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Compton Acres

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Great place for lunch

Being within the Compton Acres garden site, this cafe-style restaurant offered home-made dishes... read more

Reviewed today
Howard B
Fun walk doing Mary Poppins trail.

3 generations enjoyed a walk round these beautiful gardens. The older ones appreciated the... read more

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Reviewed today

Being within the Compton Acres garden site, this cafe-style restaurant offered home-made dishes which are very enjoyable. Their soups are very good and their is a good selection of tasty treats to tempt your palate.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Howard B
Reviewed today via mobile

3 generations enjoyed a walk round these beautiful gardens. The older ones appreciated the different themed gardens whilst the younger members were kept interested looking for clues on the free Mary Poppins trail. Drinks after in the cafe brought a lovely couple of hours to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fantastic garden with stunning views towards Poole harbour The cafe is outstanding and a perfect venue for breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea. The large gift shop is excellent for quality gifts and cards

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank dwim1946
Susan K, Manager at Compton Acres, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago

all the meals are lovely even the sandwiches.great cakes good coffee not to expensive..Need to book for breakfast which is amazing.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank georgina20
Susan K, Manager at Compton Acres, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your kind review, it is nice to hear such lovely comments regarding the food available in our cafe tearooms. Have you considered breakfast or a Sunday lunch followed by a relaxing stroll around the gardens?

Reviewed 1 week ago

These magnificent gardens can be enjoyed any time of year as the planting offers something during all seasons. We visited this February (2019) and the shrubs, trees, heathers and the Japanese garden all offered great photo opportunities. There are lovely cafe's and a very nice...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Barry S
Susan K, Manager at Compton Acres, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your kind review we are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit. As you say even at this time of the year the gardens are so beautiful, there are not so many visitors either so they are very tranquil and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here many years ago so wanted to visit again to see if it was as I had remembered it.Everything was looking really good for the time of the year (October).The plants around the Italian pond were just as if they had been newly planted.The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Barbara C
Susan K, Manager at Compton Acres, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your kind review, we are so pleased your were not disappointed with your visit after coming here several years ago. We do hope that you will come again soon, the gardens are spectacular during the Spring and Summer months. Our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A most enjoyable pork Sunday roast plus a visit to the adjoining gift shop and gallery where there was an excellent exhibition by a local artist. Service was excellent and prompt and the food was of a very high standard.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank A1n2thony
Susan K, Manager at Compton Acres, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your kind review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your roast dinner. We do hope that you will come and visit us again soon, have you considered a nice walk around the gardens too?

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even in January when most parents are dormant, Compton Acres is a very enjoyable few hours. The garden is a collection of different areas, beautifully kept, with clever viewpoints towards the sea. The restaurant is excellent, the gift shop inspired. We walked there along the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank The-Kent-Bees
Susan K, Manager at Compton Acres, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind review we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. Please do come and see us again the garden is beautiful throughout the seasons.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very busy when we arrived at 10.20.However managed to get a table.They have two traditional breakfast one normal ( very substantial) and the small breakfast which we had and very much enjoyed it.We had to wait ten minutes for them to arrive,but in the meantime...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Roderick G
Susan K, Manager at Compton Acres, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to our cafe. We are pleased that you enjoyed your breakfast but am sorry that you were unhappy with timings. General practise is that on taking the breakfast order the drinks will be served first,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Despite visiting in January, it was well worth coming, particularly as there were very few people there, which enabled us to go around the different parts without disturbance. Very good cafe as well.More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Anthony J
Susan K, Manager at Compton Acres, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind review we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. One of the advantages of visiting in the winter months is that the gardens are quieter, it is also lovely to see the gardens throughout the different seasons and...More

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smould1
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Response from Flitters17 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but would still go for the lunches!
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Vivien A
4 June 2018|
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Response from LizJohnR | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but it is hilly, may not be suitable.
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4 April 2018|
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Response from 952778km | Property representative |
Dogs on Leads are certainly welcome, we look forward to seeing you in the near future.:)
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