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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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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good20%
  • Average11%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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“sandwiches” (75 reviews)
“cream and jam” (9 reviews)
“pudding” (17 reviews)
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Mersham-le-Hatch Village | Hythe Road A20, Mersham, Ashford TN25 6NH, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stunning place to have brunch overlooking the gardens and fantastic food. Whatever you do, don’t tell everyone.

Thank uksigma
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We went for afternoon tea to the Secret Garden & it really was delightful. The setting is lovely , an old country house stable block adjacent to a walled garden. The staff were charming & attentive - more than happy to act as camera man....More

4  Thank PeterDeering
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not normally one to leave a bad review but here goes. I've had the pleasure of having afternoon tea at many locations throughout the UK, including some of the best tea rooms (in my opinion) in Cornwall and Devon. Upon first arrival this place...More

1  Thank bond007Sussex
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely location for afternoon tea. We really enjoyed ourselves.The tea/coffee was refilled as and when we needed and the sandwiches, scones and cakes were delicious. The staff couldn't be more helpful. We were made to feel very special :)

Thank Dave5348
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the Secret Garden for a work event, which involved a 3 course meal. The venue has a lovey modern vintage/rustic vibe. The staff were very welcoming and greeted us with welcome glasses of Champagne. The staff also proved to be very efficient waiting...More

Thank Rebecca J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

my wife and I went for coffee there as we have done for the last three years. The garden is splendid and great to sit outside and enjoy the lovely surrounds. Cafe Latte and cake we had was excellent and the service was fine. we...More

Thank Guest G
Reviewed 7 October 2017

My wife and I held a family and friends evening celebratory party at this venue on 30th September. We had a fabulous evening due to the efforts of their staff in arranging everything and indeed the staff on duty on this evening were absolutely superb,...More

Thank raypierrot
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Visited on 16th.Sept with 5 friends.Nine finger sandwiches per person,three small cakes per person and one small trifle in a 5ml pot. All for £23 per head. Very disappointing.Definitely won't be going again.More

4  Thank Clifford W
secretgardenkent, Manager at The Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Dear Sir Thank you or leaving your review, can I check you have the right Restaurant? Our Afternoon Teas are £21.95pp and include 4 finger sandwiches, 2 warmed scones, clotted cream, strawberry Jam, strawberries, 4 cakes and little Desserts, Fudge and a small extra delight,...More

Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Lucky enough we booked to go on a lovely late September summers day. We choose a table outside, the service excellent and attentive. I ordered the fish cakes to start and smoked haddock kedgeree for main, it was excellent. Unfortunately we did not have room...More

Thank Louisc17
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I came here for lunch. I found it hard to choose due to most dishes having egg on them. My husband and I both had the fish cakes to start with, they where very good. My husband had the kedgeree and I...More

Thank Emma C
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30 September 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
21 April 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
US$24 - US$48
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
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
  • 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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