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 . Please ring and ask what else 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, 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 modernised bathroom. As a result of Covid 19, we have decided to offer only one room at a time unless both rooms are occupied by family or friends - the bathroom is therefore effectively en suite. Both rooms are £75 per night, £65 for single occupancy with £10 surcharge in Family Room if the fourth bed is used. 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.


current news and events

Earlier news and events are available on our News and Events page

September 2 Chris is away next week walking; we had hoped to cover with additional staffing but sadly this is not possible so we shall be closed from 5-8 September and back opening as usual on 12 September.

August 29 Our 5th themed evening is Italian from 6pm to 9pm on Wednesday 22 September. This is prebooked only and we need menu choices by 10am Monday 21 September with preferred time please by email to; Facebook messenger, or call in, or ring 01308 281110. Please note this event is already 50% booked before the menu has been released; we anticipate it being booked well before 22 September. The previous 4 themed nights have all been fully booked.

August 29 Just two places remain for final Art Workshop - Introduction to Painting with Acrylics -  on 25 September. See below for further details.

August 23 Very pleased to host the wake for 40 guests after a touching service at St. Mary's church for a very special Beaminster person today.

August 16  We shall be closed on Sunday 22 August as it is our Ruby Wedding anniversary that day! We shall be open only until midday for coffee/tea and cakes on Monday 23 August due to hosting a special event in the afternoon.

August 10 There are just a few places left on the final Art Workshop - Introduction to Painting with Acrylics -  on 25 September. The previous two workshops have been fully booked. The price is £28 including all the materials and a superb Tangerine lunch and refreshments throughout the day.  Please contact us of you wish to book or for further details. There is a £14 deposit payable.

August 10 Our 4th themed evening is West Africa from 6pm to 9pm on Wednesday 25 August. This is prebooked only and we need menu choices by 10am Monday 23 August with preferred time please by email to; Facebook messenger, or call in or ring 01308 281110.

July 28 Thrilled to receive 2021 Travellers' Choice Award for being one of top 10 restaurants worldwide on Trip Advisor. Credit to the hard work and dedication of Team Tangerine!

July 21 Our popular themed evenings continue with Scandinavian  night from 6pm to 9pm on Wednesday 4 August. This is prebooked only and we need menu choices by 10am Monday 2 August with preferred time please by email to; Facebook messenger, or call in or ring 01308 281110.

July 19 Freedom Day seems not to be the release from restrictions we all hoped for. Our policy is to relax the need for masks for ourselves and customers unless customers request we wear as we shall retain social distancing measures both in terms of walking in and through the cafe, and seating.  Hand sanitizer is readily available on entry. With the weather very warm we anticipate virtually all customers will wish to sit outside, and we have extra capacity in expectation. Please note that contact tracing is required - we ask that customers use the app wherever possible.

July 8 After the travails of the last year with intermittent closures followed by frantic periods of trading, we are taking a break for a few days. The cafe will therefore be closed from now until 17 July, and reopen Sunday 18 July. Thanks for the support during the last few months.

July 7 Our Spanish night including paella is booked out before we even had chance to post details. Scandinavian  night is planned for early August; details to follow.

June 30 We host three Art Classes in Tangerine run by Jacky Curtis  on forthcoming Saturdays with refreshments included. Details below. NB July date is now fully booked.

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.

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