One of the highlights of our camping trip last week was discovering the Squash Court Store at Deans Court in Wimbourne, Dorset. The shop, pictured above, is housed in a former squash court funnily enough, and was the brainchild of Ali Hanham (formerly Ali Sharland of Sharland and Lewis in Tetbury and Nailsworth). I love the art deco writing on the building and it has such a beautiful courtyard full of cosmos in full bloom shared with the cafe.
The Squash Court Store, which is now also online, is tucked away in a tiny Wimborne lane and sells vintage and retro goods as well as new items too such as Duralex glasses, Sophie Lovell cards and delicious honey from the Deans Court beehives. It was good to meet the lovely Kelly-Marie, pictured above, who manages the store and I couldn't resist making one or two... make that six or seven purchases - whoops!
The busy cafe opposite the shop is housed in an old 1930's garage and had a fab menu - great looking cakes on display and a really lovely broad been, pea and feta frittata. I loved the tin tiles on the front of the cafe workbench. We popped in twice and both times it was really busy, the secret is already out about this place which gave it a lovely vibe. There were veg boxes and bunches of flowers for sale outside, beautiful posies on the tables and even daisies in the waitresses hair.
Farrs Meadow the campsite we stayed at last week is part of the Deans Court family, and it was whilst perusing the online Squash Court Store that I discovered it!
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