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The Garlic Farm Cafe

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Mersley Lane | Newchurch, 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: Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, 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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Visitor rating
  • 207
    Excellent
  • 131
    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
Well worth a visit, especially if you're a garlic fanatic, or just like it!

This place is unique in my experience in the UK. There is plenty of opportunity to learn lots about the history, cultivation and uses of many different types of garlic.Its possible to get a conducted tour of the growing fields and after, it's possible to indulge your taste for garlic orientated... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Paraffle
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
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405 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Visited the Garlic Farm on a family holiday to the Isle of Wight and absolutely loved it! The whole experience was fun and novel. We have two small boys and they really enjoyed seeing the buffalo's, farm animals, the red squirrels and peacocks. My husband and I really enjoyed the free tasting of some very unusual garlic inspired dishes (including... More 

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Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This place is unique in my experience in the UK. There is plenty of opportunity to learn lots about the history, cultivation and uses of many different types of garlic.Its possible to get a conducted tour of the growing fields and after, it's possible to indulge your taste for garlic orientated food in their restaurant (not tried). Their is a... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

being islanders we have visited the garlic farm on a number of occasions, for the taste sampling but never got round to eating in the restaurant I must say it was amazing one of the best lunches not having the kids with us we thought we would give it a try and was not disappointed, the food ,service and menu... More 

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Welwyn Garden City, England, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Visited The garlic farm on our recent trip to the IOW. We only stopped for Lunch and a look round the shop. Had lunch in the main restaurant and as soon as you step in the door the delicious aroma of garlic hits you! Lots of choice on the menu and they also had a specials board. Food was really... More 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Having visited this place as part of our visit to the Garlic Farm, I can say that this attached establishment is just as good. Whether it's a light snack or a full meal, you'll find what you want here.

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Hawkchurch, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Sorry but very disappointed with the poor flavour of the garlic bread. :( Overcrowded and not value for money - paper cups!

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

Hello! Not sure which garlic bread you were eating?! Not our usual feedback about our garlic bread we have to say so sorry that you were disappointed. Very rare that someone complains of not enough garlic in our food! We only use paper cups in our Allium Cafe, not in the main restaurant, so people have the option of a... More 

Farnham
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Food range is excellent and the atmosphere is super. Lots to look out on. Staff are super and accommodating.

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

Thank you! So pleased to hear you had a great time at the farm. Hope to see you again soon. The Garlic Farm Team More 

England
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Came here for Valentine's Day and absolutely loved it! Cute little touches on the table and food was soo amazing! Even my partner being a chef couldn't fault a thing. Atmosphere is great, the lady that served us was brilliant too! Overall great experience and can't wait to come back :)

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

A very busy place, often a queue for tables but the staff were efficient at getting people seated, maybe a bit of a wait to order etc. and we didn't manage to order dessert but we didn't try very hard. We had the Garlic Platter, with a taste of garlic lots of different ways, whole roasted bulb, houmus, garlic ciabatta,... More 

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Yarmouth, Isle Of Wight United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Had a very good lunch at the Garlic Farm. Charlie and his team never fail to impress. Food was very tasty, staff were as usual helpful and all made for a pleasant lunch.

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

Super, so pleased you had a good lunch. We're lucky to have such a great team who care so much about providing great food and excellent service. Hope to see you back at the farm 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 11 - 23
  • 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
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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