Bybrook Barn

Garden Centre

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Customer Services: 01233 631959

Opening times: Monday - Saturday 9am-6.00pm Sunday 10.30am-4.30pm

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We are one of the largest independent, family run, garden, home and leisure retail centres in Kent, offering an excellent range of garden products, an extensive selection of top quality plants, trees and shrubs, cared for by professional horticulturists.

We offer inspiration for your home with everything from furniture to silk and dried flowers together with gifts, pets & aquatics, toys, outdoor clothing, craft shop and "The Pavilion Restaurant and Tea Room" to name but a few.

You can find us conveniently located just off the M20 at junction 9.

Visit Bybrook Barn and have a great day out!
Aquarium Hall
Aquariums Hall
Arts and Crafts
Art Gallery
Books and Puzzles
Books and Puzzles
Indoor Plants
Indoor Plants
Outdoor Plants
Outdoor Plants
Riverwalk and Picnic area
Riverwalk & Picnic area

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Restaurant and Tea Room

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Opening hours:
Monday to Saturday 9.00am to 5.30pm
Sunday 10.15am to 4.30pm

The Bybrook Pavilion Restaurant welcomes group bookings, including coach parties and special functions. Specifically designed and tailor made menus make your booking easy. (Incentives for drivers of parties over 20). To make a booking please call us on 01233 611940.

Pavilion Gift Certificate

These are available in £5 and £10.  A perfect gift for family and friends.  Treat them to a meal in the Pavilion restaurant or an American pancake 'n' shake in the Riverview Diner
The newly designed and refurbished Bybrook Pavilion Restaurant and Tea Room gives you the ideal opportunity to sit in comfort and take a break. Whether you choose to take the weight off your feet after shopping in the Bybrook Barn Garden Centre and enjoy a full course meal or are just meeting friends for a cuppa, the Pavilion offers good value, high quality food from an extensive menu which caters to everyone's needs including a varied vegetarian choice.

(NB. Hot food served until half an hour before closing).

Just order your freshly prepared food at our counter and our staff will then deliver to your table.

Our staff at the Bybrook Pavilion ensure that you are made to feel welcome and pride themselves on making sure you enjoy your visit. Come and visit the Pavilion and leave us refreshed having received excellent service, good food and a welcome break.

Fresh Coffee
We now roast our own coffee beans for maximum freshness. These can be bought in 250g bags from the restaurant (either whole beans or ground) for just £3.45 per bag.

Bookings for groups, including parties and functions
The Bybrook Pavilion Restaurant welcomes group bookings, including coach parties and special functions. Specifically designed and tailor made menus available. (Incentives for drivers of parties over 20). To make a booking please contact us on 01233 611940 or email

Carers Card
Are you a registered carer? Then why not apply for a Bybrook Pavilion Carers Card?
This card entitles you to a 10% discount on your total order here at the Restaurant and Tea Room. Please ask at the Bybrook Pavilions' till for more information.

Early Bird Breakfast
(Served 9 - 11.30am Monday to Saturday) from only £1.99. Choice of bacon, sausage, tomato, egg, mushroom, baked beans, hash browns, toast or fried bread.
7 items with a pot of tea or coffee just £3.99.
We also offer a selection of cereals, bacon omelette or a continental breakfast.

Pavilion Meals Served Between 9am and 5pm
We offer a wide variety of meals and light lunches ranging from chefs hot specials including our roast of the day, to customer favourites. Hand carved ham, egg and chips and "Korkers" bangers and mash. If you fancy something lighter how about chefs own lasagne, chips and peas or coronation chicken and melon salad. There is a choice of jacket potatoes, sandwiches, toasty's and panini's with a selection of fresh fillings.

Homemade Cakes
Our Linda makes fresh cakes for our customers to enjoy. We have a selection including bread pudding, chocolate shortbread, gypsy tart, lemon meringue pie and date slice. Also of course, our speciality gateau's. These are available to take away for that special occasion. Choose from fudge, coffee and walnut, carrot cake or victoria sponge, each serving 16 portions. Or maybe we could tempt you with one of our fruit pies.
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Please place your order three days in advance of collection at the till or phone 01233 611940 and ask for Linda. There may be cake/pies available to purchase and take home straight away, however to avoid disappointment its best to pre-order.

Pavilion Occasions, Outside catering for all
Pavilion Occasions provides freshly prepared buffets and platters for both your private and business functions. Food, which is both delicious and well priced, can be made available for collection or delivery. We are able to cater for everything, from your Working Lunch to your Wedding. Remove the stress and let Pavilion Occasions look after you. For bookings please contact us on 01233 611940 (during opening hours).

Please call us on 01233 611940 to place your order or send us an email with your requirements to

For any further information on menu’s etc please call us on 01233 611940 or email

American Diner

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The Riverview Diner is a genuine American Diner that was shipped to England in 2001 and now resides in Ashford, Kent. The current owners have endeavoured to continue the Diner spirit as a place where anyone and everyone can meet, hang out and can get everything from a terrific meal to a decent cup of coffee at a great price. The Diner throughout its history has always had an association with the automobile and this relationship continues today with various Car Clubs and Cruise Night meetings throughout the week.

Come along and experience for yourselves a simple, honest service with generous portions of food & bottomless coffee, tea and sodas all at affordable prices, served in a friendly welcoming atmosphere.

Situated adjacent to
Bybrook Barn Garden Centre

Opening hours: All Week 7.30am - 11pm

Plenty of Free Parking and Garden Seating



01233 878141

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Have the whole diner for your unique party or private function

Children’s and adult’s parties are welcome at the Diner. Childrens Parties £6.99 a head. Adult Parties £12.99 a head. Special requests can be catered for with prior notice. The Diner also caters for made to order birthday and occasion cakes.

For any further information and bookings please call us on 01233 611940 or email
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A Bit of History

The Riverview Diner was located on River Road, along the banks of the Susquehanna River, Just North of Harrisburg. From this dramatic location the Riverview overlooked the longest stone arch railroad bridge in the world. The Diner was in this location for 49 years, until it was transported to Maine in 1990 for restoration.

Several owners through the years have operated the Riverview Diner. It was known throughout the Harrisburg area for its terrific breakfast and informal and friendly atmosphere. Countless weary customers have been happy to stop at the Riverview over the years from families on vacation, truck drivers heading for Pittsburgh or Philadelphia to business people on route to Washington or New York. Also, students, tourists and generations of high-school kids have all flocked to the Riverview.

The Riverview is a Classic of Art Deco design. The rounded corners and curved surfaces reflect this popular style. The late 1930's and 1940's have been called 'the golden age of the Diner'. It was towards the end of this period that the influx of soldiers returning from the war created the demand for Diners. The styles from this period have become classics, epitomizing the image, which most people have in their minds when they think of Diners. The Riverview is an original example of this vintage of Diner. Details such as the stools, the range hood, ceramic tile walls and floors and the blue stained glass roof windows are all unique.

Like Many Diners, which were located on what were the busy highways of the time, the Interstate Highway bypassed the Riverview in the 1960's. As traffic decreased, business gradually slowed down.

The Riverview underwent a meticulous restoration in 1990, the work taking almost a year to complete, bringing it back to its original condition. It was then shipped to Covent Garden, in London, where it opened as 'Fat Boys'. The Diner’s final journey was made in 2001 to here in Ashford where the original name has been restored and the Riverview story continues…
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Film Shoots

The Riverview Diner is a fantastic venue for film/photo shoots. Call us now to book!

Riverview Walk and Picnic Area

Located at the rear of the garden centre is our riverwalk and picnic area.

A picturesque wooden bridge leads to the far bank which is home to many wild birds, including ducks, doves and other wildlife. Benches and a decked seating area give the perfect environment for our visitors to take a break from their shopping and enjoy their lunch al fresco style.
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One of the largest and friendliest family run garden centres in Kent. Be the first to know about our special offers and seasonal events using the links below.
  • 01233 631959
  • Ashford, Kent
  • TN24 9JZ