Discover Dorset’s Hidden Gem for the ultimate cafe experience! Indulge in a delightful breakfast (available until 11:15am), savour our famous Afternoon Tea (available from 2:30pm), relish in our mouthwatering cakes, and treat yourself to a scrumptious Sunday roast.


We invite you to join us for coffee, tea cake, cream teas, high teas or lunch. Book your High Tea by calling us on 01305 814470 (High teas available from 14:30pm and that a 24 hours notice is required. 50% deposit required).

Welcome to Upwey Wishing Well, Water Gardens and Tea Rooms in Upwey, Weymouth! We invite you to visit our tearoom and beautiful ornamental gardens.

Whether you are looking for a light bite for lunch, a three-course meal, afternoon tea or a Sunday Roast your day out wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Upwey Wishing Well and Tearooms.

We offer a traditional afternoon tea for those looking for something extra special. A cake stand brimming with traditional finger sandwiches, delicious cake and fresh scones, giving you a quintessentially English treat you won’t forget.

With a large dining area, and our beautiful sub tropical water gardens and the Wishing Well its self the Upwey Wishing Well, Water Gardens and Tearooms is the perfect venue for a range of special occasions.

Parking at church car park – When church not in use, Road parking, best to travel together as small village.



Upwey Wishing Well’s food is hand made by our highly skilled chefs. Unique deserts, Fresh afternoon teas & much more.

Upwey Wishing Well, Water Gardens and Tea Rooms are open daily serving freshly ground coffee, light bites, lunches and afternoon tea.  We offer a daily specials board and are fully licensed.  We use fresh, locally sourced ingredients wherever possible and our wide range of delicious cakes, scones and desserts are freshly baked on the premises daily.

Enjoy a traditional high tea, cream tea or freshly ground coffee and a cake, or indulge in a glass of wine or local West Dorset Cider.  Sunday lunch is served throughout the year, with all the trimmings and a selection of wines.  Booking is essential for high tea and Sunday lunch. High teas available from 14:30pm and that a 24 hours notice is required.


Soak up the love and well wishes amidst our stunning landscapes

Our Tea House overlooks the impressive subtropical gardens and is a stunning wedding venue for your celebrations. The restaurant offers all weather flexibility with inside or outside options for your wedding celebration suitable for up to 80 guests inside and 80 outside in the garden. This can include a marquee, an outside bar amidst natural ponds, walkways and oudoor food stations hidden in magical spots.

We are licensed to host music inside the venue and also have access to an incredibly quirky wonderful school hall adjacent to the venue, which can further host an additional 100 guests.

Our creative and dedicated team has designed wedding menus with produce sourced from local suppliers and farmers within a 20-mile radius of the location. At the Wishing Well we are delighted to offer fixed price packages with no hidden extras, allowing you to plan and budget your wedding without the fear of any financial surprises. The stunning location and peaceful gardens within picturesque Dorset countryside offers a unique and versatile blank canvas for your wedding theme and wedding photography. We have the facility to offer buffets, hog roast, BBQs and paellas combined with traditional garden picnics. Our food is all homemade including cakes, breads, puddings and scones. You can hold your civil ceremony in our stunning and spectacular gardens and The Wishing well is conveniently located close to St Nicholas church should you prefer a church ceremony. The 13th century parish church of Upwey is beautiful venue for your Dorset wedding ceremony. Any wedding celebration at the Wishing Well as a backdrop for your wedding photography will make your wedding day truly memorable! We have just launched our Gin and High Tea wedding packages, please enquire about them when you call.


What all our wonderful customer have to say about us!

Keith W
Keith W
This is one of those places one is reluctant to review for fear of it becoming too popular! Absolutely delightful little tea room/ restaurant with cheerful staff and varied menu of very tasty offerings. Whatever you do, don't miss a stroll through the water gardens - the source of the river Wey.
David parry
David parry
I can only describe this place as magical! Went with mum and had a wonderful roast sat by the stream in the gardens. When I say sat in the garden, it's not just a group of tables in an outside area, but tables spread out along a path in extensive gardens by a spring and stream. Food is excellent, staff are very attentive and helpful and the prices are very reasonable. We're in upwey for 3 days and will definitely eat here again before we leave!
Peter Brown
Peter Brown
Great food and beautiful place
Dawn Pollard Dickinson
Dawn Pollard Dickinson
Beautiful place, staff friendly and cake gorgeous
Heather Digweed
Heather Digweed
Myself & a friend had coffee/tea 1st before a quick stroll around the water gardens in the rain and then back to have lunch. We had our 2 dogs with us but we were made very welcome. Our lunch was excellent & great value, we finished off with Victoria sponge. Will visit again, thank you for excellent service 😊
Dafydd R
Dafydd R
First time I visited with family. It's one of the most beautiful, unique restaurants around. Not only was the food amazing quality ( try the Scones with cream and jam 🤤 ) But also the staff went out of their way to make it a pleasant experience. Then the best surprise of all is the truly beautiful gardens. You can eat outside too ! We'd like to thank your whole team for a warm welcome and pleasant experience.


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Wishing Well Cottage
161 Church Street


Mon - 10:00 - 17:00
Tues - 10:00 - 17:00
Wed - 10:00 - 17:00
Thu - 10:00 - 17:00
Fri - 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - 10:00 - 17:00
Sun - 10:00 - 17:00