Abbey Café

“Let all guests that come be received like Christ.”

So begins Chapter 53 of the 6th century Rule of Benedict! Malmesbury Abbey began life as a Benedictine monastery in the 7th century. Things have changed a little since then, but hospitality to all remains an important and natural part of Abbey life.

A warm welcome awaits you as our Abbey Café reopens on Monday 29th March.

Emma and her team will be serving a take-out menu of freshly ground Fairtrade barista Kingdom Coffee, an array of teas and soft drinks and delicious cakes. 

With the Abbey currently closed for most of the time, the entrance to the Café is through the ancient door from the Cloister Gardens, found at the back of the Abbey building. This entrance has steps, but our staff are more than happy to provide assistance if needed. We continue to ensure all the necessary COVID secure measures are in place for everyone’s safety. 

Opening hours are Monday – Saturday, 9.30am to 3.30pm.

Note that the Café will be open on Easter Saturday and Easter Monday but not open on Maundy Thursday or Good Friday.

If you’re nearby just drop in and see us. OR you can contact us and order in advance; we can have your order ready for you when you arrive. 


We have a 5 Star rating from the Food Standards Agency , have been awarded Fairtrade Status from the Fairtrade Foundation and we have worked really hard to get our “Breast Feeding Friendly” status from the NCT & the NHS. 

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