The Willows Café 

Now Open for Garden Seating and Takeaways
On Wednesday 28 April 2021, the full menu will only be in service until 1pm, between 1pm – 2.30pm we will be serving drinks, cakes and snacks.

The Willows is a beautiful community café  located at Willow Burn. The café boasts gorgeous views across Derwentside and an array of delicious home-cooked food. But don’t take our word for it… come and try it for yourself.

The setting is perfect for catching up with friends and family, meeting clients or work colleagues or a family celebration.
There is a variety of seating available inside and outside in our landscaped gardens.  Parking is available onsite and payment is cash, chip and pin and contactless.

Download the Garden Seating and Takeaway Menu: Download

Durham Coffee
The Willows Café is now serving the Willow Burn Blend, created by Durham Coffee. You can also purchase bags of the Willow Burn Blend whilst at the café, so you can enjoy a taste of Willow Burn at home.

Loyalty Reward Scheme
Don’t forget to pick up your loyalty card on your next visit to the Willows Café. After your sixth hot drink, you will get your seventh for free.

Visiting The Willows Café.
Please use the garden entrance when you visit the Willows Café and not the main Willow Burn entrance. The garden is at the back of the building and you can gain access by following the path through the car park.

When you arrive, please sign-in with the NHS Track and Trace App or fill in the Track and Trace form we have on display. Every person visiting must fill in this information as required by the Government.

Only three customers are allowed in the Willows Café to order at one time.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Willows Café – we have missed you all.

New –  The Potting Shed at Willow Burn
The Potting Shed is our new plant and gift shop at Willow Burn. Come along and see the treasures you can find, every visit will be different!
All purchases for The Potting Shed can be made in the Willows Café

Special Events
Throughout the year the Willows is host to a number of events including Curry Nights, Fish and Chip Fridays to name a few. Details of these events will be advertised on this page and Facebook.

The Willows Café first opened in 2016 and was refurbished with the development of the Helen McArdle Wing in 2018. The café  is run by volunteers and all profit goes to support the vital work at Willow Burn Hospice.

Opening Hours
Monday           10am – 2.30pm
Tuesday           10am – 2.30pm
Wednesday    10am – 2.30pm
Thursday         10am – 2.30pm
Friday               10am – 2.30pm

Find Us
The Willows, Willow Burn Hospice, Lanchester Rise, Howden Bank, Lanchester
Turn into the Lanchester Rise Estate (Gentoo) and follow the road around to Willow Burn


You must not visit the Willows Café if you have symptoms, are waiting for test results or have been advised to self-isolate as either a case or contact. It is essential to maintain good levels of hand hygiene at all times. Please use the handwashing facilities / hand sanitiser available on arrival and prior to leaving the hospice.


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