cafe, gallery, bookshop

Delicious home cooked meals and snacks served everyday.

Menu: We are often asked about our menu. We do not have a fixed menu, preferring to have the element of newness every day. But we always have vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options for our tasty and often original meals. Toasties, sandwiches and paninis are always available. We have an example daily menu and an example of our evening meal served every Wednesday. Please ring and ask what is on if you wish. All our dishes are freshly cooked on the premises.

Cyclists and cycling groups and walkers are very welcome to our cafe in Beaminster; best to ring ahead if more than 6 in group.

Gallery currently shows paintings, sculpture and art by Rosie Casselden, Janice Dempsey, John Kay, Josephine Hamilton, Edd Stone and Jacky Curtis.

Prices from £40 - £350.

Bookshop features poetry, memoir and fiction, including our late son Mark's memoir: P.S. I have cancer. Call in for a copy and help us raise funds for Cancer Research UK.

bed and breakfast accommodation in Beaminster

Set in the centre of the lovely small town of Beaminster, we offer a Double Room and a Family Room with a shared modernised bathroom. Both rooms are £75 per night, £65 for single occupancy. We normally accept bookings for minimum two night stay.

The Double Room features a snug suitable for a child (up to about 10).

The Family Room accommodates up to four: a double bed; a single bed; and a chair bed

Both rooms have Smart TV.

Healthy breakfast is included - Greek yogurt, fresh fruit, boiled or poached egg with toast, fruit juice, tea/coffee. Extras like American pancakes, bacon, French toast available as a chargeable supplement.

Our B&B accommodation is is ideal  for walkers on long distance Trails - notably the Wessex Ridgeway. We can arrange evening meals, packed lunches, and pick up and drop off on the Trails. Please contact for details.

Update May 2021: We are accepting bookings from late May in expectation that restrictions will be lifted such that B&B accommodation is permitted. Please contact us for availability by telephone or email:

news and events

June 16 Wednesday is Greek Night! We have following starters: olives; hummus; halloumi saganaki; courgette fritters (all Ve or Vg);  and these main courses: lamb kleftiko (£2 supplement); pasticcio; baked cod (Ve) ; tiropita (Vg). Please ring for bookings.

May 21 Three course evening meal for under £20! Our popular Wednesday evening meals start again on 19 May, 1800-2100. Booking is essential via 01308 281110 or to ensure a table. BYO is fine: we charge £5 corkage. One or two course options.

May 17 We are pleased to be open inside as well as outside from today. With our three separate rooms - main cafe; snug; and orangery - as well as the outside, we offer a Covid safe environment as well as our fresh food homecooked on the premises, and fine coffees, teas and cakes.

April 28 Weather has been kind to us. Many customers, regulars and visitors have enjoyed the fine weather and our selection of cakes, lunches, sandwiches and paninis with our popular coffee and tea. Virtually everything we sell is homemade on the premises.

April 12 Excited to be open again; looking forward to seeing regular customers and visitors.

April 2021 opening: We intend to open outside as soon as restrictions allow. Our lovely garden is perfect for serving teas, coffees, cakes, and savoury snacks. We shall have capacity for up to 20 with 2 tables large enough to accommodate the maximum group size of 6 and several smaller tables for 2/3 customers. We aim to open our usual Sundays-Wednesday 1030-1630 but will post weekly and regularly on here if weather conditions change times or mean we close. We look forward to meeting many of our customer friends again, and hope to serve many new ones too.

Car charger: We now have a Type2 car charger for EVs and Plugin hybrids available for use for B&B guests. If other customers wish to use please ask us.

Wednesday evenings: will be restarting when we are fully open.

Special events: Tangerine Cafe is a perfect venue for a party for adults or children. Let us do the work. Our snug or orangery can be hired for meetings or parties.

This is what some customers have had to say about Tangerine on Trip Advisor:

"Fantastic find. Quirky, friendly and good value. Go try it!"

"All the senses refreshed"

"Lovely friendly little place with a delightful garden to sit in"


Dorset Tourism Awards: We are thrilled that Kellie, our fantastic cafe manager has been awarded Gold in the Unsung Hero category in the annual Dorset Tourism Awards. It is in recognition of the wonderful contribution she has made since we opened in 2019.

Delicious, homecooked food Distinctive art Events and workshops  A new community space