Under the Greenwood Tree Café has at the helm Sarah (Mum) & Lydia (Daughter), it was opened just one year ago as part of the Hardy’s Birthplace visitor centre. It can be found at the entrance to very popular Thorncombe Woods carpark, so is an ideal spot to rest after walking around the woods.
After two hours of walking through the woods enjoying the wonderful autumn colours, I was now looking forward to my stop at the cafe!! The sign outside was promising good food and after battling with the ‘automatic’ door, I was in!!
The building is a modern wooden construction that really does blend in with the surroundings. The building is multi functional and is used as a visitor centre, family activities, a ranger workshop, café, shop and toilet facilities.
The inside is very bright and plenty of seating for customers, during better weather there is also adequate seating outside.
The menu is as expected full of delicious snacks & cakes, plus full English & vegetarian breakfasts (served from 10am). There was soup of the day, omelettes, jacket potatoes, baguettes, Paninis, sandwiches and ploughmans. Full range of drinks, coffee, teas etc. plus beers, ciders and wine! Everything was very reasonably priced and the cakes looked divine!
I ordered soup of the day, which was “spiced” sweet potato and bread roll & butter. The soup wonderfully spiced, full of cumin & coriander, although I did add some extra spice from the chilli mill!!
Next time you head to Thorncombe Woods to walk the dog, tire out the kids or just a quiet stroll – stop at the Under the Greenwood Tree Café and enjoy some of their splendid food..
Under the Greenwood Tree Café
Hardy’s Birthplace Visitor Centre
t: 07788 851383
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