The Garden Barn

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  • Images from The Garden Barn
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M1, Junction 20; 2 minutes


Tues–Sat 9.30am–5.30pm 
Sun 11am–4pm 

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    Kid friendly

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    Vegetarian or vegan options

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    Gluten-free options

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    Parking available onsite

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Piled with unusual gifts, crockery, homeware, reclamation finds, greetings cards, furniture, plants and garden goodies, the Garden Barn is a veritable emporium comprising a labyrinth of connecting rooms.

The shop began in the mid-1980s as a traditional farm shop and has diversified creatively into a treasure trove – it has an unrivalled collection of Victorian chimney pots, should you need one. It’s difficult for even the most hardened minimalists not to walk away with a trinket or two.

In the centre of the action a café offers simple light lunches, rich coffee and sweet treats. The paninis are particularly popular, served with thoughtful extras, such as hummus and crudités or a handful of pistachios. Eat at the open-plan tables by the counter, head for the quieter tea room upstairs with log-burner, reading materials and countryside views, or enjoy al fresco dining in the tumbling gardens during summer months.

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The Garden Barn,
Rugby Road, Cotesbach,
LE17 4HS
Tel - 01455 550900
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