The Green Yard Café Celebrates Another Award
9:31am 2nd October 2014
A Bridport Café is celebrating its 8th Taste of the West Award in as many years.
The Green Yard Café in Barrack Street has picked up a gold prize.
The family run venture uses produce sourced locally, which is turned into seasonal meals.
The café also has an arts community window supporting local artists.
Sisters Elizabeth McNeice and Beverley Capewell are the owners of the award winning Green Yard Café.
"We opened in 2005," says Elizabeth. " In 2006 we were awarded silver and we've gone from strength to strength." In 2008 the café won the Taste of the West Best Café/Tearoom of the Year.
Beverley feels that the cafe's success is also linked to the overall impression and the community spirit that the girls encourage - it's both energetically happy and a place of comfort and company. "The Green Yard is very friendly and we've got a big local following as well as return visits from the holidaymakers who love sitting in our courtyard garden for afternoon tea." Indeed Sunday lunch is booked weeks in advance. The café has an art/community window and supports local artists.
"We have had an exceptional year," says Elizabeth. " I think people appreciate our seasonal menu changes and the fact that so much of our produce is sourced in Dorset. We do get a lot of compliments because it's not until you taste Denhay bacon, Coastal Cheddar cheese, homemade ice cream or coffee made with organic milk that you get a comparison. The award is also a tribute to the quality of our Dorset suppliers."