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The Cowshed

Food & Drink

The Cowshed is a newly renovated café situated in Lytchett Minister – a stone’s throw from our our base at South Lytchett Manor. The Cowshed is the perfect place to grab a delicious breakfast or a lunchtime snack. The friendly team use the high quality, locally sourced ingredients in their food and drinks. We hold the Cowshed in very high regard and we’re certain that upon visiting, you will too!

Local food lovers

The Cowshed place massive importance on supporting local producers and keeping the origins of their food close to home. The bespoke coffee house blend is from Swanage-based roasters, Carve Coffee. Freshly baked cakes, slices and scones are rotated daily, and are not to miss! We recommend the triple stacked berry pancakes. The Cowshed’s cream teas are a fruity dollop of Dorset delight, and are perfectly paired with Granny’s famous Dorset apple cake served with warm clotted cream. The homemade mackerel pate is especially brilliant, as is the fresh falafels and humous – which we think must be piled onto a flatbread! Everything in house and the delicious recipes are steeped in family secrets!

Dog friendly cafe in Lytchett Manor

The Cowshed is a dog friendly café, so you can take your four-legged friend too. Dogs are welcome inside the cafe, or you can choose to dine outside.

Part of The Courtyard Craft Centre

The Cowshed is part of the Courtyard Craft Centre surrounded by independent craft shops like an ethical soap maker, a potter, artisan woodworker and a chocolatier! Peruse the fantastic crafts, before popping in to The Cowshed for a bite to eat! This local loving café is sure to keep the arty hub and its visitors fuelled with caffeine!


You can walk to The Cowshed from South Lytchett Manor

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What our guests think

quote marks You’ve converted me to camping! (Or glamping in my case!). I just wanted to thank you for such a lovely stay.... quote marks Sophie, Apr 2024

quote marks Thank you for making our stay so fantastic. For your complete commitment to us during our stay - thank you.... quote marks Mark and Stella , Mar 2024

quote marks What a fabulous place! Our first outing in our new campervan to try it out, the campsite and facilities are... quote marks thewardrobem, Nov 2023

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