• Garden Centre Open Daily 10am – 4pm | Restaurant CLOSED
  • 01237 431611
  • Restaurant


    Come relax and enjoy good food in pleasant surroundings.


    Covid 19 Update~

    Following Goverment guidelines we are Currently Closed and will re open in line with government advice. Please call for availability of our Takeaway Sunday roast, £9.50  and Dessert at £4.00 Booking Essentail.


    The Mad Hatters is not your usual Garden Centre Restaurant. It is full of traditional charm with local memorabilia on display of the Braund Family that once resided just a stones throw away at Buck Mills.

    The restaurant overlooks the lake that is fed by a babbling brook, which turns the water wheel on the mill house. Children are welcome to feed the fish under close supervision of an adult. The gardens surrounding the restaurant are full of interesting ideas and you will often see our staff out there busy tending to the plants.

    At Lunch time you are guaranteed a real treat, our varied day time lunch time menu is supplemented by a daily specials menu that is available from 12pm until 2pm.

    We aim to use locally produced food where ever possible, including local free range eggs, meats and cheese. We also aim to cater for any dietary requirements you may have, just make our waitresses aware when you place your order.

    Sunday Carvery

    Award winning Sunday Carvery

    On Sunday we run our award winning Sunday Carvery served between 12pm-2pm. We highly recommend booking as we are often fully booked. Adults £10.95 Children £7.95

    We offer both well done and medium rare beef, honey roast ham and either pork or turkey. The Pork and Turkey are rotated on a weekly basis but if you would like to know what meat will be available please don’t hesitate to ring up and ask one of our staff.

    Please be aware we have a reduced breakfast menu on Sundays however we can still provide breakfast sandwiches, toast and our normal cakes and scones.

    Hold an event with us

    Covid 19 Update~

    We are closely monitoring and abiding by Government Guidelines so at present are unable to book tables of more than 6 People.

    The Mad Hatter’s Restaurant can also cater for all types of day time functions as we have a separate function room that can comfortably hold up to 70 people.

    This is an ideal room for conferences, birthdays, family parties and crafting.

    For more information on booking the Garden Room please call us on 01237 431 611 and ask to speak to Lorraine or Lorna.
    Do you worry about taking your four legged friend out to lunch with you?
    Here at The Mad Hatter’s restaurant we want to take that worry away with our dog friendly tables. These tables are located in our bar conservatory where you can sit comfortably with your dog and enjoy the beautiful surroundings and delicious food.

    Please be aware these tables are very popular and so we do recommend booking them to avoid disappointment.

    The Mad Hatter’s Restaurant holds a 5 star Food Hygiene rating from the Food Standards Agency ‘Scores on the Doors’ scheme.

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    See all our Garden Centre has to offer

    Merry Harriers is a family run business established in 2000. We have polytunnels covering over 14000 sqft and this is where we grow the majority of our bedding plants and perennials. We pride ourselves on being a  family run independent garden centre supporting the local area.

    Garden Centre

    Our garden centre now covers over 14000 sqft and has everything from bedding plants to perennials.

    The Shop

    The shop has a wonderful range of homeware, soft furnishings and gifts.


    Come relax and enjoy good food in pleasant surroundings. The Mad Hatters is not your usual Garden Centre Restaurant.