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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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Today
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Breakfast, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Something different from usual tourist attractions

Visit was enhanced by warm sunny weather, enjoyed the beautiful field of corn marigold,corn flowers amongst the wheat growing depicting as it might have looked in the iron age. The resteraunt was busy the smells divine and the food was really tasty,staff very friendly it's a place I would certainly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
John M
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Diss
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
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Diss
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Visit was enhanced by warm sunny weather, enjoyed the beautiful field of corn marigold,corn flowers amongst the wheat growing depicting as it might have looked in the iron age. The resteraunt was busy the smells divine and the food was really tasty,staff very friendly it's a place I would certainly visit again .

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful surroundings here and we enjoyed tasting and buying garlicky produce, but the cafe was a let down. We seemed to have our invisibility shields up as the staff had a good old chat with one another whilst ignoring us. When it came to ordering we thought the cake 'meze' and black garlic ice cream sounded fun but the meze... More 

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Nice little place with fab restaurant for garlic lovers - suggest both partners eat there .....!! Interesting educational bits to read and tasters to test. Nice walk round the farm -or take the tractor! Opportunity to see red squirrels too!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Fun and entertaining. Nice, friendly, welcoming staff. Great tasters. Great shop. Educational and fun. Always go back.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

Our family went to The Garlic Farm as part of our holiday and we were very impressed. The food was excellent, we enjoyed the scenery and we stocked up from the shop which had a great selection.

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

Our second visit to the Garlic Farm and again the food did not disappoint. We chose a couple of specials, sardines with salsa and a delicious crab ramikin served with a bottle of local ale, could not have been bettered. Excellent friendly service, all in all a relaxing lunch. Just loved the wildflower meadow so beautiful, we will return when... More 

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Devizes Wiltshire UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I had always wanted to go to The Garlic Farm so you can imagine my delight and anticipation when my husband surprised me with a couple of days in the Isle of Wight with the garlic farm as the purpose of the visit. I wasn't daft. I told him to go to the nearby chill place first so that I... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Our family go to the Isle of Wight every year. The first destination is always the garlic farm. Lovely family lunch followed by the garlic shop. We only have to mention the garlic farm to our work colleagues and orders come flocking into us. We are based in Lincolnshire ! Our lunch was leisurely, staff attentive and the food as... More 

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

Thank you Linda for your very lovely review! It is great to get such wonderful feedback so thanks for taking the time. Hope you'll be back to visit again soon. Best wishes, The Garlic Farm Team More 

Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The range of dishes is excellent, all with a garlic theme. The lattes are the best on the Island and over many years of visiting the quality never varies. The staff are always attentive and friendly.

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

Great to hear our Latte getting a mention! Our team work hard to get it just right so it's good to hear feedback like this. Thank you for your review and hope to see you back at the farm again soon. Best wishes, The Garlic Farm Team More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We came just for a look round and food smelt so amazing we couldn't not stay and sample it. I worried the garlic theme would take over but it didn't. Ploughmans was lovely and also the garlic prawns . My daughter is gluten free and they even had gluten free bread to supply her I was really impressed, the service... More 

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

A super review!! Thank you so much. We're very pleased you enjoyed eating in the restaurant and admiring the view. We love it too and so pleased to share it. Hope you'll be back to the farm again soon. Best wishes, The Garlic Farm Team More 

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Additional Information about The Garlic Farm Cafe

Address: Mersley Lane | Mersley Farm, Sandown PO36 0NR, England
Phone Number: +44 1983 867333
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Sandown
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
Average Prices: USD 11 - 26
Cuisine: British, Gastropub

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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, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, 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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