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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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Scone

Called in on Sunday and had the Worse cheese scone I have ever tasted far to salty and very solid... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
JanSeaham135
,
Durham, United Kingdom
Wonderful Place

Excellent customer service and wonderful food in the restaurant will definitely return. Garden... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2018
pricek23
,
Arbroath, 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 good30%
  • Average22%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible2%
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“afternoon tea” (11 reviews)
“cakes” (9 reviews)
“quiche” (6 reviews)
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Shincliffe Village Hall Lane, Durham DH1 2NG, England
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+44 191 384 7553
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"afternoon tea"
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"cakes"
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"quiche"
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"side salad"
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"healthy plants"
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"buy plants"
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"good sized car park"
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"clean tidy"
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"sunday lunch"
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"lovely venue"
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"nice place to visit"
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"nice food"
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"staff were lovely"
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"for sale"
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"hidden gem"
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"well worth a visit"
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"gardeners"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called in on Sunday and had the Worse cheese scone I have ever tasted far to salty and very solid !!! . I left the majority of it . I only hope someone else bakes the next batch as previous visits have been ok.

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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent customer service and wonderful food in the restaurant will definitely return. Garden centre has some lovely items in as well x

Thank pricek23
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

I love coming here it’s a nice small garden centre with a lovely cafe. The staff are always friendly and seem very friendly. There is a good sized car park.

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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

The service was lovely all very helpfully a lovely setting sandwiches were lovely and fresh .Endless supply of tea would highly recommend .Will try Gardner’s afternoon tea next time .

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Reviewed 4 December 2017 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
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Reviewed 9 November 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

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Reviewed 2 November 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
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Reviewed 31 October 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
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Reviewed 12 October 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
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Reviewed 12 October 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
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George H
5 August 2017|
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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
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sey477
16 December 2016|
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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.
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