We stopped by for breakfast. I don't know how long this has been open but the overall vibe is that the owners (a family? two women?) are rookies but trying very hard to make the thing work. They are selling themselves as a Dorset Tea Shop. They don't quite come up to that standard. The tea is good, but not great. The scones are commendable but come with too little jam and clotted cream and the clotted cream clearly came out of a jar. (Suggestion, rather than selling "imported" clotted cream, get the stuff made fresh and locally -- THAT would be more like a Dorset Tea Shop.) There is potential here. The tea service was nice (they've got the right crockery). The coffee is above grade and all the items we ordered, salmon, bagels, tomatoes, were fresh. Boost the presentation a bit, get more experience on the flow of production/service, and either lower the bar on the English tea shop angle or actually take the extra step to meet it, and I'd very much want to return.
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