visit the artists studios, enjoy café hospitality,
attend a workshop, community or special event


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The Hearth Art Centre & Cafe

Main Road



NE15 0NT, United Kingdom

Situated in the small village of Horsley in the Tyne Valley 10 miles west of Newcastle upon Tyne, The Hearth Art Centre has a lot to offer

01661 852545

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Art Studios

Open Wednesday-Thursday and by appointment on other days.  To check availability check the Artists calendar >


The Café

Mondays - Closed

Tuesday – Friday 9.30 am — 4.00 pm

Saturday - Sunday 10am — 4.00pm

01661 853563

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Open daily for sit-in service and outside covered seating is available, as are takeaways. We are a dog-friendly facility and offer vegetarian, vegan & gluten-free. Serves teas, freshly ground coffee, homemade cakes & scones, light lunches, Sunday roast, licensed craft beer & wine and the popular all-day breakfast.  


We advise you to book a table before your visit during opening times and for more details go to the Café page >


Please note that access to the artists’ studios is via stairs; there is no lift access for wheelchair users. The studios on the ground floor, at the back of the hall (Rebecca Vincent and Melanie Hopwood), have two steps to enter them. The Café, Reception and Hall have level access.  There is also a separate parking space at the rear of The Hearth for easy access.


There is a small, free car park behind the Hearth: Look out for the turning just beside the cafe. There is also free parking along the road. Please don't park in the Lion and Lamb car park as this is for their patrons only.


ROAD - From the East

Take the A69 from Newcastle upon Tyne towards Carlisle, turnoff for the B6528 keep left for Horsley and follow the signs from there to Horsley village. The Hearth is situated on the right opposite the Lion and Lamb Pub.


ROAD - From the West

Take the A69 from Hexham towards Newcastle upon Tyne, turnoff for the B6528 keep right for Horsley and follow the signs from there to Horsley village. The Hearth is situated on the left opposite the Lion and Lamb Pub.


There are regular bus services from Newcastle and Hexham for more information go to

Arriva & Stagecoach: Newcastle - Hexham - Carlisle Bus No: 685  685-nms-snw-260921.pdf (


The Hearth welcomes cyclists and is featured on many cycle websites including, Horsley 30

We try to accommodate everyone and hope you would respect the parking restrictions by securing the cycles outside of designated parking.



The Hearth is situated in the Tyne Valley surrounded by walking routes to Hadrians Wall to the North and Ovingham, Prudhoe, Horsley Woods and Wylam to the South.


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