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Our Cafe is open again!

✔ Covid Secure

✔ Table Service

✔ Spacious Seating

✔ Lots of outdoor garden seating

✔ No booking required


Re-opening our Café

About The Bell Plantation Café

We are delighted to be re-opening our Café doors once again since lock down. We have been working hard whilst we have been closed to make necessary changes to keep you and our team safe. We have also completed the renovations to expand our Cafe area which means we have been able to give you lots of space in all the seating areas.

We are currently running an adapted menu. However we are still bringing you delicious, simple English food that is made as fresh as possible.

At breakfast, you can have anything from simple toast to a full English breakfast. Mid-morning, we serve delicious barista-made coffee and home-made cakes.

At lunch, you can have a simple home-made sandwich, a baguette, lasagne or choose from one of our specials on the board. In the afternoon you can relax with a cup of tea and a slice of cake or try a full-blown afternoon tea (Monday – Saturday from 3pm).

Keeping you safe …

To ensure everyone’s safety in our  Café we are :

To ensure everyone’s safety in our  Café we are :

  • Limiting the number of customers in our café at any time
  • Introducing a separate entrance / exit for Café customers from the Courtyard
  • Introducing table service – we will still take payment at point of order
  • A host will greet you and seat you at a sanitised table
  • Providing cutlery as the food is being served
  • Extending our space including open air garden seating
  • Reducing our menu
  • Enhancing our cleaning procedures and ensuring we continually sanitise and wash our hands and touch points
  • Cleaning and sanitising tables after each use
  • Visible cleaning record of toilets and communal areas
  • At this time we will not be allowing business meetings

What we ask you to do:

  • Please respect the 2m distance with both our team and other customers
  • Look out for signs and floor markings
  • Sanitise your hands before using toilets
  • Ensure children are supervised at all times, and adhere to social distancing
  • When possible, please use credit or debit cards and contactless payments
  • Please stay at your table once seated where possible.
  • Please help our team to keep you safe when they are serving your food & drinks
  • We will be collecting names and a contact number as per the government guidance

Please note: We are unable to take bookings for tables. We will continue to monitor government guidelines and will review our procedures regularly.

For full details of everything we are doing you can view our Risk Assessment here

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can I socialise with at the Café?

We ask you to ensure you follow the current government guidelines when visiting our Café. You can find the latest information here 

Do I need to book?

You don’t need to book at table currently unless you are looking to order Afternoon Tea. If so we ask you to make a booking 24 hours in advance.

4 Reasons to Visit the Bell Plantation Café

1. Homemade Food

We prepare all our food fresh to order, made with fresh ingredients by our team.

2. Friendly Service

Our friendly team has 1 aim, to make your visit to our Cafe as enjoyable as possible.

3. Fresh Coffee

There’s nothing better than a good cup of coffee, that’s why we only buy the tastiest beans on offer.

4. Relaxing Environment

Sit on our sofas by the roaring fire and enjoy the wooden floors and exposed brick interior.

Delicious homemade food at Bell Plantation Café


Breakfast is the most important meal of the day so you’d best get it right. With this in mind, our breakfasts are designed to really fill you up. Using the best ingredients our breakfasts really are British.

So, if you are looking for quality plants in Northamptonshire then we think the Bell Plantation is the place to visit.

  • Toasted Teacakes
  • Tasty Sandwiches
  • Big Breakfast Option
  • Fresh Tea and Coffee


We have a wide range of lunches on offer here at the bell plantation making us a great place for you to meet your friends and family.

Lunches are made fresh to order making sure that they are of the highest quality to meet your satisfaction. We only use the freshest ingredients from our local suppliers.

  • Everything Homemade
  • Fresh Sandwiches
  • Fresh Soup
  • Seasonal Menus


We are really passionate about good coffee so we have teamed up with a local company called Beanworks who really are Coffee specialists.

  • Served by Baristas
  • Freshly Grounded
  • From Local Supplier
  • Perfect with Cake
coffee at bell plantation cafe

Homemade Cakes

What a treat. There is nothing better for a mid-afternoon filler than a home-made piece of cake.

We make our cakes and scones fresh every single day so it’s as soft, light and delicious as it should be.

  • Made Fresh Every day
  • Wide Selection
  • Homemade Biscuits
  • Homemade Scones

Café Opening Hours

Our Café is open the following hours:

Mon to Sat: 9 am- 5 pm

Sun: 10:00 am-4 pm

Breakfast is served until 11.00am
Lunch and afternoon service is from 11.30pm to 3.30pm

*Please note we are unable to take bookings in the Cafe unless it is for Afternoon Tea.

bell plantation cafe outdoors

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Visit Bell Plantation Garden Centre Today!

Watling Street
NN12 6GX
United Kingdom

01327 354 126


Garden Centre & Food Hall
Mon-Sat: 9am to 5:30pm
Sunday: 10:30am to 4:30pm
Mon to Sat: 9 am- 5 pm
Sun: 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Great experience and plenty of social distancing measures
madeline green
madeline green
21:32 05 Jul 20
Excellent place to visit.
Michael Fraser
Michael Fraser
14:41 28 Jun 20
Nice place. Went to look at the Hot Tub centre
craig drinnan
craig drinnan
12:33 28 Jun 20
Clean, well spaced, plenty of hygiene points well stocked and excellent staff.
Tracy Prestidge
Tracy Prestidge
14:33 27 Jun 20
So please these guys are open again, nice selection of plants, and took the home delivery option in lock donw too
Madeleine Towns
Madeleine Towns
19:37 23 Jun 20
Wow, what a transformation they've had since I last visited. It's three times the size! Due to Covid-19, new restaurant/café wasn't open, but again, wow, very impressed. Friendly staff as well. Animals (birds and goats) to look at and some for purchase. Other new, not yet open, buildings accessed through the car parking area. Will be back!!
16:41 23 Jun 20
Meant to give you 5 Stars hit the icons too quickly, sorry about that as I love your garden centre it is a delight to visit. And always happy with my purchases. Thank you
Marian Lowery
Marian Lowery
14:27 22 Jun 20
Was really looking forward to it opening again, and wasn't disappointed. There were '2 metre' notices and markers everywhere. Enjoyed my look around, and didn't miss out on coffee and cake either as it was takeaway.
Mandy Taylor
Mandy Taylor
18:02 21 Jun 20
Love the variety available and the staff were really helpful and friendly
Lee-Ann Conway
Lee-Ann Conway
08:37 14 Jun 20
Good large garden centre, we come 20 mins drive to get here. Wide variety of local produce from food to seeds and sheds as well as plants and trees. Also sell live poultry and caters for large animals like horses. Good for bird things but less so for cats. Good selection of alpines and pots. Have and will continue to return. I would bring my mum here.
Red Leicester
Red Leicester
13:14 03 Jun 20
Social distancing well established and good stock too
Andy Whiting
Andy Whiting
15:06 31 May 20
Open and the staff are very helpful
11:57 30 May 20
Very good helpful friendly and very well managed
Janet Mawby
Janet Mawby
05:24 28 May 20
Lovely place and very helpful friendly staff
Brad Anthony
Brad Anthony
17:52 27 May 20
Not many plants at moment sign of the times
Ean Freund
Ean Freund
09:59 27 May 20
Bought two quail, plus feeder etc Really helpful staff and great service
Andrew McQuiggin
Andrew McQuiggin
11:26 24 May 20
Excellent service with my online order during difficult times. Plants good quality and thriving. Thank you.
Jane Chapman
Jane Chapman
07:57 18 May 20
Always a fantastic selection of products on offer - especially their Christmas decorations. Although it could be argued that you can find similar products for less money elsewhere, the quality at Bell is top notch and (usually) worth the premium. Only criticisms are the surface and layout of the car park (both poor) and the short opening hours. Other than that, it’s pretty much spot on.
22:07 20 Apr 20
Good place for poultry and gardening purchase
Niaz Chowdhury
Niaz Chowdhury
18:14 17 Feb 20

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