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Could do with some tweeking

Food was good once we had finally ordered it and got it. The service at the counter was painfully... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Garden Centre

Good selection of plants and shrubs. Also jewellery,books,ornaments,cards etc. Very popular cafe... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Durham, 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...more
Shincliffe Village Hall Lane, Durham DH1 2NG, England
+44 191 384 7553
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Food was good once we had finally ordered it and got it. The service at the counter was painfully slow as there was only 1 young lady taking the orders for both food and drink and she was also making the drinks. There were 3...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BLUE56
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good selection of plants and shrubs. Also jewellery,books,ornaments,cards etc. Very popular cafe which serves snacks,meals and afternoon teas. Easy parking.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank disp12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the way my interflora flowers were abandoned in the snow. Not what the sender had in mind. Beware interflora doesn’t always deliver in a way you expect if they use this firm

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Flowerlovercold
Reviewed 10 December 2018

My wife and I popped down to Poplar Trees for some Christmas decorations and decided to stay for lunch. We both had pananis plus coffee. Not too long a wait and all came delivered with a smile and very reasonable. Place was very busy and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank digitraisedwhenasked
Reviewed 2 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank macy
Reviewed 26 August 2018 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 22 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank ChefRGB1
Reviewed 17 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 51davem33
Reviewed 1 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
3  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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ron B
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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.