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The Orchard Tea Rooms

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West Holme Farm Holme for Gardens | West Holme Farm, Wareham BH20 6AQ, England
+44 1929 554716
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are visiting the Holme Garden Centre, (where the Orchard Tea Rooms is based), or just passing by, here is a wonderful and relaxing place to stop for sustenance in view of the Purbeck Hills. The tea rooms have an excellent variety of snacks and cakes, which you can eat inside or out. Order at the counter and the... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to have lunch. We arrived at 11.25am-too late for breakfast-too early for lunch(odd),so we we had a look around. The garden centre,grounds and pools were great but as predicted it began to rain.In the restaurant we had coffees,choosing the medium size(4.60) from small, medium or bucket size.I had a disappointing Ploughmans Lunch.A wholemeal roll(similar to the 6 in... More 

Thank dinijeff
Dorset, United Kingdom
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309 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It makes a pleasant jaunt to visit this fascinating place. The staff are always helpful, and their buckets of coffee very satisfying. The menu is fairly basic, but offers a good variety, as is the selection of cakes. Not only is the restaurant good, but there is an opportunity on a sunny day to sit outside by the pond and... More 

Thank Brian S
Southampton, United Kingdom
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245 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not booked. It made to feel welcome having discovered for the first time , the size & interest of the main business on site - The Holmes garden centre Menu selection for a large , sprawling tea room operation - very good , with special boards that encourage even more delights .... the pork roasts were very good & team... More 

Thank christopher s
Tadley, United Kingdom
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302 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been here three times and food is good nursery-type fayre with excellent pastries and quiches. But watch the times you are eating and what is available as their menu is geared to the time you order not what you have! e.g. I wanted quiche and salad at Lunchtime but had to have chips with it for £7. Asked for no... More 

1 Thank Graham P
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I have visited this restaurant on several occasions and it is always an enjoyable experience. The food is tasty, clearly home cooked and reasonably priced. The staff are friendly and helpful whether they are serving you or not. The bonus with this restaurant is that it is situated in a lovely garden centre which has been beautifully landscaped so you... More 

1 Thank Chris09g
Poole, United Kingdom
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866 reviews
494 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 330 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Visited this restaurant which is part of Holme for Gardens Garden Centre. It was very busy on Saturday lunchtime and there was a 20 minute wait for food. The reason for the busyness was they have a 25% off sale on plants and if you are a Privelege card holder you have to use the value of your points by... More 

Thank AngieP49
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Have only had a Dorset cream tea here but it was absolutely delicious, actually shared on the second visit as the scones are pretty large but sooo nice!

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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Sunday lunch was very pleasant. Portions and taste very enjoyable although roast potatoes were a bit pale and tasteless. Lovely environment and lots of things to look at and shop

Thank maggie s
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Took the family to Holme for Gardens for lunch and was pleasantly surprised to see how beautiful the open gardens are now! You must spend time just wondering around the different boarders and flower beds for inspiration, we did! Ate our lunch around the large pond in the sunshine, couldn't beat it. We picked from the specials board, which had... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$5 - US$26
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Child-friendly, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West Holme Farm Holme for Gardens | West Holme Farm, Wareham BH20 6AQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Wareham
  • Phone Number: +44 1929 554716
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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