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Tatton is delighted to offer an exclusive dining experience in the beautiful setting of its famous award winning gardens. Opening its doors in 2013, the former head Gardener’s Cottage is the perfect location for a relaxing specialty coffee, lunch or afternoon tea. Full of cosy, cottage character you’ll have the option to be served inside or out (weather permitting) with views of the garden’s attractive orchard and walled gardens.

Designed to reflect this unique spot the menu includes traditional lunch and afternoon tea favourites. The Cottage uses the freshest of seasonal garden produce available right on their doorstep for them to create truly unique dishes. Treat yourselves in one of the most beautiful settings in Cheshire.

Have a read of our Menu (PDF, 781KB)

Afternoon TeaGardener's Cottage opening times:

High season: (Saturday 19th March 2016 - Sunday 30th October 2016) open daily 10am - 5pm. Please note last orders are 30 mins before closing time, booking is not always essential but is recommended.

Low Season: (Monday  31 October 2016 to Friday 24 March 2017) open Tue - Sun 10am - 4pm. During low season dining may be limited to the Stables restaurant or Gardener's Cottage tea room and last orders are half an hour before closing time. Booking is recommended. 


Afternoon Tea  (served from 2pm- close)

We recommend that afternoon tea is pre-booked before your visit in order to avoid disappointment - please call 01625 374467. Alternatively you can fill in our reservation enquiry form online and we will get back to you. (For groups of 12 or more we require a deposit to secure your booking)


As an expert scone taster the one here is the best, light and fruity jam, perfect cream, yummy! Tea hot and tasty and service with a smile, what more could we ask for.Saga Holidays

Gift Voucher for Afternoon Tea

Makes a perfect birthday gift  - call to buy over the phone 01625374467  or drop us an email to gardenerscottage@cheshireeast.gov.uk

 Alternatively please visit the cottage and a member of the team will assist with your enquiry.