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Brambles Coffee Shop

Hall Lane, Shincliffe, England
+44 191 384 7553
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good17%
  • Average14%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible11%
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“sandwiches” (23 reviews)
“smoothie” (5 reviews)
“crisps” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Hall Lane, Shincliffe, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the gardeners delight afternoon tea. The best afternoon tea we have had. Excellent choice of sandwiches. Included pork pie, quiche, sausage roll, pastry savoury, cream scone, various cakes, cheese and pickled onions, crisps and a smoothie. Unlimited tea and coffee. Excellent quality and plenty...More

Thank Ian J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely coffee shop, within a wonderful garden centre. A lovely selection of food and a great specials board. Staff very friendly and attentive. A lovely place to meet friends for a spot of lunch, or for a a little treat after a shopping spree...More

Thank Tracy S
Reviewed October 29, 2017

we called for coffee on friday its been a while since we have been in, and all i can say is nothings changed it is what it is a cafe. shame really if they got there heads together it could be a lot more and...More

Thank sultan1384
Reviewed September 2, 2017

My daughter and I had Garden Afternoon Tea on a glorious hot September afternoon and it was delicious! Our seats were inside but we wanted to enjoy the sunshine and our request for outdoor seats was accommodated straight away. We chose our sandwich fillings and...More

Thank AS42
Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

I've been here a couple of times now and have been left a little bit disappointed on each occasion. The first time, although the place was busy, and a slight delay was expected, it still took a bit too long for the food to arrive....More

1  Thank Jonathan H
Reviewed August 24, 2017

We have been going to Brambles since shortly after it opened and to be honest it was great but our last visit will be the final one as it was so bad it went beyond horrendous. We arrived at 9.40 and there was one person...More

3  Thank lawsonwsly
Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

Wile visiting garden centre popped in for lunch far to expensive for what you get, they should call the scones rock buns they so hard , my friend got cake which did not taste fresh,, The young staff are friendly but will not be returning.

1  Thank Rita W
Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

Delicious food here, delivered with a cheeky smile and staff engagement is excellent. Clean comfortable and airy dining. Wide range of teas and coffee, cakes are wonderful, quiche is delightful, high tea a treat. A garden centre cafe at the top end of the tree.

Thank graemeholmes69
Reviewed July 31, 2017 via mobile

We've eaten here before and have left fairly satisfied. On this occasion the food was a huge disappointment. Felt like the ingredients were very cheaply sourced, particularly the bacon, which in the opinion of three of our group was inedible. The prawn sandwich with Marie...More

1  Thank Dale R
Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

A large cappuccino please...Do you want chocolate sprinkled on? What arrived was milky slop with a congealed dollop of chocolate.Clearly the staff need training on how to make a good coffee.My sister in law from Australia is coming over soon and I'm looking forward to...More

1  Thank Richy56
Caroline C, General Manager at Brambles Coffee Shop, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2017

Thank you for your recent review. We always welcome both positive and negative comments, and we take all reviews with great sincerity, as a business our customer feedback is a positive development for improvement. I am disappointed to read your recent experience at Brambles was...More

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Fiona H
October 30, 2017|
Response from Caroline C | Property representative |
We certainly do offer a vegetarian afternoon tea. Just simply inform the staff on arrival & they will accommodate your request. Enjoy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hall Lane, Shincliffe, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Shincliffe
  • Phone Number: +44 191 384 7553
  • E-mail
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