Visit the Tearooms
The Tearooms will remain closed. We are currently looking into what services we can offer going forward and taking Covid into account.
We have been open for 27 years, we appreciate your ongoing support, love and loyalty through this time.
Covid - our story.
March 2020 we closed, 3 weeks after opening for the season, lockdown started. Like not of us we had no idea what the next year had I store. Tearooms closed, zero wedding cakes, zero weddings, no visitors to the abbey or caravan site... by may we had created a gorgeous range of postable treat boxes, special occasion boxes, brownie boxes and so on. We started local deliveries with fresh baked scones, cakes and very popular boxes afternoon tea.
We are so proud of our online shop, please pop over to our cake website Where the Ribbon Ends, specialising in wedding and celebration cakes. Our online shop has been so popular we are pleased to keep it open for the future.
By summer we reopened the Abbey, Carpark and Caravan site. Mid August we felt able to reopen the tearooms, serving savoury pastries, scones and cakes... freshly home baked. As a family we did everything ourselves, just trying to recover. Welcoming back a member of staff, before being closed back down 6 weeks after we had reopened. We served everything in compostable take away cups and plates, a little different to what we are used to, but to reduce any chance of spreading Covid, limited staff and guidance we felt it is the safest way to be... we believe this is how will reopen in 2021 until we feel safer.
Over Christmas we created hundreds of festive products posted across the U.K. it was incredible! The feedback was just amazing.
2021 begun, pretty much how 2020 ended, we concentrated on the future plans. Valentine's Day proved another popular week for our postal range and local afternoon tea deliveries.
No picnics are allowed in the Tearooms, garden or the car park.
Jervaulx Abbey Tearooms is 25!
We are so proud to have released our very own recipe book ‘in their footsteps’ to celebrate our 25th year of opening the Tearooms,2019. The Burdon family opened the doors May 9th 1994, home baking at the heart of our business, so we got together some of our favourite recipes. Available at the webshop.
Visitors centre and scale model:
Situated in the tearoom and visitor centre is a incredible scale model of Jervaulx abbey by Derek Shaw who is a retired marine engineer and lives on the outskirts of Darlington. Also, there are information boards designed by Anna Burdon to help our visitor to understand the layout and workings of Jervaulx abbey, along with a guide book will help you to enjoy your visit to this magnificent site. You can contribute your entry at the Tearooms.