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Our Heritage Centre is set within the beautiful steep-sided Derwent Valley, with an abundance of natural woodland, rare and iconic wildlife and a hidden heritage of British sword making and a world leading iron and steel industry. Discover Land of Oak & Iron whilst planning your next adventure, with our state-of-the-art touch screens and learn more about the heritage of our fantastic area.

café shrub in the Heritage Centre is the perfect place to fuel up before or relax after a day of exploring the Land of Oak & Iron. From hearty breakfasts and seasonal lunches to delicious home-bakes, all made with locally sourced ingredients, there’s something to suit all tastes.  Our ever-changing menu offers a mouth-watering selection. Whether you are looking for a family brunch, a catch-up with friends over coffee and cake, or a quick snack to take into the park with you (and one for the dog too!), you’re bound to find a tasty treat at café shrub.

Browse the artisan gifts on offer in the shop, sourced from north east suppliers.

Opening times: 9am to 4.30pm every day. café shrub serves breakfasts 9am to 12pm and light lunches from 12pm to 3pm, with last drink and cake orders at 4pm.

Facilities: Toilets, café, gift shop, walk and cycle routes including the Derwent Walk / Coast to Coast cycleway.

Address: Spa Well Road, Winlaton Mill, NE21 6RU.

Contact: 01207 524898 /

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