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Delapre Abbey

London Road, Northampton NN4 8AW, England
+44 1604 760817
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The best location and environment but service slow in the cafe

The location is outstanding one of our favourites, the new cafe is great looks amazing, a little... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Northampton, United Kingdom
Poor tea room, amazing Abbey and Grounds

Like many other reviewers. My husband and I were extremely disappointed with poor quality of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Northampton, United Kingdom
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The beautiful Grade II* Listed Delapre Abbey, just one mile from Northampton town centre, is entering an exciting new phase in its history. Following the success of a Heritage Lottery Fund application in 2013, a £6.3 million project is underway to repair and restore this previously listed "Building At Risk". The Delapre Abbey Preservation Trust is working with Northampton Borough Council to involve the community and volunteers in the restoration project and will then manage and operate the Abbey for the benefit of the public. The Abbey will be opening its doors to visitors for the first time in its 900 year history in spring 2017, with The Trust managing the building as a fantastic historic venue for local, national and even international visitors.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
London Road, Northampton NN4 8AW, England
+44 1604 760817
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The location is outstanding one of our favourites, the new cafe is great looks amazing, a little expensive but a lovely addition to the grounds, dog friendly and you can sit outside. Only thing is that the service is slow and not very slick. I...More

Thank dawnannebullen
Reviewed 6 days ago

Like many other reviewers. My husband and I were extremely disappointed with poor quality of service and food at the tea rooms at Delepre. The previous Tea Rooms were amazing, quirky, Vintage, fab cakes and cream teas. So sorry it has gone only to be...More

Thank gillalbanyward
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went for lunch with a friend. The food was fine, staff friendly but was very disappointed with the tearooms. Had previously visited the tearooms when it was situated in the house. The new tearooms are stark and have no character - more like a canteen....More

Thank Janna47
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here with friends for afternoon beautiful location very relaxed great value . Food was just the right amount would highly recommend lots of cake and tea in old part of the abbey recently restored.

Thank t0nirussell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and i live locally to delapre abbey and love getting away from it all there .we were pleased to see all the improvements' finished and the cafe open today .its really lovely and a beautiful relaxing place .the cafe price list was a...More

2  Thank janine1012016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Abbey is a disappointment the only part that is original is the cellars, the children were upset when a woman from the nearby Boughton Centre rushed screaming at them as the got out of our car , her minder eventually turned up she was...More

Thank chana c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

How can it be possible for a beautiful park and abbey, open to the public only be open from 11:00-15:00??? The venue and park are a real treat to have an afternoon walk and then stop off for a coffee but NO the cafe is...More

2  Thank SaudiJustin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came back again with Jenny our dog and had a good walk in the grounds alongside the river. The sun was out which made the walk pleasant. The opening times for the cafe is 11am to 3pm and for £4.95 you get a cuppa...More

Thank chris504019
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I have been visiting Delapre Abbey for 50 years and we're so pleased that the Abbey was to be restored. My mother and I decided to try the new Conservatory Cafe even though friends had suggested it was expensive. Upon arrival we...More

Thank Rkrate
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped off at the cafe before walking around the grounds. Got there at 11.45am and tried to order the Ploughmans salad only to be told they didn't serve lunches until 12pm as the chef doesn't COOK anything until then. This left us a bit...More

Thank Sarah O
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