PiP Cafe

PiP is a family and dog friendly café with a separate meeting room in the heart of a beautiful park called ‘The Great Field’ Poundbury, Dorchester Dorset.

Open Tuesday – Saturday 9am – 5pm, Sunday 10am – 4.30pm we serve hot and cold drinks, ice creams, hot soup and dishes of the day, home made cakes and bakes. Times may vary until all lockdown restrictions are lifted. Do ring 01305 259142 or check our instagram @pippoundbury

There is a mile long walking, running or cycling track around the field, which is planted with wild flower meadows, over 500 trees, an outside gym and play equipment, the perfect destination for families, friends, exercise lovers, visitors and local residents of Dorchester and Poundbury.

Discover Our Menu

PiP’s café and meeting room will provide hot and cold drinks and food such as homemade cakes as well as simple breakfasts and lunches such as soup and sandwiches and a dish of the day

Our Story

PiPs café is run by the trading arm of the youth charity The Alcohol Education Trust with any profits generated supporting its work. Click to learn more!

Featured Artwork

Supporting under 25’s and locally based artists
The café and community room walls feature art work for sale by local residents or under 25 year olds. Please email helena@alcoholeducationtrust.org if you’d like to exhibit.

Book our community space

Whether for a club, organisation or business meeting, our versatile meeting room sits up to 16 comfortably and has full facilities for making presentations and is WiFi enabled.

Those who book can choose to have catering from the cafe or there is a kitchenette and fridge in the room.

Exclusive hire rates for charities and community groups are £10 an hour and for business’ £15 an hour or £100 for the day. For more information, please email lucy@alcoholeducationtrust.org

Book Swap

We operate a wonderful book swap from the café – bring a book to swap for a new read, or just pop a donation into our charity box if you fancy taking one home!
We have an amazing range to choose from thanks to the kind people who have bought in books for us.


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1 day ago
Pips Poundbury

Don’t forget our delicious ( and warming) early bird special of a tea or coffee and freshly baked pastry 🥐, between 9 and 10 am! #value #bargain #itsnevertooearly #earlybird #croissant #painauraisin #cafelife #breakfast #dorchester #poundbury #greatfield #dorset ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago
Pips Poundbury

TODAY 12pm! Join us at PiPs for an entertaining lunch hour. We have some fab singers in today for your listening pleasure. #musicatthepavilion #pips #CommunityThe weather man says it's not going to rain!!! Hoping he has got it right today! Music at the Pavilion is today 12pm! Keeping everything crossed that the wet stuff stays away and we can enjoy a lunchtime with a difference! 🎼🎤☂️☁️ #musicatthepavilion #pips #community ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago
Pips Poundbury

Please help! We are very short of books for our book swap. It’s wonderful that is so popular but we do need people to bring others back! We need childrens@books too please! If you are able to pop any spare books into PiP we will be very grateful #bookswap #community #givigback #booklover #bookaddict #authors #childrensbooks #poundbury #dorchesterdorset #greatfield ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago
Pips Poundbury

Salads all ready for Poundbury and Dorchester Rotary Summer party at Pip last night. Perfect weather and first time we’ve used the herbs from our new raised beds! #privatefunction #summertime #homemade #local #celebration #dorchester #lovepoundbury #lovedorset #poundbury #greatfield ... See MoreSee Less

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Contact Us

If you would like to book a table, find out more, or book our community room, then please get in touch. For the community space email lucy@pipspoundbury.com. For the café email info@pipspoundbury.com
Cafe managers: rosemary@pipspoundbury.com, adelle@pipspoundbury.com

Open Hours

Tueday – Sunday
9am – 5pm


Pavilion in The Park,
St Johns Way, Poundbury,
Dorchester Dorset, DT1 2FG

Phone Number

01305 259142

Anna G
Anna G
Perfect place for coffee and catch up A lovely friendly cafe with fabulous food and drinks on offer. Have popped in with friends and family and have always been impressed with the staff, food and drinks. With a new park soon to open next door, it is a great place for a family visit.
Delicious homemade lasagna Visited with family friends. Despite a wet & windy day there was a warm welcome inside and delicious home cooked food. It is worth a visit & looking forward to visiting again.
Linda H
Linda H
Nice coffee and a sandwich. We enjoyed our lunch here. Efficient friendly service. Nice to be able to purchase a few greetings cards for charity.I just can't understand why people with dogs need to go inside.
Michelle D
Michelle D
My go to place We have been coming here since it opened and cannot fault it. The staff are very friendly and efficient and the food and drinks are delicious and always freshly made to order. This is such a wonderful and inclusive addition to Poundbury.
Great cafe and meeting place Coffee to die for and great homemade and local dishes ranging from bacon rolls to tasty salads and soups.
Andy S
Andy S
Pleasant Cafe This is pleasant cafe in a good location, worth stopping at for a coffee, provided that you can tolerate a lot of uncontrolled dogs running around near you while you eat and drink. The staff are very pleasant and work hard, although the service is painfully slow. Certainly worth a visit if you have plenty of time while out walking in the Great Field.
Fantastic location with great food & service Took the family with dog and new baby to enjoy the beautiful Dorset day in an outside setting. Great food & very friendly, professional service - exceeded expectations. Great location!
Lovely lunch sat outside I took an old friend with memory problems here for lunch. The outside disabled toilets were ideal and the young staff were very patient with us while we were ordering our lunches. We both had the lasagne and salad which we thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you for being so considerate towards us.
A beautiful community meeting place I cannot fault my place for support of local businesses and value for money, we are very pleased with how our local community have backed us. So so very greatfull. Thank you all
fiona b
fiona b
Great Location, good food and friendly service What a great spot in the middle of an open park. Perfect for a dog walk then stop for cake and coffee. Highly recommend.