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The National Herb Centre

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Stunning location

The National Herb centre is worthy of a visit just for it's vantage point of stunning countryside... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cropredy, United Kingdom
via mobile
worth a visit if you like plants

This is a Garden Centre focusing on herbs but selling other plants. But if you are in the... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“herb garden”(7 reviews)
“full english”(5 reviews)
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Banbury Road | Banbury, Warmington OX17 1DF, England
+44 1295 690999
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All reviews nature trail herb garden full english cakes lavender cake herbaceous plants medicinal herbs home cooked food for sale lovely walk around the grounds varied menu children's play area climbing frame triple cooked chips sunny day gift shop worth a visit
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The National Herb centre is worthy of a visit just for it's vantage point of stunning countryside views and excellent cafe. The great selection of herbs and other garden plants is a bonus.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 4trevorb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is advertised as the national herb centre, but don't go expecting a typical national museum. It's primarily a garden centre with a larger than normal herb garden. We went on a drizzly day; apparently there are some good views across the countryside if the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

I read a review saying that this place was a garden centre. I would have to agree. On the day I visited I was disappointed as I was expecting something better given the title of something ‘National’. The plant section does have a lot of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Maureen M
Reviewed 29 September 2018

This is a Garden Centre focusing on herbs but selling other plants. But if you are in the Warwickshire / Banbury area and want to see all the different varieties of herbs then it is worth a visit. You will be surprised at the numbers...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank ROZNBAZ
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Meeting friend who now live in Scotland Had various items from the menu Decided to go for homemade Beef Berger Vey tasty Other friends Had Scampi, Ham and Eggs, and chicken Very busy even f not the nicest day Worth a visit

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Vaughan J
Reviewed 20 August 2018

OK, if you want to be a bit cynical it is a glorified garden centre with benefits. It is not a chain so there are lots of little extra bits and bobs here that you would not see at an average garden centre chain. Some...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank chubchubbanana
Reviewed 3 August 2018

We live close to but had never had the time to call in, good selection on herbs , very well watered , didn’t go to the cafe, but it had some people in it, lots of herbs to choose from.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Karen L
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

This overgrown, unloved centre once may have offered herb lovers inspiration and enjoyment. Sadly, now it appears to be a slightly neglected garden centre. Very disappointing and not worthy of brown sign nor ‘national’ in the title

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank NottinghamFishcake
Reviewed 5 July 2018

We have been here a couple of times as we really like the cafe. Would recommend this to anyone who wants nice reasonably priced food

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Graham305
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

I had been wanting to visit the National Herb Centre for some time as I am interested in Culinary Herbs, Herbal Remedies and Aromatherapy. I was hoping that as it was the NHC there would be some books/research literature pertaining to the use of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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16 September 2017|
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Response from Sam T | Property representative |
Well behaved dogs are welcome on the site. We ask you to keep them on a lead and not to take them into the shop or Bistro. Outside seating is available in the Bistro and a tether point is available outside the shop. All... More
14 April 2017|
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Response from Margaret T | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are full facilities at the herb centre. Enjoy your visit.