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National Trust Tea Room

The Square, Corfe Castle BH20 5EZ, England
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
The Square, Corfe Castle BH20 5EZ, England
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Reviewed July 22, 2017

Two of us came for lunch after looking round the castle; had two egg sandwiches, cream tea, coffee cake, cup of coffee. Pros: pleasant outside seating with lovely view, quick service, reasonably priced. Cons: scone and coffee cake were both unpleasantly dry. Overall not awful...More

Thank Adrian R
Jean G, Manager at National Trust Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2017

Hello Adrian, please accept my apologies for your unpleasantly dry cake and scones. we bake fresh every day and it is a little concerning that you encountered this. May I ask if you pointed this out to any staff member and was it resolved for...More

Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

We came last year I'm sure you couldn't get in if you had a dog so we didn't go in but this year we noticed dogs were allowed in the castle so in we popped like so many NT properties/gardens dogs aren't allowed so we...More

Thank Stewart M
Jean G, Manager at National Trust Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2017

Thank you so much for your post, we try to make everyone feel welcome here at the Tea Rooms and that includes our four legged families as well

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Reviewed July 19, 2017

NT cafes are not known for being cheap but the Castle Café as its also known is quite reasonable and the food excellent. on a nice day eat in the garden and watch the wildlife or admire the castle across the dry moat. There is...More

Thank AndiPayne
Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

Popped in here after our visit to the castle. Sat in the gardens overlooking the castle & grounds. Ate lovely warm gluten free scones with jam & cream. Real treat for Coeliacs. Thank you.

Thank Maureen C
Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

Went here after visiting the castle it was lovely and well earned had a very nice cream tea the staff were very nice and friendly little sparrows and thrushes running around your feet set in a very nice garden looking out at the castle could...More

Thank Badger1970
Reviewed July 3, 2017

Lovely treat after climbing the hill to the Castle. We had an excellent cup of tea and a nice slice of Victoria sponge in the gardens underneath the castle. reasonable price for NT.

Thank serlies2015
Reviewed June 30, 2017

We had one of the best cream teas we'd ever had here and a view too .. bonus. If you ever visit this beautiful village the tea shop is a must. The staff are also lovely.

Thank C L
Reviewed June 30, 2017

As you expect from the NT and friendly welcome, good pot of tea, excellent cake and a wonderful view of Corfe Castle.

Thank Sonja P
Reviewed June 25, 2017

Great selection of cakes - have made it a 'must' stop whenever I am near the Square. Beautiful views of the Castle. A slice of Dorset Cake goes down a treat with a cup of tea.

Thank Oscar D
Reviewed June 24, 2017

Cream teas, scones, flapjacks, shortbread: everything a tea-room should be, with outside seating that lets you keep an eye on family and friends scaling the castle hill. Highly recommended for those who have limited mobility but want the vicarious Corfe experience.

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Joanne H
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Response from Jenny W | Reviewed this property |
They are definitely allowed in the garden. I did ask if dogs were allowed inside, they said they were, preferably if it wasn't really busy in there. On our visit it was packed, lots of queuing to order food. Very nice tea... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Square, Corfe Castle BH20 5EZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Isle of Purbeck  >  Corfe Castle
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Amazing Tea Rooms with a stunning view of the castle. Run by National Trust
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