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Keyneston Mill, Home of Parterre Fragrances

Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:30
Open today: 10:00 - 16:30
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Unique coffee venue

How fortunate we are to have Parterre's botanic gardens so close by. The stunning cafe offers... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
LizRPoole
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Broadstone, United Kingdom
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Something quite different

I visited here in early September, when the sun was shining and the bistro offered al fresco meals... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2018
Gill M
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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Visit the creative and experimental home of Parterre. Keyneston Mill is a 50-acre estate dedicated solely to aromatic and scented plants where over 1000 varieties of plants are grown for distillation to produce ingredients for our luxury fragrances...more
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Keyneston Mill, Tarrant Keyneston DT11 9HZ, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

How fortunate we are to have Parterre's botanic gardens so close by. The stunning cafe offers floral cakes which are beautifully presented and very delicious. Interesting exhibition room and attractive shop. I'll definitely revisit in the spring and summer when the gardens should be full...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 21 December 2018

I visited here in early September, when the sun was shining and the bistro offered al fresco meals in the lovely gardens. Yes, the menu is pricey but this is not a high street coffee shop chain so you have to pay for the privilege...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gill M
keynestonmill1, Owner at Keyneston Mill, Home of Parterre Fragrances, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2019

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experience Gill, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit here and like our fragrances. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 12 December 2018

I’ve just returned from my first visit to Keyneston Mill. A friend and I enjoyed a fascinating ‘Behind the ‘Scenes’ introductory talk, delivered by an engaging horticulturists, who described how perfumes are categorised and described, historic and contemporary processes in the development and manufacture of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SueRemington
keynestonmill1, Manager at Keyneston Mill, Home of Parterre Fragrances, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2018

So pleased you enjoyed your visit Sue! I'll share your comments with the team and we hope to welcome you again soon I'm sure.

Reviewed 8 November 2018

What an amazing ambition to create a botanic garden in the Dorset countryside to harvest and make wonderful perfumes. Free to enter and wander through the fifty acres there is also a friendly fully licensed bistro with an interesting menu though not tried (and the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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keynestonmill1, Manager at Keyneston Mill, Home of Parterre Fragrances, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2018

Thanks for sharing, we're so pleased you enjoyed your visit here and looking forward to seeing you both again in the Spring!

Reviewed 28 October 2018

A group of 12 of us stopped off for a coffee and a light snack . It is a very nice place . The coffee was ok and I ordered two coffees and two sausage rolls . But I was completely gobsmacked when I came...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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keynestonmill1, Manager at Keyneston Mill, Home of Parterre Fragrances, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2018

Thanks very much for your feedback Paul. Many of the ingredients that are integral to our dishes are produced on the estate or sourced locally and beyond that we're dedicated to providing the best quality food to our customers. Therefore we know we're not the...More

Reviewed 1 October 2018

A new addition to our lovely Dorset Countryside, a great place for Afternoon food and good coffee staff are great. Very interesting and lovely fragrances, still work in progress and will definitely visit again soon. Looking forward over the next few years to see this...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gordon W
keynestonmill1, Manager at Keyneston Mill, Home of Parterre Fragrances, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2018

Thanks for sharing Gordon, we're so pleased you enjoyed your time here and hope to see you and your family again in the new year.

Reviewed 17 September 2018

I came across information for this place by chance and was so pleased to have done so. The location is beautiful and the gardens a real delight. So many photographic opportunities and an abundance of wildlife. There is so much potential here as the gardens...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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keynestonmill1, Manager at Keyneston Mill, Home of Parterre Fragrances, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2018

Thank you for your lovely comments, so pleased you enjoyed your experience here. We hope the perfumes went down well and look forward to welcoming you to our grounds again.

Reviewed 9 September 2018

Looking at the less than complimentary comments either the reviewers were hyper critical, in a bad mood or just unlucky. Even all three! Having lived in Dorset for 45 years, and now from Derbyshire, Keyneston Mill was badly needed to bring something fresh to the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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keynestonmill1, Manager at Keyneston Mill, Home of Parterre Fragrances, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2018

Thanks for sharing your lovely comments Anthony, we're so pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again in the new year.

Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Pleasant for a wander. Loved all the aromatics. Cafe and floral arrangements were devine. Shame about the lack of gf food i was hanging out for a meal here and left dissapointed. £15 for a monstera mug, you're having a bit of a laugh there....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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keynestonmill1, Manager at Keyneston Mill, Home of Parterre Fragrances, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2019

Thank you for your feedback, we are very pleased you enjoyed your time here and will feed your comments back to our cafe team.

Reviewed 4 September 2018

Here we go again, an idyllic cafe in a rural garden setting in deepest Dorset, but... We went with a group of friends for tea, coffee and cake etc, given that there were over a dozen in the party the cafe was contacted in advance...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank D S
keynestonmill1, Manager at Keyneston Mill, Home of Parterre Fragrances, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2019

Thank you for your feedback, we take our customer satisfaction very seriously so apologies you don't feel as though the service you received was up to our usual high standard. We hope you will return and have a much more positive experience.

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