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  • Durham Dales Centre.

    A unique venue offering a range of attractions.
  • Tearoom.

    Homemade hot & cold meals, speciality coffees & teas, & irresistible home baking.
  • Gardens.

    Enjoy the view of the 18th century gazebo.
  • Gift Shop & Speciality Crafts.

    Inspiring and varied range of gifts & crafts.
Dales Centre Tearoom


Homemade hot & cold meals, speciality coffees, teas & irresistible home baking.

Dales Centre Gift Shop

Gift Shop & Crafts.

An inspiring & varied range of gifts, jewellery, clothing & cards, along with speciality craft shops to browse.

Dales Centre Visitor Information

Tourist Information.

Knowledgable & friendly staff along with ordnance survey maps, walking & cycling books & local history & geography books.

Durham Dales Tearoom






A warm welcome awaits at our 75 seater tearoom which is accessible to all. Providing an extensive menu of homemade hot and cold meals, speciality coffees, teas and irresistible home baking in a relaxing environment.

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Fentimans traditional natural botanical drinks. Flavours include Mandarin and Seville Orange Jigger, Lemon Shandy, Ginger Beer, Victorian Lemonade, Dandelion & Burdock, Wild English Elderflower, Curiosity Cola and Tonic Water.

Shmoo Milkshakes

Thick cool milkshakes made fresh to order in either Chocolate, Strawberry or Banana with the additional option of whipped cream and sprinkles.

Did you know? Shmoo milkshakes are 99% fat free and less than 6% sugar!

Sunday Lunches

The Tearoom is famous for its brilliant, traditional Sunday Lunches. Why not relax this Sunday and let somebody else do the cooking?!

Outdoor Seating 

We have picnic benches around the Dales Centre, ideal for al fresco dining when the sun is shining. 

Daily Specials

The menu at the tearoom regularly changes with seasonal meals, special cakes and more on offer to be found on our Specials Menu.


Our tearoom is fully equipped for wireless internet browsing while you are visiting.

Scenes of Weardale

A series of interesting murals depicting local scenes and events adorn the walls.

Coaches Always Welcome

Whilst we appreciate advance notification of coach visits to allow us to best prepare for your arrival, it is not always essential.

We can also provide a meet and greet service for pre-booked coaches.

click here to download the tearoom menu pdf

Contact us.

  • Visit us.
    Durham Dales Centre
    Castle Gardens, Stanhope
    County Durham
    DL13 2FJ

    01388 527650
  • Email us.
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Opening Times.

    • Gift Shop: 1000-1600
    • Durham Dales Kitchen: 0900-1600

The retail units have their own opening times. Please check directly with the individual retailers.