Welcome to The Thatched Garage Limited. 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

Excellent service just purchased my new freelander from them.

Ian Dixon - Sussex

Fantastic service from a knowledgeable team, always happy to assist with all aspects of running and maintaining my vehicle.

Katy Fox-Dossett - Sussex

Very knowledgable, helpful and friendly service. This is the second vehicle I have purchased from Ben and the team and would happily recommend to anyone who is looking


Always helpful and honest advice. Clear explanation of work needed to be done. I’ve been a customer ever year for servicing and maintenance since buying a Defender from Thatched Garage.


The garage was responsive to my initial enquiry and positive in subsequent email exchanges, hence my choosing them to purchase and fit the overdrive.

Mr G Birch