Eating at Fountains Abbey

Girl drinking coffee in Studley tea-room

Enjoy a tasty and locally produced bite to eat after your adventure with us.

Fresh tastes to enjoy

From breakfast butties and light bites to hot lunches and tasty treats, 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.

Love local

We care about how things are made and sell an imaginative range of products from hand-picked suppliers, here's a selection...

Yorkshire Dales ice-cream

This delicious ice-cream is made by the Rogers family at their 120 acre working farm near Bolton Abbey. All the Yorkshire Dales ice-cream products contain lashings of fresh milk and double cream, produced by cows that graze the lush and natural Dales meadows. Give your taste buds a treat at our kiosk.

R & J Butchers

A family-run business, R & J Butchers pride themselves on being 'Yorkshire's Finest Farmers and Butchers'. Based less than five miles away in Kirkby Malzeard, they produce, sell and fatten their own beef and lamb and also supply pork, chicken, duck, game and traditional handmade sausages.

Abbey tea-room becomes Mill Cafe

Sat right by both the abbey and the mill, this quaint little cafe is the perfect spot to have a brew with a view. Pick up a hot or cold drink or a light bite to eat here before you continue to explore the grounds. 

Abbey tea-rooms is now Mill cafe
Abbey tea-rooms becomes Mill cafe
Abbey tea-rooms is now Mill cafe

Refresh yourself at one of our three tea-rooms

You can choose from the restaurant at the visitor centre, Studley Royal tea-room or Mill Café.

For some delicious hot food, cake and sandwiches head to the visitor centre restaurant where a range of seasonal food will be offered. Or you can just enjoy a nice cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate.  

If you want a light bite and a cup of tea and cake with a view don't miss Studley Royal tea-room. Over-looking the lake, it's especially beautiful on a bright sunny day. From here you may like to go over for a stroll through the deer park, or loop back up to see the Octagon Tower, Temple of Fame and Surprise View on the High Ride path.

The newly re-vamped Mill Café (some of you may know it formerly as Abbey tea-room) is the place to go for some light bites and take-away drinks. There's seating outside with a wonderful view of the abbey. In summer, call by for some delicious local ice-cream.

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