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Pre-booking advisable, but not essential – everyone welcome.


The Gardener's Cottage is a delightful cafe, nestled between the historic Walled Kitchen Gardens and the atmospheric Stableyard. If you fancy a well-deserved treat after a bracing walk around the Parkland or feel the need for refreshment before heading into our 50-acre Garden, we'd love to welcome you to our cosy tea rooms! 

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Gardener's Cottage opening times 

Our standard opening times are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10am until 4pm, but please check our latest Opening Times for any current exceptions, as unfortunately we are affected from time to time by staff shortages.

At the moment, we are currently serving a lighter menu which includes bloomer sandwiches, cakes and hot and cold beverages plus the pre-bookable Afternoon Tea.View our seasonal Gardener's Cottage menu here

There's no need to book for the lunchtime sandwiches, cakes and beverages as tables are available on a first come, first serve basis. 

Afternoon Teas must be booked and paid for in full in advance. 

Afternoon Tea at the Cottage

To request a booking for Afternoon Tea, please use this form - Afternoon Tea enquiry form.

If you would rather make a telephone enquiry, please call the team on 01625 374469. Please note, phone calls will be returned and taken between 9:00am -10.30am and 4:00 - 5:00pm as we are unable to make phone calls during service.

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

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A bit more about the Cottage... 

Stood in the beautiful setting of its famous award winning gardens, the former head Gardener’s Cottage, just inside the Stableyard, is the perfect location for a relaxing bite to eat. 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.

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.

How we're keeping you safe on your visit

  • We continue to promote the use of face coverings (unless exempt) inside all our shops, catering outlets and indoor areas. Face coverings can be removed when seated at your table. Read our Latest Covid-19 update.
  • Touch free - Contactless payment preferred.

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