Welcome to
Abbey Cottage Tearoom

situated in the picturesque village of New Abbey

Abbey Cottage Tearoom, Cafe and Gift Shop is situated in the picturesque village of New Abbey, Dumfries

Here at Abbey Cottage Tearoom, we’ve been making homemade soups and snacks, baking scones and cakes, and serving specialty 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. 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.

Visit New Abbey, on the South West Coastal 300

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.

Groups and special occasions at Abbey Cottage Tearoom

Coach parties and groups are very welcome. Please do get in touch with us ahead of your visit so that we can discuss what would work best for your party.

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.

Abbey Cottage Tearoom
Cheese & Ham Panini
Lamb Casserole
Scones & Jam
Brocolli & Chilli Soup
Criffel and Knockendoch skyline from New Abbey