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The Garlic Farm Cafe

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Mersley Lane | Newchurch, Sandown PO36 0NR, England
+44 1983 867333
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Scenic view

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  • 201
    Excellent
  • 128
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
food

Lovely café and not a bad selection of food. Had the French onion soup, really delicious. Would go back again. Staff pleasant but a bit slow. Ok if you have plenty of time. That's the only fault I could find. Prices average and food plentiful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Linda C
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Coleraine, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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396 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Coleraine, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Lovely café and not a bad selection of food. Had the French onion soup, really delicious. Would go back again. Staff pleasant but a bit slow. Ok if you have plenty of time. That's the only fault I could find. Prices average and food plentiful.

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Glossop, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

When my girlfriend and I visited we ended up with food poisioning from the cafe and the tables were sticky and floor looked like it hadn't been cleaned for about a week. Also during our visit, some of the other patrons were too loud and disruptive, I complained to the closet staff member, but little was done to help with... More 

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garlicfarmer-iow, Owner at The Garlic Farm Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Customer, We take our customer service and experience very seriously and are all surprised and shocked at your review. We feel it inappropriate to make such serious accusations via Tripadvisor without reporting or substantiation. We have a five star food hygiene rating and have never had any problems of this kind in the five years we have been open... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Had a brilliant guided tour on a tractor around the Garlic farm which was very informative and interesting. Loved all the different tasters you can try in the tasting shop. Also came home with some of the yummie goodies they make on site to bring home and enjoy Really worth a visit 10/10

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

Thank you for your kind words. So pleased you enjoyed the tractor ride. Hope you'll be back to visit again soon. The Garlic Farm Team More 

Saint Albans, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Obviously it is the garlic farm so expected lots of garlic which we all love but garlic in everything a bit too much and menu choice a little limited as a result. Also surprisingly expensive but still worth a visit

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We have been to the Garlic Farm several times before, and have always really enjoyed ourselves. This time we saw that they've extended the buildings more (there's a new little pup-up style cafe called the Allium which serves garlic bread, soup and tea), and the Taste Experience seemed more developed. The restaurant itself is great; light wood, very airy and... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Not sure if it was that we visited on a Bank Holiday but it was confusing. We decided to pop in for tea and cake as we were passing. We arrived at the counter and the lady serving expected us to know that we had to book a table. She allowed us to eat outside. The girl serving the tables... More 

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Buckinghamshire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

...though you shouldn't be too surprised if you're a) at the Garlic Farm and b) have ordered the sumptuous sharing platter for two. Although not super cheap, the variety and volume of food we were presented with was very good value for money and definitely one to recommend. The children enjoyed their meals very much and loved seeing the red... More 

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

Fantastic! So please you and the children enjoyed your visit to the farm and extra special thanks for giving us five stars. The ever popular mezze platter never fails to please! Hope you'll be back to visit again soon. Best wishes, The Garlic Farm Team More 

Lymington, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Arrive at the cafe to find a vibrant family friendly environment with a relaxed and beautiful dinner area. Service and food was well executed . Staff were friendly and efficient . Would recommend to families and couples .

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

Great! Above all we aim to be friendly so we're really pleased we succeeded. Thanks very much for your review and hope you'll be back to visit again soon. Best wishes, The Garlic Farm Team More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

My wife and I travelled over to the Isle of Wight early in the morning for a day visit to this lovely island. Our first stop off was at the Garlic Farm for a great breakfast. The food is great although you do spend the rest of the day smelling of garlic it is well worth a visit. The shop... More 

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

Thank you for your review. So pleased you enjoyed your breakfast. Hope you had a great weekend on the Island and hope to see you back at the farm soon. Best wishes, The Garlic Farm Team More 

Zombi, Eastern, Kenya
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I was in this farm last saturday.I love garlic so I really had to go!The shop is amazing,full of every kind of garlic food (sauces,beers,pop corn,garlic etc etc) amd the restaurant is really nice as well.Nice waitress and waiter.I ate a vegetarian platter (garlic bread,black garlic purè etc etc),my boyfriend took the non vegetarian platter plus one garlic beer.All for... More 

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

Thanks for your review Eleanor. Always happy to hear about fellow garlic lovers enjoying a good garlicky meal with us. Hope you'll be back again soon. Best wishes, The Garlic Farm Team More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mersley Lane | Newchurch, 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 - 22
  • Cuisine: British, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
9:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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