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Abbey Cottage is an award winning Tea-Shop, Gift Shop and Gallery in the historic village of New Abbey, 6 miles from Dumfries on the coast road.
Quality and a warm welcome are the watchwords at this highly acclaimed and award winning family run tea rooms, where an excellent selection of carefully chosen speciality teas which include, Earl Grey, Darjeeling, Green Tea, Ceylon, Small Leaf Assam, Nilgiri, Gunpowder, Lapsang, Jasmine and Keemun are lovingly brewed and served.
Morning tea and coffee, light lunches and excellent afternoon teas are all freshly prepared on the premises by Morag McKee and her staff, using the best of ingredients from mainly local suppliers. Home-made patés, home-made organic bread and organic farmhouse cheeses are a speciality.
Children are welcomed and well catered for at Abbey Cottage and the menu offers a very comprehensive and tasty selection of freshly prepared foods to be enjoyed within the tearoom's delightful and relaxed atmosphere.
In fine weather, visitors can enjoy being seated in the gardens! Abbey Cottage also has its own well-stocked gift shop and gallery which offers an excellent selection of local produce, preserves, teas, honeys, chutneys in addition to collectable Scottish jewellery and souvenirs, books, toys and cards.
Congratulations are due as;
Abbey Cottage celebrates 30 years in business with flowers
Three generations of the same family are celebrating the start of their 31st year of business at Abbey Cottage, New Abbey, and the tearoom is hosting a ‘Celebration with Flowers’ from Friday 12 April to Sunday 21st April 2013 to mark the occasion.
The Victorian cottage on Main Street, New Abbey, adjacent to Sweetheart Abbey, opened as a small tearoom at Easter 1983. It was immediately popular with local people and visitors to the area, and received listing in an Egon Ronay guide the following year. Since then, membership of the prestigious Tea Guild, home baking, table service and use of local ingredients have all contributed to Abbey Cottage receiving many accolades, including the Taste of Scotland Award, and Tea Council Tea Guild Awards of Excellence.
Over the years the premises have been extended, and the Tearoom can now accommodate 60 people, with additional tables outdoors overlooking the beautiful ruins of the Abbey.
Owner, Morag McKie says “We never imagined that what we started in the front room of the Cottage would become the business that we have today. Our menu has really expanded over the years with more local ingredients and items for people with special dietary requirements. We also have a gift shop, and just last year we added a small gallery. “And, back in 1983, I never expected to have my grand daughter working with me, it really IS a family business!”
"THE ABBEY COTTAGE AFTERNOON TEA EXPERIENCE".
Choose a pot of their ever popular Select Blend Tea or select a pot of Speciality Tea such as; Earl Grey, Darjeeling, Green Tea, Ceylon Leaf, Small Leaf Assam, Nilgiri Leaf Tea, Gunpowder Leaf Tea, Lapsang Souchong Leaf Tea, Jasmine Leaf Tea, and Keemun Tea from the well described and informative tea menu. All teas are served with additional hot water.
Abbey Cottage would like their guests to be aware that Gluten Free & Dairy Free Menus are available.
NEW - THE GALLERY
Abbey Cottage proprietors, Morag McKie and her daughter Jacqui Wison recently anounced the creation of a gallery space where visitors and local residents can come along and appreciate local food producers and local artists’ talents.
Don't forget that their Gift Shop and Gallery stock the perfect gifts to suit all occasions!
Abbey Cottage Tea Rooms reopens on Saturday 9th February 2013
Wed - Sunday 9th February & March 2013: from 11.00am - 4.00pm
From Monday 25 March open every day: from 10.00am - 5.00pm.
From Monday 4th November - Sunday 22nd December: ‘winter hours’ are from 11am-4pm on Wed-Sunday.
Closing for winter from Sunday 22nd December 2013.
26 Main Street