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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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Kent, England
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the afternoon tea with a glass of prosecco. Loads of food - and a cardboard box offered to take away any leftovers. The quality of everything: sandwiches, scones, cakes, tea, was outstanding. The service was also pitched exactly right - attentive and fun. This was a gift from friends, but we will certainly return on our own account.... More 

Thank Granton
Lyon, France
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94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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. The tea itself was stupendous - For three of us - 16 sandwiches, 6 scones... More 

1 Thank PeterDeering
About Restaurant's Favourite Review
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this is the first time ive been here and it is lovely. we had arranged a birthday afternoon tea for our friend and it was perfect, the sun shined which meant we could sit outside with a brilliant view over the gardens. we had the traditional tea, which was gorgeous, sandwiches, scones and cakes. and lots of never ending coffee... More 

Thank tez291
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely food, and gorgeous setting if only for the main road noise nearby. It was very quiet around 3pm so a good time to go in the week and it was such a hot day. We had the travelzoo afternoon tea for 2 with procescco which was lovely. The only down side was we though there was too many desserts... More 

Thank Gillian A
Norwich, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went ot the pudding evening with my family it was absolutely brilliant. The food was fantastic and the service was great as well. Then the parade of puddings were brought out, it was really really good with a great selection of desserts. Had a really nice st so-here and I will definitely be going again.

Thank Jim104
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this special evening last night was our first visit our family we were with has been several times before we were very impressed, on arrival we were greeted with a very friendly welcome & a cocktail which was lovely the set meal was very tasty & very well presented then the puddings come out anybody with a sweet... More 

1 Thank Gillandbernie
Rochester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the restaurant for a business lunch and I must say all our meals were cooked perfectly. I had the beef medallion and is was cooked to perfection. I would recommend this place ( if you can find it) to anyone who wants a nice quite place to eat or just have afternoon tea.

Thank Monty101010
Folkestone, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I came here with a few friends on Saturday for a nice relaxing girly afternoon. However it was more like a stressful mess. Firstly when we arrived we were told our table was not yet ready and we would have to wait at least 20 minutes until one would be available. Normally we wouldn't mind this however 1. We booked... More 

1 Thank TPark2017
secretgardenkent, Manager at The Secret Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving your review, We are dealing with this feedback very seriously with all the team, to make sure this does not happen again. We did have a few issues with a couple of tables on Saturday regarding arriving with extra guests than were not booked, we had to rearrange our table plan, and although we book tables... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

OMG what can I say, what a fantastic place for a wedding. We were delighted to be invited to spend the day a The Secret Garden yeterday. The setting for the ceremony was absolutely beautiful. Good was fantastic and the staff your all extremely friendly and looked after everyone fantastically.

1 Thank Sharon B
Ashford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Fantastic for coffee and cakes especially in the summer. Also great restaurant in evening or lunchtime

1 Thank louise p

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?