Mad Hatters Restaurant

Coach Parties are welcome, however we do appreciate prior booking so that we can accomodate you properly.

Come relax and enjoy good food in pleasant surroundings. The Mad Hatters is not your usual Garden Centre Restaurant. It is full of traditional charm with local memorabilia on display of the Braund Family that once resided just a stones throw away at Buck Mills.

We provide waitress service and believe in good traditional home cooked food, with friendly service to match.

We are open from 10am serving traditional breakfasts or why not try one of our delicious toasted tea cakes they are a real customer favourite. We aim to make all our cakes and desserts as we want you to enjoy every mouthful.

The restaurant overlooks the lake that is fed by a babbling brook, which turns the water wheel on the mill house. Children are welcome to feed the fish under close supervision of an adult. The gardens are full of interesting ideas and you will often see our staff out there busy tending to the plants.

At Lunch time you are guaranteed a real treat, our varied lunch time menu is supplemented by a daily specials menu.
We aim to use locally produced food where ever possible,including local free range eggs, meats and cheese.

We are renowned for producing the best Carvery in the area, it is a must, but be sure to book. The Honey Roast Ham is a real favourite and there are not many restaurants where you will find both Well Done and Medium rare beef along with Pork or Turkey all on Offer. There is always a fantastic selection of vegetables, followed by a choice of delicious home made desserts and don't worry, we always have lots of Devon Clotted Cream to make it extra special.

Please remember that on Sundays we don't serve our full breakfast menu. However we still can provide Breakfast Baps, Toast and our usual cakes and scones.

In the afternoon you can treat yourself to one of our cream teas, they're Great!

Merry Harriers can cater for all types of day time functions and we also have a Garden Room for hire which is ideal for conferences comfortably holding up to 70 people.

We also offer a selection of Chef's specials for you to choose from monday-saturday




We are 5 STAR FOOD HYGIENE RATED with the 'Scores on the Doors' scheme by the FOOD STANDARD AGENCY.


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Restaurant Testimonials

We had an excellent lunch at Merry Harriers, well done to all the staff and we are looking to come back very soon.

Sunday Carvery Testimonials

"We had an excellent lunch at Merry Harriers, well done to all the staff and we are looking to come back very soon."

"Undoubtedly this is my favourite restuarant for a Sunday roast. they offer a Carvery of three superbly  cooked meats and a wide variety of perfectly cooked vegetables, What I like best is the friendliness of all the staff.  Mr J.Pain"

"A choice of four meats, perfectly cooked.... excellent choice of desserts. staff exceedingly friendly and constantly attentive, families large and small always welcome. Mr and mrs Meakin"

"The carvery is next to none in the area, also the staff are so helpful and welcoming. W. Baker"