The Walled Garden at Barton Manor

3.6
42 reviews
£25 and under
British
Dining at the Walled Garden Restaurant

The restaurant sits on the site that the original owners of the property wanted to use as walled vegetable gardens. They didn’t build it, but on finding the plans 90 years later, we did. Adding a roof, we turned the space into a leading restaurant in Preston.

Diners can now relax over their meals in the conservatory, enjoy semi-private dining in the summer house and look out over the picturesque gardens. An added bonus is the relaxing beer garden for when the sun decides to shine in Preston!.


With prime farming land all around us and a host of specialist growers and producers making the most of it, we usually have access to plenty of fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables, as well as quality meats and cheeses. So while we can’t guarantee that every ingredient we use was raised on our doorstep, we certainly do our best to bring you the cream of the local crop.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 42 People Are Saying
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3.6based on recent ratings
3.7
food
3.8
service
3.7
ambience
3.8
value
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67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JohnH
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Night before lockdown. Really quiet, and limited menu. But, attentive Service and a really well cooked steak

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MrsC
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Walled Garden, was perfect. We booked in for our anniversary, we were greeted by a friendly member of staff and shown to our seats very quickly. We received a complimentary glass of champagne each which was a lovely touch. All 3 courses were perfect, neither of us had any complaints. Loved coming back after we married here 2years ago in the hotel can't wait to come back again, 5*

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Afternoon tea booked - brilliant service. However I was slightly disappointed with the variety of the savoury selection. Last time, there were little pies, quiches, more variety of sandwiches. I found this afternoon tea fairly basic for the price. Sorry. The sweet selection - the jelly wasn’t set but the rest of the deserts were delicious and full of little surprises.

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AndrewP
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Great food, slow service, although we were asked by every member of staff if we’d like a drink or had ordered food, no structure to the waiting staff. Nice varied menu with specials and good portion sizes. Big car park.

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JulieR
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Not a big menu but a good variety. The food was delicious Tables set well apart. Will be visiting again.

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MichalI
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Poor service, confusing waiters, but food quite tasty.

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PamT
Lancashire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Fairly quiet Food average and waited about 35 mins to arrive . No one cleared plates nor asked if we wanted dessert.

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declan
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food was very nice however spoilt by poor service and not the best ambience!

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JoyO
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greek salad starter was excellent. Everyone enjoyed all theirs too. We had hotpot as main meal and that was perfect so thank you. Based on this experience we will definitely eat here again. Very friendly staff too.

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GailP
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and lovely food. All customers well spaced out and social distancing measures in place.

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SueS
Lancashire
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Limited menu - service was good - drinks very expensive

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BradC
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall1food4service2ambience3

Prices on the menu were incorrect and not honoured. We ended up having to pay about 15 more than menu price.
Staff acknowledged the menu was incorrect and still did not offer any solution.

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NeilE
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality food and great service.

We always have great quality food here and the value for what you get is good.

JB
JonathanB
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and very friendly staff.
I will certainly be back soon.

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EvonneW
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, lovely food and staff were so welcoming. Clean and well presented restaurant

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Mistymoose
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

The menu selection was very limited, which was fair enough. We waited an hour for our starters and then a further 30 minutes for our main food. I would not of minded the wait if the food had of been of a good quality-very poor indeed, both were barely warm and the mash that came with the salmon was slimey and probably with the combination of being cold was unedible. The childrens food was warm. We would not return again due to the food.

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LeeA
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

I thought the pizza was exactly the same as a frozen Chicago town stuffed crust pizza and for £10 I think it was a bit expensive for a pizza of that kind. Furthermore my wife had the fish and chips and thought that the beer batter was very poor in taste . It would definitely put us off coming again also only offering beef for the roast special was a bit disappointing where most places offer at least usually 2 options

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GillianH
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always but we and the staff were totally puzzled as to why we had our booking changed from 6pm to 7pm We arrived at 5 30 to realise we had an email showing the change of time! We called in to the restaurant to ask if there was somewhere we could wait and they were as puzzled as us and served us at 6pm.

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MARTINA
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

As this was our first meal out since lock down it was as expected a bit quite and the menu a bit limited but overall it was good.

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LinzC
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked a table online for lunch. Received confirmation email. Drove 20 miles to be told the restaurant was closed. Very disappointing!

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GeorginaC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Sunday dinner was the best I have every had - the beef simply melted in your mouth! Definitely recommend, staff were very helpful and friendly especially in these uncertain times

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MarieS
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Friendly and helpful staff. Prompt service. Not rushed to dine. Good value for money. Lovely setting.

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Gggang
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Popped in to sample the new lunch menu. Choice was A little limited but what we had was fine. Sadly the service remains slow with no clear system to ensure tables are looked after. Price was reasonable for lunch.

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Lesley
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We arrived for lunch on Sunday and were shown to a sitting out area near the main bar until our table was ready. On finding that our table was ready we decided to go straight to the table. As the table appeared to be dark with not much light and close to a serving station we asked to be moved. We were eventually shown to a table in the corner of a small conservatory which was already occupied by a group of 8. Lots of chatter throughout our meal but they didn't annoy or upset us.
We thought the menu was rather light and could have done with a few more choices but we both had a starter salmon and soup, which were very good and both had pork for the main course followed by coffee as we couldn't honestly manage a dessert.
At around £40 for 2 it was good value for money. Throughout our time there the staff were absolutely excellent, very friendly and chatty and very keen to help.

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Retiree
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our early evening meal. The food was delicious and attractively presented.
Service was spot-on!!
Thank you
Looking forward to using our gift token for afternoon tea at the same venue.

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adamm
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience4

The starters and service was good the main course, burgers , where the worst ever. We sent them back and got a refund

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BeverleyC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We dined at The Walled Garden on a Sunday evening so the menu was limited to less than usual. I hadn't realised this when I booked. It was exceedingly quiet - just 2 others in from what we could see - very unlike the place I remembered from a few years ago when I last visited.

Hubby had the Parma Ham with Mozzarella and Rocket starter which he loved.

I ordered the Sea Bass served with new potatoes, runner beans and leeks - delicious - cooked to perfection. Hubby had the Mushroom risotto which he described as passable.

My dessert was a lemon and lime posset with sorbet and meringue. The meringue was lovely but the sorbet tasted of chemical and spoiled my appetite for the rest of the dessert. When we mentioned this to the waitress she said she'd let the chef know.

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paulc
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a very nice meal the other night with excellent quality food. My only complaint was that I had the set menu and was disappointed with the size of the main course. I went home hungry. My 2 friends chose from the normal menu and had good sized portions. Great staff and atmosphere.

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MargaretR
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely Sunday lunch. Excellent roast beef, and a very good Yorkshire pudding. service was very good, attentive, without being overpowering.

The Walled Garden at Barton Manor
Responded on 3 February 2020

Dear MargaretR, Thank you kindly for this amazing review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your experience at Walled Garden. We really appreciate your feedback. I will certainly share your feedback with the team. Again, thank you and we hope to see you again in the near future. Kind Regards, Theresa Miller Walled Garden Deputy Manager

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Enchanted
Lancashire
4 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

An absolutely lovely venue to meet friends for a spot of tea. We were the first customers, so it was very quiet, which was nice; the only problem with this is that it was cold and we had to sit with our jackets on for the duration.

The food was lovely, catering for vegetarian and gluten free dishes, as we had one veggie and one GF, this was an absolute bonus. The food was lovely, I only had a sandwich but it was delicious and arrived with crisps and a wee side salad. The veggie pasta was also delicious.

The young lady who served us was delightful, professional and very friendly.

I would definitely eat here again and recommend to friends.

The Walled Garden at Barton Manor
Responded on 3 February 2020

Thank you Enchanted for taking the time to share your review. We are delighted to hear that both the food and service were key highlights of your visit, we pride ourselves in great food and service to all of our guests and I cannot wait to share your comments with the team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, Theresa Miller Walled Garden Deputy Manager

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Barker
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit to the Walled Garden. 4 of us had dinner before going on to the Flowerbowl cinema on a Sunday evening. We all had the Roast beef dinner with yorkshire pudding; excellently cooked and really delicious. Followed by passion fruit creme brûlée. Fantastic. Service was excellent and would highly recommend. Definitely going to go back.

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KimberleyH
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Nothing special but perfectly acceptable. Staff were professional and polite.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Have been to The Walled Garden many times but not recently and always enjoyed it. This occasion it was not good. Booked a table for 6 via Open Table but on arrival it appeared that they did not have a booking. As the restaurant was nearly empty it was not a problem but still annoying. The food was ok but only warm not hot. The table was well appointed but the surface was very sticky so that it was not a good idea to place anything on it. The service was by quite young staff who probably need some training. The bottle of wine was put on the table without being opened or an offer to sample the wine. Also considering the restaurant was virtually empty it was hard to get drinks refilled etc.

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SharonB
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Food was barely warm
Kale as a veg for your xmas dinner ????
Service none existent
Guinness dreadful
Place empty on a Sunday tea time speaks volumes which begs the question “what’s happened to this place”. Used to be amazing in all aspects

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JeanE
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Had a lovely catch-up lunch with two friends. The only thing lacking was atmosphere as it was a very quiet day - 12 December

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StuartP
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The evening was acceptable but nothing exceptional.

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Bootess1
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relatively quiet lunch time, so noise levels were OK. Helpful staff, delicious Christmas menu, and reasonably priced wine by the glass.

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susanp
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Unfortunately the Lancashire hotpot was undercooked and had to be returned. Although the staff were happy to offer an alternative it meant one of the party ate her main course on her own as the rest of us had finished when her replacement arrived she was embarrassed by this and did not enjoy the meal because of it. Staff did as much as they could to resolve the situation but the meal let the whole experience down

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Angie
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place.
Service great and food lovely. Very pleasant atmosphere and nice staff. Been a few times, will go again soon.

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MicheleW
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The reason for not giving a five stars was due to the cups of cup being very tasteless. None of the party of four liked the blend of tea and at a later time we received two medium size teapots with only one teabag in each so that was even more wallow. We have same issue at the riverside restaurant of Barton grange further up the road. Would recommend a better quality of tea to match the standards of the food we received . Maybe Farriers of Kendal tea or even good old Yorkshire tea.

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The Walled Garden at Barton Manor is rated 3.6 stars by 42 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.