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The Abbey Cafe

| Malmesbury Abbey, Malmesbury SN16 9FS, England
+44 1666 826666
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (7 reviews)
“great cafe” (2 reviews)
“walk around” (2 reviews)
Open Now
09:30 - 16:30All hours
British, Cafe
££ - £££
| Malmesbury Abbey, Malmesbury SN16 9FS, England
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

Lovely homemade cakes, welcoming staff and good coffee. A 'must do' whilst visiting the Abbey. Can recommend theGinger sponge!

Thank jehinch
Reviewed 12 September 2017

What a gem! Arrived late lunchtime. Freshly prepared sandwiches at sensible prices served by a very pleasant helpful lady. Will visit again when we're in the area.

Thank Youngpensioners
Reviewed 5 August 2017

While visiting Malmesbury Abbey, we decided to take advantage of the Cafe - the cafe may be small but their selection of food was both inviting and really delicious and reasonably priced. Ample seating is available outside and there's a lovely grassy area where families...More

Thank WelshNZers
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Really wonderful sitting inside or outside this Abbey Church. Freshly prepared tasty food, snacks, cakes, sandwiches etc. Lovely helpful staff serving good food well. I had the best bacon sandwich ever and good coffee served on nice furniture in pleasant surroundings. The staff here deserve...More

Thank Denise T
Reviewed 18 April 2017

If you wish a good trip back into history, this Abbey offers it. The original place was a stone age fortification going back 500 BC and the Abbey is the burial place for King Athelson who is said to be England's first king. This is...More

Thank ClaireMVH
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Well worth a visit. Beautiful. Very interesting, full of interesting historical info. Great atmosphere, very peaceful setting.

Thank Claire W
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Reading other reviews, I had to check the photos to make sure they were writing about the same place. We didn't know what to expect and were underwhelmed. It is smallish church with a few newish stained glass windows to the right; lacking decorative features...More

1  Thank david n
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Great and varied history that is explained by knowledgeable but not over bearing staff / volunteers. Great for a walk around the building to the marvel at the architecture

1  Thank MarkyGBH
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Lots of interesting history, beautifully situated. Well organised inside, books, photos gifts , peaceful , time to dwell.....

Thank globalheritagr
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

The abbey in malmesbury is so well worth a visit, It's a beautiful abbey in its own right and the old ruined parts that still surround the active building make it doubly fascinating. The courtyard garden around the back are a great place for a...More

Thank Robbo193
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$11
Lunch, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Open Hours
09:30 - 16:30
09:30 - 16:30
09:30 - 16:30
09:30 - 16:30
09:30 - 16:30
09:30 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Malmesbury Abbey, Malmesbury SN16 9FS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Malmesbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1666 826666
A cafe inside Malmesbury Abbey (don't believe the Google Map below!) That is part of the mission of Malmesbury Abbey, to provide hospitality to friends, locals and visitors alike. Specialising in home-made cakes renowned across the West Country, home-made soup, locally-sourced produce in light lunches - sandwiches, paninis, bacon rolls, sausage rolls, hot & cold drinks. Child-friendly, breastfeeding-friendly accredited, FairTrade, ethical coffee from Kingdom Coffee, a warm welcome awaits.
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