HERE are where our readers picked as the best places to go for a cup of tea near Hexham.

1. Tyne Riverside Country Park Cafe, Prudhoe

The Prudhoe riverside cafe is now operating as a takeaway service. The location attracts plenty of people due to being surrounded by green space, giving the opportunity for walking, cycling, and park runs.

2. Rising Cafe, Hexham

A reader said: "Rising Cafe in Hexham is fab." The cafe serves homemade dishes and baked goods. They also serve classic afternoon tea, cream tea, old-school milkshakes and smoothies.

3. Bunters Coffee Shop, Hexham

One reader recommended this coffee shop for its "good tea and good company." One TripAdvisor review said: "Excellent cappuccino. Tasty traybake and toasted tea cake. We will return. Lovely location." They serve sandwiches, cakes, and jacket potatoes.

4. The Garden Coffee House, Hexham

One TripAdvisor review said: "I have to say the fruit scones were absolutely delicious and were served with plenty of butter." Serving cakes, scones, and paninis, the cafe was also recommended for its customer service, quality of food, and reasonable prices.

5. Vindolanda Cafe, Chesterholm Museum, Bardon Mill

The cafe serves a range of light bites and cakes. One TripAdvisor review said: "A good range of food on offer to suit all the family. Very reasonably priced. Quick and friendly service." Another said: "A good selection of sandwiches, paninis, jacket potatoes, cakes and scones was available."

6. Cafe Enna, Tyne Green

The cafe serves a range of main meals and light snacks. One TripAdvisor review said: "The staff are very welcoming and they serve a good range of food and drinks. The paninis and sausage sandwiches are great."

7. Glasshouse Cafe, Bradley Gardens, Wylam

Rated Travellers' Choice 2021 on TripAdvisor, the tranquil walled garden has been restored to its former glory, and The Glasshouse cafe is housed in the original 19th century glasshouse, once used for growing fruits for Bradley Hall. Find soups, sandwiches, meals, and cakes on the menu, along with hot drinks. One review said: "The scones are delicious, served warm and the coffee is lovely."

8. Caffè Ginevra Espresso Bar, Prudhoe

The Italian coffee bar specialises in espresso based coffees, local ice cream, Italian food and wines. One Facebook review said: "Great cafes both in Low Prudhoe and on the high street. Fantastic coffee and kids love the ice cream." Another said: "Great coffee and always welcomed with a warm, friendly smile."

9. No.22 Front Street, Prudhoe

The cosy coffee shop serves a range of sandwiches, light lunches, and omelettes. One Facebook review said: "Lovely fresh food, good coffee, friendly service. Will be back." Another person recommended it for its range of healthy salads and relaxing atmosphere.

10. Samms Cafe, Ponteland

The small coffee shop sells everything from sandwiches and paninis, to cakes and speciality tea and coffee. One Facebook review said: "Lovely home cooked food, we've tried the afternoon tea and wow it was amazing." It was also recommended by others for afternoon tea, the cosy atmosphere, and as the best brunch to try.