Here at Abbey Cottage Tearoom, we’ve been making homemade soups and snacks, baking scones and cakes and serving speciality teas and coffees for almost 40 years!
The combination of our great home baking and fabulous location next to Sweetheart Abbey make us a popular place for Afternoon Tea.
Whether you want to sit indoors or outdoors, we’ll take your order and bring everything to the table for you.
From personal experience, we understand vegan, coeliac and other special diets, food allergies and intolerances. Just be sure to ask!
Our patio garden overlooks Sweetheart Abbey and dogs have always been very welcome. Now, we also have indoor dog-friendly tables for well-behaved dogs and their owners. So, that means, as well as being out of the cold and damp while you enjoy your lunch or post-walk treat, you’ll also have great views of both Criffel and Sweetheart Abbey.
The historic village of New Abbey is a lovely place to visit and explore, and you can’t miss us! Abbey Cottage Tearoom is situated right next to the ancient ruins of Sweetheart Abbey. Then, a short stroll along the pretty Main Street will take you to the fascinating New Abbey Corn Mill.
If you enjoy walking, there are plenty of routes from the village. Criffel dominates the skyline and is popular with hill walkers. If you’re looking for a family-friendly walk then the Waterloo Monument is a shorter hill walk with a tower to explore. The lower level walks around Shambellie Woods and Airds Point are interesting all year-round.
New Abbey is easy to find. It’s just six miles from Dumfries, on the South West Coastal 300 (#SWC300), close to the beaches of the Solway Coast and the nature reserve of Mersehead.
The village’s public car park is just a few metres away from Abbey Cottage. With level access, we’re convenient for everyone.
**We must adhere to Covid guidelines which currently include restrictions on the number of households which can meet together.**
Under normal circumstances, coach parties and groups are very welcome. We just ask that you get in touch with us ahead of your visit. That way, we can discuss what would work best for your party.
Similarly, Sweetheart Abbey is a very special place, and we have helped many people with celebrations. If you are planning on getting married, celebrating a special anniversary or any other occasion then do get in touch and we can have a chat about your requirements. For any activity within the Abbey, including photographs, you will need to contact Historic Environment Scotland to arrange access and permissions.
Came across this tea room by accident but very happy that we did, it's definitely worth a visit. We got served by a pleasant chatty lady, and there is plenty to choose from on the menu all at a reasonable price, then followed by delicious home-made cakes What more could you want when you find a little gem like this?MLouise55 Westhoughton via Trip Advisor
This is a lovely 'tea room' cafe in a fantastic location. Immediately alongside Sweetheart Abbey, and with a large car park at the rear. We'll be back.1stClassRider Cardiff via Trip Advisor
Called in just on the off-chance on a lovely sunny day, and found the welcome just as warm. This is exactly what a village tea-shop/cafe should be like: great baking, friendly service, home-made lunches. Couldn't fault it.David L Liverpool via Trip Advisor