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Gates Garden Centre

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Somerby Road, Oakham LE15 7QB, England
+44 1664 454309
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Would not return, overpriced is an understatement

Visited on route home from a day in Melton Mowbray supposedly for dinner. Had a latte and a satsuma... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
JuliaTynan70
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Swineshead, United Kingdom
via mobile
Fabulous Lunch

Always liked the garden centre and restaurant is definitely a feature. Had lunch yesterday and it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MalcH
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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Set in a beautiful rural location, just 4 miles from the pretty market town of Oakham in Rutland, we have everything you need for the perfect day out. Built within an original 1818 Victorian walled garden, the nursery was founded by Fred and Ivy Gates when they created a market garden back in 1948. Still very much a family business today, we are proud to say that many of the traditional values the business was built upon are just as important to us today. Covering over 10,500 square metres of indoor and outdoor displays and offering a wide choice of goods, ranging from indoor and outdoor plants, garden care and hardware, gifts, home ware, garden furniture and BBQs, clothing and much more besides, why not pay us a visit and experience the charm of Gates Garden Centre for yourself?
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Somerby Road, Oakham LE15 7QB, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited on route home from a day in Melton Mowbray supposedly for dinner. Had a latte and a satsuma cheesecake in the cafe which I was honestly say was disgusting. So disgusting in fact at £3.50 it tasted off, was watery where it had been...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always liked the garden centre and restaurant is definitely a feature. Had lunch yesterday and it really was delicious and great value for money. Great choice on the menu, all freshly cooked, and great service too. Would def go here for lunch and better than...More

Thank MalcH
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Large garden centre with plenty of garden and non-garden goods on sale. There is a larfe restaurant which gets very busy so finding a table must be done before you order. As you go in there are little signs you can collect to say tabke...More

Thank Anthony N
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We needed some bits for the garden on Saturday and decided to visit Gates and have lunch. Over the years the garden centre has been extended and developed and I always feel a bit nostalgic for ‘the old days’ with the exception of the tea...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for lunch with friend, husband and son. Had the Thai Green Chicken which was tasteless and nothing like it's meant to be like. It was more like chicken with some sort of cream ... very disappointing. My husband had the fish and chips...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

what a wonderful place. the staff were excellent all over the site,a good layout with lots to see/buy. we tried the coffee shop and the restruant the food was excellent in both the site is being expanded as well. the only complaint is the centre...More

Thank saladin259
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Over the years I have visited a lot of garden centres all over the uk, this place beats all. They have everything available over a vast area including a fantastic restaurant where you can eat. If awarding points out of 10, 10 doesn’t seem enough...More

Thank micthemillr
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

During our shopping trip for plants, we stopped for a roast dinner. Unfortunately they only had beef or lamb on the menu at the time which I don't like. Being gluten intollerant as well I opted for a pot of tea to keep my husband...More

Thank Christiane R
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

Good place lots to see but beware if you use walking aids or wheelchairs, quite a lot of steep slopes, great tea room with yummy gluten free cakes excellent service and value. Good selection of gifts and plants. Very knowledgeable staff.

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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

This garden centre is just immense and well worth seeking out it isn’t the cheapest you’ll find but has an incredible selection of goods the cafe is very large and well organised. It’s worth a visit just to see what they’ve done to the men’s...More

Thank DARulesOK
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Janet S
29 January 2018|
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Response from GatesGardenCentre | Property representative |
Hi Janet Apologies for the delay in replying but have only just picked up this message. Our plug plants all came in this weekend so we now have a very full range in! Kind regards Gates Garden Centre
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butterfly0854
26 November 2017|
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Response from Sooz T | Reviewed this property |
We visited yesterday and the place was rammed, the queue in the restaurant looked like it would have been over half hour wait just to order and there weren't any free tables. We went elsewhere for food this time but... More
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hayleysiddons
7 April 2017|
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Response from GatesGardenCentre | Property representative |
Hi Hayley Many thanks for your enquiry. Unfortunately we are unable to accept dogs into the garden centre, other than support dogs of course. Gates Garden Centre
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