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Abbey Cottage

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Vegetarian, Vegan, Sandwiches, British, Delicatessen, Soups, Scottish
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26 Main Street | New Abbey, New Abbey DG2 8BY, Scotland
+44 1387 850377
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Abbey Cottage is a family owned and run tearoom celebrating 30 years in...
Abbey Cottage is a family owned and run tearoom celebrating 30 years in business in 2013. We are delighted to receive a 'Top Tea Place' award from the Tea Council in April 2013. We offer coffees, light lunches and afternoon teas, sourcing ingredients locally, and even growing some ourselves. We have a good understanding of dietary issues and can offer gluten and lactose free menu options. Situated next to Sweetheart Abbey, in the shadow of Criffel and on the road to the coast.
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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely

I had a lovely tea and piece of cake after taking some photos in the Abbey which is opposite. Lovely home baking and a great choice of teas. What a nice change from the large amount of coffee shops.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
Charlotte T
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Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
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Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I had a lovely tea and piece of cake after taking some photos in the Abbey which is opposite. Lovely home baking and a great choice of teas. What a nice change from the large amount of coffee shops.

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Lesley M, Manager at Abbey Cottage, responded to this review

Hello Charlotte, Many thanks for your review, and for supporting of our independent family business! More 

St. Albans, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We entered to escape the rain and to have a cup of tea, stayed for an excellent afternoon tea, and came back a couple of days later for a tasty lunch. Good value, choice of food, and service, and an interesting 1840s clock by a local maker to intrigue you!

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Lesley M, Manager at Abbey Cottage, responded to this review

Hello Graham, many thanks for taking the time to post your review. Delighted to hear that you enjoyed your Afternoon Tea with us, and that you came back for lunch. Hope the clock was keeping good time! It was restored fairly recently and every Friday we wind it up :-). More 

Dumfries, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Recommend the smoked chicken open sandwich with "Galloway Chillies" dressing. Very tasty .......and .......very hot! Excellent service as ever. Thanks!

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Lesley M, Manager at Abbey Cottage, responded to this review

Hi there, and many thanks for your review. We like to use supplies from as many local producers as we can, and added Galloway Chillies products to our menu this year - delighted that you enjoyed your fiery hot open sandwich!!! More 

Dumfries, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Visited lunchtime and sampled the afternoon tea which was excellent and highly recommended : choice of sandwich filling, cream scone and sponge. My choice today tuna crunch sandwich, coconut and cherry scone homemade raspberry jam whipped cream amd coffee sponge mmmmm.

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Lesley M, Manager at Abbey Cottage, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, and delighted to hear that you enjoyed our Afternoon Tea - available at any time of day!! More 

Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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543 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 327 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This very smart cafe does what they call "light lunches", which means that they don't do huge cooked meals. They do however serve a good selection of sandwiches, wraps, paninis etc as well as salads, soups, baked potatoes etc. The food is of good quality and reasonably priced.

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Lesley M, Manager at Abbey Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. Delighted to hear that you enjoyed your lunch with us. More 

Northallerton
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Found this place by chance and it was a real treat a lovely little tea room with a good choice of cakes and drinks the staff were lovely and the place was clean and neat also very good value well worth a visit if your exploring this part of Scotland

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Lesley M, Manager at Abbey Cottage, responded to this review

Hello, and many thanks for posting this review. Delighted to hear that you enjoyed our home baking when you were in New Abbey. More 

Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Visited this wonderful tearoom with my family last week. There were 5 adults and two wee ones in the group but we were able to get seated together in the tearoom and the staff quickly got us a highchair for my young nephew to sit in. If you prefer to eat al fresco there was a lovely area to sit... More 

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Lesley M, Manager at Abbey Cottage, responded to this review

Oh, what a lovely review - thank you so much! Look forward to seeing you again when you're next in the New Abbey area for a holiday. More 

blackpool
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75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We visited the Abbey Cottage coffee shop in early July on a lovely sunny day. It sits next to Sweetheart Abbey to which we had just enjoyed a visit. We both had a sandwich with a side salad and coffee. The food was plain and very pleasant. The staff were very nice and friendly. It was lovely to sit outside... More 

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Lesley M, Manager at Abbey Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, and your lovely comments about our staff and flowers. With the recent lovely weather, lots of our customers have been enjoying eating outside with the lovely view of Sweetheart Abbey. More 

Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Most of the time you don't mind paying a little bit extra if the quality of the refreshments, the creativity of the menu, or the outlook/position is exceptional. This tea room had a very interesting menu of drinks and light refreshments which proved to be of excellent quality. Service was pleasant although a little slow but gave us time to... More 

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Lesley M, Manager at Abbey Cottage, responded to this review

Hello, and thank you very much for your review. Delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Abbey Cottage, and the view of Sweetheart Abbey! More 

Matlock, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Very friendly staff, reasonable prices, reasonable food although rather paltry portions. Lovely setting and I guess you pay a price for that within the food/portions.

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Lesley M, Manager at Abbey Cottage, responded to this review

Seems like you enjoyed your visit to Abbey Cottage, but maybe just didn't get quite enough to eat? We welcome your feedback, however you don't mention in your review when it was that you visited, or what it was that you had to eat or drink. Without this information, it's difficult for us to make any changes as result of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26 Main Street | New Abbey, New Abbey DG2 8BY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dumfries and Galloway  >  New Abbey
  • Phone Number: +44 1387 850377

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 23
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Vegan, Sandwiches, British, Delicatessen, Soups, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view

Description

Abbey Cottage is a family owned and run tearoom celebrating 30 years in business in 2013. We are delighted to receive a 'Top Tea Place' award from the Tea Council in April 2013. We offer coffees, light lunches and afternoon teas, sourcing ingredients locally, and even growing some ourselves. We have a good understanding of dietary issues and can offer gluten and lactose free menu options. Situated next to Sweetheart Abbey, in the shadow of Criffel and on the road to the coast.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?