Eating & shopping

Fresh tastes to enjoy

From light bites to hot breakfasts, no visit is complete without a spot of refreshment in our tearooms or restaurant.

We're lucky to have a wealth of fantastic local suppliers, produce markets and farmers to create tasty seasonal menus all year round.

We care about the environment and use 100% recycled packaging for our sandwich packs. All profits go back to looking after Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal.

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Locally sourced food

We source all of our food from within 30 miles of Fountains Abbey 

We source all of our food from within 30 miles of Fountains Abbey

A sample of...

Enjoy a variety of dishes from our seasonal menu 

Enjoy a variety of dishes from our seasonal menu

Try our breakfast menu

Breakfast menu choices include a cup of freshly brewed tea or coffee © Jamie Boswell

Breakfast menu choices include a cup of freshly brewed tea or coffee

Hot lunches served every day

Feeling hungry? We serve hot lunches every day at Fountains Restaurant © Jamie Boswell

Feeling hungry? We serve hot lunches every day at Fountains Restaurant

Afternoon tea in our tearooms

Indulge in a slice of homemade cake, or a delicious afternoon tea © Kathryn Lovell/National Trust

Indulge in a slice of homemade cake, or a delicious afternoon tea

Sunday roast at Fountains Restaurant

Keep up the British tradition and enjoy a mouth-watering Sunday roast © National Trust/Shirley Jarman

Keep up the British tradition and enjoy a mouth-watering Sunday roast

Family-friendly eating

New Children's menu options © National Trust/Shirley Jarman

New Children's menu options

Pick of the crop

We choose our fruit and veg daily from the market © John Millar

We choose our fruit and veg daily from the market

Fountains Restaurant

The visitor centre at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

We serve hot breakfasts daily from 9.30 am, including a cup of freshly brewed tea or coffee from just £6.95.

You can choose from a range of lunch options daily; sandwiches, soups, jacket potatoes and hot meals, or on Sundays enjoy a mouth-watering roast.

And if you've still got room, indulge in a delicious slice of homemade cake or a dessert.

Studley Tearoom

Now open all year round

Enjoy delicious home-made cakes, cream teas and ice creams. 

Choose your perfect cuppa or coffee, and you'll also find light bites for lunches; paninis, sandwiches, soups and jacket potatoes.

This season we'll be serving a stylish afternoon tea, something the Georgians who created the gardens here would have approved of.

Abbey Tearoom

Fountains Abbey - Tearooms

Our Abbey tea-room comes with a great view of the Abbey green across to Huby's Tower.

Stop by for cakes, coffees, teas, cold drinks and ice creams.

This season we'll be serving hearty soups medieval-style as a nod to the lifestyle of the monks who once lived in this great abbey.

Seasonal shopping

Taste our chutneys, sample our teas and find seasonal and artisan products in our shop.

You'll discover homeware, gardenware, outdoor kit, books, accessories, cards, souvenirs, toys and gifts. 

You can visit our shop even if you're not visiting the abbey, so call in and see our new stock today for a unique shopping experience.

And even better, 100% of our profits help us look after this special place.

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A fantastic range of garden decoration

Including beautiful blown glass by the Milford Collection 

Including beautiful blown glass by the Milford Collection

Something for the home

Made with Love is our new range of baking essentials © National Trust

Made with Love is our new range of baking essentials

Random rugs and woollen throws

From silver birch inspired colours to traditional Celtic weaving... © National Trust/Rowan Nicol

From silver birch inspired colours to traditional Celtic weaving...

Feed the birds

Give wildlife a helping hand this winter with our bird boxes and seeds © National Trust/Rowan Nicol

Give wildlife a helping hand this winter with our bird boxes and seeds

Treat yourself

Our curds are perfect in puddings, tasty in tarts and heavenly on toast © National Trust

Our curds are perfect in puddings, tasty in tarts and heavenly on toast

Beautiful scarves

In wool and linen, and a wide range of colours and designs © Sally Renwick

In wool and linen, and a wide range of colours and designs

A good read

New books on art, gardening, history, cookery, walking, photography... © Kate Lloyd

New books on art, gardening, history, cookery, walking, photography...

Outdoor family range

Adventure explorer books and inspiration for getting outdoors together © Kate Lloyd

Adventure explorer books and inspiration for getting outdoors together

Our shops

Shop

Fountains Abbey has the largest National Trust shop in the region; you'll find something new every time you visit. 

Our plant centre is well stocked with seasonal blooms, herbs and shrubs, all grown in peat-free compost.

Studley shop is our one-stop gift shop with souvenirs, guidebooks, postcards and other Fountains Abbey goodies.

New this season

Fountains Abbey shop - Wrendale designs

Our spring range takes inspiration from nature.

With quirky Wrendale designed animal coasters and placemats, as well as decorative bird feeders, garden-lovers accessories and grow-your-own kits.

This season it's all about pastel colours, call in and check out our new range of scarves. 

Love Local

Fountains Abbey shop - TomThumbDesigns

We care about how things are made and sell an imaginative range of local, handmade products.

We stock a range of Tom Thumb Designs by Richard Cantrell. 

Richard has been working with wood for over 20 years and uses branches found on the estate to make tableware, ornaments and toys.

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