We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Secret Garden

Mersham-le-Hatch Village | Hythe Road A20, Mersham, Ashford TN25 6NH, England
+44 1233 501586
Certificate of Excellence
All photos (133)
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good20%
  • Average11%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (73 reviews)
“cream and jam” (9 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 6:00 PMAll hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Mersham-le-Hatch Village | Hythe Road A20, Mersham, Ashford TN25 6NH, England
All Details
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (647)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 647 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Quality & service all the way form the team at the Secret Garden, for our afternoon tea on our wedding day. We were welcomed into the restaurant and seated at our table and asked what we would like to drink, so out came the bubbles!...More

Thank Michael H
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

5  Thank PeterDeering
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called into The Secret Garden for lunch. Set lunch is very varied - £19.50 for two courses and £24.95 for three. All there food is their own - everything from cured bacon to cakes. Started off with white wine and elderflower spritzer and my wife...More

Thank fitzzz2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife treated me to an afternoon tea at the Secret Garden. The service was very friendly whilst not being intrusive. The sandwich, scones and cake platter was of top quality. Definitely an experience to be repeated, may appear a little expensive, but when you...More

Thank BCB28
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well what can I say but what an amazing little place this is!. I wanted to treat my husband for his birthday and when searching around I found this little gem and so glad I did. I was in 2 minds to review as as...More

Thank claireadixon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At £32 per person we thought this was quite good value for a Christmas party compared to other venues. However, after we had all paid, it was a bit frustrating to be told we all owed more money for the service charge before we’d even...More

Thank juliaandadam123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a party of five booked in for a cream tea. The selection of sandwiches,cream cakes and scones were lovely and plenty to go round, the few we couldn’t manage we were offered a little box to take home. My only little criticism...the tea...More

Thank K_TEngland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful location. Staff very attentive and friendly. Garden lovely to walk round after the meal. Free parking

Thank cleo464
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to meet up with friends for lunch and no we didn't book. We arrived at 11.30 and quite busy which is always nice . Love the decor , lovely welcoming from staff which always starts your meal off well. Waiter very pleasant and chatty...More

Thank Lollipopsbaby
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank uksigma
Nearby Restaurants
The Bench
151 reviews
.03 km away
The Royal Oak
31 reviews
.92 km away
The Blue & White Cafe
159 reviews
.42 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Kent Cookery School
107 reviews
.01 km away
Willesborough Windmill
49 reviews
3.50 km away
Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
28 reviews
3.62 km away
Poulton Wood Nature Reserve
8 reviews
3.82 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
30 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Lee M | Reviewed this property |
I can't see why not. Best give them a call.
Laura D
21 April 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Ssusielaker | Reviewed this property |
Bookings always good but I would give them a call
Improve this listing

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
View, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing