The Shed Café

Christmas Reward Card Evening Menu is now available and we are taking bookings!

Make sure to phone with your meal choices, we look forward to see you there. See the menu here


The Shed Café at Goulds Garden Centre is perfect if you want to enjoy a meal or a cup of tea and a slice of cake with friends or just take a break from shopping and recharge your batteries and unwind with the morning paper and a cup of freshly ground coffee.

Located adjacent to our plant area with views across the surrounding hills, the Shed’s welcoming atmosphere continues to delight its ever growing band of loyal customers.

Served in a light and airy seating area which includes a covered outdoor seating area, our full and varied hot and cold menu offers great value, and high quality food that caters for everyone’s needs.

We have numerous gluten free choices on our menu as well as a selection of dishes suitable for vegetarians. We can also offer dairy free options including soya milk and we will do our very best to cater for any other specific dietary need. Please ask a member of staff for more details.

We make every effort to source as many of our ingredients as possible from local suppliers and we only use free range eggs in our kitchen (and we get through a few of those!).

All of our main meals, sandwich fillings and many of our quiches and cakes are made from scratch by our experienced and talented chefs.

Our now famous traditional English breakfasts are available with 5, 7 or 9 items depending on the size of your appetite (order two if you wish, you won’t be the first!). If you fancy something a bit lighter our recently launched breakfast menu now boasts maple pancakes, granolas, warm pastries and muffins to name just a few.

As well as our freshly prepared daily specials, our lunch menu includes traditional favourites such as oven-baked jacket potatoes, freshly prepared sandwiches and paninis, homemade quiches and pies as well as crisp salads, delicious homemade soups, meat & cheese boards to share and fish dishes such as scampi & battered cod. You’ll be pleased to hear that we also offer a tasty children’s menu.

Why not treat yourself or a friend to one of our mouth-watering Dorset Cream teas which are prepared using Mick’s secret recipe home-baked scones, clotted cream and a jar of Bonne Maman jam. If you want to push the boat out, upgrade to one of our extravagant high teas, stacked with freshly prepared sandwiches, a selection of small cakes, a homemade scone and various accompaniments, you can make it even more special with a glass of chilled Prosecco.

Throughout the year we have seasonal specials, including our Summer BBQ, served every weekend from May until August, including succulent BBQ dishes cooked on our BBQ on the terrace. And our popular traditional Christmas meal on our Reward Card evening in December. See in store for more information.

Other facilities / services include

Complimentary Wi-Fi
Baby milk and food warming facilities
Children’s outdoor play area
Disabled toilet facilities
High chairs & Nappy changing facilities
Full table licence
5* hygiene rating from the local council

The Shed Café opening times are 9.00am till 5.00pm Mon – Sat & 10.30am – 4.30pm Sun – Please note that last drink orders are taken 15 minutes before closing

Breakfast is served 9am-11:30am Monday-Saturday and 10:30am-12pm on Sunday

Lunch is served 11:30am-2:30pm Monday-Saturday and 12pm-2:30pm on Sunday

Reward Card customers and E-Newsletter subscribers receive exclusive Shed Café offers and vouchers throughout the year. Sign up now here.

Pop in to see us, we’d love to meet you.

If you need any help or advice please call us on 01305 836031 or e-mail us at