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The Secret Garden

Mersham-le-Hatch Village | Hythe Road A20, Mersham, Ashford TN25 6NH, England
+44 1233 501586
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good20%
  • Average11%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Mersham-le-Hatch Village | Hythe Road A20, Mersham, Ashford TN25 6NH, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My mother booked the secret garden for a cream tea for my birthday, which was lovely from start to finish. Beautiful surroundings and a lovely barn.. the finger sandwiches were fresh and a good selection of cakes.. the best part for me was the hot...More

Thank Emily S
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We went for afternoon tea to the Secret Garden & it really was delightful. The setting is lovely , an old country house stable block adjacent to a walled garden. The staff were charming & attentive - more than happy to act as camera man....More

3  Thank PeterDeering
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My best friend married here in August, the secret gardens is a beautiful location and so peaceful, the staff could not have done more to assist in the day and helped with all my requests ( I was maid of honour). The venue was beautifully...More

Thank Vicky H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely afternoon tea at the Secret Garden. We were lucky enough with the weather to be able to enjoy it in their beautiful garden. The food was really nice and I must say as nice, if not more, as in some of the...More

Thank jhreviewer98
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Held our wedding here and cannot praise them highly enough. The staff made us very welcome the service was second to none and no request phased them. They all made our wedding a truly special experience. The food was excellent.

Thank Betty H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The afternoon tea was delicious, and served in a beautiful setting. A hidden gem and we were lucky enough to visit on a lovely day. We sat outside and enjoyed the lovely garden. Everything was of a superb standard.

Thank Helen E
Reviewed 19 August 2017

My wife and I are members of a monthly walking group, and about two weeks ago we parked in the grounds of The Secret Garden prior to meeting other members of the group.The plan was to enjoy a walk around the local deer park and...More

Thank antoniobJ114WW
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This is a delightful place to enjoy an afternoon tea, the restaurant is lovely and there is plenty of outside seating. This was a real treat, the food was beautifully presented and tasted delicious. We had dainty little sandwiches, lovely scones with cream and jam,...More

Thank Lesley C
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

The secret garden is an amazing place, and the perfect location for a wedding. It is romantic, well designed and overall georgeous. The staff is very nice, efficient and caring. We spent an amazing afternoon and evening their, for our friends wedding. A special Thank...More

Thank thetravellingpilous
Reviewed 14 August 2017

After having to walk out of a nearby place due to very poor customer service we as a party of five walked into the Secret Garden.It was very busy,obviously very popular with a nice setting and atmosphere and we were immediately made to feel welcome....More

Thank K_TEngland
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30 September 2016|
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Response from Lee M | Reviewed this property |
I can't see why not. Best give them a call.
Laura D
21 April 2015|
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Response from Ssusielaker | Reviewed this property |
Bookings always good but I would give them a call
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 24 - USD 48
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mersham-le-Hatch Village | Hythe Road A20, Mersham, Ashford TN25 6NH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Ashford  >  Mersham
  • Phone Number: +44 1233 501586
  • E-mail
Located within the Mersham-le-Hatch business village in Kent, The Secret Garden is a relaxed and cosy country restaurant with views over a large Victorian walled garden. This restaurant is popular with locals, shoppers and weary motorists for leisurely lunches, and the kitchen here grows its own seasonal fruit and veggies as well as cut flowers and herbs. The bustling dining room is decorated with oak floor, wooden furniture and blackboard menus, and the historic garden is open to visitors. The restaurant also has a sunny terrace for al fresco dining, and a food hall stocked with local produce such as jams and cakes and wine and beer.
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