Frequently Asked Questions

Visiting The Garlic Farm

What are the opening and serving times?
The Garlic Farm Shop & Restaurant are open every day from 9am to 5pm (6pm during summer holidays).
Breakfast is served 9am to 11am daily
Lunch is served 12 noon to 3.30pm daily
Teas, coffees, cakes, garlic bread and other snacks are available at all other times.
The restaurant is open for special events on selected evenings please see our events calendar for more information.

Reservations for the restaurant can be made here

Do I need to pay for entry?
The Garlic Farm is a free to enter attraction.
Parking, tastings, farm walks, children's play area, viewing farm animals, education & heritage room are all free of charge to customers of the shop & restaurant.

How do I book a table?
We do accept walk-in customers but booking is recommended, especially for larger groups and during busy holiday periods. Please book using this link. Alternatively, please email

Are dogs allowed at The Garlic Farm?
Well-behaved dogs are very welcome in all outdoor areas, in the conservatory area of the restaurant and in the Allium Café. Dogs must please be kept on leads at all times.

Can I get to The Garlic Farm by bus?
There are no buses that directly pass us at The Garlic Farm. However we are just off the Red Squirrel Cycle Route which runs from Newport through to Sandown. The Downs Breezer runs in the summer months and stops at the top of the downs and customers can walk down the Lime Kiln Shute to access the farm.

Where can I redeem my Garlic Farm vouchers?

Vouchers can be redeemed in the shop or restaurant. We have extended the expiry date of any vouchers with an expiry date between March 2020 and March 2021 to 31st December 2021. This does not include Price is Wight vouchers.

Can I have a party or wedding at The Garlic Farm?

Yes, we host weddings and private parties at the farm. Please email for more information.

Do you allow dogs in the cottages and yurts?
We welcome dogs to the cottages but not to the yurts. We ask for £25 per dog per stay up to a maximum of 1 or 2 dogs depending on property. (Dogs are not allowed in the Farmhouse Cottage or Yurts)

Do you take group bookings for accommodation?
The Garlic Farm is a fantastic venue for family get-togethers, celebrations, weddings and activity weekends. The properties can be booked together to accommodate between 10 and 65 people. Find out more.

How far is The Garlic Farm from the beach?
The nearest beach is Yaverland and is only 10 minutes away by car, or 20 minutes along the cycle track.

General Information

Is your garlic organic?
No our garlic is not yet organic but we began conversion with the Soil Association in 2020. Our land is managed under the Higher Level Stewardship scheme which means that we are under strict environmental programs for the best long term ecological outcomes. We encourage biodiversity, habitats of wildlife and public access.

Are any of your products suitable for Vegetarians or Vegans?
Many of our products are suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans, however they are not yet certified by the respective associations. All nutritional information can be found for each product on our website. If you have any further questions please contact us on 01983 865378.

Most of our products are also certified as analytically free from gluten. Please see the product information for more details.

Can you ship overseas?
We are able to quote for shipping to some countries outside the UK. Please contact our office on with a list of the products you wish to purchase for further information.

Are your packing chips biodegradable?
No - better than that - they are fully compostable. Pretty much anything will biodegrade if you leave it for long enough but these chips are home compostable. They cost us more but the world less.

Who are your orders delivered by?
We use DPD and Royal Mail to deliver our orders.

Do you offer next day delivery?
We offer a standard delivery service and aim to dispatch orders within 1-2 days of your order being placed, however during our busier periods dispatch can be between 3-7 working days from time of ordering. In both cases please up to 10 working days for delivery.

Do you supply your products wholesale to businesses?
Yes we do, please contact our sales team for further details.

Is all of your garlic grown on the Isle of Wight?
Every year we grow our own garlic here on the Isle of Wight. However as garlic is a seasonal product we ensure that we are able to supply superior quality garlic all year round we work with partner garlic growers in France and Spain.

How can I find my local Garlic Farm stockists?
We have stockists all over the country, please contact the office with your postcode and we will be more than happy to advise you further.

Cooking with Garlic

How is Black Garlic made? Can I grow it?
Turning the white cloves of garlic into the sweet flavour and black colour is a form of cooking process - or more accurately 'heat-ageing' process, rather than a variety of garlic that can be grown. For more information see our blog

How do I prevent garlic breath?
The body's ability to process garlic increases with consumption. The more you eat, the less you'll smell! A 2016 study published in the Journal of Food Science concluded that raw apple, lettuce and mint leaves are empirically effective in reducing garlic smell (the phenolic compounds in the latter reduce the disulphide volatiles responsible for garlic odours). For more info see our blog

What's the best way to cook with garlic?
Garlic is typically added at the early stage of recipes; garlic, onions & spices are very often the first in the pan. One reason garlic has been used by so many cultures, for so many years, is its ability to enhance the flavours of other ingredients. So whilst we advocate this approach, we also encourage a secondary use of garlic, whereby freshly crushed or chopped garlic is stirred in as a garnish moments before the dish is served. Enjoy the flavour profile and health benefits of this 'raw garlic revolution'! For more info see our blog