The Coffee Shop

Our Coffee Shop is back open! Everyday 9.30am - 2.30pm

  • We will have reduced opening times of 9.30am-2.30pm Monday to Sunday and a reduced menu on offer. 

  • Following government advice queueing will be outside of the coffee shop in the undercover area. Please wait at the coffee shop entrance until the customer in front has been served and has safely moved away from the till area.  

  • We are accepting card payments only in an effort to keep you and our team safe.

  • Hand Sanitizer will be available before entering and also at the counter. 

  • With a reduced number of staff your meal may take slightly longer, please be patient with us as we adapt to a new way of working.

The health and safety of our customers and staff is of highest priority to us, as such we have made a few changes: 

  • We have stepped up our already comprehensive cleaning routine and will ensure all surfaces are cleaned with appropriate virucidal materials. We are paying particular attention to surfaces that are touched by many visitors , door handles, trolleys, tables and card machines.

  • All staff members are instructed to wash their hands regularly and to not attend work if displaying any of the symptoms, as advised by the government

Please be reassured that we are doing everything we can to keep you safe, we look forward to seeing you soon.

Polite notice: Please do follow government guidelines regarding Corona virus and please don't visit if you are showing any of the symptoms.

Afternoon Tea for Two 

Our Famous Afternoon Tea Includes:

A selection of homemade sandwiches,

Homemade fruit scone with cream and jam,

salad garnish and crisps,

selection of cakes,

tea or filter coffee.


Bookings only, pre-paid, between 12-2pm,  Please call 01234823033

All our cheese scones are freshly made every morning by our coffee shop staff.


Our Famous Cheese Scones

"My husband and I are from Germany for visiting friends here in Bedford. We only wanted to buy some plants and decided to have afternoon tea. BEST EVER!!! DELICIOUS!!! We will return when we visit our friends again! Thank you and kind regards
Wolf & Bea"

Beate D

"My wife and I use Milton Ernest Garden Centre restaurant regularly at least once a month for Sunday lunch. We have never had any complaints with either food or service and our favorite dish is the Chicken Pie with Roast Potatoes and other seasonable veg and gravy. The pie is home made with large chunks of chicken and a wonderful short crust pastry top and is a good size helping, even for me with a good appetite."

Colin E


"Such lovely service . I was being so fussy about how I wanted my toast bacon & egg done but it didn’t faze the staff at all. So I enjoyed my breakfast & would recommend a visit ."

April 2019

Febuary 2019

November 2018