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Keyneston Mill, Home of Parterre Fragrances

Keyneston Mill, Tarrant Keyneston DT11 9HZ, England
+44 1258 456831
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Travelling abroad we've occasionally found quirky, unusual places like this that are hard to define... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ros P
beautiful garden but pretentious chaotic cafe

Absolutely beautiful scented garden in lovely setting. Having known the site for decades it was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Visit the creative and experimental home of Parterre. Keyneston Mill is a 50-acre estate dedicated solely to aromatic and scented plants where over 1000 varieties of plants are grown for distillation to produce ingredients for our luxury fragrances. Join us for lunch or light bites in The Scented Botanist Bistro-Cafe and tour our botanic gardens and exhibition space.
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Keyneston Mill, Tarrant Keyneston DT11 9HZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelling abroad we've occasionally found quirky, unusual places like this that are hard to define but glorious to visit. They are often vineyards or historic gardens or distilleries. We've often remarked on the scarcity of such places in the UK. This is a perfumery with...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely beautiful scented garden in lovely setting. Having known the site for decades it was lovely to go back and see what Parterre is doing. The perfumery is interesting with small selection of floral themed books and other stuff. I wasn't tempted to buy the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First visit and we tried lunch. The cafe is light and airy and next to it there is an interesting exhibition currently about the origins of some of the iconic perfumes. The public can wander some of the parterre gardens which are lovely. This will...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used to come here very often about 20-25 years ago when it was the Partridge vineyard and pick your own. Wonderful fruit and orchards, a deli, a cafe, plant sales and occasional evening events. The owners, probably exhausted, sold up and the new people...More

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Amanda H, Manager at Keyneston Mill, Home of Parterre Fragrances, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Glad to hear you've seen the different from the pick your own to our newly planted botanic gardens. Sorry to hear you had a disappointing lunch. We hope we can do better for you next time. Our risottos, salads and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been wanting to go here for while and glad we finally managed it! Lovely afternoon tea courtesy of teapigs, and the vegan cake very yummy. Will go back for lunch and a proper look round. Glad to see back in use,glorious gardens.

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Amanda H, Manager at Keyneston Mill, Home of Parterre Fragrances, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Emma. Happy you finally made it over to visit and seeing the property being developed again.

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Reviewed 7 July 2018

Our first visit here and we were delighted. Lovely walk around the gardens which will only get better as time goes by and by the river. Lots of places to sit and contemplate. Really impressed by the cakes and Bradley the chef was most helpful...More

Thank Jud1952
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Amanda H, Manager at Keyneston Mill, Home of Parterre Fragrances, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So happy you enjoyed your first visit and we hope to have you again soon.

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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

What a find! This place is only going to get more and more stunning as time goes by and as the gardens mature. It is a lovely garden, full of colour and scents. The walk by the river was an added bonus. The restaurant is...More

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Amanda H, Manager at Keyneston Mill, Home of Parterre Fragrances, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Thank you. We are looking forward to watching the garden mature over time as well. We hope to have additions to our Parterre product line come this Autumn.

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

The gardens/ fields are changing all the time; what a joy to see so many butterflies! The river walk is beautiful and the dragonflies seem to dance over the water. The cafe is lovely, we had Jasmine tea and a fabuluous vegan cake topped with...More

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Amanda H, Manager at Keyneston Mill, Home of Parterre Fragrances, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Thank you very much. It is indeed a lovely, relaxing atmosphere. The gardens will be in full bloom in just a months time. Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful place to visit. Came and had lunch with my daughter and granddaughter .The food was outstanding , wounderful ambiance and superb service . The gardens were also amazing and being a florist gave me lots of inspiration , i shall definitely be...More

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Amanda H, Manager at Keyneston Mill, Home of Parterre Fragrances, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Thank you very much Jane. It was a gorgeous first day of summer. We're so happy you enjoyed your lunch and hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 17 June 2018

This is Thomas Harding country and The Mill has the ambiance to fit into this scenario ! The carefully orchestrated gardens with a charming restaurant , plus a fascinating perfumery ! The service is delightful ! The choice of cakes is mouthwatering but the best...More

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Amanda H, Manager at Keyneston Mill, Home of Parterre Fragrances, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

So happy you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon!

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