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The Place in the Park Limited

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Ward Jackson Park Elwick Road | Elwick Road, Hartlepool TS26 0BQ, England
+44 1429 405573
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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Had afternoon tea in the parlour room which was indeed decorated like a parlour and was very nice. Service was good, staff were attentive, however food was nothing special for the price.

Thank Jane A
Maria H, Owner at The Place in the Park Limited, responded to this review

Hi. Sorry to hear you were disappointed with your afternoon tea. I can ensure you that this is not normally the response we get. However for £7.95 it consisted of unlimited tea & coffee, a selection of 5 different fillings in sandwiches, freshly made warm scones with cream, butter & strawberry preserve and a selection of four difference homemade cakes.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

The staff are nice, food was presented lovely and great value for money! Really family friendly and a nice place to be.

Thank Hiltzi5656
Maria H, Owner at The Place in the Park Limited, responded to this review

Thank you & much appreciated. From all at the Place in the Park. Hope to see you again soon xx More 

Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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222 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Great cafe which is streets ahead compared to how it operated under the previous owners. Great,,well priced selection, home baked cakes etc daily, fantastic for kids of all ages and of course it's in a lovely park setting with outside seating and a great kids play area. Caters for parties too with function room and private garden. Really great place... More 

Thank monkeyhan
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Nice place for visiting if you have a day in the park, plenty of seating inside and out, with nice views of the park and the pond

Thank CharlotteEHall
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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560 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

This is a nice, clean, and friendly cafe within Ward Jackson Park. Service is good, as is the food and drink. It is a little expensive but nice otherwise.

Thank Normieb41
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Nice park and the cafe is well worth visit too. It functions as a coffee shop with all the usual ice creams, cakes and teas as well as a decent food menu. Today I had a pulled pork sarnie and it couldn't be faulted. There is also a gift shop with toys to play with in the park and a... More 

Thank Wayne D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

Came here with 4 adults and 5 children for afternoon tea in the Parlour Room. We were greeted warmly by Maria who made us feel so welcome. We had afternoon tea with unlimited tea/coffee/juice. Gluten free options meant my stepdad and I enjoyed it as much as everyone else. Absolutely no complaints. The service was fantastic. Maria was lovely and... More 

1 Thank Tara S
Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

I used this as a venue for a corporate meeting, and was very happy with the service. The rom was a little chilly, but it was freezing outside so couldn't be helped. The service was friendly and welcoming with home baking offered with morning coffee, and lunch options were good value, promptly served and well received by all.

1 Thank Debby W
Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

Went for afternoon tea was very disappointed with food and staff wasn't worth the money for what it was

3 Thank Enid G
Hartlepool, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

Expensive for food and drinks in here. Staff are miserable and look Like they don't want to be there. Doesn't take a lot to say hello to make customers feel welcome!

Thank Nicola H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$11
British, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ward Jackson Park Elwick Road | Elwick Road, Hartlepool TS26 0BQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Hartlepool
  • Phone Number: +44 1429 405573
We offer a welcoming atmophere for customers of all ages. The Place in the Park is set within the ground of Ward Jackson Park -Hartlepool's Premier Historic Public Park. We are open throughout the year 10am - 6pm and only close on Christmas Day. We offer a wide selection of light snacks and meals. Why not treat yourself to one of our famous Afternoon Teas.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?