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Broadwindsor Craft and Design Centre

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Great coffee and cakes

We call into the cafe for a break when cycling. There is always a good selection of cakes. Hot... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SidBarras
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United Kingdom
via mobile
just dropped in while passing

Well worth a visit if you are in the area with a range of crafts on offer, with studios as well as... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2018
Brian M
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Bungay
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“for sale”(6 reviews)
“main shop”(3 reviews)
“cosy feel”(2 reviews)
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The Broadwindsor Craft Centre is situated in the heart of Dorset's rolling countryside. Offering a unique blend of local crafts, gift shop and large coffee shop & restaurant, it is the perfect place while away a few hours having a spot of lunch and...more
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Broadwindsor Craft Centre B3163, Broadwindsor DT8 3PX, England
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+44 1308 868362
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I haven’t been here since it’s had a re-vamp and what a difference!! Lovely modern cafe area, delicious cakes and friendly staff. Also the shop itself is so much better now it’s not so cluttered! Next visit is on the cards - maybe lunch as...More

Thank jenniegaljaard
Colin W, Owner at Broadwindsor Craft and Design Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jennie, Thank you for your comment, we are glad you like the new look. You must come back and have lunch with us!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brilliant night at Saddlestones restaurant. Fantastic cocktails and delicious canapés. Excellent service from friendly staff and knowledgeable mixologists - from the Grey Bear bar. When’s the next one?

Thank Kit66K
Colin W, Owner at Broadwindsor Craft and Design Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are are glad you ahd a good night, we enjoyed it too! Many more events being planned, so keep an eye out on our facebook page!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We call into the cafe for a break when cycling. There is always a good selection of cakes. Hot drinks are good and well presented but it does take a long time for them to be served to the table even in quiet periods. (...More

Thank SidBarras
Colin W, Owner at Broadwindsor Craft and Design Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Sid, Thank you for your comments, we are glad you enjoy your stops here! We are sorry that your coffee has on occasion taken too long to arrive - we will certainly work on this!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the place to come and eat if you are advanced in years and lack tastebuds. The food is essentially of the 'institutional' kind, albeit a bit better executed. But so bland - my dish had to be augmented with a hefty amount of...More

1  Thank simons243
Colin W, Owner at Broadwindsor Craft and Design Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Adam, thank you for taking the time to compose this review, we always take the time to listen to feedback and make improvements where we can. We will therefore try to pick out the constructive elements and ignore the insults.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From willow weaving to stone cutting, bread making to jewellery, the range and quality of craft here is beautiful. And the restaurant serves delicious lunches as well

Thank Phil C
Colin W, Owner at Broadwindsor Craft and Design Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, all the staff work really hard to ensure visitors have an enjoyable visit! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 8 October 2018

My daughter and I visited with my very small grandson. We were met with a very nice welcome from a gentleman ( not sure if he was the owner) the staff were all very nice especially to the little one. The food was excellent ,...More

1  Thank dorsetdoll2015
Colin W, Owner at Broadwindsor Craft and Design Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we try very hard to ensure everyone feels welcome and has an enjoyable visit - we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

We were really impressed when visiting the craft centre. Such a wonderful atmosphere, helpful, friendly staff and some lovely craft shops where we purchased a few bits for our new home. We ended up staying to have lunch in the end which turned out to...More

Thank TheMask94
Colin W, Owner at Broadwindsor Craft and Design Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Thank you for your comments, we are really pleased you enjoyed your visit here and were able to find something for your new home!

Reviewed 18 September 2018

Well worth a visit if you are in the area with a range of crafts on offer, with studios as well as retail outlets.

Thank Brian M
Colin W, Owner at Broadwindsor Craft and Design Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Thank you Brian, we are glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 13 September 2018

Visited today,last visit 12 months ago.Things have changed in the centre and the items for sale have gone upmarket and it has lost its charm for us.The original stone shop is still there which we love and always purchase from but there are other craft...More

Thank David G
Colin W, Owner at Broadwindsor Craft and Design Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Hi David, Many thanks for your comments, we are glad you you had a nice visit. You are quite right that things have changed from your last visit - and for good reason. 12 months ago (your last visit) the centre was close to closing...More

Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Found the food to be of a poor standard. Pork carvery turned out to be 3 thin pork chops,4 small potatoes thin gravy and the food was already plated and brought to the table straight from the kitchen. Vegetables were plain and not very appetising....More

Thank Fox158
Colin W, Owner at Broadwindsor Craft and Design Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Allow me to respond to your comments. 1. We are not a carvery - if that it what you wanted, perhaps you should have gone to one. 2. The ‘thin pork chops’ you refer to were actually 3 slices of freshly roasted pork joint supplied...More

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