Eat, Drink, Shop Local

Why Shop Local in Bellingham?


Help maintain our village shops and support the local economy

Shopping at local businesses puts money into the local economy. By spending money in Bellingham's local shops, restaurants, cafés and pubs, we will be making sure we continue having a great high street to visit and enjoy in the future.

Save jobs – and create even more

Supporting local shops creates jobs in Bellingham and our area, helping local people to find employment. Helping to grow the number of jobs in the local area makes for a better place to live and work, which then creates a healthy economy for Bellingham and the surrounding area.

Great deals

You might be surprised to see just how competitive the prices are in Bellingham's local shops. Independent retailers often reward regular customers, while others often provide great deals that can’t be found in major outlets – meaning you could save money as you spend.

Preserving the heart of the community

A thriving high street is key to boosting the potential of a village where people can socialise as well as shop. It also helps to attract tourists which support a range of other local businesses. If we don’t shop in our local businesses we may lose them - reducing local choice and convenience.

Spoilt for choice

Small and local businesses often stock items which are made locally and aren’t available anywhere else, providing a great range of choice and unique products that bring much-needed originality and variety into communities – including rare finds and items that aren’t mass produced. Make sure you have a good look round Bellingham’s shops - you may be surprised at just how much they sell!

A better shopping experience

Small businesses are often run by people who live in our area. While a lot of big chains have good customer service, you can’t beat the personal touch of a shop owner who knows you!

Help the environment

Local shops often source their goods locally, helping to reduce their carbon footprint. When shopping local, residents are also more likely to walk to get there – doing their bit to reduce air pollution and reduce traffic. So shopping local can help us all do our bit for the environment!


Bellingham Directory

The following directory lists some of the hospitality, catering and retail businesses in Bellingham. It is not an exhaustive list. The listing of a local business on this page is solely to provide helpful information for visitors and residents and should not be interpreted in any way as an endorsement or a recommendation by the Parish Council.

Opening hours may vary from those quoted.

Local Shops

Bellingham Garage Services

Station Road | 01434 220233

Mon - Fri 08.00 - 18.00

Sat, Sun & Bank Holidays 09.00 - 17.00


Bellingham News & Post Office

Parkside Place | 01434 220220

Mon - Fri 06.30 - 17.30

Sat 06.30 - 16.30

Sun 08.00 - 12.00


Country Store, Bellingham (Broon's Bits) 

Parkside Place | 01434 220643

Mon - Fri 08.30 - 17.30

Sat 09.00 - 16.30


Co-op Food

Parkside Place | 01434 221225

Supermarket chain selling groceries and household goods, with a focus on ethical practices.


Village Bakery

Parkside Place | 01434 220355


Parkside Pharmacy

Front Street | 01434 220231

Mon - Fri 09.00 - 12.30 & 13.30 - 17.30

Sat - 09.00 - 12.30


George Jennings Fruit & Veg

Front Street | 07497 583309


Bellingham Craft Butcher

Front Street | 01434 220033

Attention to detail from the sourcing of our meat, careful preparation and our elegant presentation are just some of our priorities! We pride ourselves on offering a highly personalised service, producing exceptional meats through our expert knowledge and experience of classic craft butchery. Working directly with our customers we produce the finest cuts to suit every occasion which ensures our customers receive the highest quality and freshness you expect with every mouthful. 


Natural Northumberland

Lockup Lane | 07976 587456

Natural Northumberland is a small boutique gift shop based in Bellingham, Northumberland. We offer a wide range of beautiful and varied products.


The Next Chapter

King Street | 07951 667846

The Next Chapter is a second-hand book shop in Bellingham, Northumberland. We also stock locally handmade gifts, cards, jewellery, preserves and pet treats as well as jigsaws, DVD's, CD's, board games and vinyl records.


Olive & Myrtle

Shellcroft, Front Street 

A gift shop in the heart of Northumberland. We offer a range of artistic greeting cards, jewellery, fair trade furniture and home decor, local arts and crafts, unusual gifts and even a little bit of chocolate!


The Heritage Centre and Gift Shop | Website

Station Yard | 01434 220050


First & Last Brewery and Tap Room | Website

Foundry Yard - 07757 286357


Monthly Indoor Market | Website

Bellingham Town Hall

Artisan Food and Local Crafts Market held on the 3rd Saturday of the month


Cafes & Restaurants

Carriages at Bellingham Golf Club | Website

Bellingham Golf Club, Boggle Hole | 01434 220530


Fountain Cottage Cafe and B&B

Main Street | 01434 239224

A family run business nestled in the heart of Bellingham, Fountain Cottage B&B offers the perfect rural retreat. Offering 6 spacious rooms and a welcoming dog friendly cafe downstairs we are here to look after you from the moment you walk through our doors. Sit in front of our open log burner stove and enjoy your coffee or meal while taking in our friendly and welcoming atmosphere.


Tea on the Train

Station Yard by The Heritage Centre | 01434 220050


Happy Valley (Chinese Takeaway)

Lockup Lane | 01434 221221

Tuesday - Closed


Rocky Road

Manchester Square | 01434 220510


The Boe Rigg

Charlton | 01434 240663

Not just a campsite, holiday apartment, family rooms, restaurant and more.


Rose & Crown Street Food

Manchester Square | 01434 220202

Street Food Every Wednesday Evening. See for details.


Pubs & Hotels

The Cheviot Hotel

Main Street | 01434 220696

The recently re-furbished, updated and renovated Cheviot Hotel where the fantastic high standards are sure to entice guests and visitors from far and wide time and time again! Spend time relaxing & de-stressing amid the glorious, slow pace of the countryside or take advantage of the activities and adventure it has to offer, there’s always something for everyone!


Rose & Crown

Manchester Square | 01434 220202

Street Food Every Wednesday Evening. See for details.


Riverdale Hall Hotel & Restaurant

Riverdale Close | 01434 220254

A Country House Hotel set in its own spacious grounds that roll onto the banks of the river North Tyne. Award winning restaurant, Bar with open log fire, Beer garden with stunning views, indoor heated swimming pool and sauna. 30 en-suite bedrooms many with stunning views, some with private balconies or four poster beds. Private fishing beats available to all. Discounted golf rates. Weddings and conferences thoughtfully catered for.


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