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The Potting Shed

Stotfold Road | Thornes Garden Nursery, Letchworth SG6 4JR, England
+44 1462 675767
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Overview
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (27 reviews)
“cakes” (27 reviews)
“coleslaw” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, British, Healthy, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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LOCATION
Stotfold Road | Thornes Garden Nursery, Letchworth SG6 4JR, England
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited The Potting Shed on the recommendation of friends and were not disappointed. A great selection of homemade lunches, delicious cakes,friendly staff (also in the garden centre) and dog friendly too! We will be back.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank holidaygirlGalway
sheila w, Manager at The Potting Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear holidaygirlGalway, Thankyou for your lovely review, your feedback is very important to us. We look forward to seeing you again very soon...best regards TheTeam@Thornes

Reviewed 2 December 2018

What a pleasure to visit this cafe. The staff were so friendly, welcoming and prompt. The food is homemade and really delicious (especially the coleslaw). A great local cafe that I will be sure to return to.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Chris C
sheila w, Manager at The Potting Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Chris C, Thankyou for your lovely review, your feedback is very important to us. We look forward to seeing you again very soon...best regards TheTeam@Thornes

Reviewed 1 December 2018

This used to be a lovely friendly restaurant and reading the reviews it appears it still should be. However, we were just finishing off our drinks when at exactly 4 o'clock (closing time) the lights were turned out on us and another family. We'd all...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Dianne S
sheila w, Manager at The Potting Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Madam, Thank-you for taking the time to review our cafe, feedback is very important to us. We are sorry that we did not meet your expectations on this occasion.

Reviewed 25 November 2018

We had a lovely hour in the cafe doing a bit of sketching on a rainy Sunday afternoon. The staff were attentive as it wasn't busy and home-made cake was great too. We'll definitely come back as we are local.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SimonWel
sheila w, Manager at The Potting Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

Hi Simon - many thanks for your kind review. Your feedback is very important to us. Best regards, TheTeam@Thornes

Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

We were greeted with a warm welcome and a hearty breakfast menu! Plenty of room to park bikes and clearly a lm animal friendly venue too! Perfect to have a cuppa and scrambled eggs mid way through a long, chilly cycle ride! Thanks

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank simonfE6971LC
sheila w, Manager at The Potting Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

Hi Simon, many thanks for your kind review. Your feedback is very important to us. Best regards, TheTeam@Thornes

Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Tucked away near Letchworth / Stotfold is this delightful little café serving simple yet very tasty home cooked fare and without the high prices of the chain garden centres. The soup of the Day was delicious. Highly recommend a visit.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 448garyl
s w, Manager at The Potting Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Hi, thank you for your kind review, your feedback is very importatnt to us...regards, TheTeam@Thornes

Reviewed 7 November 2018

This is a fairly small cafe, so the menu isn't vast, but there's a good selection and the food is freshly prepared and delicious. The staff are very friendly and welcoming and the prices very reasonable. A refreshing change from the overpriced and uninspired food...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kate W
s w, Manager at The Potting Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Hi Kat, many thanks for your kind review. Your feedback is very important to us. Best regards, TheTeam@Thornes

Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

I stopped by this café with a friend and the staff were very friendly and welcoming. I tried their mocha and a slice of raspberry and elderflower cake, which were delightful. I will definitely be returning! Highly recommended if you're in the area.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Aimee S
s w, Manager at The Potting Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Hi, many thanks for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you soon...regards, The Team@Thornes

Reviewed 18 October 2018

A very small, basic, clean cafe squashed on the side of a tiny nursery. Friendly staff who try hard.Very limited and old-fashioned English menu. Seating for 30 crammed into a very small space. I decided to go Mediterranean with a toastie and ordered a mozzarella...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank RadlettGastronomer
s w, Manager at The Potting Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Dear Sir Thank-you for taking the time to review our cafe, feedback is very important to us. We are sorry that we did not meet your expectations on this occasion .

Reviewed 27 September 2018

Popped in here with my 2 year old and her Grand dad to see the chickens and decided to stay for lunch, the staff are so friendly and helpful and the food is really well made and delicious. We will definitely be going back here...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Stephen R
s w, Manager at The Potting Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Hi, many thanks for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you soon...regards, The Team@Thornes

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davidandlesley2
29 October 2018|
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Response from sheila w | Property representative |
Hi David, dogs are not allowed in the main cafe, but we have a separate (heated) room with 3 tables which is our quiet/ dog-friendly room, plus we have lots of outdoor seating at which dogs are welcome (although a little... More
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Fran w
18 October 2015|
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Response from stargazer0 | Reviewed this property |
The Potting Shed is located at Thornes, Stotfold Road, Letchworth Garden City Hertfordshire, SG6 4JR
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$9
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 15:00
Monday
09:30 - 16:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 16:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 16:00
Thursday
09:30 - 16:00
Friday
09:30 - 16:00
Saturday
09:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Stotfold Road | Thornes Garden Nursery, Letchworth SG6 4JR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Letchworth
  • Phone Number: +44 1462 675767
  • E-mail
Description
Set in the grounds of a delightfully individual garden centre, The Potting Shed cafe serves breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks at very reasonable prices. We are constantly reviewing our menu choices to include new options and specials. We have outdoor seating which is very popular in the spring and summer. There is plenty of free parking and our staff are always pleased to welcome you.
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