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Abbey Cottage

26 Main Street | New Abbey, New Abbey DG2 8BY, Scotland
+44 1387 850377
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (26 reviews)
“soup” (13 reviews)
“wraps” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
26 Main Street | New Abbey, New Abbey DG2 8BY, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 186 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely restaurant in the beautiful little village of New Abbey, just adjacent to Sweetheart Abbey. Excellent snacks, soup, and home baking with good service. Also has a small gift shop specialising in good quality Scottish gifts.

Thank SheltieMum08
Lesley M, Manager at Abbey Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your review. Delighted that you enjoyed your visit to New Abbey.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sad to say, Abbey Cottage doesn't excite me. The food is unexciting and the service is so-so. The coffee is poor and only comes in small cups (maybe that's a plus point!). But it's very handy for visitors to the Abbey and Corn Mill and...More

Thank i2c_JP
Lesley M, Manager at Abbey Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Maybe you could provide us with a little bit more information about your visit? Which coffee, in particular, did you order? We'd certainly be interested in feedback if you could provide us with more info to go on. The reason I ask is because your...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice setting with good service. Food fresh and tasty. Only let down by the standard of the coffee. Could be improved.More

Thank Alex W
Lesley M, Manager at Abbey Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Alex, Many thanks for your review. We offer 12 different coffees - including filter, cappucinos and personal cafetieres of speciality coffee. It would be really helpful to us to know what type of coffee you had, and what the problem was with it? Many...More

Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

I visited New Abbey with a friend visiting from South Africa. I wanted to show him the village, and Sweetheart Abbey. We sat outside on the patio in the late summer sunshine, in the shadow of the beautiful abbey, and enjoyed tea and banana loaf....More

Thank Gary C
Lesley M, Manager at Abbey Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Hello Gary, Thank you so much for coming to visit again, for bringing your friend to share our lovely wee village, and for your lovely review. Quite a lot has changed in the last 27 years, but we're still here! The same family business with...More

Reviewed 9 September 2017

This is a lovely tea room to visit. Staff very welcoming and friendly to everyone. Food is excellent and reasonably priced. We always visit when we are in this area and have never been disappointed. Highly recommend to friends and family.

Thank nanmcdonald65
Reviewed 5 September 2017

This is a lovely place. It's always a delight to call in when we visit this part of Scotland and have never been disappointed.The staff are unfailingly pleasant and the food is excellent. You could happily spend money in the attached little craft/giftshop too.

Thank TheBuzzard2014
Lesley M, Manager at Abbey Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thank you so much for your review and very kind comments. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit to Dumfries and Galloway, and maybe we'll see you next time you come to visit? :-)

Reviewed 21 August 2017

Visited the Abbey recently and liked the look of this tea room. We weren't disappointed and all the staff were so friendly and helpful and the menu was very appealing, well with a visit.

Thank James D
Lesley M, Manager at Abbey Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Thanks for your very kind review, James. Delighted to read that you also enjoyed your visit to Sweetheart Abbey.

Reviewed 30 June 2017

We called in here for lunch after visiting the nearby Abbey. The food was very good and I especially enjoyed the scrambled egg and smoked salmon. The scones were also very nice. Friendly and efficient service. Would recommend a visit to anyone.More

Thank sheilanurse56
Lesley M, Manager at Abbey Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Hello Sheila, Thank you for taking the time to post your review after your lunch last week. Delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit. The scrambled eggs are made with eggs from some very happy free range hens right here in New Abbey, and...More

Reviewed 28 June 2017

Came across this tea room by accident but very happy that we did, it's definitely worth a visit. We got served by a pleasant chatty lady, and there is plenty to choose from on the menu all at a reasonable price, then followed by delicious...More

Thank MLouise55
Lesley M, Manager at Abbey Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Thank you for your review, and kind words. Delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit and hope that we might see you again sometime.

Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Had a good lunch, varied menu, plenty of choice, all made to order, cakes home made. Seating outside as well. Served well and reasonable prices.

Thank Doreen L
Lesley M, Manager at Abbey Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2017

Hello Doreen, I'm pleased that you enjoyed your lunch with us at Abbey Cottage. Hope that you enjoyed your visit to Dumfries and Galloway, and many thanks for taking the time to post your review.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View
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
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
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Description
Abbey Cottage is a family owned and run tearoom, and we celebrated 30 years in business in 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. New Abbey is a very historic village, with a traditional working Corn Mill, and the beautiful ruins of Sweetheart Abbey. It's also a great place for walking, with several circular routes and the more challenging walk up Criffel. The pretty village is on the road to the Solway Coast, popular with cyclists and motor cyclists. Abbey Cottage is situated right next to Sweetheart Abbey - see our photos for views. The public car car park is very close.
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