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Welcome to the Shop Hartlepool blog, a great place to find out more about the amazing businesses signed up to Shop Hartlepool.

We want to shout about Hartlepool’s success stories and introduce you to the new kids on the block. You’ll find behind the scenes articles about local businesses alongside regular updates and news from the Shop Hartlepool team. 

We are always looking for great stories, so if you want to to be featured, or know a business who would, get in touch using the button below.   

Christmas Food & Drink

Whether you are celebrating Christmas with work, family or friends, you’ll find plenty to do in Hartlepool this year. Bars and restaurants, both old and new are joining in the festivities. If you are looking for a Christmas Menu with all the trimmings, or a cocktail with a Christmas twist we’ve got you covered. We’ve even got something for families of all ages. 

Glady's Vintage Tearoom

Throughout December (starting the 2nd), all afternoon teas at Glady’s Vintage Tearoom will be Christmas themed! 

High tea includes:
  • Four Christmas-themed treats
  • Four fresh sandwiches
  • A choice of cheese or fruit scones
  • Free refills of Ringtons tea or coffee
If you fancy a Christmas tipple, an extra £2 will get you one glass of Prosecco, a snowball or a Baileys! 24 hours notice is required, message them on Facebook or call 01429 861941 to book your table. 

Place in the Park

Place in the Park is ready for Christmas, are you? 

They’ve got Christmas decorations available to purchase and the essentials for your Christmas Eve box. They’ve also got a full calendar of events (full details on their Facebook) including a Christmas Fair on 4th December from 11am – 3pm. Santa will be popping by throughout December too, with an option for an experience which includes 2 gifts and a hot chocolate with all the trimmings. They’ll have their usual homemade food and drinks available to complete your day. 

The Hidden Tap

Located at Seaton Carew, The Hidden Tap have something for everyone to enjoy this Christmas.

Catch up over a hot chocolate, sample their Winter Cocktail Menu or celebrate the season over tapas and pizza. A great place to celebrate the season with family and friends!


Daisy & Beas

Sit back and enjoy a drink and a bite to eat whilst the kids play at Daisy & Beas. Located in the town centre, Daisy & Beas have a great play area for kids and offer vegan, vegetarian and home cooked food.

Twisted Ginger

New to Church Square, Twisted Ginger has become a popular restaurant in town with their relaxed atmosphere and great menu. They’ve got a special Christmas Fayre December menu with 2 or 3 Course options, booking required. They also take private bookings for up to 30 people so this could be the perfect place for your Christmas party. 


Bar Central

Celebrate Christmas at Bar Central this year, located at Hartlepool Marina. Join them for their Christmas Eve Movie Night or enjoy a Christmas cocktail or two!

Lyla Belle's Cafe

Lyla Belle’s Cafe have a full schedule of events throughout December to get you into the festive mood. They’ve got speciality menu items, including a Candy Cane mocha and Black Forest brownie hot chocolate. If you are looking for something fun to do, make sure you book your place at one of their events, starting 4th December right up until 31st December. 


With Christmas around the corner, don’t forget to book your table at the restaurant of your choice. In our Food & Drink Category, you’ll find all the Shop Hartlepool restaurants, bars and cafes to pick from. We hope you have a fantastic Christmas wherever you celebrate. 

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