abbey mill

Award-winning riverside shopping and dining in the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty



Opening Times


Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10.30am-4.30pm
Thursday 10.30am-4.30pm
Friday 10.30am-4.30pm
Saturday 10.30am-5pm
Sunday 10.30am-5pm

We're a finalist as Best Cafe 2023

We're a finalist as "Best Cafe 2023".
Thank you to everyone who voted.

All about Abbey Mill

Abbey Mill is an award winning family business that has been trading in Tintern village since 1936. Our well-established and independent craft and shopping complex is currently run by the 3rd and 4th generations of the Rastall family. The Mill is set amidst breathtaking scenery in the heart of the Wye Valley on the banks of the River Wye and offers a relaxed setting for your enjoyment. Include Abbey Mill in your Tour of Wales itinerary, along with its historic buildings and recently renovated turning Old Water Wheel. The site includes many of the original mill buildings of Tintern Abbey, which was founded in 1131. Also see the waterfall and the remains of the Tudor dockyard, which is now filled with trout and watched over by our own dragon!


Come and shop and browse through the 5 distinctively different shops housed in the 'Old Mill Buildings'. Admire the skill and patience of members of the Wye Valley Craft Association demonstrating their individual crafts for you. Then take a rest from it all in our friendly Coffee Shop and Restaurant, which is renowned in the area for both quality and value. If you're looking for an unusual gift or locally made treat, come and see our Spring range at The Mill and Cider Press Shops or pop in and see what's new at the Boat House and The Spirit of the Green Man. You can also browse our on-line shop brochure at home, with deliveries to your doorstep. If you are planning a wedding or party, take a look at our catering service ideas - everything you love with none of the hassle! Abbey Mill is open from February to December, Wednesday till Sunday, 10.30 am to 5pm. Evening opening for groups are also very welcome by prior arrangement.


Book a Valentine's Afternoon Tea
Say I love you with cake
Available Friday 10th February to Friday 17th February.
£17.50 per person.


Lunch out !

Serving hot baked baguettes, plus more, at The Woodsaw and Wheel Country Kitchen Eatery, Tintern. Fancy a pie for lunch today, ours are homemade! Or why not pop in for a coffee and cake - delicious! Open 10.30am - 4.30pm

Coffee and cake
Abbey Mills home made pies
Lunch Time Specials

showcase Ireland

Kirsty and Clare have checked in to Showcase Ireland.
Checking out some new and exciting stock for 2023. When the girls work hard a reward is needed.


Buffet lunch for a family wake in Portskewett

If you need a caterer, we can help. We can provide a hot or cold Buffet, hog roast, 3 course meal or cater to your needs. You choose the place and we will be there. Email us on if you would like more information.


The Boat House & Artisan Crafts

Come and see us at the Wye Valley Centre when we reopen on 1 February 2013! The Abbey Mill complex is home to many talented Wye Valley artists and makers...over 40 of which showcase their work at the amazing Boat House Gallery and Artisan Crafts. The Centre is teaming with all kinds of independent businesses, it's a great place to visit and bursting with creativity. Visit the fabulous Boat House Gallery, Spirit of The Green Man and Mill and Cider Press shops and enjoy a hot drink and delicious lunch at our Woodsaw and Wheel cafe, Wednesday's - Sunday's 10:30am - 4:40pm.


We'd like to say THANK YOU to all our friends, visitors and loyal customers with our Friends Specials Scheme. Email us at the link or form below to receive our new, free  quarterly News and e-Catalogue and enjoy our Special Offers for Friends. We are a third generation family business and never share your personal details and you can unsubscribe at any time. Thank you for your much valued friendship and support, Shelley, Chris and The Team!


Awesome little place

A little wonder. Awesome little place, dog friendly, great service. Popped in here as we were driving past and stopped at the little craft shops and then popped in here for some food. Wasn’t expecting much but was super surprised. Dog friendly and a great menu and lots of customers. Had the pie (was huge) as wife had the chowder that was filled with fish. Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor, 5 October 2020

lots to see and do at abbey mill

A great day out for all interests and ages


Regular live music from local bands, see Skylark on our News page


See our working water wheel and follow our signed history trail

Everyone's welcome at Abbey Mill

We love dogs and great value local produce! Easy access for all, parking and muddy boot friendly!

walkers welcome

dog friendly

great value

locally sourced

accessible to all