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The Garlic Farm Cafe

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Mersley Farm 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visit here every time I come to the Iow. I think this is my 3rd or 4th review! The food was as good as always, they were a little under staffed on the day we went but they seemed to cope well with it. If you love garlic then you will always return here.

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Thank DENCFC
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here last year for lunch & it was great. We were excited to return when we came back to the IoW this year, & it was just as good! Delicious, hearty, homemade & garlicky - just right on a driocht Feb day :-) Lovely to wander in the grounds & browse the shop too. Thoroughly recommended!

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like garlic this is the place for you - garlic, garlic jam, garlic mustard, garlic you-name-it. However, you don't have to eat garlic: the restaurant serves other good food too. Not too easy for the seriously disabled to access.

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

Thanks so much for your feedback, we're so pleased you enjoyed your visit and all the products. We're always trying to think of ways to make the site more accessible- being an old farm it's not always straight forward! If you have any suggestions, we would welcome any feedback and comments on this - please feel free to contact us... More 

Ryde, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had lunch here and the food is really good and cooked fresh to order if you visit during busy times I would phone ahead a book a table. The staff are really friendly and can't do enough for you

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1 Thank tiny7815
garlicfarmer-iow, Owner at The Garlic Farm Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review for us. We're so pleased you enjoyed the food and the team looked after you so well. Hope to see you back at the farm soon. Best wishes, The Garlic Farm Team More 

Selsey, United Kingdom
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my second trip to the Garlic Farm and the difference was that this time I was able to visit the cafe there for lunch. I ordered a fabulous burger that was seasoned by all of the wonderful garlic condiments on offer at this amazing farm. As a former food magazine editor and caterer, I have to say to... More 

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

Wow, praise indeed from someone who really knows their food! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great a review. We're so pleased you enjoyed the food in the restaurant and the products in the shop. We get so much pleasure from knowing our customers have enjoyed themselves. Look forward to seeing you next time... More 

Walsall, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have already reviewed garlic farm and included cafe in that review, but to cap it off, the food staff and venue are outstanding, one of our favourite places for an alternative to the usual breakfast fry ups, haven't been at any other time apart from the mornings, try and sit by the window as they have a red squirrels... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words. We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to the restaurant and the squirrels kept you entertained. We're loving their antics at the moment- so sweet. The team here work very hard but love what they do so it's great for us to all hear when customers are happy. Hope to... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got there at just after 4:30 in after afternoon to find most of it closed despise them as advertised to be open untill 5pm. Bought a few garlic products but the so called garlic beer was a lie as have tasted a stronger beer on the mainland and no hint of garlic whatsoever in the beer. A total rip... More 

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Thank Martynjoly1
garlicfarmer-iow, Manager at The Garlic Farm Cafe, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you were disappointed with your visit. In the winter months our shop and restaurant are open every day from 9am until 5pm offering free tastings in the shop. We are a free to enter attraction and our farm walks are free and open all year round as are all other outdoor areas of the farm. Were there... More 

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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

It's my fourth visit to the island and I've been hankering after a trip to the garlic farm having tried a few of the products (particularly love the peach and mango chutney.. it's the best!). Booked with my partner's parents for a late lunch. The restaurant was fairly quiet but still had a warm and cosy atmosphere. We ordered the... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review. We're so pleased you love the peach & mango chutney - it's a real favourite. Hope to see you back at the farm soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

The food is amazing, you can also buy many garlic based specialities to take home the atmosphere is friendly, casual and relaxing. Make sure you all eat it though.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We're really pleased to hear you liked the food and the atmosphere. Hope you'll be back soon. More 

Letchworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

Expanded since last visit. Love new tea shop and lots of bits to buy. Nice place to stop. Would not be bad even on colder day as indoor areas. Nice to buy the freshly smoked garlic and the huge elephant garlic. Bought garlic plant very cheap hope it grows!

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Thank Dissapointed88
garlicfarmer-iow, Manager at The Garlic Farm Cafe, responded to this review

That's great to hear you liked the improvements since your last visit. Good luck with your garlic growing! Hope you'll be back to visit us again in the summer. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $21
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mersley Farm Mersley Lane | Mersley Farm, Sandown PO36 0NR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Sandown
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 867333
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?