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Mrs Elphick

Visiting this place that happens to be close by but had never been and only wish I had a long time... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
alancheryl
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Kent, United Kingdom
via mobile
Lovely place for a Sunday afternoon

Gardens and grounds as beautiful as ever. Shame no tea or cake left by 4 o clock. Falcons display... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2018
mary t
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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

I’ve visited several times, and love the gardens and outdoor space / activities but have been very disappointed with the cafe...

The cake was completely stale, my scone was rubbery (microwave warming is not a good idea), my ploughman’s consisted of an old limp salad, and a small bun (along with packet ham etc).
It’s not hard to do simple but fresh food, but so important if one is to be enticed back over other places.
Please make sure the standard of the cafe reflects the high standard everywhere else at Doddington, then you’ll be flying!

1  Thank smartieee
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

There is a lovely contrast here with formal gardens, a rock garden, woodland walks and lovely views. Oh and of course lovely cakes in the team room.
So glad that we visited and intend to go back in a few months to see the rhododendrons and other delights.

Thank Gillian A
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

We love it here. The cafe is fab; lots on offer with everything homemade.
The grounds are beautiful and children loved running around and exploring.

Thank Sarahjskin
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely stroll around the gardens, the sunk garden was my personal fave. Got to see some birds of prey too.

Fab tea room serving cream teas, cakes & light lunches.

Will return next season with the kids

1  Thank LaLouKa
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

We visited in mid September on a quiet Wednesday. Easy parking, no staff in evidence, so we just wandered in and followed the signs saying 'Garden Entrance'. We enjoyed looking around, and especially seeing the lovely rock garden, with some interesting plants. Clipped yew hedges were vast and amazing, there were woodland walks, plus a walled garden and borders. We decided to try the tea room and discovered that this was also the place to pay admission! but no signs gave this essential information. Coffee and tea were a little weak for our taste, but the scone, jam and cream were tasty. The actual garden area is quite compact and I think there would be more to see in the spring. This garden is pleasant enough, but we did think that the £7 entrance fee was rather high for the size of the place. Too late we discovered that, as seniors, we should only have paid £6, but then there were no prices displayed. All a little disappointing.

1  Thank Jean F
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