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Tatton offers an exclusive dining experience in the beautiful setting of its famous award winning gardens. The former head Gardener’s Cottage, just inside the stableyar, 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 beautiful orchard and walled gardens.

Reflecting the seasonal garden harvest, the menu includes traditional lunch and afternoon tea favourites. The Cottage uses the garden produce available right on their doorstep to create truly unique dishes. Treat yourselves in one of the most beautiful settings in Cheshire.

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Gardener's Cottage opening times:

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 always recommended. 

Breakfast (served 10am - 11.30am)  ~  Festive Lunch 12pm - 2pm  ~  Sandwiches (served 12 - close) Scones & Cakes (served all day)  ~  Festive Afternoon Tea (served 2pm - close)

Download the Gardener's Cottage Festive menu


Have a look at our Festive Menu (opens PDF, 1654 KB)


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 online booking form and we will get back to you. (For groups of 12 or more we require a deposit to secure your booking)

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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.