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Dobbies Garden Centres

Rutherford Road, Eureka Leisure Park, Ashford TN25 4BN, England
+44 1233 619360
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good28%
  • Average22%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible11%
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“scones” (43 reviews)
“cake” (14 reviews)
“afternoon tea” (41 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Rutherford Road, Eureka Leisure Park, Ashford TN25 4BN, England
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Took my friend here for the first time. She is a cook herself, a little scary to see cupcakes on a stand before you enter the restaurant with no type of covering over them, anybody could touch them or sneeze over them, same with the...More

Thank Dawn N
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Our second visit for an afternoon tea courtesy of gift vouchers. Teas start at £15 for two with a choice of tea or coffee, a selection of sandwiches, a scone each and four cakes. The staff are friendly and attentive and the seating area is...More

Thank DavidA129541
Dobbiescc, Customer Care at Dobbies Garden Centres, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Good afternoon. I am glad to hear that you have enjoyed your visits to our Ashford store for afternoon tea. We do appreciate all customer feedback but it is particularly nice when the feedback is good. Our colleagues do try to ensure that our customers...More

Reviewed 27 September 2017

Best scones with real cornish clotted cream! Recomend the scones and tea pot offer for just £4.00! Nice, relaxed friendly atmosphere. Plenty of food choices.

Thank quinaharper
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Food always good; if they aren't too busy they will adapt the menu. Lovely high tea; proper party food, especially if you mix children and adult choices

Thank sasad6
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Booked for afternoon tea with 2 family members . Two of us had the cream teas , massive scones with the clotted cream etc. These were good. But the afternoon tea was very disappointing , they weren't kidding with the mini scones! Only one at...More

Thank Bev B
Dobbiescc, Customer Care at Dobbies Garden Centres, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Good morning. I am sorry that you were disappointed with the afternoon tea on this occasion. Please accept my apology for this. We do want our customers to enjoy their visits to our Centres and if you could please email us customer.service@dobbies.com this would give...More

Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

I usually try to look on the bright side of things. Popped in here whilst my car was being cleaned. The first member of staff was tending a panini and didn't acknowledge my existence whatsoever. Paninis are very much like a good risotto, they need...More

1  Thank Joseph-Santiago
Reviewed 18 August 2017

We have been members and regulars of this garden centre since day one. Standards of the plant care outside has been falling for over a year, due to understaffing and poor management. Now the restaurant is showing falling standards. Customers stood patiently in a long...More

Thank Alan J
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Called in at 1 o'clock for lunch with family. This place is very understaffed, long wait to order food just two people taking orders and preparing food as well. One person on the till so again long queue and then the task for find a...More

1  Thank peter f
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Good garden centre plenty of parking. Restaurant does really good breakfast as well as lunch and cakes in the afternoon. Scones are gorgeous and could be shared as they massive. Really recommend visiting.

Thank Julie J
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Had afternoon tea here with my wife and 4 year old. Sandwiches, scones and cakes were Good, fresh and tasty. Our daughter had the children's afternoon tea which was good value and made her feel grown up. Definitely worth the money we paid.

Thank Martin S
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Questions & Answers
David S
5 February 2018|
Response from Lucas H |
There is. When booking afternoon tea, please use the 'Dietry Requirements' section, or call us in store on 01233 613398 and press option 2 to talk to the restaurant.
David S
5 February 2018|
Response from Dobbiescc | Property representative |
Good afternoon, Thank you for your query. I would suggest that you contact the store direct to discuss your dietary requirements. The contact number is tel:01233619360. With kind regards, Karen Customer Services.
Ian B
2 May 2016|
Response from Lucas H |
Traditional Afternoon Tea- £7.50 pp Luxury Afternoon Tea - £9 pp Prosecco Afternoon Tea- £11 pp Christmas Afternoon Tea - £12.50 pp
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 16:30
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rutherford Road, Eureka Leisure Park, Ashford TN25 4BN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Ashford
  • Phone Number: +44 1233 619360
  • E-mail
Dobbies garden centre is perfect for a family day out, with everything you need to enjoy your home and garden from flowers and plants to tools, furniture and homeware.
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