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The Potting Shed opened in 2016 It offers plenty of rustic charm with itʼs well crafted wooden interior, which is offset beautifully by a combination of crystal chandaliers and contemporary lighting. The extensive menu, available from 9.00am until 4.30pm, seven days a week, features breakfasts, lunches, afternoon teas, cakes and traditional Sunday lunch. Hot food is served until 3.00pm. Prices are very reasonable and fresh, local ingredients are used wherever possible
US$5 - US$20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Cafe, British
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent light lunch today with friends . Fresh high quality food beautifully prepared . I can recommend the-goats cheese salad . Served with a smile in pleasant clean comfortable surroundings .

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 15 May 2022 via mobile

Waited over 45 mins for a bacon sandwich and a breakfast. In the end we had to leave. Definitely issue as everyone was waiting over 40 mins for food. Plenty of front of house staff with nothing to serve 🤷‍♀️

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 14 April 2022

I phoned to book, staff member was friendly and helpful. Unfortunately the afternoon tea was quite disappointing. There were only 3 small quarter sandwiches with crusts left on. The fillings were very poor, one cheese, one ham and one tuna with cucumber. Nothing special at...all compared to when I had afternoon tea there before lockdown. I expected better for £14.95!More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 2 March 2022

The staff that work there are all miserable. There moody and dam right rude. The customers that go in there are pretentious and rude and think there something there not. The food is below average and over priced for what it is.. not a nice...atmosphere and would never return again , nor would I recommend it to anyone. Needs a good restructure of menu, staff etcMore

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 27 February 2022

Sorry but feel that the quality of ingredients has gone down with the meat and bread quality. Also to pay an extra £3 for a coffee on top of the £9 breakfast is not cheap so may not return for breakfast in a hurry.

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 28 November 2021

We booked the Festive fare, had to wait more than half an hour for our starters as there was a large party on another table. Very little sauce on the prawn cocktail, soup was lovely though. One member of our party is a vegetarian but...she felt left out when we found out the roast potatoes that were brought to the table we’re not suitable for vegetarians. We sat on a table near the log burner which was lovely but with the door to outside being continually opened when new customers arrived and no doors to the shop or greenhouse area, it was rather cold and draughty. The log burner was allowed to go out and towards the end of our meal we were really quite cold. Moving forward I would suggest doors to the shop and a large heated conservatory built on the door wall to help on cold days. Plus roast potatoes that are suitable for all!More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 14 October 2021 via mobile

Met with friends for afternoon tea. It was absolutely lovely. The table was set up with traditional cups, saucers and pretty table cloth. The food was excellent and scones to die for. Topped off by friendly helpful staff. Top marks....thank you!

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 10 October 2021

Car park on site but probably busy when the garden centre is open. We went for afternoon tea for the 2pm slot. It was starting to quieten off by then. Lovely afternoon tea and great service. Will definitely be back for another.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 17 September 2021

Arrived at 4.25 to be told the cafe was shut. The is despite the fact that the web site and a sign on the way in said they were open until 5. When we complained to a manager we were told last orders 4.30. it...wasn't even quite that then. He went to the cafe to check and returned to say we could have tea and cake but no coffee as they have finished cleaning the coffee machine. This meant they must have cleaned it before their own last orders time! We had been before and had to wait ages to be shown to a table. Needless to say, we won't visit again.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 27 August 2021

I was greeted at the door by a very friendly waitress who managed to find me a table, even though it was extremely busy. Service with a smile - it’s a delight to see it. My other half had the lamb burger which was on...the specials board and I had the quiche. We were impressed with the quality of the food and the chef was very generous with the portions!! The cakes looked so nice, we had to buy some to take away!! Would highly recommend this restaurant!!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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17 August 2018|
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Response from aprilrose1969 | Reviewed this property |
No problem with the wheelchair. Don't know about dogs but it's a garden center and there's plenty of seating outside so I can't see dogs being a problem :)
3 August 2017|
Response from JamesM304 | Reviewed this property |
Food Served Monday to Sunday 9:00am - 4.30pm Hot Food served till 3pm Enjoy your visit. 😊
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5