I am just commenting on Stable Yard, not the main Hatfield House or grounds. Since a friend introduced me to Stable Yard a few months ago, I have been back a couple of times. I really like the atmosphere of Stable Yard with its slightly quirky shops - a nice place to look for something a bit unusual as a gift. Another visit coincided with an antique and collectors fayre. That was fun! and a nice way to pass a couple of hours.
My biggest issue is the Stable Yard cafe. I have used it three times now. The coffee is truly dreadful - worst I have ever tasted, like watered down milk. They don't use a proper coffee maker. I gave it a go again last week in the hope that it had improved but really wished I hadn't as I felt sick afterwards. Am not asking for much, just something like a regular high street coffee shop coffee. There were a few sandwiches on offer but no list of what was in them. This cafe has such a nice location it is a real shame they don't raise their game just a bit. Others have commented that it is expensive - they're right, but they are broadly in line with other stately home prices. However if they are going to charge more they need to offer better than the ghastly coffee currently on offer. If it wasn't for this I would have rated Stable Yard much better.
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