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The Garlic Farm Cafe

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British, Gastropub
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Mersley Lane | Mersley Farm, Sandown PO36 0NR, England
+44 1983 867333
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine
Description: The Garlic Farm is all about garlic...We've been growing garlic on the Isle...
The Garlic Farm is all about garlic...We've been growing garlic on the Isle of Wight for over 30 years now and are the UK's largest specialist garlic grower. We are proud of our exceptional quality garlic which is renowned for its flavour, keeping quality and beauty. You only have to try our latest crop to see what we mean. We also travel the world to select the best possible garlic varieties to offer our customers. We sell our garlic through our farm shop, farmers' markets, our website and through specialist food retailers across the UK including farm shops and delicatessens. We welcome visitors to our farm shop and cafe on the Isle of Wight. Both have been constructed from Macrocarpa pine grown on the farm. All our garlic and farm-made products are also available on our website.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Charming cafe :)

The garlic farm shop/ cafe was recommended to us by a local on our 1st visit to the Isle and I can see why. What a lovely place! We had our lunch at the cafe and although the menu choice wasn't huge (as commented on by other reviewers), I personally don't think it really needs to be any bigger... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
MaiaM256
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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The garlic farm shop/ cafe was recommended to us by a local on our 1st visit to the Isle and I can see why. What a lovely place! We had our lunch at the cafe and although the menu choice wasn't huge (as commented on by other reviewers), I personally don't think it really needs to be any bigger as... More 

Helpful?
Thank MaiaM256
Andover
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic place, tasty too!! Fun for all. Can't wait to go back for a meal in the restaurant. Beautiful structure as you enter and the wooden build gives character to the farm

Helpful?
Thank Helen B
Salisbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and partner had provided us with samples of Farm Products. So it was a joy to be able to visit the shop and buy favourable products. Wonderful place and choice with lovely cafe. Negatives narrow roads,lanes to the the farm. Drivers must observe rules of the the road.

Helpful?
Thank Mary T
garlicfarmer-iow, Manager at The Garlic Farm Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and for writing such a glowing review. We're pleased you enjoyed your visit and glad the narrow lanes didn't put you off. We love our beautiful country lanes and hope that it helps slow down the pace - it's all part of the charm of visiting our little rural hamlet. Keeps the coaches away too! Best... More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with my husband and son. He loved the gardens and the lunch guests of Mr and Mrs Peacock! Tasting session was good too and helped us when buying from the shop later. The lunch was delicious, I had the full on sandwich , smoked salmon with lashings of garlic purée and rocket on toasted bread. I'm still thinking about... More 

Helpful?
Thank Anna J
garlicfarmer-iow, Manager at The Garlic Farm Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words! We're so pleased the 'full on' made an impression. It's a firm favourite so mostly likely to stay on the menu for the summer. Looking forward to seeing you then. Best wishes, The Garlic Farm Team More 

Lymington, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten here on many occasions over the last two years, but found on my last visit that the selection on the menu was not up to the same standards as previous visits. I spoke to another two couples who have also eaten here in the last month and both agreed . will try again before the summer

Helpful?
Thank JakesAdventures
garlicfarmer-iow, Manager at The Garlic Farm Cafe, responded to this review

Thank for your feedback. We're always keen to hear our customers comments especially on things like the menu. It would be really helpful to know what you were missing from the menu as the number of items hasn't changed in the last year or so. In the winter when we're less busy and have more local customers we try to... More 

Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Holidaying on the IoW for a few days, visiting the Garlic Farm became a must having seen and purchased from their stall at the Winchester Street Market the weekend prior. We didn't know what to expect but on the strength of purchasing their garlic butter from the Market we were intrigued. It was a vile wet day and when we... More 

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Thank Richard S
garlicfarmer-iow, Manager at The Garlic Farm Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words! We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit and glad you liked the breakfast. Hope to see you back at the farm soon. The Garlic Farm Team More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

first time ive visited the garlic farm, i found the staff friendly and helpful, the venue clean and comfortable and the food was delicious

Helpful?
Thank MAEVE S
garlicfarmer-iow, Manager at The Garlic Farm Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. Come back again soon :- ) More 

Stafford, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly staff very attentive and happy to entertain children when mine was playing up a little. The food was delicious we arrived for breakfast and chose the "big breakfast" my son had an off menu dish that the chef was happy to prepare as he is quite picky sometimes. Can not fault this place...the shop was really good too... More 

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Thank CharlieeDee
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thankfully we'd booked a table because when we arrived there was no space at all! Very efficient service and friendly staff. The food was amazing - we had a selection of mains which we all shared. The highlight was the chicken pie - fabulous!! We had a browse in the shop afterwards and it all made for a very enjoyable... More 

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Thank TattyHead1903
Seaview, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I can't fault the food which is garlic based obviously and very tasty it gets busy so book to ensure a table. Peacocks and red squirrels seen through the window is fascinating and the walks around the farm are enjoyable and not too challenging. Staff are friendly, polite and efficient. If they are serving the tomato and garlic soup order... More 

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Thank Hilary H

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mersley Lane | Mersley Farm, Sandown PO36 0NR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Sandown
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 867333

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: British, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine

Description

The Garlic Farm is all about garlic...We've been growing garlic on the Isle of Wight for over 30 years now and are the UK's largest specialist garlic grower. We are proud of our exceptional quality garlic which is renowned for its flavour, keeping quality and beauty. You only have to try our latest crop to see what we mean. We also travel the world to select the best possible garlic varieties to offer our customers. We sell our garlic through our farm shop, farmers' markets, our website and through specialist food retailers across the UK including farm shops and delicatessens. We welcome visitors to our farm shop and cafe on the Isle of Wight. Both have been constructed from Macrocarpa pine grown on the farm. All our garlic and farm-made products are also available on our website.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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