Abbey Cottage Tearoom & Gift Shop
New Abbey, Dumfries & Galloway

A Brit Visited: Monday 14 May 2018

New Abbey is a small village with a shop, a ruined abbey and a rather good tea shop.

The Abbey Cottage Tearoom is right next to Sweetheart Abbey, with a free car park at the back.

With indoor and outdoor seating, the cafe had a range of about a dozen specialist teas. Taking a look through to menu, I chose Lapsang Souchong, a tea I used t drink regularly about 15 years ago. Add a slice of lemon and the smokey flavour came rushing back.

The tables are not too close together and the decoration is very ‘tea shop’, if there is such a thing.