The Garden Gate Café at Crook Hall & Gardens

Crook Hall & Gardens
Frankland Lane
Durham City
County Durham

Tel: +44 0191 384 8028

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The Garden Gate Café at Crook Hall & Gardens



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4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
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Recent Reviews:

  • 930francesg
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Afternoon Tea
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 23rd June 2019
    Visited on June 22nd to celebrate my friends birthday. Staff were friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Afternoon tea was lovely and so filling we took most of our cakes home! The gardens are... Read full review
  • Sheila C
    Norwich, United Kingdom
    Lovely place to visit
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 24th June 2019
    We thoroughly enjoyed our walk round this hall and the gardens. It is not large but it is interesting and has a lot of history. Must mention the extremely friendly and helpful staff in the coffee... Read full review
  • 92BruceC
    Stafford, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    An absolute jem
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 25th June 2019
    Just a short walk from the city centre, this hall with its beautiful gardens was an absolute delight. I suppose that visiting in June may have given us the best of the gardens but the colours were... Read full review



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Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2019)
Monday - Sunday09:30 - 17:00
Bank Holiday09:30 - 17:00

* During the winter months we will close at 4pm

Map & Directions

Road Directions


Nearest major road is A1(M).

From the A1(M) junction 62, take the A690 into Durham City Centre. At the Gilesgate roundabout take the 2nd exit and follow the road straight over Milburngate Bridge. Take the first left at the end of the bridge and 1st left again. The River Wear will now be in front of you, follow the road round and the river will be on your right hand side. Follow the riverside along, passed the Radisson Blu Hotel and the main entrance to Crook Hall and Gardens is 500 metres further along. Our Garden Gate Cafe is the big wooden building at the entrance to the Crook Hall pay and display car park.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Durham Station. From the station road walk down North Road past the bus station to The Gates Shopping Centre. Follow the road down to the riverside, and Crook Hall is signposted from there.

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