Posted by: travelrat | January 1, 2012

Qype: Samuel H Smiths Garden Centre in Otley

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When you’re looking for somewhere to eat while you’re on the road, a Garden Centre isn’t the first thing that springs to mind. But, several such places have a restaurant attached, and some of them are very good.

An excellent one is ‘Hattie’s Carvery’, attached to the Stephen H. Smith Garden Centre in Otley, Yorkshire.

All the meals here seem excellent, and extremely good value for money. Some dishes are served cafeteria-style, while others are cooked to order … like the fish and chips which I had. I needed to wait about 15 minutes for them to be brought to me, but they contained a large fish, and generous portions of chips and mushy peas, and were piping hot. Well worth the wait, I thought.

If there is one county that’s said to serve the best fish and chips, it’s Yorkshire … and these rightly take their place as some of the best in the county.

And, the garden centre is not bad, either!

Check out my review of Samuel H Smiths Garden Centre – I am nomadkeith – on Qype



  1. Hi Keith,
    Sounds like you had a great meal.
    We also have some Garden Centers with a Restaurant attached, and the atmosphere is usually very nice. 😀

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