The place for something special

The Broadwindsor Craft and Design Centre is situated in the heart of West Dorset’s beautiful rolling countryside.  Redundant farm buildings on the edge of the village were the starting point in 1986 for this unique venture.  Today, the Craft Centre is renowned for its excellence and quality.

The Centre underwent a major transformation in 2002 when an extension was built from locally quarried stone. This allowed the additions of two further rooms in the main gift shop, including a dedicated toy room. The main shop gallery was also opened at this time displaying pictures, lighting, fireside tools, fire guards and log baskets.

In 2012 the Craft Centre opened the Gallery of Makers, exhibiting many talented artists from the local area.

The Craft Centre is owned by Colin and Sarah Williams. Sarah was born to a farming family in the village and worked in the restaurant at the Craft Centre as a Saturday girl for many years. Today, it is very much a family run business, with the emphasis on a friendly, welcoming atmosphere to create an enjoyable experience.

Enjoy a freshly cooked breakfast,
lunch or afternoon tea

The restaurant at the Craft Centre has been serving home produced foods for over 30 years. Totally refurbished in 2018, our restaurant and conservatory offer an attractive and comfortable setting with free wifi throughout.

Our breakfast menu is available from 9.30am - 11.00am, with freshly cooked dishes such as; eggs benedict, traditional breakfast or porridge.

For lunch, all our meals are homecooked from scratch, from soup, to quiche of the day, to hot main meals including a children’s menu. All created daily using fresh local produce.

Fine coffees and Dorset teas are served throughout the day alongside an excellent selection of cakes, with Dorset Cream Tea a speciality.

For a real treat indulge yourself with a scrumptious high tea, available between 2.30pm – 4.30pm (24hr notice required)

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The place for something special

The Craft Centre is situated in the heart of West Dorset’s beautiful rolling countryside. Converted from redundant farm buildings in 1986, The Craft Centre is renowned for being the place to find that something unique and special.

The Craft Centre has a fantastic range of unusual gifts for all, which include: cosmetics, cards for all occasions, pens, jewellery, fashion & leather handbags, men’s gifts, gadgets, gardening gifts, linens, kitchen ware, craft kits, traditional and pocket money toys, stationary, china, glass, clocks, pictures, and much, much more...

We also have a fabulous selection of food offering superb: Jams, chutneys, preserves, handmade chocolates, country wines and ciders, and many locally sourced seasonal products.

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The Craft

We host a number of independently run craft studios. Each one has something that would appeal to everybody, both young and old.

Our studios

The Attic

Nestled quietly in the rafters of the Craft Centre, just waiting to be discovered, you can find the Gallery of Makers.

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Craft centre
diary dates

We hold a number of different quirky and entertaining events, for both children and adults throughout the year. 

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Centre Opening Hours

PLEASE NOTE: The shop is closed on Mondays (except Bank Holidays).
March – December 10:00am – 5:00pm

Opening hours of individual craft studios may vary.

Restuarant Opening Hours

PLEASE NOTE: The restaurant is closed on Mondays (except Bank Holidays).
10:00am until 4:00pm January and February
10:00am until 5:00pm March until June
9:30am until 5:00pm July and August
10:00am until 5:00pm September until December (9:30am at weekends)
10:00am until 11:30am breakfast menu is served (9:30am at weekends)

12:00pm until 3:00pm lunches are served.
3:00pm until 4:30pm High Teas are available.

Free parking

Disabled access throughout most of the centre

Did you know we also have free wi-fi?