Prinknash Abbey
Prinknash Abbey
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6:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 8:30 PM
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Prinknash Abbey is a monastic community of men, who live in the spirit of the Rule of Saint Benedict, in the heart of the Cotswolds.
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robina898
Hermanus, South Africa117 contributions
Aug 2022
Beautiful setting with a wonderful tea room. To say tge abbey is open is misleading as the grounds are mostly open but the abbey itself is not open to the public which is fair enough, the grounds are immense. The walled gardens are huge but need much work. It was sad to see the immense wealth of the church and its commercial elements but to have no idea of how or if there is any community benefit to its existence.
Written 21 August 2022
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Navigate583117
Wantage, UK13 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Having a gluten intolerance Prinknash offers very little food choice, indeed it’s range of dishes is limited to a very few options. Barring the soup which was good the remaining offerings were dull and unimaginative. The staff were pleasant but worked at a ponderous pace and the time between placing our order and receiving our food was unacceptably long in view of what had been requested. I appreciate that this is an arm of the religious order there but a little more spark and imagination would yield returns.
Written 25 February 2022
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tardigrade1
Leominster, UK297 contributions
Feb 2022
Nice enough for a stroll around when passing by. On entering the cafe building, we noticed a number of visitors walking around not wearing masks. With the Omicron variant so virulent at the moment there should be signs urging people to do so. Our toasted teacakes didn't include a pat of jam. One waitress, as she passed by, dropped two pats of butter on the floor & Instead of disposing of them she put them back on the plate she was serving to the customer on the next table! Ughh!
Written 5 February 2022
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Steve4H
Gloucestershire, UK137 contributions
Oct 2020
Very pleasant lunch. Reduced menu at the present time, but still worth a visit. Clean, tidy, well spaced tables and good covid protocols.
Written 18 October 2020
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Busmantoo
Winscombe, UK192 contributions
Sep 2020
not so much an "abbey" more a home for monks in a very secluded setting. You can drive up to the edge of the property and the Chapel is open to visitors. The views out over the Gloucester plain are great and you may feel nearer God (not just because of the height!).
Written 12 September 2020
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Tracey A
Gloucester, UK4 contributions
Aug 2019

Stunning countryside, gentle walk to the Abbeys small church is enough to take on the views .
Great cafe which sells fab cakes and religious gifts at reasonable prices.

A place that literally soothes the karma ........
Written 10 December 2019
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LeeLee94
England83 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
Stopped in the cafe for coffee and cake after a visit to Prinknash Bird and Deer Park. The service was very good, the victoria sponge yummy, and the coffee reasonable. I remember visiting here as a child and nothing much has changed! We really enjoyed our stop here and will return when back in the area.
Written 16 June 2019
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S375RMannh
Taunton, UK32 contributions
Cannot see inside the Abbey just the chapel which is small.
Signage and details not very clear and we had to ask in the cafe where to go & where to park.
Written 22 May 2019
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howiet1971
Swindon, UK1,518 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
The Abbey building is stunning, but you can't go in as it is a working Abbey.
There is a small chapel you are allowed in which is quite simple but pretty.
No access to the gardens either.
Just before the Abbey on the left is a small grotto.
Unless you are going for religious purposes, there is no real need to visit.
Written 25 March 2019
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b0sw0rth60
Worcester, UK59 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
We stopped at the café/ shop whilst looking around the Abbey. Their cake selection is extremely inviting, so we each of us had something different and we all enjoyed our choice. Our coffee was not as warm as we would have liked so they had to be replaced. The furnishings are rather dated but it is what it is, a café in the grounds of a Abbey. We will go again, so that says it all.
Written 10 February 2019
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  • Sun - Sat 6:00 AM - 8:30 PM