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“Quirky cafe”
Review of The Garden Station

The Garden Station
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Reviewed 18 February 2014 via mobile

We visited The Garden Station on a Groupon deal. Very good value! The cafe is small with limited seating - it got full very quickly when we where there. Quirky decor - vintage tea cups and plates. Sandwiches were delicious - hand carved ham and creamy egg mayo. I wasn't a big fan of the soup - Armenian. It was really just unpeeled tatties! Cake was delicious. Lovely little walk around the gardens afterwards. We'll definitely cone back in the summer!

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Reviewed 14 February 2014

This was my third visit to The Garden Station, and my second on a Groupon (or Living Social) deal. The place is beautiful in the spring, summer and autumn (anytime, really - as long as it's not hammering down!). The garden and outdoor furniture and all the planting make this a very special, and quite "secretive" place and it makes a great base for walks in the area.
The atmosphere is so evocative of times past, when the building used to be the little Langley Station. The cafe is always interesting with it's changing art and crafts exhibitions, what looks like a hand-made scrap book of the history of the area, and lovely, charming little curios to buy, and the food is super-fresh and very tasty.
Today's soup (vegetable) was not really to my taste but last time I visited, the tomato and marscapone soup was fab. Four of us went today and had a variety of smashing well-filled sandwiches and heavenly lemon drizzle cake, with a big pot of tea to accompany it.
The owner overheard my friends and me talking about our planned walk back to Haydon Bridge (only about 3 or 4 miles), and was so concerned about the terrible weather that she offered her husband as chauffeur. How nice is that! I'm sure it wouldn't happen in a bigger place. We gladly accepted the lift, and will naturally be returning to The Garden Station when the weather gets better.

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2  Thank jax000
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Reviewed 9 December 2013

It took a bit of finding, but then it does pay to enter the correct post code onto the sat nav. Anyway what a gem of a place, it was like going back into time,This lovely old railway station has been lovingly restored and its the perfect setting for afternoon tea. The staff were very good and we were not rushed into making our minds up, The food was lovely and as for the home made cake, its was very nice.Once we had ordered, the service was quick. We will go back in the summertime so that we can explore the area as we was told there are some pretty walks nearby.

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3  Thank nickeckersley
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Reviewed 8 December 2013 via mobile

We had a groupon voucher and it was booked for today, we live in Northumberland but we got lost lol trying to find the garden station.
Anyway we eventually found it and said we was sorry for the delay, the girl served us was very nice and pleasant and said that was fine.
The service was very quick, the surroundings inside and outside lovely as this was a working station and closed in 1950. My husband was brought up in a railway station house down south and he just loved it.
The soup was lovely and homemade, the sandwiches yummy. The cakes were lovely and I couldn't eat mine so the girl put mine in a bag which was nice of her to do as we didn't ask her.
We will return in the summer as we heard about a lovely walk around there and have another coffee and sandwich :).

3  Thank Jan5959
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

We decided to try it out and have morning tea here. We ordered 2 scones and 2 cups of coffee. when the waitress bought out our scones she only had one with her so we mentioned that we actually ordered 2. She came back a couple minutes later with just an extra scone on a plate - no jam & cream, so we had to share the little jam and cream that we received with the first scone between the 2. They weren't heated and they were absolutley tiny. To be honest it was store bought scones - they weren't freshly baked or made there amd were hard. If they were that small - why not serve 2 for the price we paid!
The coffee was awful - I have had better coffee at MacDonalds!
Its a shame because the setting is lovely apart from the midgies that were hanging around. Nice staff but the food and drink let them down.

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2  Thank Shewchuk79
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