Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Ampleforth Abbey opens Tea Rooms to welcome guests.

Visitors to the beautiful Ampleforth Abbey in North Yorkshire can now enjoy refreshments in the new Tea Rooms and Cafe.

The tea rooms are run by lay members of the community but it is the monks that provide many of the excellent ingredients such as apples from the orchards and vegetables from the gardens. Highlights on the menu include Pear and Almond Tart, Fr Rainers Apple Cake and Ampleforth Vanilla & Fudge Cheesecake.

THE brotherhood of St Benedict, based here at Ampleforth, is now the largest monastic community in the country. It has always prided itself on its hospitality but until now there hasn’t been anywhere to offer guests to the Abbey or village refreshments. There are up to 6,000 visitors to Ampleforth each year.
The tearoom is furnished using pieces by Kilburn craftsman Robert "Mouseman" Thompson and the paintings of 87-year-old Fr Martin adorn the walls.

The tea room is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10am to 5.30pm, and on Sundays from noon- 5.30pm.

For further details about Ampleforth click here.