Watersmeet Tea-Room

Christmas scone at Fountains Abbey

Don’t feel like you have to come here just to walk. Watersmeet House has been serving teas since as far back as 1901.

In line with government guidance, you're required to wear a face covering in most enclosed spaces, unless exempt. Please bring one with you.

What's on offer?

The tea-room is now open on weekends serving takeaway hot and cold drinks, cream teas, pasties and traybakes.

Watersmeet menu (PDF / 0.0771484375MB) download

How should I pay?

To keep everyone safe we'll only be accepting card payments. 

Where would you recommend enjoying my snack?

We'd recommend heading to a quiet spot by the river so that you can maintain social distancing. (We're afraid there isn't any indoor or outdoor seating). 

Are the toilets open?

Yes, the toilets are open.

Frothy coffee or plain honest tea

After you've had a good walk, nothing beats a good hot drink, our tea and coffe are from fairtrade suppliers. We've also got a great range of herbal teas, and for a real treat, we do a luxurious hot chocolate. Of course, we are also famous for our cream teas - delicious any time of year.

A pot of jam and cream next to a scone

Fruit scones

Try our delicious scone recipe from Watersmeet tea garden

A gluten free, gooey brownie

Chocolate brownie

Try making our squidgy indulgence; chocolate brownies.