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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'!
News from the Thyme after time Kitchen
Defib Fund Raising News
We are thrilled to let you know that after fund raising last year and with donations made when we hosted 'Spirefest 2018' last August, our 'Just Giving' page and with the help of the
Blackmore Vale Lions whom have very generously come to our aid and made up the £300 shortfall to finish the job we are now in the position of being able to purchase the defibrillator housing for it to be homed at Spire Hill Farm. We already have the defib with its new battery and all serviced up and ready to go. Once it is all in place we will be registering it with South Western Ambulance Service so its location can be given out if required in an emergency in the locality. We will of course take a proud picture of it in place to show you all once completed. The housing for it should be with us for the end of January.
Honeybuns All Day Cook Book is now on sale! As many of you will know I co-authored this book so it is a very proud moment for me. An entirely gluten free book but also a large number of dairy free recipes too! The ideal gift or simply to enjoy yourself? We have signed copies by both Emma Goss Custard and myself in stock or we are happy to write a personalised message.
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! 
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, there is of course coffee and cakes available. 
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!


© 2017 Thyme after time | Catering & Café | Dorset Born, Dorset Fed
Telephone: 01963 362202 | Mail: Mrs Margot A Dimmer, Thyme after time, Spire Hill Farm, Thornhill, Stalbridge, DT10 2SG

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