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Poplar Tree Garden Centre & Coffee Shop

Shincliffe Village Hall Lane, Durham DH1 2NG, England
+44 191 384 7553
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Disappointing lunch

A lovely venue for lunch, I met a friend for lunch taking my two year old granddaughter with me. I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Susan R
via mobile
Lunch in Shincliffe.

A lovely venue with a good variety of food on the menu. Service was good and attentive. The... read more

Reviewed November 8, 2017
ellenalexandria s
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Poplar Tree Garden Centre & Brambles Coffee Shop in Shincliffe, County Durham have been helping people from all over the UK get the best from their gardens for over 40 years. We pride ourselves on taking as much care with our customer as they do with their gardens and strive to be a friendly and helpful at all times. Poplar Tree Garden Centre Durham staff carry a comprehensive level of knowledge and expertise that is sure to answer even the most difficult of questions. Please don't be shy in approaching them as they are ready and waiting to assist at all times.Poplar Tree Garden Centre, Florist & Coffee Shop all under ONE roof!
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good31%
  • Average21%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible2%
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“afternoon tea” (11 reviews)
“quiche” (6 reviews)
“cakes” (8 reviews)
Shincliffe Village Hall Lane, Durham DH1 2NG, England
+44 191 384 7553
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely venue for lunch, I met a friend for lunch taking my two year old granddaughter with me. I ordered from the kids menu for her, sausage, mashed potato and beans (a favourite of hers!). I ordered a bacon, sausage & egg bap. After...More

Thank Susan R
Reviewed November 8, 2017

A lovely venue with a good variety of food on the menu. Service was good and attentive. The specials board was also good. It is always an enjoyment to visit here as the garden section and gift section is always hat little bit different. We...More

Thank ellenalexandria s
Reviewed November 1, 2017

The tea rooms (there are two) are always very busy but the service is quick. The toilet facilities were very clean and nicely decorated with floral displays. My friend and I were mesmerised by the beautiful Christmas window at the entrance which was a smaller...More

Thank Susan P
Reviewed October 31, 2017 via mobile

This serves the best afternoon tea I’ve ever had I would highly recommend to everyone to give it a try.

Thank pricek23
Reviewed October 11, 2017

This is a pleasant centre to visit with some lovely items for sale. The coffee shop is roomy and split between 2 rooms but it can be very noisy. The food is appetising and wholesome. However the filter coffee is awful. The prices are a...More

Thank Rona F
Reviewed October 11, 2017

Our friends chose this place as a meeting point to have drinks etc with their family who would come along and join us. It was admittedly Sunday afternoon and we ordered a variety of drinks etc. We didn't realize it closed at 4pm, but what...More

Thank 455Douglas1948
Reviewed September 27, 2017 via mobile

We called for a quick lunch, with my parents and son. Fairly decent menu, I feel the quiches and pies etc should offer a side of chips though! But maybe that's just me being unhealthy. Food was OK and service also average. Nothing stood out...More

Thank LYPud
Reviewed September 15, 2017

The choice of plants and gardening sundries is vast and though on the expensive side the plants are good for a garden=the coffee shop is a recent addition and is good value offering full meals including Sunday Lunch and snacks

Thank Roy Y
Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

Hi, We very much enjoy our visits to your garden Centre but can't understand why your EV charge points do not work.It appears that you have not contacted the Charge your car network and renewed your listing with them.The cards can not be authorized and...More

1  Thank Heiko L
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

Very popular with locals and walkers. Plenty of free parking is the main attraction. Large garden centre and shop full of the usual overpriced items. Flower shop inside is good though. Good cup of coffee, food is ok. Scones are often burnt and you rarely...More

Thank Doncorn_13
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George H
August 5, 2017|
Response from Caroline C | Property representative |
Hi George. Brambles offers a delicious breakfast, ranging from Toast to a Full English Breakfast. If you would like a full menu emailing over, simply call on 0191 3847553
December 15, 2016|
Response from Shirley B | Reviewed this property |
Garden centre - Opening times Mon-Fri 9.00 - 5.30 Sat 9.00 - 5.00 Sun 10.30 - 4.30 Brambles Coffee shop which is in the garden centre opening times - 9.30am to 5pm from Monday to Saturday, and from 10am to 4pm on Sundays.