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excellent gift shop

great choice of gifts/household items. very well displayed. garden centre good. coffee shop, good... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2018
lynne c
Stockton on the Forest, United Kingdom
Lovely Afternoon Tea

Visited for gardeners delight afternoon tea. Great selection of sweet and savoury. The best... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Durham, United Kingdom
via mobile
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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...more
Shincliffe Village Hall Lane, Durham DH1 2NG, England
+44 191 384 7553
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch but was very disappointed. Not much on display and the quality of cakes etc seemed poor. There was a long queue and staff serving seemed irritated. The quiche was bland and soggy and the coleslaw seemed like cheap bought coleslaw rather than...More

1  Thank macy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for gardeners delight afternoon tea. Great selection of sweet and savoury. The best afternoon tea we have had. We will definitely return.

Thank JulesC1970
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sent back baked potatoe as it looked old and over cooked, given another just the same sent that back you can tell when the potatoe is freshly cooked by it colour, the manager said it was cooked freshly 9am this morning this is far to...More

2  Thank ChefRGB1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

good food reasonable prices . attentive staff. Easy to find plenty of spaces to park. Good location near durham

Thank 51davem33
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Poor quality “greasy spoon” standard breakfast, served with extra grease and a scowl. First and last visit.

2  Thank David R
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Very enjoyble visit. Started off in cafe and the ham and cheese quiche was fabulous. Spent around an hour in the garden and gift sections. Plants and shrubs beautiful and great advice from gardening staff. Plenty of parking. Highly recommend.

Thank Ron B
Reviewed 10 May 2018

great choice of gifts/household items. very well displayed. garden centre good. coffee shop, good choice and cakes look delicious, however, service very poor. coffee shop quiet but still a queue. staff chattering ignoring customers. system possibly poor. would beware at busy times. also poor at...More

1  Thank lynne c
Reviewed 19 March 2018

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.

4  Thank JanSeaham135
Reviewed 12 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
Reviewed 18 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.

Thank Holiday-Lady25
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George H
5 August 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
15 December 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.