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Scotland Nurseries Garden Centre Gift Shop

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Lovely cakes!

Popped in to visit the garden centre and decided to try out the rearranged eating area. Much more... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Penny J
Alfreton, United Kingdom
A lovely few hours.......

We had a lovely few hours wandering around the garden centre. Jane the manager was very helpful and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
via mobile
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An independent family run garden centre with restaurant, chocolate shop cafe, farm shop, aquatics centre, garden furniture, gift shop and landscaping supplies. Situated at nearly 1000ft above sea level just above Tansley village, Matlock and set in...more
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Scotland Nurseries Stretton Road, Tansley, Matlock DE4 5GE, England
+44 1629 583036
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely few hours wandering around the garden centre. Jane the manager was very helpful and bursting with horticultural knowledge and advice. We stayed for a bite to eat. The food was lovely and very generous with the portion sizes. We will be...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Colt-Son
Reviewed 10 December 2018

After reading some of the reviews, I am beginning to think that we didn't visit the same place. We have been several times recently and can give nothing but praise for the food and the staff. The food is extremely tasty, well cooked and plentiful...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SheffieldPip
GardenStore, Manager at Scotland Nurseries Garden Centre Gift Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Thank you for your detailed *5 star review. We are so pleased to hear that you are happy with our service and food and look forward to serving you again soon. We value all of our customer feedback and I am looking forward to sharing...More

Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

I visited this cafe with my parents and niece. We have been here a number of times and are aware that all hot food is cooked fresh therefore; you can expect a wait. 45 minutes after ordering, we asked where our food was and we're...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nikki C
GardenStore, Manager at Scotland Nurseries Garden Centre Gift Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

We are extremely sorry to learn of the bad experience you had in our cafe on the 23rd November. This is not the usual standard of service that we aim to deliver and we will be looking into what happened on this occasion. Please accept...More

Reviewed 2 November 2018

the staff now seem to be none to happy,its gone down hill since its been taken over,and sadly in my opinion none to clean windows floors and some tables where disgusting.the conservatory was not to clean at all.

Date of experience: November 2018
4  Thank derek w
Reviewed 19 October 2018

We visited today - it took ages to place an order, yet only a few customers in front of us, it appears the order process is corrupted by hot drink production and taking cash - the process could be improved! We order a panini, it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GriffCloud
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Popped in to visit the garden centre and decided to try out the rearranged eating area. Much more spacious now and nice sofa area too, as well as the usual tables and chairs. We simply had tea and cakes, both being fresh and delicious, although...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Penny J
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Used to be favourite local cafe, cake portions now a joke, £2.95 for sliver of cake. It used to be 10x better, now really disappointed

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Called in to get some lunch on our way back from a morning out. It was very hard to find the menu’s as only on a couple of tables then we were told it would be a half an hour wait for food. We ended...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Hello Have visited restaurant now for over 25 years but last time on a Sunday just before the lunch service ordered a sandwich and was extremely disappointed. The bread was very thick between 3/4" to 1" and not very fresh bread the filling near non...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank JanetG_11
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Had tea and bacon sandwiches with two friends this morning. Nice clean surroundings,a proper pot of tea and good quality food with no frills. Just what we wanted. Overall good value and experience. Will be back again. Thanks

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Deborah F
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19 December 2018|
Response from JanetG_11 | Reviewed this property |
No idea I am in my 70's and have no children. Give them a ring.
19 December 2018|
Response from GriffCloud | Reviewed this property |
dont recall so cant comment. Its more a garden centre/ cafe shop
Pearl E
Hello to the Manager and Staff in your Restaurant This is just to say that on Friday of this week we had a drive out from the Hope Valley and visited you Garden Centre and Restaurant. We were impressed with the on-going work to enlarge the site. Myself and my husband decided to have lunch while we were there and had a lovely cooked lunch of Salmon with Hollandaise Sauce, new potatoes, and vegetables. Afterwards we finished looking around your Garden Centre and then came straight home. Around three hours later both my husband and I got food poisoning. We very both quite ill for around an hour with diarrhea, (the runs), and stomach ache. As this was the only meal we had had that day it points to your lunch. We can only think it was the Hollandaise Sauce. We are just notifying you of this in case anyone else tells you the same. It will not put us off lunching with you again in the near future. We would appreciate you coments. Pearl and Barry Edwards.
15 March 2017|
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Response from ScotlandNurseriesGS | Property representative |
Hi Pearl and Barry, First of all, we hope you're both feeling better! As an establishment with a 5 star food and hygiene rating we take concerns like this extremely seriously. While we have had no other customers come... More