Podington Garden Centre
There was a good range of houseplants for sale at Podington Garden Centre. They all
looked healthy and well-kept.
A bit more thought could have gone into the arrangement of the plants, possibly grouping
them by suitability to various room conditions. The prices were competitive.
AQUATICS AND PETS
There were no aquatics or pet centres at this garden centre. There was however a small
area set aside for small pet feeds and goods.
GNOME'S KITCHEN CAFE
The Gnome's Kitchen cafe at the Podington Garden Centre serves hot food cooked
on the premises as well as coffees, teas, snack meals and cakes. It is clearly
heavily dependant on the staff who run the cafe. This is not a "formula" cafe, it's
a down to earth cafe which aims to serve good food. It works very well, we are
pleased to say, congratulations to the staff who do an excellent job.
On the left is the basic menu available at the time we visited (click it to
enlarge). As well as the standard snacks, coffees and teas there is a changing range
of daily hot meal specials. We tried a couple of these and can recommend them.
The hot food is cooked in the cafe, clearly visible from the serving area. It's
always a good sign if you can see the food being cooked.
On the right is the meal we had, all very well-presented, tasty and lots of it.
The fillings for the hot potatoes were especially generous and represented excellent
value for money.
The cafe itself is well laid out, clean and airy. There is an outdoor seating area
for warmer days. Service was quick for food cooked to order, and the staff pleasant
All of the interior and exterior was accessible by wheel chair with no significant slopes.
Wheelchairs were available for free at the entrance.
The toilets were clean and more than adequate. There were toilets for the disabled.
There is lots of space for car parking at this garden centre. The car park area was flat
DIRECTIONS AND CONTACT
The address is:
Podington Garden Centre
A map can be found
Tel: 01933 353656
An excellent large, family run garden centre. Better than most of the large chain operated
garden centres, the staff are approachable and helpful. The plants are excellent and there
is a wide variety.
The cafe serves good quality food and snacks in pleasant surroundings. This
garden centre gets our seal of approval and is well worth a visit at any time of the year.
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