​April 12th is upon us, announcing the unlocking of Abbotsbury and welcoming you here. Below are are some of the latest news updates as to events and facilities available.

The Old School House Tearooms & Garden

The Old School House Tearooms & Garden

…in Back Street will offer weather dependent service outdoors in their garden, seating up to sixteen people. They will have a reduced menu of tea, coffee, sandwiches, soup, baked potatoes, cakes, cream teas, and can also provide takeaway service. Hours on days that weather permits will be from 10.30 a.m. till 4.30 p.m.
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Abbey House

Abbey House

…located beside the church, a short walk from the Rodden Row car park. Lunches will be served in their fabulous garden from 12th April. The menu will be a selection of dishes including vegetarian and vegan options, and specialising in local fish, interesting salads, and puddings. Assuming good weather the hours will be from midday till last order at 3.30 p.m. You are advised to book in advance.
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Dansel Gallery

Dansel Gallery

…in Rodden Row famous for the lovely collection of contemporary designer handcrafted woodwork, will re-open on 12th April, every day from 10 a.m. till 5.30 p.m. There is a private carpark beside the gallery.
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Helen Millard Cameo Glass

Helen Millard Cameo Glass

…situated in an old chapel in Back Street, has an amazing collection of handcrafted, hand-blown glass art pieces of her own for sale, and also some work from other artists. Helen is currently working on her nature inspired beautiful exhibits for the Dorset Arts Week from May 22nd to June 6th 2021.
Opening hours are unpredictable therefore, so please call before you plan your visit.
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Muddy Patches

Muddy Patches

…a lovely new business opening in West Street on 12th April. They sell lots of plants ,compost, topsoil, herbs, vegetable plants and lots more. They can also make made to measure items, such as plant pots, garden structures etc.
There is limited parking and a collection point.
They also make and supply animal shelters for all creatures great and small!
The opening hours will be Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. Deliveries are by arrangement.
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Subtropical Gardens Café

Subtropical Gardens Café

…will be serving teas, coffees and hot chocolate as well as several cold drinks, and light refreshments on the terrace. During this period of outdoor only hospitality their offer is weather dependent. Hours are from 10 a.m. till 4.30 p.m.
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