We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Quarr Abbey

Features Animals
Review Highlights
Peaceful place

Peaceful and beautiful this working abbey is a great place to go for a walk, hang on a fence... read more

Reviewed today
Freshwater, United Kingdom
via mobile
So quiet

Free to look round, although we made a donation. Looked in the church and a monk was praying, so... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 863 reviews
All photos (388)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“peaceful place”(40 reviews)
“tea shop”(45 reviews)
“farm shop”(31 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Ryde PO33 4ES, England
+44 1983 882420
Improve This Listing
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Ryde
from $529.97
More Info
Reviews (863)
Filter reviews
859 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews peaceful place tea shop farm shop woodland walk feed the pigs art exhibition tea room beautiful building benedictine monks book shop peace and tranquility lovely grounds red squirrels working monastery well worth a visit red brick local artists
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 859 reviews
Reviewed today via mobile

Peaceful and beautiful this working abbey is a great place to go for a walk, hang on a fence watching the pigs root around or learn about the history of the abbey. The farm shop sells lots of goods made at the abbey and a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank KristaBratton
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Free to look round, although we made a donation. Looked in the church and a monk was praying, so quiet and solemn. Walked to old ruins where it was before. Bought a few things in visitor centre and shop, they have a tea room although...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank berty-c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place for a tranquil sit following a visit to the abbey. Food is of a good standard and tasty.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Westerlygirl24
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The buildings are all brick so a bit imposing - you can only get into the chapel which for me was dark and gloomy even after the eyes adjusted; I would love to have heard some live music in here. Gardens have echoes of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank David J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didn`t know what i hoped to gain from visiting this place,passed it many times so finally we decided to go in.Started off with a tea and the usual latte,staff pleasant,drinks good but a little noisy due to being quite busy but probably better when...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank joanne m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful place, great tea room. We saw two red squirrels and bought some plants. The chapel is peaceful and the woods are a great place to see birds

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Hillary428
Reviewed January 14, 2019

Called in at Quarr with a friend intending to just have a coffee - had to had food as I remembered how good it was! Had the soup of the day - tomato with chili - and it was brilliant - very tasty and nicely...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sarah M
Reviewed December 31, 2018

Wonderful place to visit even though the shop and cafe being closed. Lovely walks, saw a buzzard but no squirrels. Lovely peaceful surroundings.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Corinne B
Reviewed December 13, 2018

There are not many places where you can visit both a working abbey and the remains of the old abbey, all set in beautiful gardens and sea views. Delicious cafe and the chance to buy fruit and vegetables grown on site.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Robert S
Reviewed December 10, 2018 via mobile

A number of friends suggested we visit and despite coming to the island for a number of years we never had. We were not disappointed. There is a beautiful peaceful atmosphere and the church and information about it’s construction is fascinating. There is a small...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BobH764
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 114 nearby hotels
Lakeside Park Hotel & Spa
1,131 reviews
1.14 miles away
Travelodge Ryde Isle of Wight Hotel
382 reviews
1.80 miles away
Yelf's Hotel
460 reviews
1.87 miles away
Royal Esplanade Hotel
451 reviews
2.01 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 734 nearby restaurants
The Cedars Pub
111 reviews
1.48 miles away
The White Hart Inn
488 reviews
1.49 miles away
The Sloop Inn
29 reviews
1.03 miles away
French Franks
165 reviews
1.85 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 334 nearby attractions
Gosport Diving Museum
153 reviews
.90 miles away
Haven Falconry
534 reviews
1.36 miles away
Isle of Wight Steam Railway
1,769 reviews
1.86 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
October 29, 2018|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from julie q | Reviewed this property |
Hi Yes happy to confirm there are inside and outside tables here.
May 16, 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from JudithW905 | Reviewed this property |
A morning or afternoon would be suitable, remember to go and see the old ruins as well, make time for a stop in the little cafe....enjoy
July 20, 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from RhinoKellie | Reviewed this property |
I believe dogs are allowed in the grounds but not the actual Abbey itself. I did a quick Google search and it appears to be guide dogs only. Hope that helps you.