Cafe at Dobbies, Shepton Mallet
CAFE AT DOBBIES GARDEN CENTRE SHEPTON MALLET
The cafe is pleasantly laid out, clean and modern with a choice of three seating areas under cover
and an outdoor seating area. There was the main seating area, a conservatory area and a coffee
lounge. All were reasonably pleasant with the best being the coffee lounge. Its attractive layout
was remarked upon by two separate customers in the short time we were there. The outdoor area was
closed at the time of our visit.
At the time of our visit there were no queues. The prices were about average for
a modern garden centre cafe with main meals in the range �7 to �8. There were also
lots of snack meals including baked potatoes, a well-stocked salad bar, coffees and
The food quality was about average for garden centre food with nothing to mark it
out as particularly good or bad. Service was prompt, efficient and pleasant.
There was a reasonable range of healthy looking houseplants for sale. This is
good to see because many garden centres stock a very poor range with some stocking
no houseplants at all.
The display was unappealing but functional.
INDOOR SALES AREA
The indoor sales area was typical of a modern format garden centre.
Lots of gifts, cards, outdoor furniture and barbecues.
It was laid out with wide paths. Interestingly, if you compare the
indoor and outdoor sales areas, it is clear that much more thought has gone into the
indoor sales area.
Dobbies own aquatics centre was a medium sized one stocking cold water and
tropical fish. See the unusual guarantee on the left. As well as fish the shop
stocked a good range of feeds and aquatics accessories.
The disabled facilities were good. Almost all areas, indoors and outside were accessible for
a wheelchair. The paths were wide with no significant slopes or difficult areas.
The toilets were clean modern and functional. There were ladies, gents, disabled and baby
changing facilities. See the three pictures below of the unusual gents toilets. Very similar
to those at Barton Grange garden centre but not
quite as good. Interesting though!
There was a large car park which was outside the entrance. It was on level free draining
ground which was tarmac.
Monday, Wednesday to Friday 9am to 8pm
Tuesday 9.30am to 8pm
Saturday 9am to 6pm
Sunday 10.30 am to 4.30pm
DIRECTIONS AND CONTACT FOR DOBBIES SHEPTON MALLET
The address is:
Dobbies Garden Centre
Somerset BA4 4PE
Our sat nav directed us to the front door based on town and road name.
A map can be found
Tel: 01749 333490
Dobbies at Shepton Mallet is a modern, medium to large garden centre which supplies most
gardening needs. It also has a relatively large indoor shopping area. The cafe is adequate
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