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The Coach House

5th July 2020 – The Coach House café re-opens for weekend takeaways, offering a ‘Highlights’ menu of hot and cold drinks, delicious cakes and cream teas, toasties, sandwiches and light lunches.

Initially opening on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 3pm, the takeaway range can be ordered onsite at the café – feel free to order lunch or afternoon tea before you set off for a walk around the gardens, and set a time for collection to suit your plans.   As before, the cafe will also be open to visitors who are not visiting the gardens.

We’ve successfully obtained our VisitEngland ‘We’re Good To Go’ COVID-19 certification and have carried out a full COVID-19 risk assessment and deep clean of the cafe prior to re-opening.  In addition to our usual high standards you’ll also notice:

⭐️ Our wooden counter now has a protective screen for everyone’s safety while placing an order

⭐️ All Cafe touch points will be cleaned hourly

⭐️ Our loos are open, with social distancing guides in place

⭐️ Hand sanitiser stations are available at points around the site, remember to wash your hands frequently, and keep your distance from other visitors

All our menu items use locally sourced ingredients wherever possible, including Washingpool Farm, Downhouse Farm, Evershot Bakery, Clipper Teas & Baboo Gelato.

The Coach House is licensed and offers a selection of wines, beers and cider. Takeaway customers are welcome to use the picnic seating available at Mapperton and watch the resident cockerels, chickens, ducks, giant tortoises and doves.

For further information on our menu please call 01308 863348 or email

The Coach House Cafe is commended in the Dorset Tourism Awards 2019


Mapperton South Stable Block Conversion

Mapperton Estate was awarded a grant of £140,000 towards the cost of converting a seventeenth century stable block into a new cafe and events space. The grant comes from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development. Construction work is now complete.

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