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Welcoming you back to the Gardens, Farm and Mansion. Visits need pre-booked tickets with arrival times.


Gardener's Cottage opening times:

Due to latest Government restrictions, the Gardener's Cottage is closed until Tuesday 1 December 2020.

We are now taking bookings for the festive period for special Afternoon Tea from Wednesday 2 December. Please visit the sections below to plan your dining experience.

  Plan your visit

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Festive Afternoon Tea

Compliment your festive visit to the park with a cosy Afternoon Tea at the Gardener's Cottage. Mini Festive lunches also available for the little ones to enjoy. Click here for a full menu and to pre-book your Festive Afternoon Tea. 

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Reserve a table at the Cottage

Our normal dining service is currently a lighter menu of hot and cold drinks, delicious bloomer sandwiches, homemade soup and cakes. Please fill in our Reservation Form to plan your visit. 


A bit more about the Cottage... 

An exclusive dining experience 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.

gardener's cottage christmas collageFor any enquiries please call the team on 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.

How we're keeping you safe on your visit

  • Please respect other diners and staff by social distancing
  • Cover up - please wear a face covering (unless exempt) when moving around inside. Face coverings can be removed when seated at your table
  • The right mix - when planning your visit follow government guidance regarding households and support bubbles
  • Touch free - Contactless payment preferred
  • Test & Trace - when dining with us, we'll collect contact details of someone in your party to support the NHS’s Test & Trace service or you can check in using the NHS Test & Trace app/barcode

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