A Sevenoaks garden has attracted new visitors to the garden thanks to the Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s ‘Eat Out To Help Out‘ scheme.
Great Comp Garden in Platt, near Sevenoaks, is attracting new visitors to its seven-acre site thanks it tearoom. The Old Dairy Tearooms is taking part in the government voucher scheme that sees customers able to apply up to 50% off meals (up to £10 a head) on Monday to Wednesdays in August.
Joe Lane, manager of The Old Dairy Tearooms at Great Comp says: “On the first Wednesday of the scheme we had the best days takings of the year so far! So, we are thankful to the government scheme which we think has brought lots of new visitors to the garden and tearooms. The intense heat this week has slowed things down a bit but people are still coming and selecting from the full menu.”
Joe continues: “We have noticed that visitors are staying for the whole day – they are coming for morning coffee, enjoying their lunch and even staying until late afternoon for tea.”
In terms of protocols to protect against COVID-19, Joe explains: “We are making sure that every table is cleaned down and that people are seated safely. We are lucky to have such a wonderful outdoor space for visitors to enjoy their lunches and teas too.”
The Old Dairy Tearoom is accessible via ticketed garden entrance and is open seven days a week until the 31 October.