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Abbey Cottage

26 Main Street | New Abbey, Dumfries DG2 8BY, Scotland
+44 1387 850377
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Ranked #19 of 108 Restaurants in Dumfries
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $24
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: Scottish, Tea Room, Soups, Sandwiches
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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.
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Gatehouse of Fleet, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

coffee home made cakes . limited staff . when we called . expensive as well . been three times . sat near the till close to kichen happend before it was high in bleach smell put us off it was full at the time . wont call again.

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

I'm sorry to hear that your third visit to us was so disappointing. The fine autumn weather has been great for everyone. However, this has meant at times we have been unexpectedly busy, with all tables in use and the dishwasher going non-stop. Booking ahead for lunch or afternoon tea is a good way to guarantee a table of your... More 

Cheshire
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Called in here for lunch. Staff not particularly welcoming or friendly. The place was also quite chilly and with zero atmosphere. Food was average, the cake range was very limited and looked better than they were, were actually quite dry. Quite expensive too. Obviously has a captive audience here due to location and being the only tea room there. Not... More 

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

Hello, I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your visit to Abbey Cottage. We bake every day, so I am concerned to hear that you didn't consider the cake to be fresh. If you could email me with more information about the cake you ordered and the day you visited, that would be really helpful. You'll find a link to email me... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to Abbey Cottage and the food was good. We chose to have a pannini and the soup. What we had was lovely and the tomato and vegetable soup was very tasty. The only thing lacking was a bit of a salad maybe to go with the pannini but all in all a nice lunch.

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

Hello, and thank you so much for your review. I think that you ordered our soup/panini combo which, like our soup/sandwich combo, is popular with customers who want to eat both at the same time, rather than have bread with their soup. We don't serve side salad with this, as we've found that customers don't want salad with soup (and... More 

Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We called into this tearoom for coffee and a scone, both excellent, and we were so impressed with the place, standard of service and the scummy food we decided to go back for lunch. We were warmly welcomed for the second time that day by Sarah The soup was delicious and although it was named 'courgette and carrot' soup, was... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review. We're delighted to hear that Sarah made you very welcome, and that you enjoyed your morning coffee and your lunch with us. You'll probably know lots more about us now that you have your copy of 'Home & Hearty'!! Enjoy cooking! More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We arrived to visit Sweetheart Abbey at lunchtime. Decided to have a light lunch. It was perfect. Delicious food. Friendly staff and good home cooking in a nice airy room. The Abbey is wonderful and this place perfect. Good vegetarian options too which is sometimes hard to find! Well Done

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review. We're delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable lunch with us when visiting Sweetheart Abbey. More 

Oldham
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We have been visiting Galloway for many years, and are ashamed to admit we have only just visited Abbey Cottage Tearooms. My wife follows a vegan diet, and finding veggie-friendly places in Scotland can be a little difficult. No so here; there is a separate "Free From" menu that lists which menu items are free from dairy, gluten, egg, etc... More 

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

Hello, and thank you so much for your review and feedback. Our 'Free From' menu has been developed by our team based on real knowledge and experience as we have various dietary considerations 'in house' including lactose intolerance, coeliac and veggie, so we know just how difficult it can be to eat out safely! Most dietary issues can be accommodated,... More 

Billinge, Lancashire
Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

quaint tea room with lovely cakes and delicacies, had a nice sit down and afternoon tea in pleasant surroundings and a good view of the abbey.

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

Thank you for your review. It's lovely to hear that you enjoyed your Afternoon Tea with us. More 

Oldenburg, Germany
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We visited Abbey Cottage during our visit in August 2014 and enjoyed the honest food in this nice and cosy tearoom. The prices were quite reasonable and the service was very attentive. It is the perfect place to take a rest after a visit of Sweetheart Abbey!

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

Thank you so much for your review. I'm delighted that you had an enjoyable visit to New Abbey, and that we were able to offer you good food and service. More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Visited the team room after visiting the sweetheart abbey and corn mill, where Moria recommended the Haggis panini and the homemade soup. She wasn't wrong. I had tomato and veg soup which was delicious. My husband had the haggis panini, which he loved. My son and I also sampled the desserts, which were homemade and delicious too. the service is... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review. I'm pleased that your family enjoyed their lunch with us after visiting Sweetheart Abbey and the New Abbey Corn Mill. We make two different soups every day, often using vegetables and herbs from our own gardens. The haggis panini is very popular, and the haggis is supplied by a local butcher in Dumfries. More 

Aberdeenshire
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We stopped off here on our way back from a short visit in the area. Ample parking to rear of the premises and the tea room itself is clean and well presented. As it was tea and sandwiches I can't comment on the cakes but they looked very good.

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

Hello, and thank you for your review. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your tea and sandwiches with us. More 

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Additional Information about Abbey Cottage

Address: 26 Main Street | New Abbey, Dumfries DG2 8BY, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1387 850377
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dumfries and Galloway  >  Dumfries
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 24
Cuisine: Scottish, Tea Room, Soups, Sandwiches

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