Bede's Bakehouse

In Bede’s writings in the 7th century AD he makes reference to a ‘bakehouse’ on the monastic site.

As in those days, we aim to emulate the ministry of hospitality that the ancient monastery offered to its visitors, with hot in-house made food and a warm welcome. It is run entirely by volunteers.

Opening Times

Bede's Bakehouse will be open every Friday and Saturday evening between 6:30pm and 9pm, whilst Sunderland Illuminations are on. The special menu includes Soup, hot dogs, and tea, coffee and snacks.

Monday 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Tuesday 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Wednesday 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Menu Range

Bede’s Bakehouse cafe within St. Peter's Church has reasonable prices, and a menu that includes -

  • Homemade soup
  • Daily special main dish and pudding
  • A range of sandwiches
  • Jacket potatoes
  • Paninis
  • Quiche
  • Salads
  • Cakes

Ethos, Facilities and Wi-Fi

Bede's Bakehouse offers -

  • A Fair Trade policy wherever possible
  • Toilets facilities in the church/cafe area
  • Disabled access to facilities on site
  • Free WiFi

Bede's Bakehouse External View


Bookings Available

Bede’s Bakehouse is open for bookings for Christmas, parties, functions, receptions, funeral wakes and conferences etc.

To enquire about a booking please contact the Parish office.

If you would like to find out more about conference hire then further details about conference hire can be found via this link

Bede’s Bakehouse is managed by the charity ‘Bede’s Monastery @ Monkwearmouth Ltd’, to which payments for bookings and shop purchases are to be made. Proceeds from sales go towards the provision of hospitality to visitors. We aim to observe a Fair Trade policy where possible.