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The Secret Garden

Mersham-le-Hatch Village | Hythe Road A20, Mersham, Ashford TN25 6NH, England
+44 1233 501586
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good19%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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“scones” (75 reviews)
“cream and jam” (9 reviews)
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Mersham-le-Hatch Village | Hythe Road A20, Mersham, Ashford TN25 6NH, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Absolutely top class restaurant offering delicious, unique and homemade menus in a delightful setting. It isn’t the cheapest but the quality of the food was definitely worth the price. The bubble and squeak was out of this world. Because it was my Mum’s birthday the...More

Thank kimchaplin
Reviewed 5 days ago

We organised a surprise 30th for my friend at The Secret Garden today. The venue staff were so amazing with everything from the moment we called up to book. They helped everything to run smoothly. When when we arrived on the day we were greeted...More

Thank Mel C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having visited The Secret Garden on many occasions with my elderly mother some years ago, I wanted to have an afternoon tea there following her recent funeral. We booked the Glass House and it proved to be a perfect venue for a family gathering. There...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited with family for a Mother's Day afternoon tea, the restaurant itself is very nice with lovely grounds. The afternoon tea was great, each of the cakes were delicious, as well as the sandwiches and scones.

Thank Nicolecook
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Why eat lunch when you can come to this friendly historical country place and eat your way through afternoon tea. Such a beautiful setting within a short distance from a motorway but you'd never know it. The courtyard and garden are stunning even at this...More

Thank Lollipopsbaby
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited The Secret Garden with friends for afternoon tea. I can thoroughly recommend it. The food is delicious, handmade and locally sourced. Afternoon tea is served on pretty cake stands, mis-matched vintage plates, cups and saucers and teapots, which as fans of shabby chic and...More

Thank DilleyDally
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this week with a group of friends for afternoon tea and had a brilliant time. The staff were all helpful and accommodating with all of our requests. The afternoon tea selection was delicious with a lovely selection of savoury's, scones with cream and jam...More

1  Thank JudiandStu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place and would definitely go back! All the staff were lovely! Nick the bartender was amazing and did so well helping me choose what drinks to have! One of the best nights in a long time!! Food was also amazing!

Thank MissMolly742
Reviewed January 11, 2018 via mobile

We were bought a voucher for Christmas so were expecting a set menu of some sort however we were free to choose what we wanted. Everything on the menu looked unreal so was hard to choose. The beetroot cured salmon was out of this world....More

Thank Charlie P
Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

Thank you for making my 40th birthday party special ! From Laura the party planner to every staff member working on the evening of my party , you were all exceptional and the food was delicious . The venue is highly recommended and we had...More

Thank maxbazzu
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September 30, 2016|
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Response from Lee M | Reviewed this property |
I can't see why not. Best give them a call.
Laura D
April 21, 2015|
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Response from Ssusielaker | Reviewed this property |
Bookings always good but I would give them a call
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$24 - $48
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mersham-le-Hatch Village | Hythe Road A20, Mersham, Ashford TN25 6NH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Ashford  >  Mersham
  • Phone Number: +44 1233 501586
  • E-mail
Located within the Mersham-le-Hatch business village in Kent, The Secret Garden is a relaxed and cosy country restaurant with views over a large Victorian walled garden. This restaurant is popular with locals, shoppers and weary motorists for leisurely lunches, and the kitchen here grows its own seasonal fruit and veggies as well as cut flowers and herbs. The bustling dining room is decorated with oak floor, wooden furniture and blackboard menus, and the historic garden is open to visitors. The restaurant also has a sunny terrace for al fresco dining, and a food hall stocked with local produce such as jams and cakes and wine and beer.
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