Dorset Food, Drink and Farming Awards 2019: Tearoom/coffee shop of the year

PUBLISHED: 11:02 27 September 2019 | UPDATED: 11:02 27 September 2019

Tearoom/Coffee Shop of the Year

Tearoom/Coffee Shop of the Year


Our expert judges were on the hunt for the best brew and the tastiest slice of cake in the county

Our first award of the evening was for the Best Independent tea/coffee shop of the Year, which was kindly sponsored by Clipper Tea. Based on the huge number of nominations that were sent in by our lovely readers, our judges then set about tasting and testing tea rooms and coffee shops around the county - a hard job, we know. They were asking who makes the best brew, and who makes the best cakes, scones and sandwiches, which are all of course essentials in any good tea room or coffee shop.

This year's finalists are…

BearKat, Bridport - BearKat bistro is a vegetarian, vegan café found in the Lyric theatre in Bridport - a place to relax, listen to music, read a book or even have a chat with the friendly staff, whilst enjoying mouth watering cake, excellent coffee and locally sourced food.


The Upwey Wishing Well & Tea Rooms - located in amongst beautiful ornamental gardens in the heart of the Dorset countryside in the beautiful village of Upwey, the tearooms are open daily offering superb light bites, lunches and afternoon tea.

And this year's winner is…

The Courtyard Tea Rooms, Poole - an award-winning 16th Century Tea Rooms, serving a wide range of teas, coffees, homemade cakes, salads & light lunches, all freshly prepared to order.

A huge congratulations to our winner and our finalists. Thank you to the public for their many nominations, and to our well-respected judges who picked our worthy winner of the 'Tearoom/Coffee Shop of the Year,' sponsored by Clipper Tea.

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