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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.

You can also visit us to talk tea and purchase your fine loose leaf tea and Comins Tea House teaware in person.

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.

Wheelchair Access is possible - please just come in and ask us to either help you through the front door or to show you the access to the rear where we can assist you.  

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.

Our Menu

We serve a range of fine single estate loose-leaf teas accompanied by delicious locally sourced food.

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Opening Hours

Thursday and Friday: 11am - 3pm
Saturday: 11am - 5pm
(CLOSED Sunday to Wednesday)

ANNUAL HOLIDAY Please note we are on our Annual holiday from 6th January - 18th January INCLUSIVE re-opening on Saturday 19th January 2018 at 12pm - 5pm

Bookings & Events

To book a table, or to book onto an event, please give us a call or drop us an email...

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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.

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Tel: 01258 475389

Address: (Click here to see us on Google Maps)
Sturminster Newton Tea House
The Quarterjack, Bridge Street,
Sturminster Newton,
Dorset, DT10 1BZ

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