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The Garlic Farm Cafe

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British, Pub, Gastropub
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Mersley Lane | Mersley Farm, Sandown PO36 0NR, England
+44 1983 867333
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 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
Description: The Garlic Farm is all about garlic...We've been growing garlic on the...
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 sell our garlic through our farm shop, farmers' markets, our website and through specialist food retailers across the UK including farm shops and delicatessens. Our garlic is not available in supermarkets. 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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  • 144
    Very good
  • 43
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  • 11
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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
Garlic farm

If you visit the IOW you have to visit here. Superb shop with so many amazing gifts to buy and of course loads of different types of garlic. Not cheap garlic though as most large bulbs were £3 each.Cafe on site which we did not visit as it was packed. Will visit again next time. No charge for entry.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Rochris2015
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Frankfurt, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I came with my cousins , siblings, parents and aunties and uncles . I was excited to go but found the staff so unfriendly. Especially when we asked the roof to be put over us when we have been placed outside to sit with our large table. However the waitress told us the roof was broken and would not find... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

If you visit the IOW you have to visit here. Superb shop with so many amazing gifts to buy and of course loads of different types of garlic. Not cheap garlic though as most large bulbs were £3 each.Cafe on site which we did not visit as it was packed. Will visit again next time. No charge for entry.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great place to eat. We choose to eat in the café. The best soup I had had! My aunts enjoyed the day Thank you

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Sooooo impressed with our lunch here. The staff were lovely and clearly enjoy working here. It shows. We opted for the mezze sharing plate and it fed 2 adults and 2 children. The waiter said it should be enough but if it wasn't we were to shout and we could add to the order. We were stuffed and felt like... More 

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Nottingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Went for breakfast and a shop around, it was raining so we could only manage the shop and breakfast which was very nice. Looks like the farm tour would be really good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Yet another great lunch at the Garlic Farm. We are most definitely with the late Clarissa Dickson Wright in being huge fans of this place. Today's special was mushrooms on toast and it was lush, just enough. One of our daughter'so had the special Garlic Farm burger which was also declared excellent. We always pick up supplies from the shop... More 

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Lincolnshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I was visiting the Isle of Wight as a day visitor and a friend had recommended The Garlic Farm so after hiring a bike in Ryde i set out for the farm. To say the direct route was challenging is an understatement, very very hilly so by the time I arrived it needed to be good to be worth it,... More 

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Cannock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Really enjoyed our trip here. The sauce tasting was fun. It was all very educating as I never knew there were so many different types of garlic. The range of sauces were plentiful and there's sure to be a sauce for everyone's taste. The best was the restaurant. The food looked very appealing, very rustic and very tasty. Totally recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Cafe is lovely, there is both a cafe and a restaurant. Restaurant is overpriced but has waiter service whereas the coffee shop is great for just a drink and a slice of cake. Also sell the very popular Minghella's ice cream!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Very glad we did.... The staff, restaurant and food can not fault. Staff always on hand to help without hesitation. Restaurant had a great atmosphere and felt welcoming. Food is delicious so much so I would revisit again on this holiday.

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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 11 - 26
  • Cuisine: British, Pub, 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 sell our garlic through our farm shop, farmers' markets, our website and through specialist food retailers across the UK including farm shops and delicatessens. Our garlic is not available in supermarkets. 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 - 6:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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