The place for something special

The Craft Centre is situated in the heart of West Dorset’s beautiful rolling countryside. Converted from redundant farm buildings in 1986, The Craft Centre is renowned for being the place to find that something unique and special.

The Craft Centre has a fantastic range of unusual gifts for all, which include: cosmetics, cards for all occasions, pens, jewellery, fashion & leather handbags, men’s gifts, gadgets, gardening gifts, linens, kitchen ware, craft kits, traditional and pocket money toys, stationary, china, glass, clocks, pictures, and much, much more...

We also have a fabulous selection of food offering superb: Jams, chutneys, preserves, handmade chocolates, country wines and ciders, and many locally sourced seasonal products.

Looking for a special gift,
but don't know what to buy?

Our gift vouchers are the ideal gift for that person you just don’t know what to buy! Perfect for any occasion, from birthdays and weddings, to anniversaries and Christmas... or simply for that somebody special.

Our vouchers can be purchased from the main gift shop in any denomination of five pounds or more. Vouchers can be spent in the main gift shop and the restaurant. Specific High Tea and Cream Tea vouchers are also available to buy and make a lovely gift.

Enjoy a freshly cooked breakfast,
lunch or afternoon tea

The restaurant at the Craft Centre has been serving home produced foods for over 30 years. Totally refurbished in 2018, our restaurant and conservatory offer an attractive and comfortable setting with free wifi throughout.

Our breakfast menu is available from 10am - 11.30am, with freshly cooked dishes such as; eggs benedict, traditional breakfast or porridge.

For lunch, all our meals are homecooked from scratch, from soup, to quiche of the day, to hot main meals including a children’s menu. All created daily using fresh local produce.

Fine coffees and Dorset teas are served throughout the day alongside an excellent selection of cakes, with Dorset Cream Tea a speciality.

For a real treat indulge yourself with a scrumptious high tea, available between 2.30pm – 4.30pm (24hr notice required)

We will be opening in the evenings from the spring,
please call to check opening times.

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Take a look at our delicious new menus

The Craft

We host a number of independently run craft studios. Each one has something that would appeal to everybody, both young and old.

Our studios

The Attic

Nestled quietly in the rafters of the Craft Centre, just waiting to be discovered, you can find the Attic Gallery.

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Craft centre
diary dates

We hold a number of different quirky and entertaining events, for both children and adults throughout the year. 

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Opening Hours

January – February
March – December
10:00am – 4:00pm
10:00am – 5:00pm
Open seven days a week.

Staddle Stones open every Friday and Saturday night from 7pm.

Opening hours of individual craft studios may vary.

Free parking

Disabled access throughout most of the centre

Did you know we also have free wi-fi?