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A gem!

We met up with family here for lunch. A wonderful garden centre and a must see Christmas exhibit... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Maisy G
via mobile
A visit to the amazing Christmas display followed by tea and cake in the restaurant!

Superb in every way...lovely choice of cakes including gluten free which I need. Staff as ever... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rachel G
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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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Sherborne Castle New Road, Sherborne DT9 5NR, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We met up with family here for lunch. A wonderful garden centre and a must see Christmas exhibit! The cafe was great - food was delicious and the staff were incredible. Excellent customer service. I highly recommend this absolute gem.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Maisy G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Superb in every way...lovely choice of cakes including gluten free which I need. Staff as ever polite, helpful and fun. The restaurant was busy and we visited with my little autistic daughter who decided to have a major meltdown right in the middle of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rachel G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have tried to save money by buying cheaper, but they don't do well, whereas those from Castle Gardens always seem to thrive. They also do occasional attractions and talks which are always well presented. There's also a superb coffee shop in nice garden surroundings,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank flyingbobalong
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This WAS one of the Best Cafes in Sherborne and district, with exquisite generous portions of cake etc accompanied with a superb range of beverages. WHAT has gone wrong here! Small portions at a premium price, some so small they beggar belief. How Much! Even...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

A fantastic array of plants with extremely knowledgeable staff. Stunning Christmas display which is interactive and has a range of traditional sticking fillers.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Angie P
Reviewed December 2, 2018

We walked in on this busy trading Sunday at the opening time & two tables were already occupied but clearly, they were not ready for service. The cafe needed badly sweeping & I accept that it's an agrestic building but wrapping paper & paper napkins...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Xanthe C
Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

I visited with my elderly mother who has dementia. It is always a place of joy for her looking at the plants, flowers and other displays; and to experience the Christmas grotto was magical. Simply remarkable selection of gift ideas and a labyrinth of beauty...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

Our visit was on a very busy Sunday afternoon and the cafe had clearly been busy. Firstly we had to ask for the table to be cleaned as it was sticky. We ordered tea and cakes, the tea arrived after about 10 minutes but we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

Coffee shop maybe but not up to Restaurant status. Arrived at lunchtime, 1.30pm only to be told no bread left for a turkey sandwich or as a roast dinner. Very poor selection on a Sunday lunch time. Tired and tasteless vegetable. Settled for a small...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Marilyn F
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Annnual trip to see the Christmas display at the garden centre, then it’s a must for refreshments. Great menu good service improved from our last visit. Very busy so if there is more than 2 of you I suggest you book a table.

Date of experience: November 2018
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