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Delapre Abbey

London Road, Northampton NN4 8AW, England
+44 1604 760817
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Ok for coffee & cake, but not for a meal (very over priced)

We had not been here before, and from the other reviews were expecting a positive experience. First... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Northampton, United Kingdom

Vast improvement on food.Had lunch today absolutely top quality produce.Delicious and staff... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Judy W
Hartwell, England, United Kingdom
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The beautiful Grade II* Listed Delapre Abbey, just one mile from Northampton town centre, is entering an exciting new phase in its history. Following the success of a Heritage Lottery Fund application in 2013, a £6.3 million project is underway to repair and restore this previously listed "Building At Risk". The Delapre Abbey Preservation Trust is working with Northampton Borough Council to involve the community and volunteers in the restoration project and will then manage and operate the Abbey for the benefit of the public. The Abbey will be opening its doors to visitors for the first time in its 900 year history in spring 2017, with The Trust managing the building as a fantastic historic venue for local, national and even international visitors.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“walled garden” (32 reviews)
“tea rooms” (19 reviews)
“cake” (23 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
London Road, Northampton NN4 8AW, England
+44 1604 760817
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Reviewed yesterday

We had not been here before, and from the other reviews were expecting a positive experience. First the positives. Nice location, with plenty of parking (mostly on grass when we visited, due to building work). The café was quite busy with people having tea/coffee and...More

Thank Catman1789
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Vast improvement on food.Had lunch today absolutely top quality produce.Delicious and staff lovely.Lovely ambience.Will be back soon

Thank Judy W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Now Delapre Abbey has been massively transformed in the food department, now there’s new caterers!! We went for Sunday lunch, which by chance was the first Sunday they were trying it. The beef melted in the mouth and the selection of veg was just right,...More

Thank leyland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although the abbey is closed the modern shop and cafe offer an insight into what may be to come. Simple decoration, attractive local goods on offer plus changing exhibitions of local artists.

Thank Teresa C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were walking towards the front of the Abbey, when a screaming woman ran from the left hand side. Running towards us we were all scared. Eventually her minders 3 of them turned up and led her away, she was from the close by Boughton...More

1  Thank Dean R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful refurbished old abbey, combined with the nice inner garden and big fields around the abbey make this a good place to go for a walk and enjoy the views. Newly openen a lunchroom where you can stop by and enjoy a hot drink. Been...More

Thank WouterNL94
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely setting and staff but definitely overpriced. Scones were hard and definitely not fresh best part was the lovely prosecco jelly .

Thank Diane B
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Had afternoon tea in the cafe on Saturday afternoon with friends and was absolutely delightful. The cakes, sandwiches and other nibbles were incredibly tasty and of a very high standard. The staff were attentive, and most accommodating and could not have been more pleasant. Would...More

Reviewed 2 October 2017

A lovely green park in Northampton, near to the Eleanor Cross on Towcester roar. A great house with gardens and a shop and parkland but also the Conservatory Café is great quality. Great place to sit, in or out, lovely snacks or lunches. Very relaxing...More

Thank Irthlingborough43
Reviewed 19 September 2017

The location is outstanding one of our favourites, the new cafe is great looks amazing, a little expensive but a lovely addition to the grounds, dog friendly and you can sit outside. Only thing is that the service is slow and not very slick. I...More

Thank dawnannebullen
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