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Woodlands Coffee Shop

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Hollow Trees Farm Shop | Semer, Ipswich IP7 6HX, England
+44 1449 741247
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely cafe, plenty of highchairs and booster seats for little ones, even books they can take a look at whilst waiting for lunch. Lovely fresh food and they catered well for little ones. We enjoyed our sausage and red onion marmalade sandwiches and will be back to try the delicious looking cakes!

Thank MummyS2015M
Colchester, United Kingdom
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27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We visit frequently and have never been disappointed. Lovely food and drinks. Nice atmosphere. Very convenient for shoppers and farm trail. Ideal for children with healthy choices. Can be very busy at meal times and especially in school holidays.

Thank 244Vickie
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Visited on a Sunday, busy but the restaurant was clean, the staff active and interacting with customers. we ordered a mixture of dishes from toasties, soups, Ham terrine, salad etc. This arrived all at the same time, they were full of flavour and hot. Coffee in the cafetiere comes in three strengths which is great. This place is worth a... More 

Thank Stelmomo159
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Lovely farm shop cafe with tasty food and drinks on offer and excellent service. Clean and bright and good parking. After your coffee or meal there is the shop to wander around

Thank chelms321
Lavenham, United Kingdom
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110 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

A family oriented cafe/restaurant with straightforward offerings, not a wide choice, but at reasonable prices and 'no frills'. Coffee choices very limited as surprising for this century and decade, they do not have a 'proper coffee machine'. Good plate of roasts on Sundays.

Thank Michael W
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

We had tea and cakes here after visiting the farm trail. It was very clean and the staff were friendly and helpful. Prices were reasonable considering the quality of the food which was excellent.

Thank imerdeziner
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Exellent food, great value for money, really lovely staff. The menu has been given a great deal of thought with great childrens meals and a huge variety of choices.

Thank lime222
Sudbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Very good food at decent prices. Would recommend the home made scones and cakes. The sandwiches are very full and fresh. Friendly staff and quick service. A visit to the shop is well worth it.

Thank frequentflyersuffolk
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

I have visited this coffee shop many times. They serve really nice light meals.In the winter there is a cosy fire.There is also a well stocked farm shop .Children will love all the animals they have .Really enjoyable place to visit.

Thank rita m
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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110 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2013

We had coffee and cake here after browsing the farm shop. Both the Banana and Walnut and Victoria Sponge cakes were good value (and large slices). Service was friendly but struggled slightly to cope on a busy Saturday: why don't servers who bring food out then look out for dirty plates to collect on their return journey?

Thank The_Baptist

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Restaurant Details

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Cafe, British
Breakfast, Brunch
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  • Address: Hollow Trees Farm Shop | Semer, Ipswich IP7 6HX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: +44 1449 741247
Whether it's a breakfast, a Sunday roast, coffee with friends after shopping in our Farm Shop, or a hot snack after a walk on the farm trail, since its opening in 2007, Woodlands Coffee Shop at Hollow Trees Farm, has established itself as a place where all the family can relax and enjoy good food, all prepared on site. Woodlands is a family friendly retreat with simple meals on offer created using only the best home grown and local ingredients where possible. Scones are baked fresh every day and cakes and slices are all baked on site. We offer a varied daily Specials and lots of options for children as well as a takeaway service and celebration cakes.Coffees are fresh ground as you order and orange juice is fresh pressed especially for you Woodlands is fully licensed for beers and wines.We have a smoke free terrace, high chairs and wheelchair access.Special requests and diets can be catered for. A quick phone call or email to the Coffee Shop team before your visit will help us prepare ahead for you. Hollow Trees Farm Shop stocks a wide range of fresh farm food and everything produced on our farm is sold through the shop; the vegetables we grow and the livestock we rear. Food miles are nonexistent on many of our lines!Fresh Vegetables picked every day• Home grown Pork, Beef & Lamb• Our own free range eggs• Fresh baked bread every day• Specialist regional foods• Local beer, wine and ciderHollow Trees Hampers and Gift Cards and are also available and our V.I.P Loyalty Card system means that regular shopping with Hollow Trees reaps rewards.The Hollow Trees Farm Trail is suitable for all ages and is a walk around the fields downinto Pogals Pit and into the Livestock Barn. There are different routes and lots to see so your walk can be as long or as short as you like to make it. On your walk you will find Dave the tractor stuck in the mud, the Rolly Polly pole, Goat Mountain, Mini Tractors and the Welly Game.You can stop at Pogals Pit, where you will find rope swings, a climbing pole and the Bears Den and look out for the new Foxhole Slide. Keep walking and you will find some racing ponies, a creepy crocodile and the climbing ladder. If all this makes you tired then why not sit a while in the Giants Chair and watch the world go by. Around every corner is something more to see and do.As well as all these activities there are plenty of animals to see from goats to geese, pigs and turkeys chickens and cattle. The farm changes every day and every season so it’s guaranteed that once round is never enough. Hollow Trees Trail is a great value for money farm day out.Hollow Trees Plant Centre is full of home-grown plants to keep your gardens and patios full of colour all year round. Grown in the greenhouses at Hollow Trees Farm the plants are not forced but just let to grow naturally, giving you a healthy plant that will flourish and bloom We specialise in annual bedding, patio, and container plants. As the seasons change, winter pansies and autumn and spring bulbs become available.The plant centre also stocks a range of composts, pots and tubs, gardening gifts and house plants Fresh cut flowers are always available and in the autumn, outdoor chrysanthemums and sunflowers grown on the farm go on sale. We also stock pet foods and winter fuels.

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