Welcome to the Thatched Garage. Home of The Man for Land Rovers!

When this whole Adventure started way back in 1987, no one could possibly have foreseen what was going to happen.

By dint of always looking after every single customer, trying to put a smile of each of those faces, giving good friendly advice, offering only lovely pre owned Series & Defender 4x4s that would offer yeoman service to their new owners, ensuring prices were right and that aftercare including perhaps servicing, parts, accessories and even the inevitable odd hiccup were all dealt with professionally and with great care, we are now approaching an incredible landmark: nearly 4,500 Land RoverĀ®s sold!

We are genuinely proud to have served overall tens of thousands of customers, and through dedication, hard work and consummate experience developed a brand that we can be proud of - with trust, value and customer service our keynotes.

Not for us are the vulgar margins of some, the catch me quick routines, the inability to help when needed; we've been here about the longest and we don't intend to change our principles any time.

The timeline so far:

1987 - The beginning, renting The Sussex Barn and Ye Olde Cart Shed at Hackhurst Farm in Lower Dicker.

1990 - The definitive move, purchasing The Thatched Garage in East Hoathly. Our wonderful, quaint home to the present day.

2012 - TMD Tuning & Upgrades for Defenders is born, the brainchild of Dealer Principal Ben Digby-Clarke [No. 3 Son].

Customer Testimonials

Very fair and show a passion for the vehicles not just as a way to earn from them

Alan Morris

The Thatched Garage staff have serviced my Defender for 5 years and as on this occasion their work has always been top quality. In addition their helpfulness and pleasant attitude has always made it a pleasure to have the work done by them. I would certainly recommend them without reservation.

Paul Bartlett

Concerned as I normally take my car to be serviced north of Tunbridge Wells but decided to go closer to home. As The Thatched Garage deal with Land Rover I took my chances! Not to worry as they we very efficient. I missed not having my car washed as the previous company always clean my car before pick up. Never mind

Susan Jenkinsons

No job too small. Efficient and friendly service.

Nicholas Larkin

Friendly & efficent service.

John Mintern