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Our Café is Closed

As we are in a national lockdown unfortunately our Café is closed.
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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).

Please Note: The menu is subject to change regularly if we sell out of dishes. Please call us if you have a specific requirement.

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
  • Due to demand we are restricting your time at a table to 1.5 hours – please ask a member of staff if you think you may need longer.

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

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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

Very good. Nice visit, all safe and sanitize on your way in
Penny Clarke
Penny Clarke
12:44 22 Feb 21
Nice Garden centre, with friendly staff and an interesting range of goods
Peter Norris
Peter Norris
12:36 07 Feb 21
Always good service and friendly knowledgeable staff
Graham Dyson
Graham Dyson
12:08 23 Dec 20
Cafe menu is a bit more limited than usual, but still good food. The best chips I have ever had.Centre has a wide range of Christmas decorations in stock.Nice range of food in centre as well.Great place for a browse
Lynda Hadfield
Lynda Hadfield
20:32 14 Dec 20
Very helpful staff. A pleasant experience all round.
Sue Hartley
Sue Hartley
15:13 03 Dec 20
Popped in to pick up a waterproof jacket for himself. Found the very thing - a wax jacket at a good price. This was similar to my one which we bought from there a couple of months ago.Job done.
Jo Davies
Jo Davies
20:43 20 Nov 20
Nice place.. a little on the high side but cool place
David Young
David Young
15:51 14 Nov 20
Well organised, very safe, huge choice for garden and gifts, and outside plants in excellent condition
Alan Curtis
Alan Curtis
17:21 12 Nov 20
Great food, my ducks love it;()
21:54 02 Nov 20
The staff are fantastic. Really helpful knowledgeable. My number 1 place for poultry.
Amanda C
Amanda C
16:06 31 Oct 20
Great place for lunch.Also great for garden and household items. I absolutely love it here
Karen Pickard
Karen Pickard
15:02 31 Oct 20
Great place to visit. Lovely things to buy, good coffee shop and the kids love looking at the animals, especially the chickens and ducks.
Caroline Thom
Caroline Thom
15:22 30 Oct 20
The man in the pet shop was very helpful and knew what he was talking about.
Christine Sanderson
Christine Sanderson
13:28 30 Oct 20
Great food
Paul Mcgill
Paul Mcgill
11:28 25 Oct 20
Great place to visit, particularly good staff on the poultry section
Rob Hayes
Rob Hayes
16:29 24 Oct 20
Service in the restaurant/cafe was first class, everything sanitised before you sit down
Jason Stretton
Jason Stretton
11:48 24 Oct 20
Nice food in the cafe. Plantation and garden centre very well stocked
Seth Wilde
Seth Wilde
12:49 23 Oct 20
Went to buy chickens, very good place but price was a little steep.
H Baker
H Baker
15:56 18 Oct 20
Visited the cafe, 🐕 friendly but you have to sit outside so was a bit cold. Food was lush though
Viv Wilkinson
Viv Wilkinson
14:16 17 Oct 20
The restaurant is very well equipped to cope with social distancing. I had a cheese scone which was absolutely delicious.
Helen Smedley
Helen Smedley
12:46 10 Oct 20
Tasty fresh food in our afternoon tea.
Martin Clark
Martin Clark
15:41 06 Oct 20
Nice food and tables well distanced. Table service provided however it was slow. We waited about half hour for our cups of tea to arrive along with our sandwiches and kids meal. Nice and clean though.
Jennifer Ridgley
Jennifer Ridgley
14:58 04 Oct 20
jon ludgate
jon ludgate
14:34 03 Oct 20
Cafe well thought out. All staff very friendly and quick service. Food good, well presented and reasonably priced. You could spend best part of a day there with so much to see around the rest of the centre.
Yvonne Davies
Yvonne Davies
11:07 02 Oct 20

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