Brambles Coffee Shop

A warm and friendly welcome awaits you at the Brambles Coffee Shop within Poplar Tree Garden Centre. Choose from three light and spacious seating rooms, with beautiful views of Shincliffe Woodlands and the exclusivity of being a stone's throw away from the beautiful River Wear, with free car parking allows you to enjoy a wide range of fine homemade foods.

Every day our cooks prepare delicious hot dishes to suit all tastes, as well as soups, sandwiches and delicious homemade cakes. And of course, our ingredients are locally sourced for that unforgettable taste of Durham.

With Brambles situated within yards of Durham’s River Wear with a view of the “Durham Grand Canyon” over the river at Houghall, it attracts thousands of lovely walkers from a relaxing riverside walk from Durham City.

Inside the Coffee Shop is an array of indoor plants to help you relax. When the weather is kind, there is a large seating area and two balconys offering some shelter should the weather be poor.

Sitting amongst the most fabulous hanging baskets in full bloom and watching people wandering through the garden centre, will make you feel miles away from Durham City in somewhere much more tropical.

Our very own on site Garden Florists assisted us in decorating our newly opened Garden Room, which can accomodate up to 80 guests in a private function room setting. The Florists decorated it beautifully with hanging Wysteria and floor to cieling glass windows allowing breathtaking scenic views of the Garden Centre and surrounding greenery.

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We are open from 9.30am to 5pm from Monday to Saturday, and from 10am to 4pm on Sundays.

As well as the Private Garden Room, alternatively both Coffee Shops are also available for room hire for private functions and parties, for further information on this please enquire by phone on 0191 3847553, or via email on

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Presented on a miniature park bench piled high with un-cut sandwiches, Wellington boots filled with fruit smoothies, and a selection of homemade pies, quiches & scones, served with tea, coffee and, for an extra sparkle… A glass of prosecco is optional.

£15.99 per person or £18.99 with a glass of Prosecco

Booking is advisable. To book a table please use our online booking service or simply call us on

0191 3847553.


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