So good it gets its own postcard, Pilgrims is a surprisingly decent coffee spot on the unique Holy Island.
Holy Island, aka Lindisfarne, is a pint-sized, picture-perfect island off the magical Northumberland coast, cut off from civilisation for much of the day (don’t get stuck half way).
Pilgrims is the better. The coffee is decent, with a touch of latte art thrown in for good measure. It’s no artisan coffee shop, but the staff are enthusiastic and they make a good brew.
It has avoided becoming a generic tourist trap relying on footfall. There are comfy spaces inside and space outside in the gorgeous courtyard. The smashing surroundings and friendly service wouldn’t be out of place in a big English city.
As it is, it’s here on Holy Island, and there’s nowhere better for a break before walking over to that famous castle.
We visited on 21 July 2012.