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Spire Hill Business Park Thornhill | Spire Hill Farm, Sturminster Newton DT10 2SG, England
+44 1963 362202
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lunch here and it was okay. For the prices I'd prefer a bigger portion. Log burner was lovely to sit next to, however, the variety on the menu is limited. If you live nearby it's perfect but not worth a drive.

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Thank Y B
Margot D, Owner at Thyme after time Cafe & Catering, responded to this review

Thankyou for taking the time to leave a review for our Cafe. I must admit though to being very surprised by your comment to the extent that I just have to ask you what you chose from our menu that made you feel it was a small portion? The most common comment we receive from customers is that if anything... More 

London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called in for lunch on a cold March day, so it was great to find a roaring log fire and a table free right by it. I was spoiled for choice but my final decision was good food, cooked well and with love. Very friendly staff who were most welcoming, including to small children, and very happy to talk about... More 

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Thank Boswarthan
London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2017 via mobile

What a lovely and relaxed place for something delicious to eat. We went for lunch, but I've heard that the breakfast's are great too. There is a good selection to choose from. All delivered hot and tasty. We really loved the fact that is was so relaxed and that our dogs were welcome, and they certainly enjoyed the treats and... More 

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Stalbridge, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

Been here a few times now, the food is true home cooked food, but the ordering and table service is pretty slow. I've tried both ordering at the till and at the table but each time there's a delay and only one member of staff making drinks and orders. Great selection of cakes, and homemade bread. Definitely return as essentially... More 

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Thank thecountrytraveller
Margot D, Owner at Thyme after time Cafe & Catering, responded to this review

Thankyou for you review, we are happy to hear you enjoy the food we offer although saddened to hear you find our service too slow. It is very difficult as a small rural business to monitor which times are going to be busy or not and as you appreciate there are high and low times and days we are busier... More 

Dorset, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2017 via mobile

I have been here a few times in the recent past and have never had an OK or bad experience - it is always exceptional. A smallish menu, cooked beautifully with great local ingredients; topped off by a really welcoming and friendly atmosphere.

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Thank ILWUK
Margot D, Owner at Thyme after time Cafe & Catering, responded to this review

Thankyou so much for leaving us a lovely review, its lovely to receive feedback from our customers and of course the fact that you appreciate our source local ethos as far as we possibly can. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

Just love this cafe! With such a warm welcome by truly friendly staff you instantly feel at home. The menu is bright, inspiring and fresh all made with local produce I do believe. The food is to die for and the coffee...... One of the best tasting blends I've had for years. Delish..... We will be back again soon.. Thank... More 

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Thank tara p
Margot D, Owner at Thyme after time Cafe & Catering, responded to this review

You have in your review said just about everything we try to achieve so thankyou, so very appreciated and makes all our hard work worthwhile. More 

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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a coffee and scone today on our way to visit the snowdrops at Kingston Lacy. Had read about this cafe in our local weekly newspaper but this was our first visit. Everything here is home baked. Staff are friendly and cheerful - service quick and efficient. Recommend you try the special Hot Chocolate of the Week! Lunch... More 

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Thank Maureen W
Margot D, Owner at Thyme after time Cafe & Catering, responded to this review

Thankyou for your lovely review, we are thrilled you enjoyed your meal with us. Its lovely to hear such kind words. Thankyou More 

Stalbridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 7, 2017

I visit Thyme After Time at least once a month and I can say hand on heart that they deliver the goods every time (time after time if you will). The breakfasts (Thornhill Brunch - woo hoo!), chips, coffees and chicken and chorizo are my personal favourites, plus the waffles of course. I'd visit more often but I'm tired of... More 

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Margot D, Owner at Thyme after time Cafe & Catering, responded to this review

Wow, what a lovely review, thankyou. My staff and myself work hard to achieve what we hope is somewhere special for folk to visit so its so encouraging to read what you have written, makes it all worthwhile. Thankyou More 

Poole, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Lovely lunch, warm log fire and great company. Macaroni Cheese delightful, although the garlic bread might make you unpopular with your nearest and dearest! The seafood platter was really good and great value. We will return.... Often!

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Thank Diamond1960
Margot D, Owner at Thyme after time Cafe & Catering, responded to this review

Thankyou for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review, our staff are always pleased when I read the reviews out to them, it is much appreciated by all. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 23, 2016

As a celiac myself I have never gone hungry or felt awkward at Thyme After Time. The menu is created to be as gluten free as possible. The full English is fantastic and has gluten free sausage and black pudding options. The cake selection is extensive and always includes cakes which celiacs can enjoy. The staff have always been happy... More 

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Thank pygmipony
Margot D, Owner at Thyme after time Cafe & Catering, responded to this review

Thankyou very much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are as you say always happy to help with dietary requirements if we can and like to think our customers feel at ease asking us. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $14
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Spire Hill Business Park Thornhill | Spire Hill Farm, Sturminster Newton DT10 2SG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Sturminster Newton
  • Phone Number: +44 1963 362202
Description
We are a small cafe offering homemade food using as much local ingredients as possible. We run a seasonal menu that changes regularly. Once a month there is the option to attend our evening ticket only events-every month is on a different theme, from an Italian evening to a tapas night, these are extremely popular and sell out quickly. Keep an eye on our web site to know what we have forthcoming or get on our email list. There is a small shop as well where we make nearly everything for sale including all the homemade marmalade, jams, chutneys and jellies ( on which we started our business), also our cakes and biscuits. We also stock coffee, honey, pottery, wooden products by local business with more products to follow soon. Periodically we also host workshops such as chocolate workshops and flower arranging. This is a relatively new project but we have lots more planned. Our main business however is events, we cater at many local private and corporate events in the area. We supply lots of food to clients whom do not require us to serve, they just call in and collect from our shop at an arranged time. Some even bring their own dishes for us to fill for them! We have a very flexible approach to our customers and are very happy to tailor menus to suit individual requirements. We are also a dog friendly Café and offer a Doggy Full English on our menu!

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