple, the building changed hands several times throughout the 20th century before benefiting from a £50,000 restoration project and becoming the Bede Monastery Museum in 1974. When the Bede Museum launched in 1993, Jarrow Hall House became used as a visitor café and also housed a permanent exhibition showcasing the building’s links to Jarrow’s mining and shipbuilding heritage.

Fully-renovated in 2017, the interior of Jarrow Hall House was repainted from top-to-bottom in colours provided by Dulux from their Heritage Collection, and with Georgian-era expertise provided by Durham University.

Hive Coffee Company

Hive Coffee Company is an independent coffee shop with a passion for providing fresh food and coffee daily, creating dishes from fresh ingredients and herbs grown on site.   

Catering to a variety of dietary requirements including vegan and gluten free; Hive Coffee Company even have snacks for dogs! Over the past 4 years they have established Hive as a place for friends and family to meet and escape the hustle and bustle of life.

The coffee shop is based in Jarrow Hall House, a grade II listed manor house with light furnishings and ceiling high windows overlooking Drewetts Park and St Paul’s Monastery.

Outside in the garden, we have plenty picnic benches for alfresco dining, perfect for hot sunny days.

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