Minterne Gardens

Specialist teas, coffees and light lunches on the terrace in beautiful Dorset

Join us on the terrace for specialist teas,

coffee and light lunches overlooking the

lake & garden


We warmly welcome you to join us on the East Terrace at Minterne for a selection of delicious hot and cold beverages, tasty light lunches and refreshments. (Menu)

Served on the terrace overlooking the lake and 27-acres of woodland gardens.

Gluten / Wheat / Dairy Free alternative menu available.

Cappuccino / Latte also available.

Access to 27-acre historic shrub garden with a 1-mile walk.

Replica Himalayan Hut with Buddhist prayer wheel.

Free parking for visitors opposite the church.

On A352 Dorchester to Sherborne road for directions click here.

Opening times will be as follows:

1st April to 31st October

Daily from 10.30am to 4:30pm (last orders)

Further Visitor Information

Images Courtesy of Mark Cornwell


Cold Drinks

Pepsi £1.00
Diet Pepsi £1.00
7-Up £1.00
Cherry Tango £1.00
Bottled Water £1.00
Orange Squash £0.80
Blackcurrant Squash £0.80

Sandwich, Salad, Coleslaw and Crisps

Sandwich selection:
Beef & Caramelised onion
Tuna and Sweetcorn
Coronation Chicken
Ham and Coleslaw
Goats Cheese & Roasted Pepper
Mozzarella & Tomato
Egg Mayonnaise
Salmon & Philadelphia

Hot Drinks

Tea £1.50
Flavoured Teas £1.50
Coffee (Instant) £1.50
Hot Chocolate £2.50
Latte £2.50
Cappuccino £2.50
Americano £2.00

Light Bites

Quiche, Salad and Coleslaw
Wrap, Salad and Coleslaw

Selection of Sandwiches

Gluten, Wheat and Dairy Free

Wraps and Salad
Quiche and Salad

Cream Teas and Cakes

Cream Teas £5.00
Scones with Jam / Butter £3.50
Cakes £2.50

Gardens Open Daily
10am – 6pm    *    1st February to end of November    *    Admission Price £6.00 (Children under 12 Free)
Season Tickets Available Here

Dogs welcome on leads    *    Parking is FREE for visitors in the car park opposite St Andrews Church    *    Minterne currently offers a selection of cream teas (weather permitting - please phone ahead to confirm)    *    Please note: Unfortunately, Minterne Gardens feature many uneven surfaces and are therefore NOT SUITABLE for wheelchairs    *    Minterne House itself is a private residence and therefore not open to the public without prior consent.