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Mersham-le-Hatch Village | Hythe Road A20, Mersham, Ashford TN25 6NH, England
+44 1233 501586
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely atmosphere Great drinks menu Food was great but turkey shank was not presented too well Sea bass was excellent Waited on by James who was fantastic

Thank Louise L
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Booked here for my Mum's 70th birthday back in October. there was 7 of us and although when then cake stands are brought out you think it doesn't look that much but it really is a lot....... we took home doggy bags. This is a lovely place, really nice setting especially for a wedding or a special party. I did... More 

Thank JordansKent
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing venue for Afternoon Tea in the Glass house at The Secret Garden Mersham. We arrived late afternoon and watched the room twinkle with lights as dusk was upon us. Low music playing in the background was just right. The food was scrumptious as ever and pots and pots of tea flowing........ An amazing afternoon with 16 friends celebrating a... More 

Thank Tracy B
Kent, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food lovely. Good choice of cakes. Had main inside Bright afternoon moved outside to finish tea & cake. Relaxing nice view of gardens.

1 Thank Diamond7777
Canterbury, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been in contact with The Secret Garden for a couple of months via email leading up to the baby shower I organised for a very good friend today. They always replied politely and promptly. I dropped off decoration, and they made the room look beautiful. We got to use the beautiful glass house out the back, wonderfully heated,... More 

1 Thank SashaHB
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an amazing time here today. We had the garden room which was beautifully decorated. The staff were extremely attentive and the afternoon tea was fantastic. I had a gluten and dairy free option and it was delicious. We even had a Polaroid camera on the table with some free films. Loved the prop box too. Fab, fab fab -... More 

1 Thank Rachel W
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272 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in here today to have a coffee. What a lovely, sweet place, ideal for ladies that like to lunch and anybody else who wants lovely food and beautiful surroundings too! Toilets were lovely and clean, always a good benchmark for a place. Nice comfy chairs with faux fur throws on the backs of them, adding to a luxury look!... More 

1 Thank Julie E
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Passed this venue many times, always wondered what it was like. My friends took me for a birthday cream tea. It is a lovely setting in a really nice room. You do get a choice of teas how ever the tea menu was set with no choice at all of sandwiches or cakes, what we got was very nice how... More 

1 Thank dawngirl2015
Faversham, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived here on the off chance of having a afternoon tea/lunch with my out-laws, we were informed that they were closing early due to attending a cemerory. That said they were still very accommodating and advised what they could provide given the time left until they closed. The service was really good and the food even better. We will be... More 

1 Thank Bob C
Hythe, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An excellent afternoon tea for two was enjoyed by us today, everything was fresh and tasty in very relaxed surroundings and attentive and polite staff. A lovely place to unwind and enjoy!! We have not tried the other meals but they looked very good

1 Thank davros-13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$48
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?