Sturminster Newton Tea House
"A small tea house in a Georgian building in the market town of Sturminster Newton in North Dorset, you might think this would be a bastion of the frilly doily and floral chinaware. In fact, it's a clean-lined, contemporary space, which owners Rob and Michelle Comins have painstakingly devoted to tea. You won't find any coffee here, as Rob explains: "We're tea experts and are passionate about great tea. Why would we sell something alongside our tea that would dilute the tea experience?"."
- The Guardian
Comins Tea House is a place to come and enjoy our fine single estate loose-leaf teas accompanied by delicious locally sourced food.
Our Sturminster Newton Tea House is our original space and situated in one half of the Quarterjack; a beautiful Georgian building on Bridge Street. The other half of this building is our home [something you often find with people working in tea around the world]. Here, away from the world, you can enjoy a tranquil, unhurried tea experience.
More About Sturminster Newton
Sturminster Newton is set in the heart of the beautiful Blackmore Vale area of Dorset in a meander of the River Stour. The town is famous as the home of poet and author William Barnes, and, for part of his life, Thomas Hardy. Now it is a bustling market town with many individual shops, pubs, a great museum and cultural centre (The Exchange) and and lovely walks across open fields to the picturesque mill.
The teahouse and attached property has had a varied history. In the late 1800s and well into the 1900s it was Roses Printers and stationery shop before later becoming the Blackmore Vale Private Hotel & Card shop. It now houses our unique Tea House where we serve locally sourced produce alongside our fine teas as part of our morning menu, light lunches and afternoon tea.
We serve a range of fine single estate loose-leaf teas accompanied by delicious locally sourced food.Download (PDF)
Wednesday - Friday: 12pm - 5pm
Saturday: 11am - 5pm
Bookings & Events
To book a table, or to book onto an event, please give us a call or drop us an email...Contact us
How to find us
The Tea House is situated on Bridge Street. If you are coming from the A357, cross the bridge and continue up the hill towards the center of town. Comins Tea House is on the left hand side before you reach the Fish & Chip shop. Parking is available throughout the town. A small car park can be found at Riverside Meadows, opposite the Bull Inn, which makes for a very pleasant stroll into town over the bridge and up the hill to the Tea House.
Tel: 01258 475389
Address: (Click here to see us on Google Maps)
Sturminster Newton Tea House
The Quarterjack, Bridge Street,
Dorset, DT10 1BZ
Find out more about how and where we source our fine teas.
Our exclusive British teaware is designed by us and handmade by quality craftsmen in Britain, setting your tea time apart.
Tea Gift Sets
Our beautiful tea gift sets include everything you need, and are perfect for that special present or just as a treat for yourself.