Redlands Yard
Redlands Yard
4
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Redlands Yard 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 doing some shopping!
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Rosalyn L
London, UK16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Typical arty/crafty destination with a great gift shop, cafe/restaurant.

Good selection on the menu… young waitress needs customer service training as she appeared to have an attitude.

Worth a visit for a few hours.
Written 27 April 2024
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Sue B 52
Chard, UK56 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Nice for a lunch with friends. Good food, good service. Very friendly staff. Nice to have a look round the shops as well. very enjoyable
Written 25 January 2024
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Thank you for your lovely review! We hope to see you again soon!
Written 4 March 2024
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rusty-storme
exeter12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Cafe crazy busy, but a walk in table for 2 was found almost immediately. Felt clean and organised. Mum’s cheese and onion quiche and my salmon quiche were delicious; fresh from the oven and a generous size with fries. Cake selection looked fab.

Did feel that they were maybe a bit understaffed; our waitress was efficient, but it felt slightly stressful.
Written 24 July 2023
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Thank you so much for your review, we are glad you had a good time! It’s really hard to judge the amount of staff needed in a restaurant as some days can be a lot busier than others. We are glad to hear that despite being busy, you still received excellent service and food!
Written 22 August 2023
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Roo
United Kingdom176 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
A great shopping / eating experience with other services now available too!
We visit quite regularly and love The Stableyard Restaurant. We also love the variety of shops and services which are now located there. Hairdressing, beauty, upholstery, gifts, and plants. Not open on a Monday but the other 6 days of the week are great. Plenty of parking and a great community feel. 👍
Written 18 February 2023
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Hi Rachel, Thank you for your great review! We are really pleased you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again!
Written 22 August 2023
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Maggie B
Yeovil, UK45 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Love the "stone" shop. Fascinating selection as well as beautifully African hand carved elephants. Then to the restaurant to recuperate with delicious cakes and tea.
Written 20 August 2022
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Hi Maggie, thank you for your positive review, we are glad you enjoyed visiting the local independent businesses based here at Redlands yard. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Written 26 October 2022
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David G
Hereford, UK473 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
We came to Redlands Yard,Broadwindsor Craft Centre as was to go to the Gem and Stone shop but also for lunch in the restaurant.It says on the door that booking is essential and there may not be any spare tables.Lucky for us there was a table.Covid retrictions still apply with distancing and hand gel.
My wife who is Caeliac had the baked potato and salad and i had the pie of the day which said it was steak and ale.
Both dishes were tasty but it was a long time before delivery and only a few people at tables.I did point out to the staff that my pie did also contain mushrooms which were not mentioned on the menu.I am ok with them but some people may have an allergy to fungi.The response from the kitchen was laughter and thats steak and ale pie.Afterwards the waitress pointed out to a diner that there were mushrooms in the pie.
Written 9 September 2021
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Hi David, thank you for your review, we appreciate all feedback! We hope to see you again soon.
Written 26 October 2022
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keith
england126 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
After visiting 2 yrs ago and giving the place a bit of a slating, thought we would give it another chance……Oh!! What a disappointment…..
Visited at 1 pm thinking of looking round then a bite to eat. Well bit strange when pulling into car park only one other car in there.
All a bit deserted wobbly cottage bakery 3 loaves in window no one around . Shop one person inside girl on till texting on phone.
Dog grooming open hair dressing open restaurant closed till later in month.
Only saving grace was Earth Design was open and managed to-have a nice conversation with the ladies who own it and bought a few items.

From a thriving craft centre a few years ago to a bit of a closed up desert ! Not worth the trip except for Earth Design !!!
Written 16 July 2021
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Hi keith, Thanks for visiting twice and “giving us a bit of a slating”. Sadly, in July, the restaurant had to close for 10 days due to a covid case. I thought I’d better mention that as you seem to have neglected to in your review. I do appreciate that this must have been horribly inconvenient for you - it was for us to. Despite all the massive challenges the centre has faced over the last two years, we are incredibly proud to say we are still here and thriving! In fact, we have just welcomed two new businesses to the yard and the restaurant is back to its usual busy self. We really appreciate all the positive support and encouragement we have had from so many of our customers during these trying times - but i guess you wouldnt care about that Keith, just as long as you feel better for “giving us a bit of a slating” PS: if you want something from wobbly cottage, we suggest getting there a bit earlier as they are generally sold out long before 1.00pm. PPS: Sorry you had to witness someone using their phone . PPPS: Sadly, the dog groomers closed in January so we are not sure how you saw them open? Hope to see you again Keith!
Written 28 September 2021
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Georgina Mac
United Kingdom14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
We enjoyed our trip to Redlands and found most of the shops interesting and I think there is something for everyone more or less.
We decided to have lunch in the restaurant and although the quiche was very tasty and the fish goujons crispy, we were disappointed with the member of staff front of house, she didn't greet us with a smile and seemed a little stressed, treated the customers behind us the same way. Other members of staff were happy and welcoming however, so our visit was pleasant.
Written 19 September 2020
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Stuart Kingston
Dorchester, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Made a visit to the Broadwindsor Craft and Design Centre. Fancied some lunch so my wife and I went into the restaurant at the centre. What a lovely place to eat. We had the Sunday roast followed up with a great dessert. Very confident and pleasant staff. Thanks
Written 23 February 2020
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Kev A
Yeovil, UK19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Always a nice visit
Now much better post refurb
It was beginning to look tired but not now
The cafe is much improved
Written 16 February 2020
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We glad you enjoyed your visit! Hope to see you again soon!
Written 17 February 2020
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