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The River Gardens

The Carrs, on the B1410 | Sleights, Whitby YO21 1RR, England
01947 810 329
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Ranked #5 of 11 shopping in Whitby
Type: Specialty Shops
Most recent review
- Jun 19, 2014
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English first
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Stopped off here to look at the garden centre and decided on cream scones and tea from the cafe. Service was almost instant, order taken, teas prepared and served by friendly staff. Very fresh and tasty scone with cream and raspberry jam, excellent. The setting is very good with indoor and outdoor seating including on the river bank and in... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Beautiful table, riverside, Saw the steam train going past just across the river. Lovely setting, beautiful plants and lovely shop.

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Thornaby on Tees, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The sun was beating down the air was full of the smells of late spring early summer and it was mid week . 6 bikers out for a fun day ,lunch stop The River Gardens Sleights and after 63 miles we were not disappointed .Ample parking for 6 large bikes in fact ample parking for just about anything ,table found... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Turn left from the A169 onto the B1410 Ruswarp road at the foot of the bank as you enter Sleights, and you'll quickly find the River Gardens Cafe combined with Perrys Plants. There is ample parking, and the setting really is idyllic. First enjoy a drink or light meal as you sit literally by the riverside and just take in... More

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99 reviews 99 reviews
57 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

First time at the River Gardens but definitely not the last. Excellent poached eggs next to the river Esk...watched ducks and saw and heard the steam trains of the NYMR. Idyllic. Garden centre was very good value and the staff informative. Lots of parking and places to sit while watching putting or croquet. A great place for those less mobile.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
18 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

What an alround lovely place to spend a few hours. The garden with a mini golf and croquet were so pleasant with ample seating for my elderly parents. The garden centre was a delight and one of the cheapest we have been to. Although the choice of plants is now limited due to the time of year we still came... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

A lovely place with something for everyone, unusual plants at very reasonable prices, croquet lawn and putting green, shady benches or tables by the river. Food was lovely with lots of choice. Crab sandwiches are delicious, so is the salmon salad, cakes look good but we opted for ice cream cones as it was so hot. A really nice place... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

What a beautiful place, right by the river. The cafe is tiny but very well run lots of tables outside if the weather is good. The food is beautifully cooked and so tasty, there is a good choice of food from a sandwich or a full meal. The deserts looked great too. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Well... More

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Lovely setting by the River Esk, a small & usually busy but efficiently run tea Rooms run along side a Garden Nursery Business, which in it's self is worth a visit. Order & pay at the Kitchen Hatch & your order is brought to your table. A small menu with occasional specials, but over the years I have never had... More

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Whitby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

A lovely place to visit, which offers lovely food a wide variety of plants and a lovely setting by the River Esk. A must if you visit Whitby.

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