Brambles Coffee Shop

A warm and friendly welcome awaits you at the Brambles Coffee Shop within Poplar Tree Garden Centre. In our light and spacious Coffee Shop, 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 patio area outside the coffee shop where you will find wooden tables and chairs with green parasols. 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.

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

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

New Gardeners Delight Afternoon Tea

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Presented on a miniature park bench piled high with un-cut sandwiches, potted cupcakes, 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.

£14.99 per person or £17.99 with a glass of Prosecco

Booking is advisable. To book a table please ask a member of staff or call us on 0191 3847553.


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