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The Refectory Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2017, 2019 Winner

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The Refectory Cafe is a hidden gem in the bustling market town of Hexham. Situated within the famous grounds of Hexham Abbey, the cafe caters for local and tourists alike, with everything cooked and prepared onsite using local suppliers. A wonderful outdoor seating area in the garden is available where visitors can basque in the view of the Abbey and the Sele park ground. In addition to our standard menu of soups, sandwiches, salads, scones and cakes, we serve a daily special menu and can cater for all kinds of dietary requests.
$3 - $10
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Cafe, British
Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Takeout, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Call in here on a trip to Hexham The cheese scones are fabulous a must when you call here and please visit the spectacularAbbey.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Tonet2414
Reviewed May 13, 2019

We spent 3 days in Hexham, and visited the town's magnificent Abbey, We were pleased to find the Refectory Cafe, where we stopped for tea. The selection of decadent cakes was simply too tempting to pass! We each had a slice of Victoria Sponge, and...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Paul G
Reviewed May 12, 2019 via mobile

Popped in for a latte and a cheese scone. Wasnt disappointed. Very nice tasting scone which was well made and not too heavy. The coffee was nice although it could have been a bit stronger for me.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank SSVG030905
Reviewed April 28, 2019 via mobile

Came here with family for coffee and a nibble. I had the fruit scone with jam and cream - good size and good scone. Jam came in a little mason jar and plenty of cream provided. 1x tea for 2, 2 coffees, 3x scones with...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Jen32B
Reviewed April 20, 2019 via mobile

What a lovely time we had with our friends at Hexham Abbey on the warmest day of the year so far. We sat in the garden because our friends have a dog and it was simply lovely. Delicious food, very helpful, friendly staff (who brought...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Crazy_Cat_Lady112
Reviewed April 12, 2019 via mobile

We have been here many a time for a coffee and a cake but this was for morning. We had OJ and a fresh granola pot and it was soooo tasty and healthy and filling. It got me started for the day.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 20, 2019 via mobile

Visited this after a stroll around the wonderful abbey. It’s got a great cafe menu and really friendly staff. It’s a nice classic ambiance and comfortable seating. I would recommend The toasted tea cake. It’s fantastic. Recommend

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank pmorris99
Reviewed March 17, 2019

Nice location next to the Abbey and on a wet afternoon a nice enough place for a good brew and slice of cake. Okay value.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank FlorianFY
Reviewed March 9, 2019

Called here Friday lunch time and had two specials from the blackboard a panini with Brie and sundries tomatoes and a smoked trout pate with thick toast, both served with fresh salad. Both excellent as were the HOT latte (as requested) and tea. Service was...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Mike V
Reviewed March 8, 2019 via mobile

We called in for coffee and scones a few weeks ago, unfortunately there was no scones left so we went elsewhere. However when we returned this time (earlier in the day) there was scones. Coffee was nice and scones lovely! Service was perfect and I...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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