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Poplar Tree Garden Centre & Coffee Shop

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Address: Shincliffe Village Hall Lane, Durham DH1 2NG, England
Phone Number: +44 191 384 7553
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Poplar Tree Garden Centre & Brambles Coffee Shop in Shincliffe, County...

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 with their gardens and strive to be a friendly and helpful at all times. Poplar Tree Garden Centre Durham staff carry a comprehensive level of knowledge and expertise that is sure to answer even the most difficult of questions. Please don't be shy in approaching them as they are ready and waiting to assist at all times.Poplar Tree Garden Centre, Florist & Coffee Shop all under ONE roof!

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This place is in an idyllic country village. Perfect location with free onsite parking. However, the menu and food are fairly average, the scones we had were burnt and the salad... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Doncorn_13
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Durham
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I ordered "Hot Beef Sandwich" ....Disappointing to note it was "packet beef" bought from a supermarket and was only just warmed ! However it does come with a portion ice cold salad and a small jug of hot gravy !! Coffee or drinks are served immediately (no chance to say "can we have drinks with meal"and if you don't drink... More 

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Thank IJJE
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I ordered bacon and sausage butties this morning . Buns were not fresh ..a bit stodgy and both a shade on cold side Both sandwiches ( bearing mind were breakfast meals) were served with salad and tinned sweetcorn !! May be better to offer with beans /mushrooms / grilled tomatoes .....hot .. Coffee is nearly always on... More 

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Thank Joan S
Durham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is in an idyllic country village. Perfect location with free onsite parking. However, the menu and food are fairly average, the scones we had were burnt and the salad that accompanied our meal was limp and very basic. The worst thing about this place is most definitely the staff, who are generally sour faced and lacking in customer... More 

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Thank Doncorn_13
Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Always guaranteed to have nice food, but can be very busy at times although queue goes down quite quickly.

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Thank Yvonne W
Durham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Not very impressed with food at all, I ordered a cheese savoury sandwich, which came with side salad, the bread was stale and the salad a bit limp

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1 Thank christine r
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Been coming to this garden centre for a few years, however when looking at the cakes and scones recently they don't look as good as they were. I notice the last three times I have tried the scones they are getting like a biscuit. I do hope they improve as the surroundings are nice.

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1 Thank TheMysteryMunch
Spennymoor, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Went for afternoon tea as a late birthday celebration it was very disappointing. Firstly we were never asked for teas and coffees my friend had to go to the waitress and ask for them. The scone I had was disgusting tasted more like a very bland biscuit with too much cream to try and disguise the taste. From photos on... More 

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1 Thank SarahVentura
Durham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We have over the years been regular visitors to Poplar Tree garden centre & their Brambles coffee shop / restaurant. Not sure what if any changes of late there has been in relation to Brambles but we have noticed a steady decline in the quality of the food served. Disappointing visit today - I ordered a bacon, Brie & cranberry... More 

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1 Thank M F
Durham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Three of us went for afternoon tea about 3 weeks ago.To say it was disappointing is an under statement.At 2pm on a Friday afternoon they had no brown bread for 2 of us for our sandwiches.The scones were as over cooked and hard as you can't imagine,and the bits of cakes served up were a disgrace especially when you know... More 

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6 Thank KENB719
Durham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

As a Durham resident this is my frequently chosen resource for garden products and advice. Knowledgeable staff are able to advise on choices of planting and shrubs while the shop is well stocked with gift ware and gardening needs. The Brambles coffee shop and restaurant serves a variety of foods at breakfast and coffee time with sandwiches and meals available... More 

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