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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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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good21%
  • Average11%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Mersham-le-Hatch Village | Hythe Road A20, Mersham, Ashford TN25 6NH, England
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Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Went to an evening Wedding reception set in a beautiful walled garden. Private feeling setting. Great location. Food good with a private bar and loads of parking. Not a huge function room but intimate.

Thank GuestsMaidstone
Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

We visited on Sunday 5th June. We were a separate party to the previous reviewers but had also booked the glasshouse for 14.00 and had a receipt which stated this. In the same way we were told we hadn't booked it and would have to...More

1  Thank Minty's S
Reviewed June 6, 2016

The weather was perfect, the setting is quite beautiful. This was my first experience of the Secret Garden at my daughter in law's baby shower, which had been booked quite some time ago. The afternoon tea was plentiful and tasty, but the experience was sploit...More

Thank BiarritzBelle
Reviewed June 6, 2016

When we got there for my baby shower we were told that we hadn't booked the conservatory. We had, and my friend had called several times to confirm. We were, after some firm words from my friend, eventually allowed to use the room, but were...More

Thank Palisade85
secretgardenkent, Manager at The Secret Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving your review. I apologise that it was not confirmed to you at time of booking that the Glass House seats a minimum of 14 guests for a booking, and as a table of 8 you were reserved a table in the...More

Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Lovely! Just the right amount of sandwiches, scones and cakes. Copious amounts of tea! Lovely vintage crockery. Shame the weather wasn't on our side .......... pretty outside seating area. Will definitely recommend!

Thank ZoHe01
Reviewed June 2, 2016

We went for afternoon tea to celebrate 2 birthdays. We had a lovely time, the tea, sandwiches and cakes were all lovely. The sandwiches were fresh, scones warm from the oven, and the cakes delicious. Also on the cake stand was lemon posset which was...More

Thank Linda N
Reviewed June 1, 2016

Lovely ambience, great teas and coffee, delicious sandwiches and cakes. A perfect afternoon tea ! On a fine day you can eat outside and there are private rooms for groups of ten or more.

Thank Keith C
Reviewed June 1, 2016

Had a lovely afternoon sitting on the terrace having afternoon tea with a friend.great service and friendly staff.

Thank Lynne H
Reviewed May 27, 2016

Its a perfect princess alice in wonderland style place. Dainty items and gorgeous grounds, friendly staff and perfection.

Thank Emsxo
Reviewed May 22, 2016

We were given a voucher as a gift. The overall experience was OK the cakes were lovely but tea was weak and coffee lacking in flavour. The younger staff were inexperienced and had an attitude that they were doing you a favour when you asked...More

Thank bluebell1073
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?
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
What time is carvery open to and do you. Have to book
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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view
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.