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“Always warm and welcoming”

The Orchard Tea Rooms
Ranked #2 of 2 Coffee & Tea in Wareham
Price range: $5 - $25
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Set within the heart of Holme for Gardens, the Orchard is a light and airy destination with wonderful views across the Purbeck Hills. Light refreshments including coffee, tea, hot chocolate and our Holme-made cakes and scones are served all day. Don’t miss our delicious Dorset Cream Tea.Supporting our local suppliers is important to us and our lunch menu showcases just some of the fantastic produce available to us in Dorset. The “specials board” changes regularly to reflect the seasons and our locally sourced ingredients. Much of our fruit and vegetables are grown right here at Holme . We have a wide range of soft drinks including locally pressed apple juice, elderflower pressé, mineral water from the Somerset hills as well as a refreshing, classic Coca Cola.We're licensed too, so why not enjoy a glass of locally brewed beer, Dorset cider or a crisp white wine from the vineyards situated in the Dorset hills.The Orchard’s terrace area and pond side seating is perfect for al fresco dining. A tranquil spot to relax-a-while over lunch, surrounded by beautiful plants and flowers.
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“Always warm and welcoming”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

Have been visiting here since it first opened, the oak building is always light and warm in winter and cool in summer. The choice of food, from soups to roast dinners are so obviously home made, prices being very reasonable for a good size serving. Can be very busy at weekends, with it being a favourite haunt for cyclists and locals, have never had a problem getting a table though. Good selection of drinks, hot, cold and alcoholic available at standard prices. Also have good selection of Purbeck Ice Cream. The food quality is very good and the service excellent, especially from the lovely Sonia who gives the impression that no request is too much trouble. The tea room is within the garden centre, which stocks some fantastic plants at excellent prices. There is also a gift shop and a farm shop, selling a good range of stock and most of it local. Also, have 'pick you own' through the year too, try the strawberries - usually have at least half a dozen varieties to sample!

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank lucinda770
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Swanage, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Farm Shop !!”
Reviewed December 6, 2012

The restaurant is a light airy place for a light lunch with friends ,the gift shop is good value with a great variety ,the farm shop is a revelation with so many good things not found elsewhere ,again very good value .The variety of bread flours are exceptional including gluten free ! . We went on a buy one and get another lunch half price offer and ended up spending around £70 ! The little dog was a delight ,disapointed not to see the big dog. Oh,and you can get plants and gardening supplies as well ! We will put it on our list for "light lunches" .

  • Visited December 2012
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Wareham, United Kingdom
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“Another favourite”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

The Orchard Tea Rooms is a lovely café within the Garden Centre. The café is light and airy. There is a good choice of "holme" made cakes and lunch time specials. The staff are very welcoming and the venue is now a regular for our group of friends. And of course, there's always a chance to buy another garden plant or something tasty from the local produce shop before we go home.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank AMG505
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