The Secret Garden is a captivating and elegant Coach House and serves award winning Afternoon Tea in Ashford. We are situated on the beautiful Mersham Le Hatch Estate, offering a peaceful rural location.

The main Coach House was once home to the estates horses and carriages, and once you enter our cobbled courtyard the reason for our name will become apparent. Lovingly restored in 2006, the main Coach House offers a warm, setting, we have large double doors that open onto the south facing undercover terrace that overlooks our beautiful walled Victorian gardens.

Types of Afternoon Tea

Traditional Afternoon Tea, enjoy our selection of finger sandwiches served on either white or brown bread with our tender cooked chicken, spring onion and lemon mayonnaise or cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches. There is also a chose of sausage roll or cheese straws and free range egg mayonaise rolls.

Chocolate Afternoon Tea, aswell as our selection of sandwiches served on a traditional afternoon tea cake stand this also includes our freshly baked chocolate chip scones with delightful strawberries,  jam, and clotted cream, topped of with a selection od mini chocolate cakes and a cup of hot chocolate.

Savoury Afternoon Tea, included is our selection of finger Sandwiches again served on a stand with the addition of seasoned smoked salmon with dill and lemon creme belini. As part of our savoury selection you will also get our Secret Garden sausage roll, scotch eggs goats cheese with red onion jam scone.

We cater for Vegans, Gluten Free and other dietary requirements,  Please don’t hesitate ask for more details

We offer Private Dining in our Glass House and Chapel, suitable for groups 14 to 40.


  • Child friendly
  • Casual dress code
  • Card payment
  • Disabled access
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten free
  • Alcohol
  • Parking
  • WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Hot snacks
  • Cold refreshments
  • Outdoor seating
  • Vegan