Breakfast at Broom House Farm, Durham

Broom House Farm

Tucked away on a rural working farm in rural Durham, Broom House Coffee Shop boasts a menu that is chock full of home cooked dishes and sweet treats made solely with ingredients from the farm.

A mere 10 minute drive away from Durham city centre, overlooking the stunning countryside towards Lanchester and the Derwent Valley beyond, Broom House Farm not only contains a quaint custom built Coffee Shop but a Farm Shop selling in-house fresh produce, Childrens activity areas, a Woodland trail and an exhilarating experience company called Fury Events. The whole site provides something for everyone – fun for all the family with plenty of parking.

We visited on a grey and miserable Monday morning for breakfast and left satisfied and full…. With a stash of take away cakes!

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Settling down with a Full English, it is evident that the sausages, bacon and eggs are all super fresh and local. You can taste the quality of small batch produce. Yes a fried breakfast isn’t the biggest or best showcase for culinary skill but on such a basic, fundamental dish, if the ingredients can shine through then that speaks louder than fancy plating or leafy garnish. Don’t you agree?

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The fresh hot toast with proper butter went down a treat – we are suckers for toast!

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My sausage and mushroom sandwich was no different. Juicy, succulent fresh sausages and sautéed mushrooms hit the spot with a mug of tea to start the day. The chef even made an appearance to check if I had enough mushrooms as he had done more if I wanted them (YES!). Would you get that level of service in somewhere more polished? No probably not but that is what makes Broom House endearing.

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We loaded up with freshly baked cakes for afternoon tea and again, they were just good, simple and honest. I would rather support a local business producing fresh goods than a national chain. We live just across the field from Broom Farm and will definitely be back for a Sunday Lunch!

The Coffee Shop offers a variety of breakfasts, lunches, hot dishes, snacks and cakes as well as Sunday Lunches.

If you are out and about in the area, pop in for a coffee and cake.  We know you won’t be disappointed.


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