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Docton Mill Gardens & Tea Rooms

Docton Mill | Lymebridge, Hartland EX39 6EA, England
01237 441369
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Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in Hartland
Type: Gardens
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English first
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

You need to be confident on your feet to get around this garden safely. The notices say that you know your own ability but if you have never been here before you will not know the terrain. Expect to find lots of steps of differing heights, broken and uneven breeze block pathways on the level, narrow wooden bridges, grass and... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Quite nice fairly small gardens, but by no means exceptional. Rather 'over-advertised' - would rank it as a private garden of the occasional 'open to the public' type of venue.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This beautiful garden and tea room never fails to impress whatever the weather. We go every year from Stoke Barton Camp site and we are always given such a warm welcome, it is such an idyllic and beautiful setting nothing can compare. The cheese sandwiches are delicious and the cream teas exceptional. So lovely to see Doc the Labrador strolling... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

excellent, even the 'expensive salad' - had a lovely meal there and a nice walk around the gardens. The Service was brilliant pandering to requirement of picky children, and accommodating their sandwiches as they like.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We drove for over an hour to get to Docton Mill but had heard the cream teas were to die for so was very much looking forward to it. We parked in the last space available in the small car park and walked down a slippery uneven path to the tea room. We were extra careful to avoid a very... More

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

The gardens are lovely although not particularly easy to access with a buggy. The price of £4.25 may seem a bit steep but there is another, higher part to the garden. There is also a weir over the road and it's only a mile to the sea so if you leave your car parked there and do all the above... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

a pretty setting, but nothing else measured up: the (ciabatta!!) rolls were chewy, the cheese filling had clearly been grated well in advance, the garnish could not disguise the failings. the gardens were ok, but frankly not worth the entrance fee. Socks to be pulled up here!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We had a delicious lunch in this idyllic setting on a glorious summer day. The owners were very friendly and welcoming and the old resident dog is lovely. Our only criticism is the charge for the garden. There were 6 of us and at £4.50 a head we did not feel it was good value and therefore moved on without... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This beautiful little place makes the best cream teas that we have ever tasted, warm scones and ambles of jam and clotted cream. Lovely :) It is a little expensive to look around the gardens, but it is a lovely place and if you enjoy gardens and flowers, and the walk is nice. You pay a £1.00 deposit for a... More

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Kortrijk, Belgium
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We visited Docton Mill Gardens on a pretty rainy day so it's hard to give a justified review, but we enjoyed visiting the garden (very nice but nothing we haven't seen before) and a very good light lunch at the teahouse, The people were very friendly and the kids enjoyed the company of their dog while eating. the fee to... More

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