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We are a Dorset based Café and Caterers with a huge passion for Dorset!
Require food for your party?? Get in touch, we can prepare all your food for your party ready to go!
Margot was born and bought up in this area and uses all her life knowledge and catering skills to utilise all the fantastic produce that can be sourced from around the area. Steve, Margot's husband is a recent addition to the 'Thyme after time' empire, he has considerable skills in retail, marketing and business. He has supported Margot in the background for a number of years now and has helped drive the business forward. Now though, from July, he is taking the bold step of leaving his 32 year career as a Garden Centre Manager and is now 'front of house' man in both our cafe and at events.
Our customers have come to expect proper food, cooked proper! They know that they will get a quality meal made from quality ingredients made with tons of passion and soul!
Seldom does anyone complain of quality, quantity and satisfaction. Margot, Steve and all the team are proud to offer an experience that people want to return to 'Thyme after time'.
Menus for both our Cafe and Events are designed around the seasons and getting the best out of local suppliers- 'Dorset born, Dorset fed'!
Latest news from Margot and Steve
Our next monthly evening event will be our Christmas evenings on 14th and 15th December. These are filling up very quickly already just by us verbilising to customers so get in touch if you would like to know more.
Friday, 14th December @ 7pm- Clive (Smith) does a rock n' roll Christmas - this event is now sold out.
Saturday, 15th December @ 7pm An evening of funny, risque Christmas stories with Stuart Waite
Pre chosen festive meal from our delicious menu. £29.50 per person payable upon booking.
Breakfast Celebration Parties
Got a birthday coming up or an anniversary, stag or hen party or even an informal wedding with small numbers? 
Fancy something a bit different?
Why not reserve the bottom room of our cafe for a BREAKFAST party??
These are catching on quick with our regular customers who enjoy a full English but with all the extras!
What do you have to eat??
Well upon arrival your table would be laid up with pastries - croissants with our homemade jam and marmalades, pain au chocolat also fresh melon slices and strawberries.
You are welcome to bring your own bubbly for us to add orange juice and make bucks fizz for you to make it more celebratory? (We simply charge £1 per person to cover glass washing and bottle disposal).
We will then serve you up one of our delicious Full English breakfasts with bacon, local butchers pork sausage, tomato and fried egg from the farm next door. There will be unlimited  brown and white toast and butter laid out on your table to graze on from local bakery Taylor's of Bruton. 
Then on top of that we include unlimited loose teas and fresh coffees of your choice.....
Price per head £17.00. 
You know the best thing don't you?? 
Well you and your guests get to go off and spend the whole afternoon doing something else afgter your party.... lunch and evening parties block out your day but breakfast parties are the way forward, on trend and breakfast out is the new dinner out.
Dog Friendly Cafe
Did you know we are a dog friendly Cafe?
Yes we love visits from the hounds in your family, we even offer a 'doggie full English' in our Cafe which has bacon, sausage and 'bonios' which comes with a seperate bowl of water. Many of our customers dogs now know when they are visting our cafe and get very excited at the prospect when their cars slow up to turn in! 
WIld Bird Care
We are now stocking a selection of wild bird care- seeds, suet pellets and fat balls! Steve is also now making bird tables, houses and feeders which are already on display in our Cafe. If you are looking for something specific then come in and chat to Steve about it. All of the bird tables/ boxes etc are made from upcycled wood.  He is also available to make picket fencing to your specifications either for garden edging or as a boundary fence. 
Pond Maintenance
Having trouble with your pond? Has it gone green or the filter blocked? Steve has extensive knowledge in pond maintenance and can service your filters and advise you on how to clear the water so you can see your fish! He also can fit new filters/ponds. Give Steve a call on 01963 362202 (Cafe number) to arrange an appointment.
Recipe Development for your business
Are you a restaurant looking for a special signature dish to call your own??
Are you writing a recipe book or a blogger and need a hand with recipe development??  
Are you a food shop/ butcher or delicatessen that would like that special something that only you make and sell?? 
Why not draw on Margot's vast catering experience?
Margot can design a recipe just for you to your requirements or using key ingredients that you would like used!
Margot's passion and enthusiasm for recipe development started at the tender age of 8 years old when she hosted her first dinner party and she has never stopped creating dishes since some thirty huh hummm years later!
Margot has also worked alongside several local businesses over the years creating and testing recipes for clients for their recipe books or simply to provide a recipe  for recipe cards to enhance sales. Many of her recipes are used in her own cafe and catering business.
We specialise in using local ingredients and would love to work with other businesses that would like help in this area.
We can offer fair pricing and will happily provide a clear quotation. Just get in touch with us!
Ps- We love working with other small, local businesses! Get in touch and let us help you- we are friendly bunch!
Our opening hours are -
Monday- Fridays 8.30am- 4pm 
Saturday breakfast club 8am-2.30pm
Please note we are closed Sundays and Bank holidays
We serve hot food from our menus Monday to Friday 8.30am -2.30pm after which the kitchen is closed but we still serve a selection of cakes, scones and freshly baked goods. 
Saturdays we serve from our breakfast/brunch menu only from 8am-2.30pm. 
Cafe Address- Thyme after time, Spire Hill Farm, Thornhill, Stalbridge, DT10 2SG
                        Landline number is 01963 362202
Do keep an eye on our facebook page 'Thyme after time cafe and catering' as we put up lots of pics of dishes we make, special offer and competitions!

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Telephone: 01963 362202 | Mail: Mrs Margot A Dimmer, Thyme after time, Spire Hill Farm, Thornhill, Stalbridge, DT10 2SG

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