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Roobarb ‘n’ Custard - Cafe & Bar

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Welcome to the best kept secret in Seaham, our wonderful tea-shop‘n’bar.

By day we are an exquisite traditional tea shop with a contemporary twist, serving marvellous homemade savouries and cakes that our customers rave about on tripadvisor.

By night we are a cocktail bar serving the most excellent classic cocktails, fine wines and craft beers and ciders.

Come in and enjoy our lovingly made traditional homemade fare with a sophisticated modern twist.

Oh - and we are dog friendly!



Afternoon Tea

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From £18.95

High tea
Afternoon tea with wine or a cocktail!

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Friday night cocktails

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Reservation Form

Apologies - our reservation form is currently down

We are currently trying to remedy this: please contact us via the following sources:

Via our facebook page: www.facebook.com/r00barbncustard/

Via email: info@roobarbncustard.co.uk

Or phone us - see below for details

Reserve by Phone

We take reservations for afternoon teas, cocktails or on Sundays nights tapas. To make a reservation, please call us at (0191) 513 1077 between 9:30am-5:30pm Monday to Thursday and 9:30am-10:30pm Friday to Sunday.

Private Parties & Events

We host private parties, where one section of Roobarb is made solely available to you; and we do offer to open the facilities on nights we don't usually open for private, comedy and music events. If the size of the party is over 10 then please contact us early to avoid disappointment.


Friday evenings

Live music, Cocktails and Tapas

Every Friday night

We will have live music every Friday night from 8:30-10:30pm. Check our facebook page for more details.

Our chef's Tapas sepcials are available. They must be pre-booked. Book now

2nd Tuesday of the Month.

Our monthly visit from the excellent Hilarity Bites comedy club.

2nd Tuesday. Doors 7.30pm - starts 8pm

Tickets £6 from the bar or from the Hilarity Bites website.

Hilarity Bites website for more details.

Order your half time drinks at the bar before the gig starts.

Tuesday mornings.

Pre-school crafts mornings.

Tuesdays 10am-noon.

Encouraging young minds, creating greater social skills.

Only £1.50 including Toast and Juice.

Just ask any of our team for details or contact us.

Up to you!

Book us for your special occasion

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We can put on an event for you; either in the bar or at one of our tables in the tea room.

We've hosted Christenings, Baby Showers, Birthdays, group meetings, family high teas, buffets and our new special, the Roobarb'n'Custard cocktail trolley where a dedicated cocktail waiter will help you make your own cocktails for the night.

Call the team and we can sort something out. Book now

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