The Coffee Shop

Milton Ernest Garden Centre Corona virus Precautions

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 sanitizing materials. We are paying particular attention to surfaces that are touched by many visitors , door handles, trolleys, tables and card machines.

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

We will continue to remain open, well-stocked and ready to serve you for as long as possible following the advise and guidelines of 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.

The Coffee Shop at Milton Ernest Garden Centre offers a relaxed and fresh atmosphere to enjoy a quick coffee, a tempting breakfast, one of our famous cheese scones or a light lunch. 

Our menu consists of delicious freshly prepared sandwiches, filled baked potatoes and our unique toasted tascas. Our specials board changes daily so there is always something different to try. Our in house baker, Julie, lovingly prepares a range of delicious homemade cakes, cupcakes and traybakes.

All our food is made to order and prepared using fresh ingredients delivered every day using local suppliers. Our grocer is Adams Apple located in Raunds and our butchers is Hillfarm Sharnbrook. 

We offer indoor and outdoor seating areas, as well as free WiFi throughout. Dogs are very welcome in our outdoor seating area with water bowls provided.

We cater for gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and vegan diets. With gluten free and dairy free cakes on offer every day. Please contact us with any dietary requirements or for further information-01234823033.

We are able to cater for larger parties for lunch or afternoon tea. Please ring or email Amber for more information -

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.


Vouchers available as gifts at either the coffee shop till or the garden centre till.

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

Our Famous Cheese Scones

Served from 2.30pm

"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