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The Refectory Cafe

| The Parish Centre, Hexham Abbey, Hexham NE46 3NB, England
+44 1434 602031
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tray bakes” (5 reviews)
“scones” (9 reviews)
“cake” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
| The Parish Centre, Hexham Abbey, Hexham NE46 3NB, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fridays only in the summer, a great evening, very good value in pleasant surroundings. Set menu of either 7 or 9 tapas dishes with just the right sized portions, and a nice bottle of red - summer on a plate! Particularly enjoyed chick peas with...More

Thank gadabout216
Reviewed 1 May 2018

I visit a number of restaurants in and around Hexham for coffee and the Refectory is amongst the best. It is clean and light in very pleasant surroundings and adjacent to the Abbey, which is at the centre of the community. The staff are efficient...More

1  Thank Philip B
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

I went to the cafe with a friend for brunch before work. The cafe had only been open for 30 minutes or so when we arrived & with breakfast being served for another two hours we were disappointed to be told they had already ran...More

Thank Kimberley28
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Great place for a Cheese Scone and a Cappuccino. Also there is a good outside seating area if you have a warm and sunny day.

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 17 March 2018

Called in for a scone and coffee whilst visiting the Abbey. The counter staff were extremely helpful and went so far as to expain that the jam, that was to accompany our buttered scones, was in a larger pot than one would usually expect. They...More

Thank canals56
Reviewed 17 March 2018

Hexham Abbey is a brilliant place to visit and The Refectory Cafe does not let the place down. It is a smart coffee shop offering a range of rather well prepared coffees and other drinks along with a quite wide range of snacks and lunchtime...More

Thank Noirtier
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Having lived in Hexham for the past fourteen years this was the first time that I have visited this cafe and now I ask myself WHY? We opted for the homemade soup and a toasted cheese scone then followed by sticky ginger cake. Absolute perfection!...More

Thank Nic G
Reviewed 12 December 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$11
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
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, Waitstaff, 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
  • E-mail
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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