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Back to the Garden

Fakenham Road | Letheringsett, Holt NR25 7JJ, England
+44 1263 715996
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Cafe, British, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Fakenham Road | Letheringsett, Holt NR25 7JJ, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wow! We loved this place.... just had time to stop off on our way back to Sussex after the Xmas break.The barn is absolutely gorgeous, lighting, brickwork, art, etc , so much to look at, plus the shop is amazing, we bought delicious cakes and...More

Thank vontrappsters
Reviewed 1 week ago

After staying near Holt over the New Year period, my wife, myself and two friends mistakenly had breakfast here on the way home. We ordered two full breakfasts (£11.95 each!), one person just had two slices of toast (£2.95!) and I had poached eggs on...More

Thank James B
GeneralManagerBTTG, General Manager at Back to the Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

James, Obviously we are disapointed with your feedback regarding the service and price. Clearly no excuse for getting your egg order incorrect and it being disputed. I will look into this and train accordingly. With regards the butter, we changed from automatically buttering toast due...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for the first time with friends who are regulars. My wife and I both had the Kedgeree from the specials board which was excellent. One of our friends had another special, Beef Bourguignon, and his partner had the Sea Bream. We added a...More

Thank CleoOscar
GeneralManagerBTTG, General Manager at Back to the Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

CleoOscar We are delighted you had such a positive first experience at Back to the Garden, great to see you enjoyed the specials so much. The team work really hard to ensure that we offer good value for money, using local, and where possible organic...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The barn is beautiful, the shop has a good butcher, vegetables, deli, wine and gifts, but it is expensive. We've eaten in the cafe/restaurant a couple of times, loved it the first time but not so much on the second occasion. There was nothing we...More

Thank Kim M
GeneralManagerBTTG, General Manager at Back to the Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kim, Thank you for the feedback, a great shame that you left slightly underwhelmed, perhaps we weren't as good as the first time you visited, thats no excuse though. Hopefully you will come back for a third time and we can wow you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and i love visiting the restaurant when over visiting mum and dad. As always we had fantastic food and wonderful service, nothing is ever too much trouble, we so enjoyed our Christmas Eve brunch, the Christmas toastie was delicious, the food is always...More

Thank MmeLJ
GeneralManagerBTTG, General Manager at Back to the Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for such a lovely review highlighting the good service and quality of food.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by for a quick drink and shop.We had hot chocolate which was quite superb. We also bought some meat and sausages which proved to be very high quality and particularly enjoyed their Christmas sausages which deserve a special mention. It is a such pleasure...More

Thank ExpatComfortLover
GeneralManagerBTTG, General Manager at Back to the Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review, we are glad you enjoyed the hot chocolate and our Christmas sausages.Paul and Shaun our Butchers will be delighted with your positive comments. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have intended to visit Back to the Garden for a couple of years and finally have done so - but because we hadn't booked (for breakfast) they could only accommodate us for a quick coffee. We will be returning because what we saw didn't...More

Thank An_Old_Burian
GeneralManagerBTTG, General Manager at Back to the Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm really sorry we didn't have a table for you on Boxing day. It is the first time we have opened for Boxing day at it proved extremely popular with customers. We will make some changes on based on our learnings. Basically we need to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place cannot keep staff and chefs which always says a lot. The deli has shrunk in range of fresh offerings.. used to be great cakes etc. Bought leeks which should never have been on display.. rotten inside. The cafe is up and down. Great...More

GeneralManagerBTTG, General Manager at Back to the Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Susan, I am really upset that you have had such a poor experience at Back to the Garden, we have experienced some staff turnover in the kitchen and we are building a stronger team as a result. The result has been less Deli product made...More

Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Popped in for the first time in a while and we were very pleasantly surprised by both the service and the food. My wife had a burger which was delicious and I had the duck which was beautifully cooked. We both had the panacotta for...More

Thank Timothy S
GeneralManagerBTTG, General Manager at Back to the Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Timothy, I am so pleased you enjoyed your food, Paul our Butcher makes all the burgers himself using the beef from our farm or a beef farmer in Letheringsett & Brian and his team of Chefs do the rest. Excellent food and service should be...More

Reviewed 26 November 2017

We passed this place on our way back from Thursford and called in to have a coffee & tea, we first looked around the shop and found many items we liked and purchased, the butchery had some superb cuts of meat, and the bakery had...More

Thank Kevin M
GeneralManagerBTTG, General Manager at Back to the Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Kevin, thank you for your kind comments in your review, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit.

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19 January 2017|
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Response from Patrick C | Reviewed this property |
They are welcome in the garden where there is plenty of seating. Not in the shop or restaurant due to food availability in the shop.
1 October 2016|
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Response from Patrick C | Reviewed this property |
All on the websites. Mon to sat 8:15 to 11 Sun 9 to 11
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10 February 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 21
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:15 am - 5:00 pm
8:15 am - 5:00 pm
8:15 am - 5:00 pm
8:15 am - 5:00 pm
8:15 am - 7:00 pm
8:15 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fakenham Road | Letheringsett, Holt NR25 7JJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Holt
  • Phone Number: +44 1263 715996
  • E-mail
The restaurant You can eat under the ceiling of the massive eighteenth-century oak barn or, if it's warm, amongst the flowers in our garden, a place of serenity and calm that's good for the soul. The Butchery All of the Angus-sired beef, lamb, chicken, geese and turkeys on the butcher's counter have been raised organically at our farm. The rare breed, outdoor reared pork is sourced locally. The Deli You will find many of the best British artisan cheeses, organic salami and a choice of food from our kitchen. The Shop We have a zest for sourcing producers who reflect our own ideals, for whom quality and provenance count. The wine is selected in conjunction with Fields, Morris and Verdin, the wholesale distributors for Berry Bros and Rudd.
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