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The Refectory Cafe

| The Parish Centre, Hexham Abbey, Hexham NE46 3NB, England
+44 1434 602031
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“tray bakes” (5 reviews)
“cake” (5 reviews)
“scones” (6 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
| The Parish Centre, Hexham Abbey, Hexham NE46 3NB, England
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had coffee and a light lunch. Great cheese scone. Friendly helpful staff, this cafe is obviously frequented by locals. I can’t imagine why it is 42/78, would probably be higher if it showed up on the map.

Thank Mary W
Reviewed 7 December 2017

We recently called into the Refectory Café for something to eat. It was very busy but we managed to find some seats by sharing a table. We went to the counter and started to place an order but were interrupted by what we can only...More

Thank 380PaulM380
owen295424, General Manager at The Refectory Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017

Dear 380PaulM380, I am very sorry to read your feedback and could i please ask you to get in touch via : gm@hexhamabbey.org.uk so i can address your comments properly and arrange the appropriate compensation.

Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

We, four adults two of whom were in wheelchairs visited for lunch today. Access was easy, seating spacious & the menu expansive. The food arrived promptly & was fresh, well presented & delicious. The staff were efficient, caring & knowledgeable. Following the meal a comfort...More

Thank Martyn J
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This cafe has a welcoming atmosphere, excellent coffee, cakes and warm food and friendly, helpful staff. A great place to catch up with friends.

Thank Jean M
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Love this cafe, all food is homemade. Only had scones, cake or tray bakes which have all been gorgeous every time I have been. Cafe is always busy but you never feel rushed. Decoration is very fitting with its surrounding. Definitely recommended this lovely cafe.

4  Thank relaxing20162016
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Recently moved to the area and had family visiting so thought we'd give this place a try after looking round the abbey. We turned up at lunchtime and so it was very busy. There were six of us and a baby but only a table...More

Thank IvyFlood
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

It's a light and airy cafe which serves a decent cup of tea and a great cheese scone. The staff are friendly and welcoming. I like the fact that it's set in the grounds of Hexham Abbey too. Although the weather wasn't right for it...More

Thank Curryfan56
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We are regular visitors to this lovely cafe. The atmosphere is very relaxed, with the fixtures and fittings being of the highest standards. The cafe is spotlessly clean, bright and airy. The members of staff are very helpful and friendly. The menu is varied with...More

Thank Susan P
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We went as a family with a young child and teenager. It is wheelchair accessible and is situated around the side of the abbey. It is uncrowded and is in a big dining area/Hall. It is clean and there is no noisy music to disturb...More

Thank FairyAngelican
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Don't usually give 5/5 but this cafe deserves it. The scones were delicious as were the tray bakes and the coffee was of a high quality . We visited on a cold and rainy December day and the atmosphere was bright and welcoming. We will...More

Thank djne11026
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$11
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Visa, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
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Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | The Parish Centre, Hexham Abbey, Hexham NE46 3NB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Hexham
  • Phone Number: +44 1434 602031
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The Refectory Cafe is a hidden gem in the bustling market town of Hexham. Situated within the famous grounds of Hexham Abbey, the cafe caters for local and tourists alike, with everything cooked and prepared onsite using local suppliers. A wonderful outdoor seating area in the garden is available where visitors can basque in the view of the Abbey and the Sele park ground. In addition to our standard menu of soups, sandwiches, salads, scones and cakes, we serve a daily special menu and can cater for all kinds of dietary requests.
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