Birdhouse Tearoom

afternoon tea at the Birdhouse tearoom, near Jedburgh

Our award-winning tearoom is a treat for all. We are known for the freshness and quality of our cakes, soups and sandwiches. All our cakes are made on the premises by our own staff. Our scones are made fresh every morning – we don’t keep them or freeze them. Soups are freshly made andusually gluten free and suitable for vegetarians.

Our light lunch options include quiche, sausage rolls, pork pies and salads as well as our popular range of sandwiches. We always have a good range of gluten-free options available.

We cater for a range of food allergies, intolerances and preferences, including gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian. You can read our allergy advice here

We are lucky enough to have a big garden and have plenty of outdoor seating, including an undercover gazebo, giving plenty of space for you to enjoy.

Simple but Delicious Food

Home made soup with a choice of two each day, always interesting and suitable for vegetarians and usually gluten-free. We try to use seasonal produce whenever possible.

Sandwiches – we offer a choice of seasonal sandwiches made to order using top quality ingredients and a premium seeded batch loaf. We usually have at least two sandwiches suitable for vegetarians and our sandwiches often feature our home-made chutneys using produce from the garden.

Drinks – freshly ground coffee from rainforest alliance certified beans, tea, hot chocolate, cans, mineral water and non-alcoholic lager.

Cakes and biscuits all freshly made by the cafe team. We nearly always have shortbread, meringue, Victoria sponge cake, chocolate log and whatever else takes our fancy! We try to use fresh produce so you’ll get rhubarb and orange cake when there’s rhubarb from the garden, and we try to use as many apples, pears and plums as the trees will produce. There are always gluten-free cake options available.

We are always pleased to bake fresh cakes for you to take home for special occasions, or simply as a treat, please call us to discuss requirements.

Opening Times

The plant centre, grocery shop and tea room are currently open daily from 9:00am to 5:00pm. (10:00am to 4:00pm November to March). Booking is recommended for indoor seating in the tea room -  please phone 01835 830315.

Car Park

Car parking is only available during opening hours. The car park gate is locked when we are closed.

How to Get in Touch

We love meeting people and caring for our plants, but we are not so keen on sitting in the office and working  on a computer. Because of our lovely woodland setting internet signals are intermittent, so emails and social media requests may go un-answered. Please phone us during opening hours on 01835 830315 for all enquiries.


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Latest News

Afternoon Teas – We are delighted that our wonderful afternoon teas have been awarded the Bronze award in a national competition to discover the UK’s greatest. So why not treat yourself or buy a voucher for “Afternoon Tea For 2” to give to a friend. Afternoon teas should be booked in advance.

We hope you enjoy our food as much as we do.