After almost five years running the business as a regular cafe, at the end of 2023 Chris and Sue decided to try something different. Knowing how popular their global food nights have proved to be, they decided to change direction. Tangerine s now a restaurant venue opening exclusively for special events and a community space for local people to meet, take part in activities or hire to run their own events. They  also welcome approaches from guest chefs wanting to run their own pop up and local people who would like to run a class or start a group.

Tangerine gallery can be viewed by arrangement. We have artwork from Dorset artists plus work from London based artist, Rosie Casselden. Our specialist poetry bookshop corner and handmade cards can be accessed whenever the venue is open or give us a ring if you want to come and browse.


Tangerine is a Grade 11 listed building with three lovely rooms and a garden, the space is ideal as a restaurant and a community venue. Monthly groups meeting here include Beaminster Talking Cafe and a local book club. This year will see the introduction of a writing for wellbeing group and an under fives morning for toddlers and parents, both of these run by Sue.

Sue is a published poet and publisher and Chris is an accomplished photographer so their business has always been a creative space, with art, sculpture, poetry and music as well as good food, coffee and tea. Now as a creative venue they will be hosting arts events throughout they year and supporting Beaminster festival with fringe events.

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