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Waverley Abbey Summer Pop-Up Café

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Friday 27 August 2021 - Saturday 28 August 2021 - 10.00 - 17.00


Waverley Abbey House

We’d love to see you at Waverley Abbey House this Summer. Come and enjoy the café in our Grade II* listed building and relax in the beautiful surroundings. Grab a taste of the local heritage and soak up the serenity of Waverley Abbey.

Dates: Opening on Friday 23 July Open every Friday – Sunday for 6 weeks in Summer (excluding Saturday 21 August) Closing on Sunday 29 August

Time: 10:00 – 17:00. Drop in any time!

This isn’t your ordinary cafe. Are you curious about the roots of Farnham? Or interested in the people that came before us in this town? This is a café for the local explorers. You’ll experience Farnham’s long Christian history as you explore the ancient abbey ruins. For almost 900 years, this site has been a sanctuary for hospitality and community. The abbey was built by Cistercian monks in 1128, who used it to share food and fellowship with the local community. Today, we’re continuing the vision of this site as a house of hospitality.

You can learn about the famous occupants of the house in our mini-exhibition. Find out how Florence Nightingale and the Bonham-Carters are connected to Waverley Abbey. Learn about the long history of healing here and how the house was once used as a military hospital in WW1.

We have a sumptuous menu of English treats for you in the café, including a specialty Waverley Mead and Honey Apple Strudel with clotted cream. We’ve got gluten free and dairy free options too, including a Traditional Spanish and Almond Cake. Check out the full menu on our website.

We’re so delighted to be welcoming visitors again. We’d love to see you!

Other information:

Dogs: Well-behaved dogs are welcome in the grounds. Please keep your dogs on a lead. Unfortunately, we cannot allow dogs into the indoor café area (with the exception of service dogs).

The Abbey: Please note that the bridge from the house to the abbey is currently closed for repair. You can access the abbey via the car park. We’ll have signs up to direct you around the site.

The House: While the café and the lounge are open, the rest of the house is closed to the public.

Parking: is available on site. There is no cost to use the car park.

Accessibility: Please contact us ahead of your visit if you have an accessibility challenge (Mon – Fri 9-5, 01252 784 733)

Covid-19: We will follow the latest government guidelines on Covid-19 precautions.

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